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Yes he stopped Patterson in the 1st round to win the Title in 1962.

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Cassius Clay who later became Muhammad Ali.

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In 1964 Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the heavy weight title, it was won by a knock out.

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Muhammad Ali or Cassius Clay at the time.

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Q: Who won the Heavyweight title from Sonny Liston in 1964?
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Did Cassius Clay win the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston in 1964?

Yes, on February 25, 1964 in Miami, Florida.

Who did Muhammand Ali beat to become world heavyweight champion for the first time?

Sonny Liston in 1964, George Foreman in 1974, and Leon Spinks in 1978.

Whem did Muhammad ali become a muslam?

He converted a short time before his first fight with Sonny Liston in 1964, but kept it quiet until after he won the title, because Elijah Muhammad didn't want to associate himself with Clay (as he was known at the time) in case Liston humiliated him (as many thought was gonna happen).

Who was ali boxing when he won first title?

Charles "Sonny" Liston, in 1964.

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When did muhammed ali change his name?

He was given his name by Eli Muhammad (his religious leader) in late 1963 but kept it a secret until he won the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston on the 25th of February 1964.

Who did Muhammad ali beat for his third world title?

He TKO'ed Sonny Liston in the 7th round on February 25, 1964 at the Convention Hall, Miami Beach, Florida. He KO'ed George Foreman in the 8th round on October 30, 1974 at the Stade du 20 Mai, Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, better known as Zaire. He won a UD over Leon Spinks on September 15, 1978 at the Superdome, New Orleans, LA.

How many heavy weight belts Muhammad Ali won?

Ali won the Heavyweight Title on 3 different times Ali first won the Heavyweight Title when he stopped Sonny Liston on February 25, 1964. Ali won the Heavyweight Title the 2nd time when he stopped George Foreman on October 30, 1974. Ali won the Heavyweight Title a 3rd time when he beat Leon Spinks in their rematch on September 15, 1978.

Muhammad Ali first championship at age 22?

Yes. He was born in January 1942 and beat Sonny Liston for the title in Feb 1964.

Who did Cassius clay first fight as a pro?

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Clay/Ali fought in only one professional title fight as Cassius Clay. February 25, 1964 Clay beat Sonny Liston (Liston quit on his stool due to a shoulder injury in the 7th Rd)to become the World Heavyweight Champion. He then changed his name to "Muhammad X" and then Muhammad Ali before his rematch with Liston on May 25, 1964 (Ali won this fight with a 1st Rd KO).

When did Muhammad Ali deafeat Sonny liston?

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