Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 25, 1965 · Page 10
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BICEPS TALE OF THE TAPE — Comparison statistics ore revealed Sonny Liston in tonight's title bout at for heavyweight champion Cassius Clay and challenger lev/iston, (UPl Mains. Telephoto) How a champ spends day of fight LEVVISTON, Maine (UPD— Wliat does the loudest heavyweight in history do on the day of a $650,000 paycheck: Why, he eats home fries, worries about tickets for his family and friends, and doesn't have much to say. Heavyweight king Cassius Clay will also nap, stroll and be weighed-in in what he says Uvill be silence on the day he defends his crown against ex- champioQ Sonny Liston. Muhammad Ali's pre-fight program, was carefully spelled out by Drew (Bundini) Brown, his trainer and closest confidant. The champion's day left no room for interruptions by a veritable army of sports writers or for such things as last- minute strategy discussions. Brown, who himself is an interesting topic, carefully detailed the Clay schedule for a quet day in this central Maine city that has somehow become the unlikelysite of a heavyweight championship boxing match. Clay, says Brown, will sleep past the 5 a.m. start that has been his custom during the final weeks of training. He'll rise at 6 for the usual breakfast of orange juice, home fries, three to four soft boiled eggs, coffee and toast. While most men would be staggering off to the office after a repast like that, Clay wiU take a long walk. After that, he'll rest, read the newspapers, and fall asleep, newspapers notwithstanding. He will rise about 11 a.m. for the noon weigh-in and, according to Brown, won't even talk about his title fight with Sonny Liston. Small crow(d on scene Heavyweight fight tonight in Maine By TIM MORIARTY UPl Sports Writer the insurance policy became effective at midnight Monday LEWISTON, Maine (UPl) -jnig'it and w'H remain in force The first scene, second act of jfoi",three days. boxing's greatest drama will unfold tonight in a high school quote Liston as a 13-10 favorite for the return fight. However, the very men he feels are against him, tlic sports writers, The first bit of trouble — if! are stringing along with Clay. there is any—could occur at the hockey rink in this old Maineio^cial weigh-in today at 12:30 mill city of 41,000 people. It's loquacious Cassius Clay vs. scowling Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship of the world. This one truly has everything. It will draw the smallest number of on-the-scene spectators since ring championships were decided on barges back in the days of John L. Sullivan. Yet, p.m.. EOT, at the Central Maine Youth Center. In this same hangar-like building, commonly known hereabouts as St. Dom's Arena, Liston and Clay will start trading punches at approximately 10:30 p.m. tonight. Clay has maintained throughout his training period he would provide "a surprise — call it _ more a shock" at the weigh-in. through the" magic of television',;Monday, though, he said theleration. 14 ...III i,« u,. «— nnlv surori.se lie was olannms! \^j|[jg Clay Clay Picked A total of 71 chose Clay while 48 picked Liston to win in a press poll. All but six of the writers predicted the bout would end in a knockout. Five selected Clay to win on a decision while one voted for a draw. This fight was originally scheduled for Boston last Nov. 16 but was postponed three nights earlier when Clay underwent an emergency hernia op- it will be viewed by more peo-;o"'y surprise he was plannmg pie than any fight in history. 1'°^ this ceremony was "com It also has ail the ingredientsjP'ete silence." of a movie thriller, including a reported plot that the champion, Clay, a militant member of the separatist Black Muslim sect, win be bumped off by gun-totmg followers of a rival movement, the Black Nationalists. Banned In Boston And to add spice to this suspenseful drama, it already has been banned in Boston. In the hours leading up to the fight. Clay baffled reporters at his temporary headquarters at an inn in nearby Auburn with his subdued attitude. He admitted he was "edgy" and he even discussed the prospects of losing. "I know I can get beat—that's why I've trained so hard for this fight," Cassius said Monday. "If I lose, I may as well re- Drag boats set records at Skiland FERRIS — Two world drag boat records were set by Carlsbad's Skip Talbot and Costa Mesa's Bon Ehde Sunday on the Skiland course. Talbot drove his twin-engine fuel-powered outboard 97.08 m.p.h. to break the record of; 95.33 m.p.h. held by tlie late Chuck Mersereau of Inglewood. Ehde broke his stepped-type hull, unblown gas record of 110.75 with a speed of 112.42. Other Results: Top Time — Two Weeda, Tustin, 155.16 m.p.h.; Top Elimmator, overall,—Jean Jenne\vin, Burbank, 154.50 m.p.h. for boxing's richest prize insists that Clay is in "NO" real danger. Nevertheless, officials of Sports Vision Inc., which will televise the fight are plunking down $1,000 for a $1,000,000 insurance premium on the life of the 23-year-old undefeated champion from Louisville, Ky. That figures out to 1,000 to 1 odds against any harm befalling Clay. It is significant, thought, that SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified Ads Everybody connected with theitire because I'd never