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Old 10-31-2011, 02:26 PM #18
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Fun fact about Harold Johnson is that he was scheduled to face a raw Sonny Liston in the mid 50's but was injured. Marty Marshall fought him instead as a substitute (in their third fight). It's not beyond Johnson to have outboxed an inexperienced Liston although he could very well have been caught himself. I imagine a win of that calibre would have put him very high in many people's lists, considering what Liston went onto become.

Later they were tentatively scheduled to face each other in the 60's but nothing came off of it. At that stage Harold probably wouldn't have done too well although he would have been wise enough to stay away from Sonny.

EDIT: Guess I didn't read the post above mine.
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