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Encyclopedia > Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston
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Real name Charles L. Liston
Nickname(s) Sonny
The Big Bear[1]
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6′ 0½″
Nationality American
Birth date May 8, 1932(1932-05-08)?
Birth place Sand Slough, Arkansas, U.S.
Death date December 30, 1970 (aged 38)?
Death place Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 54
Wins 50
Wins by KO 39
Losses 4
Draws 0
No contests 0

Charles L. "Sonny" Liston (May 8, 1932?–December 30, 1970?) was a formidable boxer who became world heavyweight champion in 1962 by knocking out Floyd Patterson in the first round. Liston was one of the most powerful punchers in the history of the heavyweight division. For the mixed martial arts division of the same name, see Heavyweight (MMA). ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer. ... This is a chronological list of world heavyweight boxing champions, as recognized by the following organizations: The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA), The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963, The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in 1983, The World Boxing Organization... Floyd Patterson (January 4, 1935 – May 11, 2006) was an American heavyweight boxing champion. ...

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Early life

Because of a lack of documentation or birth certificate, it is not known when exactly Liston was born. His mother believed he was born in January, 1929, but Liston would later claim his birth date to be May 8, 1932, a date which is probably off by at least two years.[2] Mary Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987) birth certificate A birth certificate is a vital record that documents the birth of a child. ...


Liston was born the son of a sharecropper in the sector of Morledge Plantation that lay in Johnson Township, St. Francis County, Arkansas. He was the 12th of 13 children born to Tobe Liston and Helen Baskin, and he endured frequent beatings as a child. He started to work early in life, as his father's philosophy was, "If he can sit at the table, he can work."[citation needed] St. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


At 13, he escaped from his father's control and hitchhiked to St. Louis by himself to reunite with his mother. However, his childhood experience set him on a path that led to prison and included working as a "bonebreaker" (debt collector) for the Mafia. Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... This article is about the criminal society. ...


After the teenage Liston was sentenced to prison for taking part in the robbery of a gas station, his boxing talent was discovered by a Roman Catholic priest, and it was boxing that helped him leave jail early. [3] On Halloween night in 1952, he was paroled, and during a brief amateur career that spanned less than a year, he won several amateur tournaments, including the Golden Gloves. One of his victims was Olympic Heavyweight Champion Ed Sanders. Catholic Church redirects here. ... This article is about the holiday. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Golden Gloves The Golden Gloves is the name given to annual competitions for amateur boxing in the United States. ...


Professional boxing career

Liston made his professional debut on September 2, 1953, knocking out Don Smith in the first round in St. Louis, where he fought the first five bouts. In his sixth bout, in Detroit, Michigan, he faced John Summerlin (22-0) on national television. Liston won an eight-round decision. is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Liston beat Summerlin in a rematch, and then suffered his first defeat, also in Detroit, at the hands of Marty Marshall on September 7, 1954. In the third round, Marshall, a defensive-minded journeyman, managed to break Liston's jaw with a right hand while Liston was laughing at the smaller man's unorthodox ring tactics. Liston proved his mettle by lasting the scheduled eight rounds despite the pain. is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1955, he won six fights, five by knockout, including a rematch with Marshall, whom he knocked out in six rounds. A boxer is knocked down and receives the 10-count. ...


A rubber match with Marshall in 1956 saw him the winner by a ten-round decision, but in May of that year he ran afoul of the law. In an incident for which varying accounts have emerged over time, Liston was accused of beating up a police officer. He was paroled after serving six months of a nine-month sentence and prohibited from boxing during 1957. A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1958, he returned to boxing, winning eight fights that year. 1959 was a banner year for Liston, as he fought four times, knocking out Mike DeJohn in six, No. 1 challenger Cleveland Williams in three, and Nino Valdez also in three. Cleveland Big Cat Williams (June 6, 1933–September 3, 1999) was an American heavyweight boxer who fought in the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Nino Valdez (Geraldo Ramos Ponciano Valdez) (December 5, 1924-June 3, 2001) was the Cuban heavyweight boxing champion in the 1940s and 1950s. ...


In 1960, Liston won five more fights, including a rematch with Williams, who lasted only two rounds. He also had knockout wins over Roy Harris (one round) and top contender Zora Folley (three rounds). Eddie Machen was the only contender who was not knocked out by Liston, but Liston secured a one-sided, 12-round decision. Zora Folley (1932–July 9, 1972) was an African-American heavyweight boxer. ... Edward Mills Machen was born in Redding, CA, on June 15, 1932. ...


