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Robert, English surgeon, 1794-1847. See: Liston knives, Liston shears.
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Sonny Liston Heavyweight Championship fight held in Lewiston, Maine, on May 25, 1965.
Boxing and America knew all about Sonny Liston and didn't like what they knew--but Cassius confused them.
Muhammad Ali taunts Sonny Liston after knocking him down
Clay completely outclassed Sonny Liston." And he continued to dominate until, at the end of the fourth, Clay went to his corner shouting: "I can't see.
This article will explore the legend of Sonny Liston as it has been created and nurtured since his arrival on the boxing scene--indeed, one could say "since the year of his birth" except that that date is unknown--to the present day.
Among the more memorable ones are Adolph Reed Jr.'s two-part examination of Louis Farrakhan's career--and its significance; LeRoi Jones' view of boxing in the era of Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay (who was not yet Muhammad Ali, just as Jones was not yet Imamu Amiri Baraka); Patricia J.
Muhammad Ali (aka Cassius Clay) "shook up the world" on February 25, 1964, when he won the heavyweight title with a surprising eighth-round technical knockout of Sonny Liston, at the time one of the most terrifying heavyweights in history.
SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, after watching Sonny Liston demolish Floyd Patterson with a single punch to the side of the head: "I always knew that Patterson had a glass ear."
1962: Sonny Liston won the world heavyweight boxing title, knocking out Floyd Patterson in the first round in Chicago.