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SONNY LISTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ali, Liston gloves, Shoeless Joe photo fetch $1.1M in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) A rare century-old signed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston fetched over $1.1 million at an auction in New York City. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the gloves sold for $956,000 and the photo brought in over $179,000 on Saturday. The gloves were worn by the boxers during their infamous 1965 rematch. Ali won with...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ali's gloves, Shoeless Joe photo up for auction

NEW YORK (AP) The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston during their infamous 1965 rematch and a rare century-old signed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson are expected to fetch more than $1 million total at an auction Saturday. Both pairs of gloves from the May 25, 1965, bout in Lewiston, Maine - won by Ali with a first-round knockout from what some saw as a ''phantom punch'...
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9 days ago  |  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

Today in History: Sonny Liston vs Floyd Patterson II

On July 22, 1963, Sonny Liston defeated Floyd Patterson in their second meeting to defend the heavyweight title at the Convention Center in Las Vegas. Patterson hit the ground three times and was finally counted out 2:10 into the first round. Ironically, a ring side vendor yelled “Last round, folks,” before the match started. The contract for their first meeting bound the...
Via Grandstand University
July 22, 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

Muhammad Ali changed the face of athletes

(Part Two...to read part one, please click here ) 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...
Via Fox Sports
February 25, 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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