EDITOR'S NOTE: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports' most iconic moments - photos of Ali hovering over Liston on the canvas, shouting at his opponent to get up.
After the fight, the 23-year-old Ali called the punch that dropped Liston his...
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May 24, 2015
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Tuesday marked 50 years since Cassius Clay, also known as Muhammad Ali, “shocked the world” and beat one of the greatest fighters to ever step in the boxing ring — Sonny Liston. The fight catapulted the young Clay to the top of the boxing world, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation thought the win might have involved something more seedy beyond the box score.
Clay and Liston...
Can you imagine how Muhammad Ali would have utilized social media back in his day? The man was infamous for talking trash and I can only imagine what sort of hashtags he would have come up with for his opponents. It may be too late for him to talk trash, but the man formerly known as Cassius Clay has finally done it.He's joined Twitter.@MuhammadAli/TwitterThe decision came on...
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Cassius Clay did not just throw out his name after he beat Sonny Liston. At a press conference two days after the fight, Cassius X started reshaping the world.
"I know where I'm going, and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be," he told reporters. "I'm free to be what I want to be."
Free to be what he...
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Cassius Clay was in a psychotic rage. Or at least he wanted to the world to think he was.
"You ain't got no chance!" he yelled at Sonny Liston. "You whupped!"
It was the morning of Feb. 25, 1964. The fighters were weighing in for that night's heavyweight championship fight.
Two priests were at the Miami Beach Convention Hall. They'd been brought in as spiritual...