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Really a hug fest
Emmett Watson
September 19, 1960
Sonny Liston grappled with Eddie Machen for 12 rounds, and only the fans were losers
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September 19, 1960

Really A Hug Fest

Sonny Liston grappled with Eddie Machen for 12 rounds, and only the fans were losers

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"You maybe ain't scared now, man, but you gonna be scared tonight."

After the fight Machen put aside his personal animosity toward Liston long enough to evaluate Liston's chances against Patterson, should the two ever get together.

"Liston will win," Machen said with certainty. "Some fighters, like Ray Robinson, can fight good goin' back. But Patterson fights best com-in' on. So does Liston. When you get two fighters in there who fight comin' on, someone has to back up, and I think it would be Floyd."

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