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30/12/1970 World heavyweight champion, Sonny Liston, dies at 38


Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston II #Legendary Night# HD


I WAS THERE: George Chuvalo Watches Sonny Liston Take A Dive


Sonny Liston Career Tribute (Reznick Productions)


Sonny Liston vs Floyd Patterson I Sep. 25, 1962


Sonny Liston training, 1962

Sonny Liston was found dead by his wife Geraldine. The police declared his death a heroin overdose, however, there were many speculations about the real cause. In 1962, he became world heavyweight champion after knocking out Floyd Patterson in the first round, repeating the knockout the following year in defense of the title.
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    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Family 

    • Youth in St. Louis 

    • Title challenge delay 

    • Liston vs. Patterson 

    • World heavyweight champion 

    • Liston vs. Patterson II 

    • Liston vs. Ali 

    • Liston vs. Ali II 

    • Subsequent fights 

    • Boxing style 

    • Death 

    • Theories regarding the circumstance of Liston's death 

    • Tributes 

    • Acting 

    • Portrayal in film 

    • Portrayal in fiction 

    • Music 

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