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Regina King introduces 'One Night in Miami' to Oscars race
"Actor Regina king puts on her director's hat and introduces her film one night in Miami about a young Muhammad Ali to the Oscar race it was quite the film takes place after the twenty two year old the heavyweight champion Sonny Liston it's a fictional account of a conversation between the boxer who later became Mohammed Ali and Malcolm X. Jim Brown and Sam Cooke who discussed inequality look at racism against them and how to use their celebrity is changing Regina king says it also speaks to what's happening today with the
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"Results and The governor, in fact, has appointed electors for the state. The case before this judge this Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough is separate from the federal lawsuits that the Trump campaign has been going after to try to undo the certification unless it tosses out tens of thousands of mail in ballots that they say are illegal. So There is a the Commonwealth Court judge is scheduled a hearing for Friday to get some more information and then the Commonwealth has until Noon today, our time to file its response to all of this Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Junior two of the greatest fighters of the 20th century. Are not exactly coming out of retirement since they're about Will be an exhibition. But Tyson is 54. He hasn't fought competitively since 2005 Jones's 51. He hasn't had a fight since 2018 and history largely has not been kind to fighters coming back after lengthy layoffs. Tyson was ah shell of his former self when he lost to Kevin McBride in his finale back in 2005. And just based on the history of Mike Tyson, his his up and down roller coaster life. I mean, not just his boxing career, but his life. There's a lot to, um Unpacked before he even gets into the ring. I've heard interviews with him and seen some interviews with him, and he's an amazingly interesting person and incredibly self reflective in a way that I don't In a way that I don't think anybody really expected of him. Everybody kind of thought he was a shallow kind of a one note guy. And I'm not saying that he's you know, in the running to take down the Nobel Prize for chemistry or anything like that. But he is Incredibly introspective. There was a, uh $10 million payday. For Mike Tyson 10 mil Regardless of what happens on Saturday night, Roy Jones Junior will make about three million The guarantee. Jones's guarantee is about a million, though Mike Tyson has said at least he said before that he's going to be donating money from Saturday's fight to charity. It's going to be broadcast on pay per view. It will be actually fought at Staples Center. And they said that the two accomplished boxes of the first time will be their first time together in the ring. But there will be no official judges and no winner announced. So they just going to go for a knockout? It's what the hell is this? Is this a participation trophy time? Getting into the ring with the participation trophies. It's not right and I cannot believe that Tyson last fought in 05. Unbelievable. Muhammed Ali, probably one of the if not the greatest fighter, greatest personality and boxing ever. He defeated Sonny Liston in 64 to win the heavyweight title and then defended it. Nine more times raises records 29 0 in 67 when he stopped Zorro Folly in the seventh round of a scheduled 15 round fight. But then he was stripped of his title and he refused to be inducted into the service. Of course, he objected on religious grounds. He leader one that decision with the Supreme Court and he was out of boxing till 1970. So that was just three years, right? Yeah, when he returned and defeated Jerry Quarry, But he was never is good as he was prior to being exiled from the sport. Rumble in the jungle, of course, was 74 when Ali upset George Foreman in Kinshasa. One by eight round knockout second man at the time to lose and then regained the heavyweight title. George Foreman was 40 and oh, going into that fight and heavily favored went into a tailspin of sorts. After the fight. He won his next five fights, but in 77 was upset by Jimmy Young in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Um George Foreman stayed retired for 10 years until he returned. And they said it's unlikely the Tyson would ever return to actual competition, let alone win any title. But this is this is an amazing that first of all the guys in incredible shape it 54 years old. I think it is right, 54. And He Has just amazing. I don't know, Concentration when it comes to this, all the distractions of that come with being Mike Tyson, and he's able to put all that aside and do what he's been doing. The California State Athletic Commission says that They should not be going for a knockout during this. Well for a 24 year old Mike Tyson in the ring. That's not going to be a rule that you're going to be able to enforce. Yeah, Hearing his own descriptions of what happens in his head when he gets into a ring like that when he starts fighting and it's It's terrifying to think of, you know, we were talking last hour about the woman who will sit down and talk with serial killers about why it is they do what they do. You hear this guy describe what happens in his brain. When he's fighting like that is animalistic. It is not something that normal people deal with, or think of, or can experience. And he does a great job of describing it. It's it's some by Tyson, just this phenomenon that people I don't think my kids have any idea who might Tyson is, but anybody who's over the age of 35. I don't think they do. They don't know Mike Tyson. I don't think so. My dice in the wild, I have been the.
