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At the contract signing for the first Ali-Liston fight, Sonny Liston and his manager, Jack Nilon, presented Muhammad Ali with a poster that read: "Well, Cassius — now that we have signed, I don't want nothin to happen to you — I am sending my picture along to guard you! Sonny." Ali, called Cassius Clay back in 1963, responded by punching the poster, to which Liston cautioned him, "Don't hurt your hand, boy."

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