Flashback: “Sonny” Liston profiled – Pt 1

By John F. McKenna (McJack): There is some uncertainty as to when Charles “Sonny” Liston was born. Liston himself was not sure of his birth date, but it is believed that it was between the years of 1929 and 1932. Sonny was the 24th of 25 children born to an abusive and alcoholic father in St. Francis County, Arkansas. As was the custom in the south in those days Liston grew up working in the cotton fields with his siblings.

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