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This Day in Black History: May 8, 1932

This Day in Black History: May 8, 1932

Heavyweight boxer Charles "Sonny" Liston was born.

Published May 8, 2012

Heavyweight boxer Charles "Sonny" Liston was born on May 8, 1932, in St. Francis County, Arkansas. Liston fought his way to boxing fame, becoming the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1962 after knocking out Floyd Patterson in the first round.

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Written by Naeesa Aziz

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