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Liston, Sonny

Syllabification: Lis·ton, Sonny
Pronunciation: /ˈlistən

Definition of Liston, Sonny in English:

( 1932–70), US heavyweight boxing champion; born Charles Liston. He defeated Floyd Patterson for the world heavyweight championship in 1962 but lost the title to Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) in 1964.

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