Muhammad Ali is jubilent after knocking out Sonny Liston in their world heavyweight championship bout at the Miami Beach Convention Hall in 1964. The then Cassius Clay won the heavyweight championship of the world on Feb. 25, 1964, after the champ Sonny Liston failed to answer the bell in the 8th round. In many way, this event changed boxing history as Clay became Muhammad Ali after joining the Black Muslims. Ali has become a world figure to this day.
Muhammad Ali is jubilent after knocking out Sonny Liston in their world heavyweight championship bout at the Miami Beach Convention Hall in 1964. The then Cassius Clay won the heavyweight championship of the world on Feb. 25, 1964, after the champ Sonny Liston failed to answer the bell in the 8th round. In many way, this event changed boxing history as Clay became Muhammad Ali after joining the Black Muslims. Ali has become a world figure to this day. John Pineda Miami Herald file
Muhammad Ali is jubilent after knocking out Sonny Liston in their world heavyweight championship bout at the Miami Beach Convention Hall in 1964. The then Cassius Clay won the heavyweight championship of the world on Feb. 25, 1964, after the champ Sonny Liston failed to answer the bell in the 8th round. In many way, this event changed boxing history as Clay became Muhammad Ali after joining the Black Muslims. Ali has become a world figure to this day. John Pineda Miami Herald file

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June 04, 2016 12:55 AM