Sonny Liston

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston Full Name: Sonny Liston [Charles L. Liston]


Profession: Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
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
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sand Slough, Arkansas, USA

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

Married Life

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

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