SONNY LISTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Boxing manager Rock Newman shares best story from Ali-Liston

Boxing manager Rock Newman shares an anecdote from his memory of the lead-up to Muhammad Ali's fight vs. Sonny Liston.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
13 days ago  |  Discuss

How Muhammad Ali decided on his new name

In ''Muhammad Ali: Athlete of the Century,'' a collection of Associated Press stories and visuals, AP reporters and photographers captured the life of the boxing champion as he made news in the sports world and far beyond. Here are two excerpts from the book, http://www.ap.org/books/muhammad-ali/index.html , that discuss what Ali called the `slave name' that he rejected when he...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Greatest knockouts of boxing great Muhammad Ali's career

Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer of all time, died Friday at age 74. His boxing career was full of historic fights that provided sports fans of all ages with incredible excitement. Ali also took on the best competition, including Larry Holmes, Leon Spinks, Joe Frazier, Sonny Liston and more. Check out the 10 greatest knockouts from his legendary career in the video below.
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Was There: First heavyweight crown for 'The Greatest'

Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, won the heavyweight boxing championship for the first time on Feb. 25, 1964, defeating Sonny Liston on a technical knockout. He defeated Liston again in a rematch in Lewiston, Maine, in 1965. Here's AP's report from the Miami fight: --- MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) Cassius Clay, a 7-1 longshot, scored one of the major upsets in boxing history...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Was There: Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight rematch

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...
Via Associated Press
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Gloves from infamous Ali-Liston rematch to be auctioned

NEW YORK -- Boxing fans are getting a chance to own a piece of one of the most hotly debated title fights ever. The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in their 1965 heavyweight rematch in Lewiston, Maine, are going on the auction block, just months before the fight's 50th anniversary. They're expected to bring in more than $1 million at the Heritage Auctions sale on Feb...
Via Associated Press
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Patterson And Sonny Liston: The Good Negro Vs. The Bad ******

In today’s sports environment, fans and athletes have a warped sense of what it means to be hated. It seems all too often that even the rough and tumble characters that enlist in the most aggressive sports out there, like football, boxing, or mixed martial arts are crying victim after a few hard questions from the […] The post Floyd Patterson And Sonny Liston: The Good Negro...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

FBI Thought 1964 Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston Fight Was Rigged By Mob

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...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Muhammad Ali Joins Twitter on 50th Anniversary of His Epic Fight Against Sonny 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...
Via FatManWriting
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Fifty years ago, Clay stopped Liston

( First of two parts ) 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...
Via Fox Sports
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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