Cassius Clay "Shocks The World"
Feb. 25, 1964
Few give 22-year-old Cassius Clay much of a chance to dethrone heavyweight champ Sonny Liston. Only three of 46 writers covering the fight in Miami Beach had picked Clay, a 7-1 underdog. Most thought of him as a loud-mouthed braggart.
But the kid with the quick quip, who kept insisting he would "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," lives up to his words, showing his hands are even faster than his mouth. His long left jab keeps bouncing off Liston's face.
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