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Old 08-31-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default The most mysterious champion

Over the years, boxing has had a lot of very mysterious characters and champions, but who was most mysterious? For me, it has to be Sonny Liston. The mysterious way in which he died, being involved with the mob, and being involved in the famous Phantom Punch. Was it a dive, or was it legit? IMO it was a dive, but still, its an interesting and very controversial subject.
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Old 08-31-2007, 01:59 PM   #2
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No one knew when Liston was born OR when he died. His own mother didn't know when he was born.

Mysterious indeed.
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:06 PM   #3
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trevor berbick, he seemed creepy as all hell, no one knows how old he is, he was totally nuts, always rambling when he talked, always spoke bible passages, all his problems with the law, i heard he used to eat lobster shell included before every fight as a ritual, who the hell would eat the shell? i've never hear of that
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:47 PM   #4
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To me it's a "mystery" that, with all that was stacked up against him, he was able to make something of his life: he became the champ!

The man had heart. It broke my heart to learn he headed home after winning the title, planned a speech on being the people's champion, and there was no one there to welcome him.
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:58 PM   #5
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To me it's a "mystery" that, with all that was stacked up against him, he was able to make something of his life: he became the champ!

The man had heart. It broke my heart to learn he headed home after winning the title, planned a speech on being the people's champion, and there was no one there to welcome him.
Yeah, I felt sorry for Sonny after I heard that.
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Old 08-31-2007, 05:02 PM   #6
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Mysterious Billy Smith.
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