On This Date 2/25/1964

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Cassius Clay shakes up the world by winning the Heavyweight Championship of the World after Sonny Liston cannot answer the bell for the start of the seventh round at the Miami Convention Center. As Clay boastfully declared that he would win, Liston was listed as an 8-1 favorite for the fight. A day after becoming the new champion, Clay again shook the world, announcing he was changing his name to Muhammad Ali.