A MUST Have For Anyone Interested In Sonny Liston
It's hard to know Sonny Liston - most people's first introduction to him is by way of Muhammad Ali and the 2 fights they had, but Sonny is so much more.
He was more feared and more tuff in the ring than Mike Tyson and the first incarnation of Big George Foreman. Sonny was the first. It was said that his opponents would start to bleed just from receiving his stare.
Most of the story of Sonny Liston is sad - no one knows for sure when he was born. No one knows for sure when he died.
This is a great video. Finally we're able to get clips of the champ and witness his presence and power in the ring, we get to hear him speak, see the scowl and actually see him smile too.
I wish this was longer. I would like to see more than just fight clips, but don't get me wrong - it's great to see anything with Sonny in it.
It's funny too - in typical Sonny treatment - it's only on VHS and not DVD.
This is a MUST have for anyone interested in Charles Sonny Liston - also you should read David Remnicks King Of The World and skim through Nick Tosches The Devil And Sonny Liston.