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News (Newspaper) - February 26, 1964, Frederick, Maryland
The lip pulls Surprise of decade Victory with Mouth wide open Cassius Clay whoops it up with his handlers after his knockout of heavyweight a wire photo Champion Sonny Liston. I m greatest Clay shouts to groggy world Miami Beach Fla. "5 whupped that big Bear am i whupped my an exult ant victorious Cassius Clay Bel Lowed tuesday night after Stop Ping heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston in the boxing upset of the Century and it feels so the Man who said he was King and then proved the Complete consternation of the boxing in his heaven in the Post fight interview room at convention Hall. Will i give that big Bear an other a dancing excited Clay Yewed. You bet i fight any Man alive but i Don t think hell want it i can beat any fighter in the world. But that old big Bear will have to work his Way up he was scared of me. He could t even hit me when i was half Blind. I am the Drew Bandini Brown Clay s closest associate wept big tears As the new heavyweight Cham Pion of the world beat his Chesi fight figures Miami Beach Fla. Facts and figures of tuesday night s Cassius Clay Sonny Lis ton heavyweight title fight. Receipts estimated guaranteed receipts 000. Liston s share of guarantee 40 per cent Clay s share of guarantee 22% per cent inter Continental sports share 37% per cent Liston s share of intercontinental 50 per cent Liston s total purse from live closed circuit television no estimates available except old records of paid were topped by substantial margins. Like a modern Day Tarzan and proclaimed to the the thousandth he was the greatest. He said i could t last a round. He said i kept my hands too Low. He said i was scared Clay s exultant voice boomed Over the loud speaker. Well he Liston is in the Hospital and Here i am still pretty As i can be. That big Bear was an Amateur. If he wants to fight me he will have to work his Way Clay accused Liston of trying to Blind him in the fifth round but said even this could not pre vent this rendezvous with Des tiny. He tried to Blind me by put Ting ligament on his the new Champion said. I could t see a thing. But he could t hit Clay was late leaving the ring where he danced around screaming wildly that he was the greatest and giving credit for his Victory to god. I have been talking to he said. I know the Only tars switch Days Annapolis a Navy has changed its football game with Georgia tech next fall to Friday night oct. 9, from sat urday oct. 10 at Jacksonville the news Frederick Maryland Page 9 wednesday february 26, 1964 new Champion Cassius Clay raises both bands As handlers enter the ring after he was declared world Champ a wire photo Ion of the heavyweight ranks. Clay stopped Champion Sonny Liston after six rounds. Clay scores to in 7th Miami Beach Fla. A Cassius Clay scored one of the greatest upsets in fight history tuesday night when he stopped heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston at the end of six rounds and became the new heavyweight ruler. Or. Alexander Robbins ordered the fight stopped after the sixth round ended because Liston had injured his left shoulder. Clay a 7-1 underdog was hardly Given a Chancel by anyone. But he had out pointed the Cut and term go Liston up to the time the fight was stopped. It into the record books As a seven round technical Knock out As the Bell had sounded for the Start of the seventh. Fans stormed into the eat and Clay turned to the ringside f looking Gash and the Champ and shouted to reporters 1 your Clay weighed 210v2, the heaviest of his career. Liston weighed 218. Crowd Boos there was a chorus of Boos from the Small crowd of in the Miami Beach convention Hall at the ending. Liston had been Cut under the left Eye in the third round and looked slow and lumbering against the 22 year old former olympic Cham Pion from Louisville. Clay was the fourth fighter with a perfect record to win the world heavyweight Crown. I am the greatest i am the greatest i am the the new Champion chanted ceaselessly after it was Over. I m the King of the world upset the world. I am the King. I am the asked Why Liston could t get to him Clay said because i m too fast. He was scared. I am the greatest that Ever lived. Must be greatest i just beat Sonny Liston and i just turned 22, so i must be the greatest. I was going to end it in the eighth As you would have seen but the Man stopped it in Sev or. Alexander Robbins chief physician of the Miami Beach boxing commission said Lis ton. Strained his left shoulder. He Coli def t lift his when the fight ended referee Barney Felix had scored the fight even. Judge Bunny Lovett had Liston on top and judge Gus Jacobson had Clay on top. The a card had Clay ahead 4-2 in rounds. Long before there was any talk of an injured shoulder it was obvious that Liston was far from the ominous destroyer who knocked out Floyd Patterson in the first round of two title matches. This was his second defense. Million to take although the live Gate was Small the closed circuit television for this fight reportedly set a new record of Over people. It was estimated that the closed circuit television take might Send the total Gate close to the million Mark. Clay took charge right from the Start circling out of danger while feeding a steady left Jab to listen s face. The lumbering Champion was missing badly with his left Hook and caught Only the air with his ponderous right. Near the end of the first round Clay Cut Loose with a right left right flurry that made the big ugly Bear Back and cover. Early in the third Liston started to bleed from a Cut under the left