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Sonny Liston, 1966

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 28, 2019

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, West Germany, August, 1966: Boxer Sonny Liston's entourage clowns for the camera, but the enigmatic ex-heavyweight boxing champ, second from left, seems reluctant at best. At left is Liston's chief trainer and advisor, Joe Polino; the others are assistant trainer Nate Richardson and sparring partner Jim Robinson. Liston — hoping for a rematch with nemesis Muhammad Ali that would never take place — was on his way back to the U.S. after winning two European fights by knockouts.

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