Leotis Martin Knocks Out Sonny Liston

(Original Caption) 12/6/69-Las Vegas, Nevada- Charles "Sonny" Liston, favored to beat third ranked contender Leotis Martin for the North American Heavyweight Championship, was upset and knocked out in 1:28 of the ninth round of their twelve round bout, 12/6, in Las Vegas. Liston hit the canvas before a crowd of some 2,000 in the main showroom of the International Hotel.

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