Sonny Liston

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United States prizefighter who lost his world heavyweight championship to Cassius Clay in 1964 (1932-1970)

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com and have a copy of The Murder of Sonny Liston to give away.
Nevertheless, The Murder of Sonny Liston reads like the script for a seedy movie, set in 1960s Vegas, with contracts out on the life of the former world champ who was found dead on new year's eve 1970, poisoned by a combination of alcohol and pure heroin, even though the autopsy cited 'natural causes'.
The first fight between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston for boxing's World Heavyweight Championship were among the most significant fights in the sport's history.
LEGEND: Cassius Clay - now Muhammad Ali - being restrained by his seconds as he rushes across the ring after his world heavyweight title fight victory over Sonny Liston in February 1964, yelling to the ringside reporters 'eat your words
Boxing and America knew all about Sonny Liston and didn't like what they knew--but Cassius confused them.
It said: "Resnick introduced Magids to Sonny Liston at the Thunderbird, [a mafia-linked Las Vegas hotel].
Muhammad Ali taunts Sonny Liston after knocking him down
MUHAMMAD ALI'S shock victory over Sonny Liston 50 years ago that launched his meteoric career was a suspected fix according to new FBI files that have been released.
Miami -- Muhammad Ali posted his first Twitter message on Tuesday, 50 years to the day after he stopped Sonny Liston at Miami Beach to win his first heavyweight boxing title.
Three days later in Las Vegas the monstrous Sonny Liston hammered Floyd Patterson in just 130 seconds, four seconds longer than it took him to lift Patterson's title in September, 1962.
1962: Sonny Liston won the world heavyweight boxing title, knocking out Floyd Patterson in the first round in Chicago.
FORMER world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston was found dead by his wife at home in Las Vegas last night.
before first Sonny Liston fight, 1964) "Get up sucker and fight.
Clearly, legends can still emerge and flourish in a history-obsessed sport like boxing, and Sonny Liston is a perfect example.