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Sonny Liston vs Cassius Clay

Sonny Liston vs Cassius Clay

Date: 25th February 1964

Venue: Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Title: WBC & WBA World Heavyweight Titles

Promoted by: Bill McDonald

Tv: Closed Circuit Television

Sonny Liston
( 35 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 218 lbs

Cassius Clay
( 19 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 210 1/2 lbs

Cassius Marcellus Clay wins the WBC and WBA World Heavyweight Titles in a big upset from champion Sonny Liston.

Liston retired on his stool at the end of the 6th round citing an injured shoulder.

After this fight, Cassius Clay changed his name to Cassius X and then to Muhammad Ali.

The fight was named as 1964 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year.

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