Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay (1st meeting)

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1964-02-25 : Sonny Liston 218 lbs lost to Muhammad Ali 210½ lbs by RTD in round 6 of 15

Poster
  • World Heavyweight Title
  • Weights: Ali 210½, Liston 218
  • Referee: Barney Felix 57-57
  • Judge: Bernie Lovett 58-56 | Judge: Gus Jacobson 56-58
  • Liston retires on his stool, citing an injured shoulder
  • After this fight Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad X and then Muhammad Ali
  • 1964 Fight of the Year - The Ring Magazine