Eye. It was an ugly was bothered. Although Liston came on at the end of the round Clay had piled up an Edge in the Early going. Badly Cut Eye although Liston s handlers applied an ice bag to the dam aged Eye Between rounds the Cut still was ugly looking in the fourth. Clay was jabbing and moving peppering the sluggish big fellow and then moving out of Range. At the Start of the fifth Clay stood up and complained he could t see. His seconds yelled that Liston had something in his Liston stalked Cas Sius through the round and the fans booed As Cassius ran. The Pace was slow in the sixth with Clay slapping out with Quick jabs that confused Sonny boy. The Clay Corner men yelled rumble Champ rum ble and then dance Cassius obliged. There was no hint that the end was near. Liston was slow and off on his timing. But he did t appear Hurt. Liston still in Corner suddenly As the Bell rang for the seventh there was sitting in his Corner surrounded by his handlers. No body knew what had happened until Willie Reddish Liston s Trainer waved his hands. Then the doctor reported the injury to newsmen. The end was a shocker for those who had watched Clay at the weigh in where he was fined for making a disturb Ance. The commission had threatened to attach his purse if he did any More clowning in the fight. Some people thought Clay might not even show up for the Rich fight because he was in a highly nervous state and emotionally 20th in Row it was Clay s 20th straight Victory since he left the amateurs after winning the 178 Pound title in the 1960 olympics. Liston had won 28 straight since he suffered his Only pre Vious defeat at the hands of Marty Marshall sept. 7. 1954. He had won the title from Pat Terson sept. 25, 1962, in of the first round and defended it in of the first last july in Las vegas. Face full of fist Cas Sius Clay left Bangs a to us fact of Sonny Liston during heavyweight Champion ship fight. Liston suffering a Cut left Eye and a strained a War photo shoulder lost his Crown on a seventh fund technical Knock out Liston rushed to Hospital after fight by Joe Reichler associated press sports writer Miami Beach Liston his normally stolid face creased with pain and complaining his left Arm was numb from shoulder to wrist was rushed directly from ringside to a Hospital tuesday night. His handlers feared a possible shoulder fracture. Liston did t even bother to Shower following his stunning seventh round technical Knock out defeat at the hands of the Brash Young challenger Cassius Clay for the heavyweight championship of the world. The finish actually came just before the Start of the seventh when Liston his dark face More sullen than usual just sat on his Stool As the Bell sounded. I made the Jack Nilon advisor of Liston announced to reporters in a Post fight news conference that was supposed to be held by Liston. Liston insisted he could go on but his Arm was numb and i just could t Send him out to fight with one said Nilon. We be been advised by or. Robert c. Bennett Liston s per Sonal physician that at the Tail end of the first round Sonny trying to Block a punch by Clay took a shot on the left shoulder said Nilon. Sonny complained of numb Ness in the shoulder when he re turned to his Corner after the round it became progressively worse with each succeeding round. The punch had a sort of paralysing effect. The numb Ness moved Down to his hand and by the end of the sixth round he could t lift his left Arm at All. There was nothing to do but Stop the fight. Sonny was simply suffers Eye Gash a deep Gash Marks the Eye of Sonny Liston As he trades a War photo punches with challenger Cas i being awarded a technical Sius Clay. The fight was Stop Ped after six rounds with Clay knockout chop to head Cassius Clay whips a right to the head of ducking Champ Sonny Lis ton during first round of a heavyweight title fight. Barber improves from heart attack Emporia a. Doc Tor said tuesday that sports Caster red Barber is improving after suffering a heart attack two Days ago. Barber s wife said red is coming along nicely. The Doc tors Are Barber 56, was stricken Sun Day night when he and his wife stopped at an Emporia Motel to spend the night. They were in route to the new York Yankee Spring training Camp in Florida. He is a member of the Yan Kee radio television broadcast ing Crew. Doctors were unable to say when Barber will be released from the Hospital. Umpires to meet the Frederick county umpires association meets thursday p. M., at the Myca. All members and interested persons Are asked to attend. Buckeystown meets the Buckeystown team of the Tri county league meets Sun Day p. M., at the buckets town social Hall. All players and prospective players Are urged to attend. Your Comfort assured Grelle withdraws from Garden meet new York a Jim Grelle former University of Oregon mile Star withdrew tuesday from thursday night s knights of Columbus mile run in Madison Square Garden be cause of a virus. Grelle who plans to move up to the meter steeplechase in the olympics has been ill for the past two weeks. Tom o Hara of Loyola of Chi Cago who lowered the indoor mile Mark to two weeks ago will Start and will be timed officially at the three Quarter mile and Marks in route. Thus he could set three indoor Marks in a single race. Highest score Ever turned in by a Lehigh wrestling was a perfect 48-0 score against Brooklyn College in 1947. With regardless of How cold the weather gets you la always be cozy with plenty of Phi heat in your fuel tank. Phi heat gives you plenty of comfortable warm tic to every gallon. Call to 2-4101 Blue Ridge Oil company . Box my. I newspaper
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