Muhammad Ali - Liston Fight
2012 Tanzania Mint Sheet of 4
An action-packed sheet of 4 from Tanzania commemorates the famous fights between Ali and Sonny Liston, considered to be among the greatest sports moments of the 20th century. In 1962 Liston beat Floyd Patterson to win the World Heavyweight Championship, and successfully defended the crown in a second match against Patterson in 1963. In 1964 Ali claimed the crown from Liston in the seventh round in a major upset, at the age of 22 becoming the youngest boxer to take the title from a reigning champion. In a rematch in 1965, Ali held onto the championship, knocking out Liston in the first round.