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  • Lucchese promoted both boxing and wrestling, and arranged visits to Berks County by legendary boxers such as Sonny Liston, Sugar Ray Robinson, James J. "Cinderella Man" Braddock and wrestling great Bruno Sammartino.

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  • This historic site has housed prisoners such as Sonny Liston, James Earl Ray,

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  • Nick went on to become what I call a bio-poet, writing definitive biographies on Dean Martin, Sonny Liston, Jerry Lee Lewis, in a style that simultaneously celebrated and debunked the myths of his subject matter.

    Binky Philips: Nick Tosches Saves The Last Dance For Satan

  • There was no white man, Jones asserted, who actually wanted to fight Sonny Liston himself: "Though Cassius Clay has come from the Special Products Division of Madison Avenue to see what he could do."

    Muhammad Ali still carrying that torch on his 70th birthday | Richard Williams

  • Nick went on to become what I call a bio-poet, writing definitive biographies on Dean Martin, Sonny Liston, Jerry Lee Lewis, in a style that simultaneously celebrated and debunked the myths of his subject matter.

    Binky Philips: Nick Tosches Saves The Last Dance For Satan

  • One of the last people to wish Sonny Liston good luck before the start of the fight that brought the end of his reign as world heavyweight champion was a man in a dark suit and a stingy-brim hat who slipped out of the ring just before the referee called the fighters together at the Miami Beach Convention Centre on 25 February 1964.

    Mystery men in hats? Boxing is a richer sport for it | Richard Williams

  • He helped Ali claim the heavyweight title for the first time on Feb. 25, 1964, when Sonny Liston quit on his stool after the sixth round during their fight in Miami Beach.

    Boxing trainer Angelo Dundee dies

  • Baldwin, for example, is vividly aware of just how problematic it is to reduce Floyd Patterson's rivalry with Sonny Liston to a simple contest between a striving integrationist and a nightmarish thug.

    The Bards of Bruising

  • Not from watching the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, where the 18-year-old amateur from Louisville, Kentucky won the light-heavyweight gold medal with an impeccable performance, but from his behaviour after turning pro, and in particular during the build-up to his first world championship fight, against Sonny Liston in Miami Beach on 25 February 1964.

    Muhammad Ali still carrying that torch on his 70th birthday | Richard Williams

  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal Neil Leifer's 'Guts and Glory' He is probably best known for his photograph of Muhammad Ali standing triumphantly over a fallen Sonny Liston, but as "Guts & Glory" Taschen proves, Neil Leifer's best work may be the football images he captured from stadium sidelines in the 1960s and '70s.

    The Gridiron's Golden Age

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