It’s always Sonny in Classic.

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  1. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% Full Member

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    Fun thread potential bump
     
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  2. TheWorstEver(TWE)

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    I wouldn't put money on anyone to beat Liston & it would be quite funny seeing Tyson intimidated by a genuine badazz.
     
  3. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mike Tyson on Liston's fight with Ali in Feb.1964 in Miami:"I find it unacceptable that Sonny Liston didn't get up off his stool. He should have carried on!!!"
    Robert Lypsyte on Liston in Miami in '64:"If you're the heavyweight champion,....you die trying....but he just SAT there. He GAVE UP!"
     
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  4. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    What has any of that got to do with Liston using your hero as target practice?

    A prime Liston ruins Rocky within 6 rounds.and all the heart in the world wouldn't save him
     
  5. SerbianLoudmouth

    SerbianLoudmouth Overhand right-Suzie Q Full Member

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    A prime Rocky kbocked quitter ass in late rounds like he was never ever knocked out before!
    Prime Rocky knocked your hero late worse than Ali and Martin did!
    Then yiu would cry over your hero like never before!
    That heart saved Clay and bum Martin and what happened to Sonny?
     
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  6. TheWorstEver(TWE)

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    With all due respect to Tyson, he's hardly in a position to criticise anyone for quitting.
     
  7. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think Liston would do well in the 90s. I'd have him beat everybody in one-offs though his lack of focus means after he wins the title, he'd hit up the booze, coke, marijuana, sparks a steep decline.
     
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  8. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What Baloney! Mighty as well say he was a max of ~34; by 1964 Liston was 102 years old.
    You see, all the confusion about his birth date stems from being sired during the Civil War.
    He then fathered a child circa 1930 when most think he was really born.
    Named him after himself, just like Big George Foreman did with his many sons.
    But Sonny was too proud to explain, creating mucho confusion.

    Foreman idolized his old mentor & sparing partner, where do you think he got that idea from?
     
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  9. Charlietf

    Charlietf Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He was 75*
     
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  10. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    In 1906
     
  11. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He would struggle with Mercer and McCall
     
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  12. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Hi.
     
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  13. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I thought He got banned from James J Jefferies training camp??
     
  14. lufcrazy

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    Yeah, rumour has it when Jeffries was a young lad he saw Sonny Liston fighting and he met him after the fight got his autograph etc and he said he knew he could never be at a level to defeat him, so he swore never to share a ring with him.
     
  15. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Liston taught Bob Fitzsimons everything he knew. Bob Even carried Listons gym bag until he was good enough to skip rope.

    Of course, in those days, Sonny was called Sailor Charlie Liston. And white..