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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

Was the 1964 Muhammad Ali/Sonny Liston fight a mob setup?

Tuesday marked the 50-year anniversary of Cassius Clay’s “upset” of Sonny Liston in 1964. Clay, who later became known as Muhammad Ali , went on to become one of the greatest boxers in history after the win. However, the FBI suspects that the fight may have been a mob fix because of how Liston inexplicably quit before the seventh round. Via Fox Sports: Through a Freedom of...
Via Sports-Kings
March 01, 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...
Via FatManWriting
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

FBI Thought Ali-Liston Fight May Have Been Rigged By Mob

Muhammad Ali’s defeat of Sonny Liston in 1964 stunned everyone and catapulted the young Cassius Clay, who that night proclaimed himself as “The King of the World,” to the top of the boxing world. But Liston’s decision to quit before the 8th round not only shocked the fans, but also the FBI. Documents have now been released that show the FBI suspected that the fight may have...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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...
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...
Via Fox Sports
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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