Despite moving up in the rankings, Liston had difficulty getting a shot at world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson, whose handlers cited Liston's links with the mob. In 1962, however, he finally signed to meet Floyd Patterson for the title. The fight was scheduled to be held in New York, but the New York Boxing Commission denied him a license because of his criminal record. As a result, the fight was moved to Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois. Liston and Patterson met on September 25 of that year, and Liston became world champion by knocking out Patterson in the first round. Floyd Patterson (January 4, 1935 – May 11, 2006) was an American heavyweight boxing champion. ... Floyd Patterson (January 4, 1935 – May 11, 2006) was an American heavyweight boxing champion. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the original Comiskey Park. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Liston, however, was not a popular champion and was disappointed that on his return to his hometown of Philadelphia, the fans did not show up at the airport to cheer his success. Jerry Spinelli, the author of the children's novel Stargirl, included him in its dedication because its titular character has an analogous experience. For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Jerry Spinelli (b. ... Stargirl is a novel by Jerry Spinelli, first published in 2000. ...


Patterson and Liston signed for a rematch, held on the evening of July 22, 1963, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This fight lasted two seconds longer than their first fight, with Liston once again knocking out Patterson in the first round. is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ...


Liston versus Ali

Liston did not box again in 1963, but in 1964 he faced a young contender named Cassius Clay on the evening of February 25 in Miami. Liston lost his title when he quit in his corner before the start of the 7th round, claiming he had injured his shoulder. Some believed the fight was fixed, and doubted that Liston's shoulder injury was real. Others felt that Liston was a beaten man that night and simply lost the will to continue. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other persons named Muhammad Ali, see Muhammad Ali (disambiguation). ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Miami redirects here. ...

Special Issue Sports Illustrated cover, end of the fight.
Special Issue Sports Illustrated cover, end of the fight.

Liston was scheduled to fight a rematch with Clay, who by then had adopted the name Muhammad Ali in a bout originally scheduled for Boston, Massachusetts in the fall of 1964, but Ali, a week before the fight, was hospitalized for an operation to repair a hernia. The match was rescheduled for May 25, 1965, with a new venue: the Central Maine Civic Center in Lewiston, Maine (a small town for such an event). Image File history File links AliListonSI.jpg‎ Photograph by Neil Leifer, used as the cover of Sports Illustrated in its special issue The Centurys Greatest Sports Photos; the Muhammad Ali / Sonny Liston 2nd fight. ... Image File history File links AliListonSI.jpg‎ Photograph by Neil Leifer, used as the cover of Sports Illustrated in its special issue The Centurys Greatest Sports Photos; the Muhammad Ali / Sonny Liston 2nd fight. ... For other persons named Muhammad Ali, see Muhammad Ali (disambiguation). ... Boston redirects here. ... Look up hernia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Androscoggin Bank Colisee (formerly Central Maine Civic Center and Lewiston Colisee) is a 4,000 capacity (3,675 seated) multi-purpose arena in Lewiston, Maine that opened in 1958. ... The city of Lewiston to the right, with the twin-city of Auburn on the left. ...


Less than two minutes into the fight, it was over. While he was pulling away from Liston, Ali hit Liston with what came to be known as a "phantom punch," and Liston, who had seldom been knocked off his feet, went down. In the chaos that followed, referee (and former heavyweight champion) Jersey Joe Walcott never began his count over Liston. Instead, in an attempt to make him go to a neutral corner, he followed Ali around the ring as Ali yelled hysterically at Liston to get up and fight. Walcott stopped the fight after the two men began boxing again because Ring magazine editor Nat Fleischer yelled out that Liston had been lying on the canvas for more than 10 seconds. The photograph of the conclusion of the fight is one of the most famous in the history of sports and was chosen as the cover for the Sports Illustrated special issue, "The Century's Greatest Sports Photos." Arnold Raymond Cream (January 31, 1914 – February 25, 1994), better known as Jersey Joe Walcott was a world heavyweight boxing champion. ... Front cover of the first issue of Ring Magazine Ring Magazine is a boxing magazine that was first published in 1922. ... Nat Fleischer (1887-1972) was a noted Jewish-American boxing writer. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


Many believed the fight was fixed.[4] George Chuvalo, who sat in the fourth row at ringside and later fought Ali twice, said, "It was a phony." Allegedly, Floyd Patterson also said he did not believe the fight was on the level, as did former heavyweight champions Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney and Joe Louis. [2]. Sports Illustrated in 1965 ran a frame-by-frame analysis and concluded that the punch was real. [5] For other uses, including another boxing champion, see Jack Dempsey (disambiguation). ... James Joseph Gene Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978) was the heavyweight boxing champion from 1926-28 who defeated Jack Dempsey in 1926 and 1927 in what became known as The Long Count Fight and retired undefeated after winning against Tom Heeney in 1928. ... For other uses, see Joe Louis (disambiguation). ...


