NML Sports Almanac: July 22

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Sonny Liston vs. Floyd Patterson II, 1963   After taking the World Heavyweight title from Floyd Patterson just ten months earlier, Sonny Liston successfully defended his title in a rematch against Patterson on this day in 1963. Patterson had won the World Heavyweight title in 1956 and held it until 1959 when he was defeated …

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