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    Re: Subtitles "Off" (Sonny Liston) - Article/Video

    Charles "Sonny" Liston
    (the "Black Bear")

    BORN May 8 1932; St. Francis County, Arkansas (Some sources report Sand Slough, Arkansas)
    DIED December 30 1970; Las Vegas, Nevada
    HEIGHT 6-0 1/2
    WEIGHT 198-226 lbs
    MANAGERS Jack Nilon, Joe "Pep" Barone, Eddie Polino, George Katz, Frank Mitchell, Dick Sadler
    TRAINERS Willie Reddish, Dick Sadler, Johnny Tocco
    Liston was an unbelievably strong man who could take very powerful blows without blinking; His reach was long and his jab was strong; His left hook was awesome; It was a mistake to meet him head-on and trade punches with him early in a fight; The best chance against Liston was to stay away, box him and wait until the later rounds to confront him, when he was tired and somewhat ponderous

    Herb Goldman ranked Liston as the #2 All-Time Heavyweight; Sonny was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991
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    1953
    Sep 2 Don Smith St. Louis, Mo TK 1
    Sep 17 Ponce DeLeon St. Louis, Mo W 4
    Nov 21 Ben Thomas St. Louis, Mo W 6

    1954
    Jan 25 Martin Lee St. Louis, Mo TK 6
    Mar 31 Stan Howlett St. Louis, Mo W 6
    Jun 29 John Summerlin Detroit, Mi W 8
    Aug 10 John Summerlin Detroit, Mi W 8
    Sep 7 Marty Marshall Detroit, Mi L 8

    1955
    Mar 1 Neil Welch St. Louis, Mo W 8
    Apr 21 Marty Marshall St. Louis, Mo TK 6
    May 5 Emil Brtko Pittsburgh, Pa TK 5
    May 25 Calvin Butler St. Louis, Mo TK 2
    Sep 13 Johnny Gray Indianapolis, In TK 6
    Dec 13 Larry Watson East St. Louis, Mo TK 4

    1956
    Mar 6 Marty Marshall Pittsburgh, Pa W 10

    1957
    Jan -Liston began a 9-month sentence for beating up
    a police officer in May 1956
    Aug 24 -Liston was paroled from jail

    1958
    Jan 29 Billy Hunter Chicago, Il TK 2
    Mar 11 Ben Wise Chicago, Il TK 4
    Apr 3 Bert Whitehurst St. Louis, Mo W 10
    May 14 Julio Mederos Chicago, Il TK 3
    Aug 6 Wayne Bethea Chicago, Il TK 1
    Oct 7 Frankie Daniels Miami Beach, Fl KO 1
    Oct 24 Bert Whitehurst St. Louis, Mo W 10
    Nov 18 Ernie Cab Miami Beach, Fl TK 8

    1959
    Feb 18 Mike DeJohn Miami Beach, Fl TK 6
    Apr 15 Cleveland Williams Miami Beach, Fl TK 3
    Aug 5 Nino Valdes Chicago, Il KO 3
    Dec 9 Willi Besmanoff Cleveland, Oh TK 7

    1960
    Feb 23 Howard King Miami Beach, Fl TK 8
    Mar 21 Cleveland Williams Houston, Tx TK 2
    Apr 25 Roy Harris Houston, Tx TK 1
    Jul 18 Zora Folley Denver, Co KO 3
    Sep 7 Eddie Machen Seattle, Wa W 12

    1961
    Mar 8 Howard King Miami Beach, Fl TK 3
    Jul 14 -Liston was suspended by the Pennsylvania Athletic
    Commission after being arrested
    Nov 6 Ernie Terrell Chicago, Il EX 4
    Dec 4 Albert Westphal Philadelphia, Pa KO 1

    1962
    Sep 25 Floyd Patterson Chicago, Il KO 1
    -Heavyweight Championship of the World

    1963
    Jul 22 Floyd Patterson Las Vegas, Nv KO 1
    -Heavyweight Championship of the World
    Aug -Liston went on an exhibition tour in Europe
    Sep 10 an unnamed opponent Wembley, Eng SCH
    Sep 12 an unnamed opponent Paisley, Scotland SCH
    Sep 14 an unnamed opponent Belfast, Ireland SCH
    -The previous 3 bouts were scheduled;
    The outcomes are not known

    1964
    Feb 25 Muhammad Ali Miami Beach, Fl LT 7
    -Heavyweight Championship of the World

    1965
    May 25 Muhammad Ali Lewiston, Me LK 1
    -Heavyweight Championship of the World

    1966
    Apr 2 Brady Jackson Anchorage, Ak EX 2
    Apr 2 George Gaston Anchorage, Ak EX 2
    -Gaston substituted for "Herb Johnnie"
    Apr 2 Fred Waldron Anchorage, Ak EX 2
    -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
    Jun 29 Gerhard Zech Stockholm, Sweden KO 7
    Aug 19 Amos Johnson Goteborg, Sweden KO 3

    1967
    Mar 30 Dave Bailey Goteborg, Sweden KO 1
    Apr 28 Elmer Rush Stockholm, Sweden TK 6

    1968
    Mar 16 Bill McMurray Reno, Nv KO 4
    May 23 Billy Joiner Los Angeles, Ca TK 7
    Jul 6 Henry Clark San Francisco, Ca TK 7
    Jul George Foreman Oakland, Ca EX 5
    Jul George Foreman Oakland, Ca EX 5
    Oct 14 Sonny Moore Phoenix, Az TK 3
    Nov 3 Willis Earls Juarez, Mex KO 2
    Nov 12 Roger Rischer Pittsburgh, Pa KO 3
    Dec 10 Amos Lincoln Baltimore, Md KO 2

    1969
    Mar 28 Billy Joiner St. Louis, Mo W 10
    May 19 George "Scrap Iron" Johnson Las Vegas, Nv TK 7
    May George Foreman San Francisco, Ca EX
    May George Foreman Las Vegas, Nv EX
    Sep 23 Sonny Moore Houston, Tx KO 3
    Dec 6 Leotis Martin Las Vegas, Nv LK 9
    -NABF Heavyweight Championship

    1970
    Jun 29 Chuck Wepner Jersey City, NJ TK 10
    Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization

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