Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston

The Fight that had brought Ali to the attention of the nation. Back than, Ali was still known as Cassius Clay, and was dismissed by the press as having no real chance against the "Big Bear" who had pulverized the previous champ Floyd Patterson twice in the second round. Two incidents made this fight extra controversial: during the 4th round Ali temporarily lost his eyesight due to a misterious substance allegedly administered to Liston's gloves. Gradually Ali regained his sight and fought back untill unexpectedly, Liston did not come out of his corner to the 7th round, and Ali was declared champ