Dakotas lead US in virus growth as both reject mask rules
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Regina King introduces 'One Night in Miami' to Oscars race
"Actor Regina king puts on her director's hat and introduces her film one night in Miami about a young Muhammad Ali to the Oscar race it was quite the film takes place after the twenty two year old the heavyweight champion Sonny Liston it's a fictional account of a conversation between the boxer who later became Mohammed Ali and Malcolm X. Jim Brown and Sam Cooke who discussed inequality look at racism against them and how to use their celebrity is changing Regina king says it also speaks to what's happening today with the police killings of black people we have this opportunity or chit to use our art and in in a powerful way the film stars out as hostile as the autumn junior Kingsley Ben Adir and he like all right as Cassius clay I'm Julie Walker
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"sonny liston" Discussed on Sports Criminals
"Sonny Sonny they're they're Geraldine. Why don't we go sit down or get you some tea? No I need to see him. I need to know know what Geraldine Sunny. Happen to you sunny. Can you tell me what happened to you? Do Oh dear. Come on now. Geraldine Geraldine had voiced. A thought several had begun to express. Sonny's death was undeniably strange. It came out of nowhere. Suicide seemed unlikely as he was making plans for his future and noted by all around him to be in good spirits. The overdose theory seem suspicious as well as the only drugs that had been found in the house after his death might well have been planted. There seemed to be a very real possibility that Sonny's death occurred via unnatural circumstances bought on January nineteenth nineteen seventy-one. The corner published his report. It is my conclusion from my findings. That Sonny Liston died of natural causes. A poor supply of oxygen to the heart led to congestive heart failure. Something perfectly reasonable for a man of his age. I also found traces of morphine and coding in his system. But not enough to have killed a man of his size thus they have no importance in determining the cause of his death. Police quickly wrapped up their investigation concluding that there was no foul play involved in. Sonny's death they issued a statement saying much and that because he was a known heroin addict his death was likely the unfortunate result of an overdose. But many of Sonny's friends had a problem with this. They claimed vehemently that Sonny was afraid of. Needles and this claim was substantiated. Not only by one or two people. But by a whole slew of the late boxers acquaintances. It was confirmed by his dentist. Who had trouble doing dental work on sunny because the boxer was too squeamish for administering anesthesia? It was confirmed by Sonny's friend. Dave Pearl the same Davey Pearl. He'd had breakfast with shortly before his death who knew him intimately. It was also confirmed by father. Edward Patrick Murphy. Who had known sunny for a good portion of his life and had performed his funeral service. But it was most tangibly confirmed by Sonny's former trainer Willie Reddish who said that Sonny had actually cancelled a planned tour of Africa to avoid getting the necessary. Vaccinations if Sonny was afraid of needles heroin would have been tough drug of choice for him. There are other ways of taking heroin. But in order for a dose to become lethal it would generally have to be taken intravenously. Sonny's friends were not convinced that sunny died of a heroin overdose and they certainly did not buy that. His death was from natural causes and they had good cause to think so. If sunny wasn't injecting heroin into his veins that rules out the possibility that his death was an overdose. Which meant that someone in Las Vegas new something? They weren't sharing something that suggested that Sonny liston death was really a murder..
"sonny liston" Discussed on Sports Criminals
"sonny liston" Discussed on Sports Criminals
"Car phone show. He made a few calls that day to or to Geraldine and one was to paramount studios where he had a meeting scheduled for the next day on. Tuesday December. Twenty ninth. Sonny liston drove onto the paramount lot and took a meeting with casting director. Jim Merrick in the days before the New Year Sonny was making a lot of plans for the future after the meeting. He checked out of his hotel and headed back home to Vegas. According to an article printed in the Las Vegas Sun one of the last people to see Sonny alive was a man named John Sleeper. Sunny had fared much better with the police in Las Vegas than he ever had in Denver Philly or Saint Louis in the large reason for that was that he allegedly had a man inside the Las Vegas Police Department looking out for him. Even when Sonny had been present during drug busts where everyone else went to jail sunny somehow walked away without a scratch or a charge pressed against him. That seems likely that the person who pulled strings for Sonny was John Sleeper but by December. Nineteen seventy sleeper. Had fallen out of favor with the LAS VEGAS PD and was getting demoted which was really just a prolonged firing by early nineteen seventy-one. John Sleeper would be out of the force and managing gas station. We can only assume that if John Sleeper stopped by Sonny Liston House in the final days of nineteen seventy. It was to tell Sonny that he'd no longer be able to protect him from the police. Come on John. Don't be like that. I need you. I don't like dealing with unfriendly police. You know it's not my choice sunny. I don't have the freedom I used to have there watching me. I won't be able to protect you if there's another drug raid. I'm not trying to ruin your night. I wanted to warn you but I've got a good thing going. Don't make me pull the plug. I'm not making you do anything I'm just saying you need to know that. I can't help you if they come for you. Be careful out there John Johnny. It's almost New Year's Eve. Let's have a drink stop worrying and talking about being careful and all this stuff okay. Hey let's get our coats and go out. Let me buy you a drink. At least I can do for. All you've done but sunny had a lot to worry about is. The year came to a close physically. His body was not what it once was. He was now around forty years old and had not been taking very good care of himself. He was having trouble whipping himself into shape like he used to perhaps because he was a few years older than the birth year he had always claimed or maybe because of alleged drug and alcohol use sunny had gambling debts and he also had a wife and child to support not to mention a mistress with an expensive drug habit and his involvement with the mob and selling drugs had made him plenty of enemies more than a few times. He escaped his friends of his gone to jail for crimes that he had participated in. They weren't happy to see him walk free as they paid the price but if Sonny had wanted to talk about his problems it wasn't with Geraldine she wasn't able to get a hold of him in the days leading up to New Year's eve and began to grow worried by January fifth nineteen seventy-one Sunny hadn't answered Geraldine calls for more than a week. It was not unusual for him to be. Mia for short periods of time. But this was enough to make her nervous. When Geraldine entered the Las Vegas Home? They shared there was immediately a bad smell. Geraldine thought it was food that had been left burning on the stove. Sunny was known to do that but when she went into their bedroom she was greeted with a horrible sight. Sunny was lying slumped onto the bed. Bloated he hadn't been answering Geraldine calls because he was dead.
