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They always will.
I remember riding with my dad in his 1960 Ford Starliner and a fight came on the radio. I said "Dad, who do you think will win?" Dad said "Sonny Liston is going to murder him."
Imagine my dad's disbelief when Cassius Clay knocked out Liston, the most feared fighter of his day. I became a real fan of boxing that day and was hooked on boxing. It still is the sweet science with a long, colorful history. Although I don't really follow it closely, I love championship matches.
Clay did not knock him out.
Liston quit on his stool.
Liston claimed he dislocated his shoulder.
Clay was too good. People just did not know it yet.
Liston's corner did all the dirty tricks to try to get to the kid who had insane radar. They poured hydrogen peroxide on Liston's glove and hair.
Clay was blinded for a while then he recovered and pasted Liston stinging one-two's after that .
I'm glad the heavyweights today has a few good fighters.
It was awful for a long time.