Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay (1st meeting)
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- 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 Cassius X and then to Muhammad Ali.
Fight was named Ring Magazine Fight of the Year.