Charles Liston


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Noun1.Charles Liston - United States prizefighter who lost his world heavyweight championship to Cassius Clay in 1964 (1932-1970)
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Charles Liston was, of course, the motherfucker they really wanted: the big bad nigger who looked at you like he didn't know whether to drink your blood or spit on you .
A 2005 article by Richard Carter begins, "every knowledgeable, objective fight fan knows that Charles Liston took a dive," and concludes: "The problem is that Sonny was such a bad actor, his pathetic swoon from a laughable love-tap gave big-time boxing a black eye from which it has yet to fully recover.