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Liston vs. Ali: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

In an undisputed world title fight, Sonny Liston (The Big Bear) defends his heavyweight WBA, WBC, and The Ring belts against Muhammad Ali (The Greatest). Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

31
Sep 2, 1953
35-1
2
25 (69.4%)
185 cm
213 cm
28 cm
Orthodox
Jul 22, 1963
7m, 3d
28
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
22
Oct 29, 1960
19-0
0
15 (78.9%)
191 cm
198 cm
7 cm
Orthodox
Jun 18, 1963
8m, 7d
19
WBAWBCTheRing
HV
w1
d1
HV
w1
HV
w1
d1
heavyweight
Tuesday, 25 Feb 1964
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
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Sonny Liston vs. Muhammad Ali I

Date

This fight between Sonny Liston and Muhammad Ali took place on at the Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.

Tale of the Tape

At 191 cm, Muhammad Ali is the taller of the two by 6 cms; Sonny Liston is 185 cm. Despite being the shorter fighter, Liston has a significantly longer reach of 213 cm, which is 15 cms longer than Ali's 198 cm. Liston also has a 21 cm ape index advantage over Ali.

Liston is coming in to this fight with a record of 35-1 (25 KOs). His last fight was 7 months and 3 days ago against Floyd Patterson, which he won via 1st round KO.

Floyd Patterson's boxing career

Ali comes in with an undefeated record of 19-0 (15 KOs). His last fight was 8 months and 7 days ago against Henry Cooper, which he won via 5th round TKO.

Henry Cooper's boxing career

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Liston will be 31 years and 9 months old. Ali will be 22 years and 1 month old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 59-41 in favor of Muhammad Ali. Here is the prediction for Liston vs Ali.

The chances of Muhammad Ali winning this fight is much higher. However, Sonny Liston still cannot be counted out.

Result

Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston via 6th round RTD to win the WBA, WBC, and The Ring heavyweight titles. Liston's 28 fight win streak comes to an end, and Ali advances his win streak to 20. Ali is now 20-0, and Liston 35-2.

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