Interview with Edwin Pope
QUESTION 6
MADISON DAVIS LACY:

You told me about this poll before this Clay-Liston fight in 1964, 46 writers, how did you vote?

EDWIN POPE:

Well, the 46 writers picked, ah, Sonny Liston, 3 writers picked Ali, ah, and one of those 3 wa- did it just for a gag. I, I voted totally the Liston ticket. thought Liston would absolutely take this kid apart...and just ah, kill him. I didn't think, I mean, Liston was an absolute thug.** I didn't think this kid had a chance.

MADISON DAVIS LACY:

OK, that's it.