Sonny Liston 14 Career Boxing Fights On 3 DVDs With  Motion Menus
Overall Quality 7-9
This set comes with full professional motion menus with music, chaptered rounds, complete set in chronological order on 3 high quality DVDs. Includes premium cases and artwork printed on the DVDs.
Orders are carefully packaged in boxes with bubble wrap and shipped out within 24 hours by priority mail (2-3 days). Guaranteed.
Our competitors sell sets in paper sleeves without cases and without artwork printed on the DVDs. They do not make their own custom menus but illegally copy our menus. Please reward the site that spends all the hard time to make these beautiful sets and not the sites that just copy our work.
I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the product and with your amazing service. Your company was a real lifesaver, my son was so thrilled.
-C. Diaz
Oak Creek, CO
                 SONNY LISTON 14 fights on 3 boxing DVDs
Fights Boxing DVD 1
Sonny Liston vs Bethea
Sonny Liston vs Whithurst II (HL)
Sonny Liston vs Williams I
Sonny Liston vs Williams II
All of your information is protected with strong 128-bit SSL encryption before traveling over the internet. This makes doing business over the internet even more secure than purchasing by telephone.
SONNY LISTON 14 fights on 3 boxing DVDS
(Ratings are to compare sets on this web site only. You cannot compare ratings from one site to another because some sites are not honest and rate their sets higher than they should be.)
Price $17.95
  ITEM # 940p
Price $60.00
  without artwork on DVDs
  with artwork on DVDs + $10
 ITEM # 940
  ITEM # 940c
with artwork on DVDs plus clear cases + $15
Fights Boxing DVD 3
Sonny Liston A&E Biography
Sonny Liston Life & Death Of A Champ
Sonny Liston vs Harris
Sonny Liston vs Machen
Sonny Liston vs Westphal
Sonny Liston vs Patterson I
Sonny Liston vs Patterson II
Fights Boxing DVD 2
Sonny Liston vs Ali I
Sonny Liston vs Ali II
Sonny Liston vs McMurray
Sonny Liston vs Martin
Sonny Liston vs Wepner (HL)
Charles L. "Sonny" Liston (unknown - December 30, 1970). Liston signed a contract in September 1953, exclaiming: :Whatever you tell me to do, I'll do." The only ones who had been willing to put up the necessary money for him to turn professional were close to underworld figures, and Liston supplemented his income by working for raceteers as an intimidator-enforcer. The connections to organized crime were an advantage early in his career, but were later used against him.
Liston made his professional debut on September 2, 1953, knocking out Don Smith in the first round in St. Louis, where he fought his first five bouts. Though not particularly tall for a heavyweight at 6 ft 1 in, he had an exceptionally powerful physique and disproportionate reach at 80.5 inches. Liston's fists measured 14 inches around, the largest of any heavyweight champion. Sports Illustrated writer Mort Sharnik said his hands "looked like cannonballs when he made them into fists." Liston's noticeably more muscular left arm, crushing left jab and powerful left hook lent credence to the widely held belief that he was left'handed but utilized an orthodox stance.
Early in his career, Liston faced capable opponents. In his sixth bout, he faced John L. Summerlin (18-1-2) on national television and won by an eight round decision. In his next fight, he had a rematch with Summerlin and again won an eight round decision. Both fights were in Summerlin's hometown of Detroit, Michigan.
On September 7, 1954, Liston was boxing his eight fight when suffered defeat for the first time, losing to Marty marshall, a journeyman with an awkward style. In the third round, Marshall nailed Liston - reportedly while he was laughing, and broke his jaw. A toic Liston finished the fight but lost by an eight round split decision. On April 21, 1955, Liston defeated Marshall in a rematch, dropping him four times en route to a sixth round knockout. They had a rubber match on March 6, 1956, which Liston won by a lopsided ten round unanimous decision.
Liston's criminal record, compounded by a personal association with a notorious labor racketeer, led to the police stopping him on sight, and he began to avoid main streets. On May 5, 1956, a policeman confronted Liston and a friend about a cab parked near Liston's home. Liston assaulted the officer, breaking his knee and gashing his face. He also took his gun. Liston claimed the officer used racial slurs. A widely publicized account of Liston resisting arrest, even after nightsticks were allegedly broken over his skull, added to the public perception of him as a nightmarish "monster" who was impervious to punishment. He was paroled after serving six months of a nine month sentence and prohibited from boxing during 1957. After repeated overnight detention by the St. Louis police and a thinly veiled threat to his life, Liston left for Philadelphia.
In 1958, Liston returned to boxing. He won eight fight that year, sic by knockout. Liston also got a new manager in 1958: Joseph "Pep" Barone, who was a front man for mibsters Frankie Carbo and Frank "Blinky" Palermo. The year 1959 was a banner one for Liston: after knocking out contender Mike deJohn in six rounds, e faced Cleveland williams, a fast handed fighter wo was billed as the hardest hitting heavyweight in the world. Against Williams, Liston showed durability, power and skill, nullifying Williams' best work before stopping him in the third round. This victory is regarded by some as Liston's most impressive performance. He rounded out the year by stopping Nino Valdez and Willi Besmanoff.