1964 first fight
1965 second fight.
Muhammed Ali knocked out the fighter Sonny Liston in the first round of the fight. This happened when he saw a chance to do so 2:05 minutes into the fight.
Yes he stopped Patterson in the 1st round to win the Title in 1962.
Sonny Liston and Muhammad Ali were very different. For one, Liston was quiet but brutal in the ring. Ali was outspoken and knew how to agitate his opponents and crowds. He was also the master showman and knew how to sell tickets to his fights. Liston was sick and tired of Ali's taunting and promised to destroy him in the ring during their first encounter.
It was in the 7th round , in 1964.
He was named the world heavy weight champion of the world. After he defeated Sonny Liston.
It has never been proven Sonny Liston cheated. Sonny's corner claimed Ali's blindness was due to chemicals used to treat Liston's cut in the fight. However a boxing historian, Bert Sugar, found at least two other bouts of Liston's with similar occurrences. That in addition with Liston's street lifestyle and prior criminal record was enough to suggest Liston was involved in foul play in the view of many boxing critics.
Sonny Liston in 1964, George Foreman in 1974, and Leon Spinks in 1978.
Charles "Sonny" Liston, in 1964.
Some are Sonny Liston, Floyd Patterson and George Foreman.
Ernie Shavers George Foreman Sonny Liston