sonny liston

sonny liston

noun
United States prizefighter who lost his world heavyweight championship to Cassius Clay in 1964 (1932-1970) [syn: Liston
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sonny liston

American boxer who was world heavyweight boxing champion from Sept. 25, 1962, when he knocked out Floyd Patterson in the first round in Chicago, until Feb. 25, 1964, when he stopped fighting Cassius Clay (afterward Muhammad Ali) before the seventh round at Miami Beach, Fla.

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