"sonny liston" Discussed on Sports Criminals
"By the early nineteen sixties. Sonny Liston was on the cusp of becoming the greatest boxer in the world. His large frame powerful hands and vicious left. Hook were obliterating opponent after opponent in the ring. Only one fighter stood in his way Floyd Patterson but his latest run in with the police. Sonny's boxing license was suspended. He was legally no longer allowed to fight. He was devastated with nothing. Left FOR HIM IN PHILADELPHIA. Sunny spent time in Denver. Later relocating there. It was here that he connected with a Jesuit priest named father. Edward Patrick Murphy Sunny. Welcome her father sunny. I believe that you are a good man. I don't think that you've done any of the things they say you have thank you. I appreciate that. There are bad people in this world people who only see black and white and can't see beyond who let their own prejudice. Get in the way of rational thinking of compassion. I want to help you sunny. You're not a monster. You're a good man. Three months later. Father Edward Helps Sunny get. The charges dropped and his boxing license reinstated. It was the second time a religious man had given him a lifeline and sunny grateful and more importantly Sonny Liston was back in business and back on the path to becoming the greatest heavyweight boxer in the world in September of nineteen sixty. Two sunny finally got his chance to fight. Floyd Patterson after nearly two years of anticipation. The fight brought to of the generations. Greatest into one ring but those that were expecting an epic and long match were greatly disappointed. Sonny liston knocked the heavyweight champion out and just over two minutes flat. He was now the world's greatest boxer but even this did little to help his reputation. He received little to no fanfare when he returned to Philadelphia and was booed when he knocked. Patterson out again in one thousand nine hundred sixty three bought he was still the champ and he remained the champ until a young up and comer a twenty two year old named cashes. Clay defeated him in February of nineteen sixty four but it was. Sony's second fight with Muhammad Ali. That went down as one of the most controversial moments in boxing history. Having lost to Ali wants Sonny was determined not to do it again. He trained aggressively and relentlessly for the rematch. Which was scheduled for November thirteenth? Nineteen Sixty Four. Sunny pushed his body to its limits preparing for this fight and was understandably frustrated when the match had to be rescheduled due to emergency hernia surgery for all the he honestly wasn't sure he could take his body to that extreme a second time sunny may have been as old as thirty four at this point. While was a young man of twenty. Two rumors began to swirl at this time of alcohol and Drug Abuse on Sundays part. We can't definitively confirm if this was true. But we do know that. He was putting himself through a lot at this time. Physically or the new date for Sonny's rematch with Ali was may twenty fifth. One thousand nine hundred sixty five. A huge crowd came to see which of the two star? Boxers would emerge victorious but the fight was much shorter than anyone could have anticipated in the first round. All through a light punch that inexplicably knock sunny to the ground from some angles. It didn't even look like the punch had connected with Sonny's body but he went down and stayed there. All the same people were shocked. Sunny a massive towering figure had essentially been knocked over with a feather even all e had trouble believing it and the winner is Mohammed Ali. Sonny Liston is down for the count one of the craziest damn things I've ever seen. Many people simply could not accept what had happened in thought that the only plausible explanation was that sonny had thrown the fight. Theories circulated as to why sunny may have done so Ali would say on. The matter was that Ali had thrown a punch that had injured his shoulder and taken him down but years later in an interview with sports illustrated he had a different take on the situation. And can you tell me about the infamous rematch with Muhammad Ali in sixty five? Sure listen man. That guy was crazy. I didn't want anything to do with them and the Muslims were coming up. Who needed that so I went down? I wasn't hit so you fixed the match. I'm not saying yes but I'm not saying no. You know what I'm saying. I I think I do the Muslim sunny referenced. In the article were the nation of Islam just months before the rematch members of the group had killed Malcolm X. on February twenty first nineteen sixty five Mohammed Ali was affiliated with the Nation of Islam and by some accounts sunny had been on the fence about doing the fight in the months before out of fear of being killed himself now. Many people thought it was possible that Sonny had thrown the match at the group's urging or more likely at their threatening. There's another piece of the story that lends credibility to this theory before the match sunny had moved to Vegas to train and it was here that he met and became pals with an infamous bookie named Ash resnick who many believe that resnick brokered a deal with the nation of Islam in which sunny would receive a portion of all of all these future earnings in exchange for throwing the match sunny did receive medical attention for the shoulder injury that knocked out. But it's easy to see how this offer might have been compelling whether