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

Sonny Liston (The Big Bear) challenges Muhammad Ali's (The Greatest) WBC and The Ring heavyweight belts. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

33
Sep 2, 1953
35-2
3
25 (67.6%)
185 cm
213 cm
28 cm
Orthodox
Feb 25, 1964
1y, 3m
-1
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
23
Oct 29, 1960
20-0
1
16 (80%)
191 cm
198 cm
7 cm
Orthodox
Feb 25, 1964
1y, 3m
20
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HV
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heavyweight
Tuesday, 25 May 1965
Civic Center, Lewiston, Maine, U.S.
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Sonny Liston vs. Muhammad Ali II

Date

This fight between Sonny Liston and Muhammad Ali took place on at the Civic Center, Lewiston, Maine, 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 35-2 (25 KOs). His last fight was 1 year and 3 months ago against Cassius Clay, which he lost via 6th round RTD.

Cassius Clay's boxing career

Ali comes in with an undefeated record of 20-0 (16 KOs). His last fight was 1 year and 3 months ago against Sonny Liston, which he won via 6th round RTD.

Sonny Liston's boxing career

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Liston will be 33 years old. Ali will be 23 years and 4 months 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 60-40 in favor of Muhammad Ali. Here is the prediction for Liston vs Ali II.

Muhammad Ali is likely to win. Unless Sonny Liston puts on an exceptional performance, it is going to be hard for him to win this fight.

Result

Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston via 1st round KO to retain the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles. Liston's losing streak continues, and Ali advances his win streak to 21. Ali is now 21-0, and Liston 35-3.

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