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    50th Anniversary of Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston Fight

    50th Anniversary of Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston Fight

    Today, we remember Muhammad Ali as probably the best boxer to ever step into the ring.    That wasn't the case before his first heavyweight title fight, 50 years ago this Tuesday.   Former New York Times boxing journalist Robert Lipsythe spoke to us about the then underdog taking on an unbeatable Sonny Liston. James Keating told the story.  Cassius Clay 1964    Sonny Liston 1964 Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali in 1965.  Robert Lipsythe became the main boxing writer for the New York Times.  Sonny Liston and Muhammad Ali had a rematch in 1965.   Muhammad Ali was again the winner.    Sonny Liston had his ...

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