get an- production of this latest battle j other shot at the title. I know the majority of the people — the press and the fans — want to see me beat. I can feel it when I talk to them. They want to see how I'll look on the canvas." These were strange statements from a young man who has been insisting "I'm the greatest" since he won the title from Liston on a seventh round TKO at Miami Beach 15 months ago. The oddsmakers continued to Facts about tonight's Cfay-Lfston fight unbeaten in 20 bouts since ho turned professional in 1950, was a little edgy today, Liston was called "very calm" by his handlers at Poland Spring, about 14 miles south of Lewiston. Big Sonny, boasting 25 kayoes among his 35 victories in 37 bouts, didn't like the way the first fight ended—he was seated on his stool between the sixth and seventh rounds when he surrendered his crown—and this lime he promises it will wind up differently. Because of his age — he is listed in the ring books as 31 but he could be closer to 37— most ring experts feel Liston won't be able to keep up with the superbly-conditioned, fast- stepping, swift-punching Clay. LEWISTON. Maine (UPl) ~ Facts and figures on tonight's Clay - Liston fight: Principals — Cassius Clay, Louisville, Ky., vs. Sonny Liston, Denver, Colo. Title at stake — Clay's world heavyweight championship. Place — Central Maine Youth Center, Lewiston. Time — 10:30 p.m. EDT. Distance — 15 rounds. Odds — Liston favored at 13-10. Promoter — Inter - Continental Promotions Inc. .. Clay's purse — 30 per cent of all net receipts, including closed circuit television, movies, radio, gate, etc. Listen's purse — Same as Clay. Television — No home television, Closed circuit television to 258 locations. Bout will also be televised live to Britain and Europe on Early Bird satellite. Radio — Broadcast live to upwards of 600 stations by Mutual Broadcasting System. Officials — A non-voting referee and three voting judges to be named at figlit time. Scoring — The 10-p o i n t "must" system; winner of round gets 10 points, loser 9 or fewer; even rounds, 10-10. Weigh-in — 12:30 p.m. EDT, Tuesday at the youth center. Writers favor Clay LEWISTON, Maine (UPD Boxing writers here to cover the Cassius Clay - Sonny Liston world heavyweight championship fight tonight favor Clay by a 3 to 2 margin. A total of 71 chose Clay while 48 picked Liston to win. All but six of the writers predicted the bout would end in a knockout. Five selected Clay to win on a decision while one voted for a draw. Redskins sign two WASHINGTON (UPD — The Washington Redskins today announced the signing of two veteran defensive linemen. Contracts for the 1965 season were received from tackle Fred Williams and end - tackle Ron Snidovv. Liston may have surprise for Clay By MILTON RICHMAN UPl Sports Writer LEWISTON, Me. (UPl)—It's count-down time, meaning the hour draws close when Sonny Liston finally must reveal his big "secret" and if it's anything like his last one, he'd better leave it home. For a number of weeks now, Liston has let it be known he has a "Surprise" in store for Cassius Clay although he naturally refused to tell anyone exactly what he has in mind. Liston also had a secret before their first fight. He didn't advertise it as he did this one and it was such a deep, dark secret, in fact, that hardly anyone knows it yet—including Clay. Listen's previous ace-in-the- hole was a lulu. He was going to beat the swaggering, imaginative Clay at his own game. By using some common everyday psychology. Liston, that eminent Rhodes scholar, was going to out-psych Clay, another genius in the rough, during the weigh-in a few hours before the fight at Miami Beach. Only one hitch developed. Listen's plan fizzled like a wet firecracker. Here's how the whole intrigue left Liston with egg all over his kisser: Inasmuch as Clay had ridiculed and provoked Liston with out let-up before their first bout, some of those connected with the promotion actually were apprehensive that Sonny might be goaded into doing something drastic at the weigh- in. The promoters weren't concerned so much with Clay's welfare as they were with the prospect of a serious incident at the weigh-in. They wanted to make sure the fight took place as scheduled that night. So they enlisted Liston's help. "Look, Sonny, you never can tell what this guy is liable to do," one of them said to Liston. "He's completely unpredictable. He may cause an uproar at the weigh-in (which he did). We don't want anything like that. We want the fight in the ring, not at the weigh-in." The plan the promoters had in mind was for Liston to show up at least a half hour after Clay, weigh in quickly and then get out in a hurry. Liston wouldn't hear of it. He had a plan of his own, Liston explain al. He was so sick and tired of taking sass from Clay that he wanted to look at him face-to- face and stare him down. He wanted to give him the "eye." Melt him like -warm butter right then and there at the scales. Clay, it may be recalled, entered the room in semi-hysterical fashion. He souted, gesticulated and carried on imtil he was fined $2,500 for causing a disturbance at the weigh-in. (The fine has never been paid to this day but that's neither here nor there). Liston paid no attention. Liston's surprise? Who knowi.

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