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
( 35 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 218 lbs
( 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.