Sport: Fight Talk

The scene: a recent press conference at the training camp of Heavyweight Challenger Charles ("Sonny") Liston, in New York's Catskill Mountains. Liston has not yet arrived; Trainer Willie Reddish and his assistant, Joe Polino. are talking with reporters and a London TV producer. Enter Liston, glowering.

Liston: Where that fifty bucks you owe me?

Polino: I dunno nuthin' about no fifty bucks.

Liston screws his heavy features into a frightening grimace. He swings a vicious right to Polino's jaw. The muscular assistant trainer staggers, spits out a mouthful of teeth, backs off and grabs a...

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