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Jersey Joe Walcott: A Boxing Biography, James Curl, 2012. Page 194 "Liston stood just slightly over six feet, ... an incredibly long reach of 84” Sonny also had massive fists that measured over 15” around". The 6'1 height currently given is a rounded up figure (It rounds up Ali to 6'3). The article's long established height for Liston was 6 ft and half an inch, that is what the main boxing sites have him at too, and soI am going to put it back to that.Overagainst (talk) 21:25, 18 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I edited the wrong page; wanted to add to this one here instead. His height is listed as 185cm. Muhamad Ali was 191cm. Now we can all see Ali was taller if you watch the video footage of them fighting, but there were also press conferences, and the difference did not seem to be as much as +6 cm between these two - for example see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzKywkq-E0I. I have no way to verify anything on my own, but to me it seems as if Liston might have been taller than 185cm? Not as tall as Ali, but 6cm smaller seems a bit big of a difference if you look at the videos. 2A02:8388:1602:6D80:3AD5:47FF:FE18:CC7F (talk) 13:57, 25 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Who was to be Rocky Marciano's (going for 50-0-0) 1956 Fall Opponent? How about Rocky Marciano vs Sonny Liston 1958
Sonny Liston was true heavyweight for any era and according to the great Roland LaStarza, at the time, only he was true challenge to Rocky... but he was not known yet... and he was doing time for beating up lousy, lowly copper on May 5 1956. Later it turned out charges were made up by police. Circa 1955 There were other good fighters with winning record: Johnny Summerlin, Willie Pastrono, Floyd Patterson (not official heavyweight at the time of Rocky's retirement), Bib Bob Baker who won 13 straight fights (aka Baker's Dozen) by December 7 1955... however only Eddie Machen at the time of Rocky's retirement was undefeated!!! 188.8.131.52 (talk) 07:41, 29 July 2023 (UTC) [reply] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk)