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1964-02-25  : Convention  Hall, Miami Beach,  FL, USA  : Sonny Liston  lost to Cassius Clay by RTD in round 7 of 15

  • World Heavyweight Title
  • Referee: Barney Felix
  • Scoring at time of stoppage: Felix 57-57, Bernie Lovett 58-56 (Liston), Gus Jacobson 58-56 (Clay)
  • Weights: Clay 210½, Liston 218

Liston refused to come out for Round 7, citing an injured left shoulder.
After the fight, Clay changed his name to Muhammad X and then to Muhammad Ali.
Fight was named Ring Magazine Fight of the Year.