Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay (1st meeting)

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* Liston was 7-1 favorite to win.
 
* Liston refused to come out for Round 7, citing an injured left shoulder.
 
* Liston refused to come out for Round 7, citing an injured left shoulder.
 
* After the fight, Clay changed his name to Cassius X and then to Muhammad Ali.
 
* After the fight, Clay changed his name to Cassius X and then to Muhammad Ali.
 
* Named [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year]].
 
* Named [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year]].
* Proclaimed the "Fight and Upset of the Decade" (1960s) by [[The Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] magazine
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* Proclaimed the "Fight and Upset of the Decade" (1960s) by [[The Ring Magazine|''The Ring'']] magazine.
  
 
[[Category:1964 Bouts|Liston vs. Clay]]
 
[[Category:1964 Bouts|Liston vs. Clay]]
 
[[Category:Muhammad Ali|Liston, Sonny]]
 
[[Category:Muhammad Ali|Liston, Sonny]]

Revision as of 12:17, 1 October 2006

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

Poster
  • 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 was 7-1 favorite to win.
  • Liston refused to come out for Round 7, citing an injured left shoulder.
  • After the fight, Clay changed his name to Cassius X and then to Muhammad Ali.
  • Named Ring Magazine Fight of the Year.
  • Proclaimed the "Fight and Upset of the Decade" (1960s) by The Ring magazine.
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