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1962-09-25 : Sonny Liston 213 lbs beat Floyd Patterson 189 lbs by KO at 2:06 in round 1 of 15
- World Heavyweight Title (3rd Defense by Patterson in 2nd reign)
- Floyd Patterson 38-2 (29 KOs) vs. Sonny Liston 33-1 (23 KOs)
- Despite being the champion, Patterson entered as an 8/5 betting underdog.
- A right uppercut hurt Patterson, who attempted to tie up his opponent. Liston held behind the head and landed a combination, and a pair of left hooks sent Patterson to the mat. He made it to his feet but was unable to beat the referee's count of ten.