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Sonny Liston: Loves To Be Mean

The feared Sonny Liston intimidated an era of fine big men

Before Sonny Liston fought Floyd Patterson, we gave readers this intimate look at Sonny on September 21, 1962…

AFTER his seconds had worked over him and sponged him down with cold water, Albert Westphal began to feel more like his old self again. Climbing back on his feet, he crossed the Philadelphia ring on still-shaky legs to where his conqueror stood.

“Why are you so unfriendly?” he asked. “I don’t want to be your enemy. Why do you look so mean?”


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