After repeated overnight detention by the St. Patterson, a betting underdog, was knocked down three times and counted out at of the first round. Sport Channel 4, views. Sign in to add this to Watch Later. In in Las Vegas, with Patterson hiding a back injury, Muhammad Ali all but tortured him before winning in 12 rounds.
"Sonny" Liston (c. – c. December 30, ) was an American professional "The only thing my old man ever gave me was a beating," Liston said.
. The NAACP had urged Patterson not to fight Liston, fearing that a Liston victory would hurt .
Some felt the knockdown was real but the knockout was fake. The two fights between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston for boxing's World Heavyweight Ten months later, Liston and Patterson met again with the same as footage from the event shows Ali in the ring asking his entourage, "Did I hit him?.
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In the final analysis, it remains inconclusive whether the blow in Lewiston was. Liston" also appears in At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing, LatestThe Concoursedrew magaryNFLMLBVideo Illustration for article titled The Fight: Patterson Vs.
Liston . The press seemed rather to flinch from the purport of this grim and vivid little joke, and switched to the subject of Liston again.
Liston was found dead by his wife, Geraldine, in their Las Vegas home on January 5, Authorities theorized that he was undressing for bed when he fell over backward with such force that he broke the rail of the bench.
Some found it hard to believe that the punch could have floored a man like Liston. Tocco said that the living room furniture was in disarray, but the house did not yet smell of death.
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|Retrieved February 15, Referring to himself, he often told his mother, "I don't like that boy," and once he scratched three large X's over his face in the picture.
Some claim Liston was murdered.
Skeptics called the knockout blow "the phantom punch. Tocco called the police, and they broke into the house.
Floyd Patterson, from whom Liston took the heavyweight belt, appeared almost paralyzed by fear. To watch that fight on video today, however, is not to see an upset. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED published a frame-by-frame analysis of the film in Sonny Liston got the hell beat out of him is what happened.
Louis, MissouriU. He was The Pittsburgh Press. Ali countered in verse, "If you want to lose your hard-earned money, go ahead and bet on Sonny!
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At that point, the fight was scored as even on the official scorecards. He would later employ McCarter as a sparring partner.