Thursday, February 25, 2016

“52 years ago today, Cassius Clay, who ​would later be...

"52 years ago today, Cassius Clay, who ​would later be known as Muhammad Ali, won the world heavyweight title when a bleeding Sonny Liston, his left shoulder injured, was unable to answer for the 7th round. Immediately after he had been announced as the new heavyweight champion of the world, Clay, then 22, yelled to the newsmen covering the fight: "Eat your words." Only 3 of 46 sports writers covering the fight had picked him to win. This 1964 photo from the @nytimes archives was taken before the fight and shows Cassius Clay going through the motions of what he planned to do to Sonny Liston. Visit the link in our profile to read the full @nytimes article from February 26, 1964. #tbt" By nytimes on Instagram.

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