Sonny Liston Knocks Out Floyd Patterson In Rematch To Retain Title – July 22, 1963 (This Day In Boxing History)

Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson met for a rematch of the world heavyweight championship on July 22, 1963. Liston beat Patterson in their first fight in September of 1962 to win the championship. In the 2nd fight, Liston again knocked out Patterson in the first round, defeating him only 2 minutes and 9 seconds into the match.

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