losing the match was something sunny chose or not. Life was not the same after losing twice to Mohammed Ali if he had been treated ruthlessly by the press and the public before it was nothing compared to now he was a laughing stock and a joke. Sunny moved his family permanently to Las Vegas and began spending less time boxing and more time with his new pal ash resnick. According to the New York Post who liked to think of himself as Sonny's personal concierge. Sonny Liston my man. Listen whatever you need I got you. You need women women. You need a party. I'll take you to the best party ever seen get a little pick me up. I'm your Guy Pick me A- we talking drugs only the finest hour talk resnick had an extremely sorted reputation even by Vegas standards like many people in Sonny's life. He was closely tied to the mob and he opened the door to more serious drug activity. Sonny Sonny was no longer bringing in the cash. He wants did and immediately began to rack. Up Gambling debts upon setting foot in Vegas. He needed a new source of income with help from resnick. Sunday began selling drugs and according to some using them as well. By the year nineteen seventy sunny was living a fast life in Vegas. He was partying every night. Running a mid level drug operation and had a mistress on the side he was still doing some lower level fights but had branched out into acting and music playing roles in the films Harlow Moon Fire and head which starred the monkees additionally he appeared in an episode of the TV Show Love American Style and was in a commercial with Andy Warhol for braniff airlines on Christmas Eve. Nineteen Seventy Sonny's wife. Geraldine left Vegas to spend time with their family and Saint Louis. She took their adopted son. Daniel with her sunny stayed behind saying that he wanted to enjoy the Strip at holiday time each year. Las Vegas turned into a quiet company town over Christmas before becoming an all out hedonistic paradise over New Year's on Christmas Day nineteen seventy sunny. Met some friends that the town tavern showing up to white showgirls. One on each arm his friend. Clyde Watkins remember as noting that his friends sonny was in high spirits. Hey Sonny Merry Christmas you to Cleto. What are you doing later? Come into your house to eat. Oh please do you know nothing would make me and my wife happier? According to one source on Monday the twenty eighth sunny had breakfast at a local haunt with the Las Vegas boxing. Raff named Davey Pearl. The two men went over plans for an upcoming fight of Sonny's afterwards sunny hopped in his car and drove to Hollywood. He was in L. A. By that evening when he checked into the Biltmore Hotel and had dinner with his talent agent. Sunny. I see big things for you. Your House hold name now. Let's bring you into their houses every night on the TV. Like the sound of that. Yeah I'M GONNA need you to come out to L. A. More anything holding you back from that not a thing. Let's do according to the same source phone records from Sonny's.
"sonny liston" Discussed on Sports Criminals
"After sunny listens mysterious death. In December of nineteen seventy. There were a handful of people. Pleased to see the divisive boxer gone but there were exponentially more still who couldn't accept that he had died from natural causes. He had won fifteen of his last sixteen fights fourteen by knockout sure. He had a drinking problem but he seemed fit as a fiddle. Despite the general public suspicions there was nothing they could do. The case was closed that is until June fourteenth nineteen eighty two when a visitor to the LV NPD broke the case wide open. The mysterious visitor was received by one officer Gary Beckwith a little over a decade prior. He had been one of the police officers who had investigated. Sonny's death in fact. He was one of the first to arrive at the scene. The Night Geraldine discovered the body. Hello Beckwith here. Gary I got a guy here you need to talk to. Can it wait? I don't think so. He says he's got information on something about to go down. There might even be something in this. That's new on Sonny Liston. The man beckwith spoke to that day was named Erwin Peter's and the tail. He proceeded to tell the officer was a strange one. Peters had been working as a professional crooked vegas alongside a former undercover cop named Larry. Gandhi Gandhi was the Vietnam vet with significant. Ptsd he later claimed that this condition drove him to volunteer for the most volatile dangerous drug busts. He could participate in. Gandhi would frequently arrest drug dealers by posing as a customer. Most dealers at the time wouldn't sell unless you use their product in front of them. So Gandhi had to get clever. He kept capsules of Maple Syrup in his pocket which he would switch out with heroin pills at the last minute to inject into his veins afterwards he'd have the dealer arrested. Gandhi was an extremely effective undercover cop but his non traditional methods clashed with the modernisation of the department. He was eventually fired from the force for insubordination. Though he sued and won his job back he chose to walk away regardless then ejected from law enforcement and with nothing to lose. Gandhi turned to bounty hunting and then crime including partnering with Irwin. Peters to run a successful robbery operation in the late sixties and seventies the two men developed a unique system for their burglaries. Gandhi acquired a real estate license. So he could case a home