8:46AM EST September 25. 2012 -
Floyd Patterson was one of the most popular boxers of all-time. Sonny Liston one of the most unpopular.

But greatly feared.

On this day, 50 years ago Patterson would lose his heavyweight title to Liston.

Charles L. Liston had not lost in eight years when he came up against Patterson, who had won the heavyweight title twice.

The fight was over in a blink as Liston caught the champion at the end of the first round and pummeled him.
Liston's hold on the title would be short-lived.
A year later he would beat Patterson again. Then on Feb. 25, 1964 he would face Cassius Clay.