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Sonny Liston

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston

Full Name: Charles L. Liston
Profession: Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion

United States of America

Why Famous: Known for his toughness, punching power and intimidating appearance, he became World Heavyweight Champion in 1962, but failed to live up to his fearsome reputation when he lost the title in 1964 to 7-1 underdog Muhammad Ali.

Born: May 8, 1932
Birthplace: Sand Slough, Arkansas, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: December 30, 1970 (aged 38)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

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  • 1957-09-03 World Heavyweight champion Sonny Liston (25) weds Geraldine Clark in St. Louis, Missouri

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