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Liston KO'd popular Patterson for title

Updated: August 6, 2001, 12:15 PM ET
By Mike Puma | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Bout Sept. 25, 1962 - With an arrest record as long as his list of knockout victims, Sonny Liston was fearsome both out of the ring and in. The surly challenger had boasted that he would blast Floyd Patterson from his heavyweight throne in five rounds. It didn't take nearly that long.

With a 25-pound weight advantage (214 to 189), Liston took control from the start, pounding away at the champion's ribs with a two-fisted attack in their bout at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Then he ...

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