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Sonny Liston (Charles Liston)

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Biography

St. Francis County, Arkansas, USA
Charles "Sonny" Liston's life and death began and ended in the same manner: as a mystery. Liston, one of 25 children by his father, is reputed to have been born in May 1932, yet prison records show various birthdates, among them 1928. After a rough upbringing, with little formal education, Liston found himself in trouble with the law. He served brief prison terms and on one occasion was introduced to boxing by a prison chaplain. Liston excelled in his newfound love, boxing, and, after a short amateur career, turned professional. Read more...

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Head 1968

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The Real Rocky 2011

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Malcolm X 1972

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Tyson 2008

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When We Were Kings 1996

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Facing Ali 2009

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