was born in cotton tenant, with 25 brothers and sisters. Started boxing while in prison for armed robbery.
A talented boxer, Sonny
chose his main weapon of the enemy intimidation. With a knockout punch with both hands, Liston
and menacingly stared glumly at their opponents, winning many more before the first round.
Began his professional career in 1953, he quickly rises to the top, leaving a stream knocked rivals.
World champion in the heavyweight division, he began Sept. 25, 1962 by sending in a first round knockout of Floyd Patterson. Rematch took place in 10 months, but the result is the same: Liston
wins by KO in the first round.
The rule of Liston
in the ring ended in 1964, when he lost a contender Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali). Rematch was held a year later and as we know, Muhammad Ali won by knockout.
In 1970, Sonny Liston
in his last professional fight lost a young Chuck Uepneru, and in 1971 he died of a heart attack and pulmonary edema.
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