by posing as a realtor setting up an open house on a different day at an agreed upon time. Erwin Peters would go to the house tie up and blindfold the unsuspecting owners and call Gandhi Gandhi within show up and robbed the place taking everything valuable that he could get his hands on as Irwin. Peter's recounted the robberies he done with Gandhi. Beckwith listened with rapt attention. One particularly odd detail stuck out to him. Peters told him that while performing the robberies candy disguised his voice as Daffy duck into remember that Sonny liston thing Gandhi killed. He shot sunny up with heroin. That's where you lose me Pete. There was no murder that wasn't an overdose. Gandhi bragged me right after he did it. Beckwith didn't know how much you could trust. What Irwin Peters told him? As far as he knew Sonny's death was investigated and done with by natural causes probably due to has heavy drug use. Sunny was heroin addict. And that was that. Plus despite Larry Gandhi's record he was well respected in the force. Something of a legend. Even it was tough for Beckwith to believe that he had been behind a significant portion of Las Vegas robberies. Still just be sure back with began looking into the claims. Peters made he searched through records of robberies done in the Las Vegas area over the decade and to his surprise he found a connection. Many of the victims described that the robber underneath the mask. Spoken a distinct daffy duck voice there. It was at least one. Part of Peter's claims seem to be true. Beckwith next step was to see if the robbery. Peter's predicted would actually take place. The officer had serious doubts that the infamous Larry Gandhi would be making an appearance at the Daffy Duck. Coincidence was too strange to ignore sale on June. Sixteenth Nineteen eighty-two beckwith set up a sting that same day. Erwin Peters began to carry out a robbery with Gandhi. Just as they always had first peters went into the house inside instead of a couple of unsuspecting homeowners. To tie up there were only cops milling about his tip had worked after about twenty minutes. Peter's call Gandhi his voice shaking. He was terrified. Hey Gandhi I. I got everything taken care of over here. I'll be there in a SEC as killing me. My car seat is all messed up. Say you want to get some food after this? I'm starving sure. What do you WANNA eat anything anything? You don't have an opinion Mexican Italian. We go get waffles. Mariam's hungry any of those. Who is this and what did you do with? Peter's you in a weird mood today. Man never known you not to have an opinion on waffles. Just get over here okay. I'm on my way testy. But when Gandhi walked through the door it wasn't a routine robbery waiting for him on the other side. Instead he faced a row of police. Guns all pointed at him. Gandhi put his hands up revealing that he was on armed policemen site heavily with relief. None of them wanted to have to shoot the legendary leary. Gandhi Gandhi was arrested without a fight and read his rights. A second piece of Irwin. Peter's Intel had proved to be true. This left beckwith seriously wondering maybe Larry. Gandhi had killed Sonny Liston but beckwith thought they had enough on Gandhi to put him away for ten years at least with robbery charges. It didn't matter which Crime Gandhi went away for as long as he was put away but beckwith underestimated Gandhi's connections who walked away with an indefinitely suspended sentence. It's hard to know for certain beckwith actually thought Gandhi killed sunny ultimately. Nothing could really be done with this potential lead in nineteen eighty two. The Las Vegas Police Department had no substantial evidence that Larry Gandhi had murdered sunny and the years after that didn't change so sonny's death remained listed as due to natural causes in the police files more than a decade after his body was discovered the case went back to lane dormant that is until nearly twenty years later when an ESPN magazine journalist named Sean. A sale tracked down. Larry Gandhi the answers. He found which shocking coming up. We'll hear what Larry Gandhi himself had to say about. The death of Sonny. Liston now back to the story after sunny listened was discovered dead in his Las Vegas home on January Fifth Nineteen seventy-one. The cops ruled that he died of natural causes stemming from lung congestion but many weren't convinced that his death had been natural despite several possible suspects with clear motives. The Las Vegas Police Department had made no effort to investigate. Sonny's death any further determined to find an answer where the LVN MP had not shown a sale and ESPN magazine investigative journalist and author began his own research sonning listens death was something of a legend at ESPN and the sale had heard quite a bit about the boxer over the years. His interest in sunny was piqued when he began. Researching unsolved murders for a novel. After coming across the details of Sonny's case a sale began to pursue answers to the famous boxers death in earnest and eventually he wrote an entire book on this subject while conducting his research a sale traced officer Gary Back with story to its conclusion where it stopped just short of providing any real answers but a sale wanted more. His first instinct was to reach out to Irwin Peter's but unfortunately he never got the chance to speak to the informant. Assail learned that. Peters had read it on Gandhi because Gandhi hadn't paid him his