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[VIDEO] Feb. 25, 1964 | Cassius Clay-Sonny Liston Weigh-In

Feb. 25, 1964 - Cassius Clay turned the weigh-in ceremony into a tumultuous prelude to his heavyweight title challenge tonight against Sonny Liston. His ranting and jumping about brought punitive action from the Miami Beach Boxing Commission. Clay was fined $2,500 for his noisy pre-fight weigh-in at the Cypress Room in Convention Hall. The examining physician, Dr. Alexander Robbins, said: “Clay is nervous and scared, and he’s burning up a lot of energy.” It came as a surprise when Clay’s weight was announced at 210½ pounds. This was considered low, and Liston’s 218 was about three pounds heavier than expected.


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