Sonny Liston

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Birthday
8, 1932
Birthplace
Sand Slough, AR
Death Date
Dec 30, 1970 (38)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1932
Birthplace
Sand Slough, AR
Death Date
Dec 30, 1970 (38)

About

Former World Heavyweight Champion who learned to fight while in jail. He compiled a career record of 50-4, competing against such boxing legends as Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson.

Before Fame

He sold pecans from his brother-in-law's tree in order to reunite with his mother and his siblings.

Trivia

He was convicted of robbery and larceny.

Family Life

He married Geraldine Clark in September 1957.

Associated With

He knocked out Floyd Patterson in 1962 to become world heavyweight champion.