full share of their earnings from their robberies but while Peters was able to put Gandhi Away. It didn't yield the outcome. He was hoping for not only did candy. Still refuse to pay peters. He was furious. He made it clear that he would kill. Peters as soon as he got the chance scared. That Gandhi would make good on that promise. Irwin Peters left Las Vegas in nineteen eighty six and move to rural Oregon. There he got married and started a new life far from his checkered past. Peters was always evasive about his whereabouts even with his close family. His parents never knew where he was and he instructed them not to ask him on the phone as he was certain that his lines were tapped but even with all his precautions. Someone still found him babe. You gotTA Postcard Opposed Guard. That's odd no one knows this address known should even no? I'm in Oregon. It's postmarked from Las Vegas. Let's see it. It's just a picture of a barren desert. Well what's on the back? It says this is where you'll be. Oh God oh don't be upset babe. Maybe it's just something from the tourism bureau like this is where you'll be next year on vacation or maybe it's just a teenager doing a prank. Put it in the trash and don't sweat it. There was good reason for Peter's to sweat it one morning just months after he and his new wife remarried. She woke up to an empty bed. She couldn't find her new husband anywhere. 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"sonny liston" Discussed on Sports Criminals
"sonny liston" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"And he he converged with what was about to happen in the culture that's another key aspect in all of his career so when he wins the title for the first time still known as caches clay at that time in february nineteen 64 that's the same month that the beatles plant in america and these do these to actually have a meeting they have a photo op together and they're seen by most of the press both of them clay and the beatles as just sort of flavors of the month claes get a get his head handed to him by sonny liston the heavyweight champion and the beatles are going to be popular for a month or two in that they're gonna vanished the way most of these things do of course that doesn't turn out to be the case and they're really turn out to be heralds of the youth culture that we're all we all know about from the '60s so ali came in at kind of the perfect time but he had such a huge impact because sported always been such a um a preserve of stoicism usually is just talking about john lewis john lewis was was a great stoic publicly them he never gloat or boast or anything ali was really blowing blowing that whole world apart and you know not everybody liked it uh and then the second thing of course is that he did he converges with is the politics and so that has to pieces one is is the racial politics means is coming on a right at the peak of the civil rights movement but uh he does not adopt the civil rights movement he instead joins the nation of islam which actually rejects the civil rights movement an openly confronts whites as racist and in fact racially inferior to blacks so he really puts himself out on the edge with his politics and then he steps out even further when he refuses induction into the armed forces during during these vietnam years so between the racial politics and the the the the war politics ali by late '60s alot he's he's looked upon today people the revere him when he died he was celebrated in the late '60s air very few people in america.
"sonny liston" Discussed on WEEI
"About the guy who actually wins the fight it's problematic what i mean by that is that you know sugar ray robinson against any of the great heavyweights probably get speak who is the greatest heavyweight of all time i have to give it to muhammad ali you know uh and i have to give it to him really just on on pure america put aside everything else who showmanship they north of encounter if you just talking about about pure fighting and that unamir merits of who he beat in competition to of defeated sonny liston joe frazier and george foreman three guys were on most people top10 alltime heavyweight less that's just a feat that none of these other guys can match i have to say that muhammed ali and you know if the other thing with ali as they fought a contender class enough in that decade those two decades as well there was quite a stout as well foot hard for me to keep that number one spot away from him how about yourself well that's a good question i don't know i mean i think about ali the guy that he was from sixty four to sixty seven when he was just so fast and so gift it is so powerful that guy you know to me is is probably the greatest weight of all time but he's a very different guy the guy who comes back in wins those epic fights obviously in in the '70s against four million zairean frazier in manila and in john i new book about ali you know i mean i think it's george foreman makes the point people talk about how great ali was how great it is it that great going out and just getting taken punches taken punches taken punches waiting for your opponent attire at in the knock him out but the guy was around doing what he was doing from sixty four to sixty seven if he'd been allowed to continue fighting at that point course we wouldn't he probably wouldn't been iran and 74 75 for those remarkable fights but i think you're probably right but marciano is peak lewis it is t dmc at his t.
