50 years on from his historic night, Muhammad Ali marks Sonny Liston win on Twitter

“The Greatest” remembers the night he shook the world of boxing.

ALI LISTON FIGHT 1964 Source: AP/Press Association Images

IT WAS THE win that launched the greatest boxing career of them all.

Fifty years ago, a 22-year-old named Cassius Clay stepped into the ring as a massive underdog and beat the world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston.

The seventh-round stoppage at the Miami Beach Convention Centre has gone down in history as one of the significant moments in 20th century sport.

Marking the fight’s anniversary, the 72-year-old Ali tweeted a picture of his celebrations that night and said: “I shook up the world against Liston, now 50 years later I’m taking it to Twitter.”

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screenshot.1393364572.49016 Source: Muhammad Ali

Here’s the TV footage of the sixth and final round, and the celebrations that followed when Liston failed to come out of his corner, handing Clay victory.

Source: Levi Johansen

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