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Old 01-12-2011, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default Anyone else see a lot in common with "Clay-Liston" & "Holy-Thomas?"

Folks,

Short, sweet and direct.... Who else out there in TV Land see's a lot in common between the two fights from 1964 and 1988 that saw Cassius Clay whip Sonny Liston in Florida and Evander Holyfield stopping Pinklon Thomas in New Jersey?

To me its uncanny.... Of course when Holy stopped ex-champ Thomas in '88 the title was not on the line... I KNOW THAT! But the fight was important at the time....

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Old 01-12-2011, 02:12 AM   #2
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Screw the odds coming into each fight; just look over the fights....

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Old 01-12-2011, 04:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: Anyone else see a lot in common with "Clay-Liston" & "Holy-Thomas?"

Just watched hollyfield -thomas. It was way more one sided than liston- clay. Thomas had been out of the ring 14 months since the tyson Knockout but he took a more sustained beating here overall than even in that fight. Pinklon had the pep knocked out of him early, never got a foothold in the fight but sucked it up and just took a sad beating. looked weary from round 2. Evander was hitting way harder than pinklon was letting on.

it was a good win on paper for evander, I think he deserved more credit than he got at that time, Thomas would have showed a lot more if evander had of let him into the fight but he was a punch bag for 99% of the fight.

I think evander- pinklon fight resembled joe louis v max baer more than liston v clay.

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:50 AM   #4
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yeah Holyfield Thomas wasn't a fix either
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:26 AM   #5
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Default Re: Anyone else see a lot in common with "Clay-Liston" & "Holy-Thomas?"

I don't see anything in common with these two fights.
Holyfield was favoured to beat the washed-up Thomas, and gave him a seriously one-sided beating, won every round, one or two of them by 10-8 margin.
Clay-Liston was an even fight for the most part, and the underdog won.
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