"sonny liston" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Really hurt by this joe frazier's kids were getting taunted at school because their dad was an uncle tom and i was really hurtful um but ali never really any did apologise but i and i think he regretted it out but he didn't show much remorse m over the years not until very late so in nineteen 64 as this huge showdown approaches sonny liston the the heavyweight champion huge favorite in the fight and caches klay promising to knock him out on the clay had become closer to the nation of islam how wellknown was that some had it did of that affect the the promotion of the fight there were rumors all over the place by the time of the fight that ali was about to join this this group that americans that white americans perceived as a as a terrorist organisation and the fbi was already keeping tabs on him the fbi was already using um angelo dundee ali's trainer as an informant to find out who was coming around um so so ali wasn't talking about it they asked him not to talk about it they asked dumb malcolm x to leave miami on the promoters of the fight because they felt like it was bad for business that it was hurting ticket sales that them nobody really knew who the root for any more because sonny liston is this ogre and now ali the fresh young face he might be more hated than than sonny liston because of his association with the nation of islam in his bed sportsmanship and his constant yeping so they they kept it pretty quiet uh or tried to any way at least until the fight could get over with right so it the fight finally comes loose list in the huge favourite what happens you know you you see it from the very first round list comes out and he's looking for that quick knockout and he can't find ali ali's just dancing so fast and suddenly you realize that not only is highly fast but he's actually bigger than sonny liston and he after he he less list and swing a few times and miss um he start poking at jab at list enlist in can't get out of the.
"sonny liston" Discussed on KQED Radio
"An opportunity to really change the world if he was successful jonathan eye has a new biography of muhammad ali it's called alley a life we'll continue our conversation after a short break this is fresh air this is fresher and we're speaking with writer jonathan igf has a new biography of muhammad ali it's called alley a life so a pivotal episode in muhammad ali's career were his to fight with sonny liston in nineteen 64 nineteen 65 i remember this as a kid toast first about sony list sonny liston was m one way to call them the nightmare in white america's closet that he was this big frightening guy who just knocked his opponents out and he was he was kind of an older he beat up policemen um he had a at a criminal record he was he was not the heavyweight champ that joe louis had been killed lewis was this symbol of pride that even white people could dumb could could take um as a as a as a hero but sonny liston was just it was just a bad guy in the view of the american public and he was seen as unbeatable he was just too big too strong and he had he'd knocked out his last few opponents and just a matter of seconds so the a strong opinion among the media and among boxing fans was that this kid caches clay this this little quick moving fighter had no chance getting in the ring against they listen the only question was whether he was going to be knocked out or kill the interesting thing is that by the time they had that first fight and i didn't realize this until i read your book then caches klay was a huge celebrity already he had been on the cover of time he'd been on the johnny carson show i mean he and he demanded a fight with sunny listening um and he spent a lot of time building up to the fight talking trash and i thought we would listen to a little bit of tape from bakken nineteen 64 this is as the in the buildup to the fight and uh caches clay then as handsome guys and his retinue will hear them in there and this begins with a question from a reporter can i ask y y you're feeling now that pointed to a.
"sonny liston" Discussed on Fresh Air
"But he's actually bigger than sonny liston and he after he he lets list and swing a few times and miss um he started poking at jab at list enlist in can't get out of the way and then he starts doubling up with these combinations and listens not getting out of the way every punches hitting and you see this by the end of the first round everybody's has all my god we were wrong this kid can fight and list and has not as nothing you can do about it and he fails to answer the bell in the seventh round so i guess that's a technical knockout a huge upright and yeah ali does wore him out and later list and would say that he heard shoulder that it is shoulder was was strained or separated but you know he's throwing a tunnel of jabs from that from that same with that same shoulder right before he quits i think he was just defeated that it emotionally and and and psychologically he knew there was no way he was going to beat this kid we're listening to the interview fresh shares dave davies recorded with jonathan isaac author of a new biography of muhammed ali qaed le a life after we take a short break we'll talk about ali's refusal to fight in vietnam and had taking so many punches affected his brain and languished jeff number will tag about the hippie words that are still in use fifty years after the summer of love i'm teary gross and this is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message come from t i a whether it's investing advice banking or retirement t i a leave smart financial decisions should enable life not define it because real success isn't jess measured in zeros it's having a career that delivers meaning and purpose it's connected with family and friends and it's giving back the i a calls this the new success story and they want to help you achieve it every day learn more at sea i a dot org.
"sonny liston" Discussed on Fresh Air
"That ali could could go into the ring believing that he had a law on his side that that that he was had a calling um that that he was doing something much bigger than boxing here that he had an opportunity to really change the world if he was successful jonathan i has a new biography of muhammad ali it's called alley a life we'll continue our conversation after a short break this is fresh air support for this podcast than the following message come from the show time documentary series active shooter america under fire this documentary series presents a new perspective on some of the worst tragedies the us has seen including columbine orlando and aurora here first hand personal stories from responders survivors and the ordinary people who performed extraordinary acts of courage active shooter america under fire an eightpart documentary series every friday only on showtime so a pivotal episode in muhammad ali's career were his to fight with sonny liston in nineteen 64 nineteen 65 i remember this as a kid toast first about sonny liston sonny liston was one writer called in the nightmare in white america's closet that he was this big frightening guy who just knocked his opponents out and he was he was kind of an older he beat up policemen um he you know had a at a criminal record he was he was not the heavyweight champ that joe louis had been joe louis was this symbol of pride that even white people could dumb could could take um as a as a as a hero but sunny list and was just it was just a bad guy in the view of the american public and he was seen as unbeatable he was just too big too strong and he had he'd knocked out his last few opponents and just a matter of seconds so the strong opinion among the media and among boxing fans was that this kid caches clay this this little quick.
