HISTORY: Charles (Sonny) Liston was born May 8, 1932 in St. Francis County, Arkansas. On September 25, 1962 he won the World Heavyweight Title from Floyd Patterson. He later lost that title on February 25, 1964 to Cassius Clay. In his career he fought and defeated many of the outstanding heavyweights in the division including Eddie Machen, Cleveland Williams (twice), Zora Folley, Mike DeJohn, and Nino Valdes. Liston's last fight was his June 29, 1969 bout with Chuck Wepner. His final record was 50-3-1. Sony Liston amid great controversy surrounding his death on December 30, 1970. Offered here is a very rare signed photograph of Sonny Liston. Certified by PSA/DNA.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, Sports Pix, paper stock promotional photograph of Sonny Liston. Boldly signed in ink, "Best Regard From Sonny Liston to Eugene Allen." Bold, clear image. Clean with no staining. Small, mild crease in lower left corner. Minor corner wear. 8" x 10." Certified by PSA/DNA with their cert # AJ07293. Exceptionally rare, the first signed photo we have had of Sonny Liston in nearly 20 years.