Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sonny Liston - ESPN Boxing Documentary

Published on Oct 21, 2013

Documentary on World Champion Heavyweight Boxer Sonny Liston.

Charles L. "Sonny" Liston (c. 1932 -- December 30, 1970) was an American professional boxer known for his toughness, punching power and intimidating appearance, who became World Heavyweight Champion in 1962 by knocking out Floyd Patterson in the first round. 

Liston failed to live up to his fearsome reputation in an unsuccessful defense of the title against Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali); underworld connections and an early death—along with his unrecorded date of birth—added to the enigma. 

He is ranked number 15 in Ring Magazine's 100 Greatest Punchers of All Time.

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