"sonny liston" Discussed on Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto
"During a break in the fighting tony mcgregor tries to make his way to a bathroom he waged through a constant line of people the man who created a superstar one fan says is he here another asks he's not here tony says warm and friendly i was talking to him on the phone so you got close to him tonight tony doesn't yet know how to be famous in a public place the careful avoidance of eye contact any of the tricks i have to go to the blue man he says loving every moment of this ride for however long it happens to run even as someone like mcgregor is rising his fall feels close enough to touch nearly all famous fighters end up back where they started busted a punchdrunk eulogy to their inability to escape whatever first drove them to fight mcgregor brags he's gonna eat lobster for the rest of his life while his critics and opponents we'll eat their words may be that's true when you meet him and see the pride in his eyes when he talks of giving his newborn son a different kind of life you want it to be true he's making the lots of money and spending lots of money and the thing his family and friends fear most isn't the next opponent but the moment when he no longer has an opponent when the engine of his focus goes cold cautionary tales abound he has gotten financial advice from mike tyson he's fighting a man named money who can't pay his taxes his flight into vegas took him directly over the parched cemetery where sonny liston has buried beneath bake flowers after dying broke an alleged junkie.
"sonny liston" Discussed on First Take
"Tony doesn't yet know how to be famous in a public place the careful avoidance of eye contact any of the tricks i have to go to the blue man he says loving every moment of this ride for however long it happens to run even as someone like mcgregor is rising his fall feels close enough to touch nearly all famous fighters end up back where they started busted a punchdrunk eulogy to their inability to escape whatever first drove them to fight mcgregor brags he's going to eat lobster for the rest of his life while his critics and opponents we'll eat their words may be that's true when you meet him and see the pride in his eyes when he talks of giving his newborn son a different kind of life you want it to be true he's making lots of money and spending lots of money and the thing his family and friends fear most isn't the next opponent but the moment when he no longer has an opponent when the engine of his focus goes cold cautionary tales abound he has gotten financial advice from mike tyson he's fighting a man named money who can't pay his taxes his flight into vegas took him directly over the parched cemetery where sonny liston his buried beneath fake flowers after dying broke an alleged junkie list and said once some day they're gonna write a blue song just for fighters it'll be for sloga tar soft trumpet and a bell.
"sonny liston" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"The man who created a superstar one fan says is he here another asks he's not here tony says warm and friendly i was talking to him on the phone so you've got close to him tonight tony doesn't yet know how to be famous in a public place the careful avoidance of eye contact any of the tricks i have to go to the blue man he says loving every moment of this ride for however long it happens to run even as someone like mcgregor is rising his fall feels close enough to touch nearly all famous fighters end up back where they started busted a punchdrunk eulogy to their inability to escape whatever first drove them to fight mcgregor brags he's going to eat lobster for the rest of his life while his critics and opponents we'll eat their words be that's true when you meet him and see the pride in his eyes when he talks of giving his newborn son a different kind of life you want it to be true he's making the lots of money and spending lots of money and the thing his family and friends fear most isn't the next opponent but the moment when he no longer has an opponent when the engine of his focus goes cold cautionary tales abound he has gotten financial advice from mike tyson he's fighting a man named money who can't pay his taxes his flight into vegas took him directly over the parched cemetery where sonny liston his buried beneath fake flowers after dying broke an of alleged junkie.
"sonny liston" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"The man who created a superstar one fan says is he here another asks he's not here tony says warm and friendly i was talking to him on the phone so you've got close to him tonight tony doesn't yet know how to be famous in a public place the careful avoidance of eye contact any of the tricks i have to go to the blue man he says loving every moment of this ride for however long it happens to run even as someone like mcgregor is rising his fall feels close enough to touch nearly all famous fighters end up back where they started busted a punchdrunk eulogy to their inability to escape whatever first drove them to fight mcgregor brags he's going to eat lobster for the rest of his life while his critics and opponents will eat their words may be that's true when you meet him and see the pride in his eyes when he talks of giving his newborn son a different kind of life you want it to be true he's making lots of money and spending lots of money and the thing his family and friends fear most isn't the next opponent but the moment when he no longer has an opponent when the engine of his focus goes cold cautionary tales abound he has gotten financial advice from mike tyson he's fighting a man named money who can't pay his taxes his flight into vegas took him directly over the parched cemetery where sonny liston his buried beneath fake flowers after dying broke an alleged junkie.