Sonny Liston vs. Muhammad Ali I: Date, Odds, Stats, Prediction

In an undisputed world title fight, Sonny Liston (The Big Bear) defends his heavyweight NYSAC, 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.

34
Sep 2, 1953
35-1
174
69.4%
185 cm
213 cm
28 cm
Orthodox
Sonny Liston
218 days
28
Age
Debut
Record
Rounds
KOpct
Height
Reach
apeIndex
Stance
Lay Off
winStreak
22
Oct 29, 1960
19-0
101
78.9%
191 cm
198 cm
7 cm
Orthodox
Sonny Liston
252 days
19
WBAWBCTheRing
HV
w1
d1
HV
w1
d0
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, Feb 25, 1964

Liston vs. Ali Date

This is the first fight between Sonny Liston and Muhammad Ali. Liston was 34 years and 1 month old with a record of 35 wins and 1 loss. Ali was 22 years and 1 month old with a record of 19 wins and 0 loss.

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

Liston was coming off a 1 round KO win against Floyd Patterson on 22 July, 1963. On the day of this fight, he was 34 years and 1 month old with a record of 35-1 (25 KO).

Ali was coming off a 5 round TKO win against Henry Cooper on 18 June, 1963. He was 22 years and 1 month old with a record of 19-0 (15 KO) on the day of the fight.

Liston vs. Ali Stats

Liston vs. Ali Odds

The winning odds is 55-45 in favor of Muhammad Ali. Based on these numbers, our AI makes the following prediction.

Muhammad Ali is more likely to win, but Sonny Liston winning cannot be entirely ruled out.

Liston vs. Ali Result

Muhammad Ali deafeated Sonny Liston via 6th round RTD to win the NYSAC, 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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