Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Paul Gallender author "The Real Story Behind the Ali-Liston Fights"

 Published on Mar 2, 2014

"No athlete was ever vilified more viciously and unfairly than Sonny

Among other things, Liston was called an inferior Negro, less
than human, slow-thinking, a primitive in a primitive profession, a
latter-day caveman, a savage, glaring eyed gorilla, a rogue elephant, a
congenital thug, a cop hater and stronger than a yoke of oxen and just
as dumb."

So writes Paul Gallender in his new biography, Sonny Liston
-- The Real Story Behind the Ali-Liston Fights. 

The author will honor

Sonny with a 50th Anniversary Celebration of his winning the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship from Floyd Patterson at the African American Museum of Philadelphia.   

Liston and his wife Geraldine lived in Philadelphia from

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