Sonny Liston had an early life that was not conducive to becoming a champion. He was beaten as a young child and worked fourteen hour days on a farm. He often worked odd construction jobs, mob enforcement jobs... he was beaten by the police often etc etc. All these things, combined with poverty that meant he didn’t get the nutrition or medical attention his body needed, plus the fact that he started boxing at Twenty years of age, all worked against him. Imagine now a skilled trainer finds an eight year old or ten year old Liston and teaches him... how different would his career have been? World champion for five or ten years? Does he still lose to skilled movers do his his physical build? Thoughts?