Exclusive Interview With Paul Gallender: Sonny Liston Is In The Top-Two Greatest Ever Heavyweights

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50 years ago today, Sonny Liston was found dead in his Vegas apartment, this by his wife Geraldine, who had been away on a trip. Liston’s body was already in a state of advanced decomposition.

It was a sad end for a great fighter, a vastly misunderstood and underrated fighter.… read full article “Exclusive Interview With Paul Gallender: Sonny Liston Is In The Top-Two Greatest Ever Heavyweights”

50 Years Ago: When The Mysterious Sonny Liston Died…… Mysteriously

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Today marks 50 years since heavyweight king Charles “Sonny” Liston died. Officially aged 38, Liston died, officially, on December 30th of 1970 in his Las Vegas apartment. However, the exact date Liston passed away on is unknown, as is the cause of death a mystery.… read full article “50 Years Ago: When The Mysterious Sonny Liston Died…… Mysteriously”

The Liston-Patterson Massacres: When Pride Forced Floyd To Ignore Cus D’Amato

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Charles Sonny Liston was every kind of wrong for his fighter and Cus D’Amato knew it. Liston, a long-time heavyweight contender, was avoided by heavyweight champ Floyd Patterson for some time as a result of the shrewd and knowledgeable reticence on the part of his trainer/manager.… read full article “The Liston-Patterson Massacres: When Pride Forced Floyd To Ignore Cus D’Amato”

50 Years Ago Today – Sonny Liston Wins His Final Fight (In The Ring)

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Former heavyweight champion Charles “Sonny” Liston was officially 38 years old. Chuck Wepner, AKA “The Bayonne Bleeder,” was 31 years of age. The two fought a half-century ago today in Jersey City. After the fight, Wepner would require 72 stitches in his face.… read full article “50 Years Ago Today – Sonny Liston Wins His Final Fight (In The Ring)”

On This Day In 1932 – The Great Sonny Liston Is Born (maybe)

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It has been written many times how Sonny Liston’s life was one big mystery. Nobody knows for sure when Liston was born, and no-one knows for sure when he died – or how. But what we do know is this, Liston had some terrible start in life, with a sad, tragic ending to his time on this planet to follow.… read full article “On This Day In 1932 – The Great Sonny Liston Is Born (maybe)”

Egreatest: Tyson Beats Ali To Win ‘EWBSS Heavyweight Fantasy Legends Tournament!

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The eSport character of Mike Tyson took home the eAli Trophy after 12 rounds of war with eMuhammad Ali.

Mike Tyson won the inaugural ‘eWBSS Heavyweight Legends’ Tournament’ Sunday night with hundreds of thousands of fight fans watching the final via Facebook.… read full article “Egreatest: Tyson Beats Ali To Win ‘EWBSS Heavyweight Fantasy Legends Tournament!”

Recalling The Sonny Liston vs. Cleveland Williams Wars

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No-one knows for sure when heavyweight king Charles “Sonny” Liston was born, therefore we don’t know how old Liston was when he was at his absolute peak. But there is one fight that stands out as the peak performance of Liston’s entire career: a fight that saw Liston show some truly ferocious punching prowess, a rock of a chin, great speed of hand, superb accuracy and a truly unquenchable thirst for battle.… read full article “Recalling The Sonny Liston vs. Cleveland Williams Wars”

Sonny Liston, The Mob, A Lack Of Respect And One Helluva Mystery

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Has there ever been a more mysterious, fascinating, totally misunderstood and ultimately doomed heavyweight champion than Charles Sonny Liston? No. Not even close.

As has been written many times over – and we all hope the new documentary ‘Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston,’ which will air tonight on Showtime, gives us more – Liston’s date of birth is a mystery, as is his exact date of death.… read full article “Sonny Liston, The Mob, A Lack Of Respect And One Helluva Mystery”

Showtime to premier Pariah: The lives and deaths of Sonny Liston

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Today, SHOWTIME announced PARIAH: THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF SONNY LISTON, a SHOWTIME Sports documentary film, premiering on Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Written and directed by Simon George and told through original conversations with luminaries, historians and some of Liston’s closest friends and family, PARIAH chronicles the rise and precipitous fall of one of the most vilified and misunderstood sports champions of all time.… read full article “Showtime to premier Pariah: The lives and deaths of Sonny Liston”