Subsequent fights

After the second loss to Ali, Liston took a year off from boxing, returning in 1966 and 1967, winning four consecutive bouts in Sweden, co-promoted by Ingemar Johansson. These knockout victories included one over Amos Johnson, who had recently defeated Henry Cooper. In 1968, he won seven fights, all by knockout, including one in Mexico. During that year, he stopped the young prospect Henry Clark (seven rounds), who was ranked No. 5 at the time. This bout was broadcasted on ABC's "Wide World Of Sports" and was America's first look at Liston since the Lewiston rematch. Ingemar Johansson (born 22 September 1932 -) is a Swedish former boxer and heavyweight champion of the world. ...


In 1969, Liston had three wins and one loss. Among his wins was a 10-round decision over Billy Joiner in St. Louis. But, in December, Liston lost by a knockout in nine rounds to Leotis Martin in Las Vegas after dominating the majority of the fight. Martin's career ended after the fight because of a detached retina, but Liston went on to win his final fight by knockout, against Chuck Wepner in June 1970. Billy Joiner was an American boxer from Cincinatti. ... Leotis Martin (b. ... Chuck Wepner (born February 26, 1939) is a former heavyweight boxer, of Bayonne, New Jersey. ...


Death

Liston was negotiating to fight George Chuvalo in Pittsburgh, when on January 5, 1971 he was found dead by his wife in their Las Vegas home.[1] The time of death has been placed as six to eight days prior to that, and several sources list December 30, 1970 as his date of passing. He was supposedly 38 years old, although most experts believe Liston's true age at the time of his death was actually 41 or 42. Following an investigation, Las Vegas police concluded that there were no signs of foul play. Many, however, believed that the police investigation was a coverup.[2] is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The cause of Liston's death remains a mystery. The police declared it a heroin overdose, yet Liston was known to have a phobia regarding needles. After winning the title, Liston at first refused to go on an exhibition tour of Europe when he was told he would have to get shots before he could travel overseas. All this prompted rumors that he could have been murdered by some of his underworld contacts. For some, the cause of Liston's death remains unresolved. [2]


This death was documented on the show Unsolved Mysteries. Unsolved Mysteries is an American television program that was hosted and narrated by Robert Stack. ...


Liston is interred in Paradise Memorial Gardens in Las Vegas, Nevada. His headstone bears the simple epitaph "A Man." For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


