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 (lĭs′tən), Sonny 1932-1970.
American boxer who was the world heavyweight champion from 1962 until he was defeated by Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) in 1964.

Liston

(ˈlɪstən)
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(Biography) Sonny, real name Charles. 1922–70, US boxer: former world heavyweight champion
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Noun1.Liston - United States prizefighter who lost his world heavyweight championship to Cassius Clay in 1964 (1932-1970)
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Do you remember, dear M--, oh friend of my youth, how one blissful night five-and-twenty years since, the "Hypocrite" being acted, Elliston being manager, Dowton and Liston performers, two boys had leave from their loyal masters to go out from Slaughter-House School where they were educated and to appear on Drury Lane stage, amongst a crowd which assembled there to greet the king.
Clay v Liston, 1964 | 1964: Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) won the world heavyweight boxing title for the [euro]rst time, knocking out Sonny Liston in round seven in Miami.
THE former world heavyweight boxing champion, Sonny Liston, died a lonely death on this day in 1970.
Earlier in the year, Liston received the ACPA President's Award for Marketing Excellence.
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone" is a magnificent illustrated biography of famed jazzwoman trombonist Melba Liston (1926-1999).
Anthony Liston has advised that he will retire from the Board effective
The unfortunate youngster represents the earliest documented case of severe child abuse, Liston said on April 10.
The fight, 50 years ago, for the world heavyweight title between champion Sonny Liston and the then Cassius Clay (soon to be Muhammad All) at Miami Beach on 25 February 1964 could well be claimed as the most significant in the history of boxing (and in social awareness).
It was judged by Andy Liston of New Brighton Lifeboat Station, who conceived the memorial idea, Cammell Laird managers and Wirral council memorials officer Peter Jackson-Lee.
MUHAMMAD Ali's famous 1964 first heavyweight win over Sonny Liston was suspected by the FBI of being fixed.
Johannesburg, Feb 26 ( ANI ): American boxing legend Muhammad Ali has reportedly joined Twitter on the golden jubilee of his first heavyweight boxing title, which he won after stopping Sonny Liston at Miami Beach 50 years ago.
CASSIUS CLAY'S victory over Sonny Liston in Miami 50 years ago was the launchpad for the boxing career of the man who came to be known as Muhammad Ali - but it has now emerged that the fight was the subject of a fixing investigation by the FBI.