Dr Ferdie Pacheco Talks Ali vs Liston – From 1999-2001, our current analyst Frank Lotierzo hosted a radio program on an ESPN affiliate where Dr Pacheco appeared as a guest on several occasions. Lotierzo guided the conversations to the subjects of Muhammad Ali’s fights with Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Pacheco, as Ali’s personal physician, was around him for all three fights and Lotierzo was able to draw a lot of interesting details from the good doctor.
In this first of several “retrospectives” Lotierzo winds back the clock and reminisces on his conversations with Pacheco. Here, Lotierzo talks about his conversation with Pacheco around Ali’s match-up with Sonny Liston, where Ali became heavyweight champion of the world. Ali’s story is very well documented, especially around these fights, but Pacheco was there live and he provides his own unique insights. A must listen for fans of Ali and boxing in general.
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