Sonny Liston's mysterious story takes a new turn as questions over death of an enigma feature in new book
The enigma that was the late Sonny Liston lives on, all these years after his death.
Did he quit on his stool in one of the biggest upsets of all time because of an injured shoulder, because some dark forces twisted his arm behind his back or because he was spooked by Cassius Clay?
Did Muhammad Ali, as Clay had renamed himself, hit his ‘Big Ugly Bear’ in their second fight or did Liston go down voluntarily from a phantom punch?
Were the mob pulling the strings in one or both instances?
Such questions have dogged Liston’s memory and teased Ali’s legacy for half a century.
Now comes a murder... read more
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