Trivia

  • Liston's image appears on The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
  • Liston made a cameo appearance in the 1968 film Head, which starred The Monkees.
  • Liston played the part of the "Farmer" in the 1970 film Moonfire, with Richard Egan and Charles Napier.
  • He was 6' 0.5" tall.
  • Liston has been the subject of songs by Sun Kil Moon, The Animals, The Mountain Goats, Phil Ochs, Morrissey, Freddy Blohm, treysuno, Chuck E. Weiss, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, Tom Petty, Mark Knopfler and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
  • Liston appeared in a 1960s Braniff Airlines TV commercial with Andy Warhol. [2]
  • Liston's favorite song was "Night Train". He was known to repeat both versions (Jimmy Forrest's original 1952 version and James Brown's 1965 smash hit) during long rope jumping sessions.
  • On a visit to Great Britain, Liston met gangsters the Kray twins.
  • The exact dates of Sonny Liston's birth and death are both unknown.
  • Brian DeVido's 2004 novel Every Time I Talk to Liston (Bloomsbury USA) details a boxer's attempts to draw inspiration from visits to Liston's Las Vegas grave.
  • Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine is the title of a 2000 collection of short stories by Thom Jones
  • Mark Knopfler's tribute to Liston, "Song for Sonny Liston," can be heard on his 2004 album Shangri-La.
  • Liston is mentioned in the Gone Jackals song "Born Bad": "I dodged a sucker punch and dropped a bomb, like Liston, on an animal hunch."
  • Liston is mentioned in the Billy Joel song "We didn't Start the Fire": "Liston beats Patterson."
  • Liston is mentioned in the Mountain Goats song "Love Love Love": "And Sonny Liston rubbed some tiger balm into his glove..."
  • Liston is mentioned in the Sun Kil Moon song "Glenn Tipton". This song is also found on Mark Kozelek's 2006 live solo album "Little Drummer Boy." Lyrics: "Cassius Clay was hated more than Sonny Liston. Some like KK Downing more than Glenn Tipton. Some like Jim Nabors, some Bobby Vinton. I like 'em all..."
  • Liston is mentioned in the Roll Deep song "Badman": "Youths go missing in the system, get banged up like Sonny Liston."
  • Liston is mentioned in The Roots song "Don't Feel Right": "And that's the reason we livin' where they don't wanna visit, where the dope's slang and keep swingin' like Sonny Liston"
  • Liston is mentioned in the Wu Tang Clan song "Triumph": "Sound convincing, thousand dollar court by convention hands like Sonny Liston."
  • Liston is mentioned in the treysuno song "A Man": "I am a man / and I did what I had to / because I'm Sonny Liston / and you're The Greatest."
  • Liston is mentioned in the Nick Cave and the Bad seeds song "Babe, I'm On Fire" from 2004's Nocturama.
  • Liston appears as a character in a novel by James Ellroy "The Cold Six Thousand."
  • Hunter S. Thompson's novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas mentions Liston: "The idea that two heroin pushers in a white Cadillac convertible would be dragging up and down the Strip, abusing total strangers at stoplights, was prima facie absurd. Not even Sonny Liston ever got that far out of control."
  • The TV show E-Ring features a character named Samantha "Sonny" Liston.
  • The Munsters - Season 1, Episode 23 entitled Follow That Munster (original air date 2-25-1965) references Liston when Lily calls herself "Sonny Liston" as she stikes Herman in the jaw, knocking him down.
  • At 6' 1/2", Liston had a disproportionately long reach, 84" (equaled only by some champs who were/are 6'4" and over). He also had the largest fists in heavyweight history, 15", at least until the recent appearance of 7-ft Nikolay Valuev.
  • Liston's noticeably more muscular left arm and crushing left jab lends credence to the widely held theory that he was a "lefty" who had converted to boxing as a "righty."
  • Redd Foxx mispronounced the boxer's name (whether accidentally or deliberately isn't quite clear) as "Sonny Lister" on his comedy album Live and Dirty, vol. 1.
  • The Season six premiere of Scrubs, "My Mirror Image": The older patient the Janitor is talking to refers to a whale going down after a punch like Sonny Liston.

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See also

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This is a chronological list of world heavyweight boxing champions, as recognized by the following organizations: The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA), The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963, The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in 1983, and The World Boxing... This is a list of notable male boxers. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.fastload.org/so/Sonny_Liston.html - His opponent Muhammed Ali used this nickname against Liston, changing it to "the Big Ugly Bear" and leaving bear traps outside Liston's house
  2. ^ a b c d e Toches, Nick, 'The Devil And Sonny Liston, 2000, Little, Brown, USA, ISBN 0-316-89775-2.
  3. ^ Sares, Ted, "Boxing's Hard Times, Good Times", East Side Boxing, 22 November 2006.
  4. ^ Vachss, Andrew, Only Child, Vintage, 2003. Vachss further explains the way such a fix would have been engineered in Two Trains Running, Pantheon, 2005.
  5. ^ Sports Illustrated, June 7, 1965.

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External links

Preceded by
Floyd Patterson
Heavyweight boxing champion
1962 – 1964
Succeeded by
Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali)
Boxrec. ... Find A Grave is an online database of seventeen million cemeteries and burial records. ... Floyd Patterson (January 4, 1935 – May 11, 2006) was an American heavyweight boxing champion. ... This is a chronological list of world heavyweight boxing champions, as recognized by the following organizations: The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA), The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963, The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in 1983, and The World Boxing... For other persons named Muhammad Ali, see Muhammad Ali (disambiguation). ...

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Sonny Liston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1770 words)
Liston gave his year of birth as 1932, However, many believe that he was born in 1927, though there is no son named Charles listed with the family in the 1930 census.
Liston was born the son of a sharecropper in Arkansas.
Liston was very disappointed though that on his comeback to hometown Philadelphia, the fans did not come to cheer him.
Ali versus Liston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1321 words)
Liston was the world Heavyweight champion, having dethroned Floyd Patterson by a knockout in the first round in 1962 to win the title; with an impressive knockout win record, Liston was a fighter that not many other fighters of his division at that era were willing to fight.
Secondly, Liston claimed not to have been hit at all, and Kram knew or should have known this to be false; whatever else may be said about the event, Ali did land a punch to Liston's head.
In view of the uncertainty regarding the extent of Liston's claimed shoulder injury in Miami, it seems a reasonable possible interpretation that Liston was simply salving his ego, by fabricating a story to fit rumors of the punch that he had already heard.
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