Sonny Liston

Sonny Liston

Born May 8, 1932
  • Professional Boxer
Charles L. "Sonny" Liston was an American professional boxer known for his toughness, punching power and intimidating appearance, who became World Heavyweight Champion in 1962 by knocking out Floyd Patterson in the first round. Liston failed to live up to his fearsome reputation in an unsuccessful d...

Sonny Liston Stats


: Charles L. Liston, Sonny, The Big Bear, Charles L. "Sonny" Liston, Charles "Sonny" Liston, Charles Liston


: Professional Boxer


: 6 ft (1.85 m)


: 219 lbs (99.3 kg)


: African American


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: May 8, 1932 - Dec 30, 1970 (38 years old)

Place of Birth

: Sand Slough, Arkansas

Date of Death

: 1970-12-30

Place of Death

: Las Vegas

Cause of Death

: Heart failure

Sonny Liston Film Roles

  1. Head
  2. Moonfire
  3. Harlow
    First Fighter

Sonny Liston Film Appearances

  1. Facing Ali
  2. The Real Rocky
  3. Tyson

Sonny Liston TV Guest Roles

  1. Love and the Champ