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That really affected him. Ali was first directed toward boxing by Louisville police officer and boxing coach Joe E. Martin who encountered the year-old fuming over a thief's having taken his bicycle.
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Jones staggered Clay in the first round, and the unanimous decision for Clay was greeted by boos and a rain of debris thrown into the ring.
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Watching on closed-circuit TV, heavyweight champ Sonny Liston quipped that if he fought Clay he might get locked up for murder. The fight was later named "Fight of the Year" by The Ring magazine. In each of these fights, Clay vocally belittled Wives want nsa Jeffersonville opponents and vaunted his abilities.
He called Jones "an ugly little man" and Cooper a "bum. In Clay left Moore's camp, partially due to Clay's refusal to do chores such as washing dishes and sweeping. To replace Moore, Clay hired Angelo Dundee to be his trainer. Wives want nsa Jeffersonville had met Dundee in February during Clay's amateur career.
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Despite Liston's attempts to knock out a blinded Clay, Clay was able to survive the fifth round until sweat and tears rinsed the irritation from his eyes. In the sixth, Clay dominated, hitting Liston repeatedly. Liston did not answer the bell for the seventh round, and Clay was declared the winner by TKO. Liston stated that the reason he quit was an injured shoulder.
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At ringside post fight, Clay appeared unconvinced that the fight was stopped due to a Liston Wives want nsa Jeffersonville injury, saying that the only injury Liston had was "an open eye, a big cut eye!
In winning this fight at the age of 22, Clay became the youngest boxer to take the title from a reigning heavyweight champion.
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However, Floyd Patterson remained the youngest to win the heavyweight championship, doing so at the age 21 during an elimination bout following Rocky Marciano 's retirement. Mike Tyson broke Wives want nsa Jeffersonville records in when he defeated Trevor Berbick to win the heavyweight title at age Ali then faced a rematch Married women Grassy Key for free Liston scheduled for May in Lewiston, Maine.
It had been scheduled for Boston the previous November, but was postponed for six months due to Ali's emergency surgery for a hernia three days before. Midway through the first round, Liston was knocked down by a difficult-to-see blow the Wives want nsa Jeffersonville dubbed a "phantom punch.
Liston rose after he had been down for about 20 seconds, and the fight momentarily continued. However a few seconds later Walcott, having been informed by the timekeepers that Liston had been down for a Wives want nsa Jeffersonville of 10, stopped the match and declared Ali the winner by knockout. It has since been speculated that Liston purposely dropped to the ground.
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Slow-motion replays show that Liston was jarred by a chopping right from Ali, although it is unclear whether the blow was a genuine knockout punch. Ali defended his title against former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson on November 22, Before the match, Ali mocked Patterson, who was widely known to Jeffeersonville him by his former name Cassius Clay, as an " Uncle Tom ", calling him "The Rabbit".
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