Sonny Liston

Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston

Charles L. “Sonny” Liston (Unknown – December 30, 1970) was a professional boxer and ex-convict known for his toughness, punching power and intimidating appearance who became world heavyweight champion in 1962 by knocking out Floyd Patterson in the first round. Liston bafflingly failed to live up to his fearsome reputation in an unsuccessful defense of the title against Cassius Clay,( Muhammad Ali) underworld connections and an early death—like his unrecorded date of birth—added to the enigma.

Holder of the title : September 25, 1962-February 25, 1964
Nickname :Sonny,The Big Bear
Height :6 ft ½ in (1.84 m)
Reach :84 in (213 cm)
Death date : December 30, 1970(1970-12-30) (aged about 38)
Death place :Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights : 54
Wins : 50
Wins by KO : 39
Losses : 4
Draws : 0

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Sonny Liston

Charles L. Sonny Liston (Unknown – December 30, 1970) was a professional boxer and ex-convict known for his toughness, punching power and intimidating appearance who became world heavyweight champion in 1962 by knocking out Floyd Patterson in the first round. Liston bafflingly failed to live up to his fearsome reputation in an unsuccessful defense of the title against Cassius Clay,( Muhammad Ali) underworld connections and an early death—like his unrecorded date of birth—added to the enigma.

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Sonny Liston vs Ingemar Johansson.
Sonny Liston vs Ingemar Johansson.
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Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston vs Ali
Sonny Liston vs Ali
Sonny Liston vs Ali ( second fight)
Sonny Liston vs Ali ( second fight)
Sonny Liston vs Floyd Patterson
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Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston & Carole Katchen
Sonny Liston & Carole Katchen
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Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston, 1967
Sonny Liston, 1967
Floyd Patterson v. Sonny Liston
Floyd Patterson v. Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston vs Albert Westphal
Sonny Liston vs Albert Westphal
Sonny Liston in training
Sonny Liston in training
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Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston in training
Sonny Liston in training
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Sonny Liston
Ali vs Sonny Liston
Ali vs Sonny Liston
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Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston in training
Sonny Liston in training
Ali vs Sonny Liston
Ali vs Sonny Liston
Ali vs Sonny Liston
Ali vs Sonny Liston
Ali vs Sonny Liston
Ali vs Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston on Sports Illustrated
Sonny Liston on Sports Illustrated
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Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston vs Billy Joiner
Sonny Liston vs Billy Joiner
Sonny Liston vs Julio Mederos
Sonny Liston vs Julio Mederos
Ali vs Sonny Liston
Ali vs Sonny Liston
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Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston vs Clay
Sonny Liston vs Clay
Ali vs Sonny Liston
Ali vs Sonny Liston

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