liston liston  /ˈlɪ stən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) United States prizefighter who lost his world heavyweight championship to Cassius Clay in 1964 (1932-1970)

Synonym(s)

News

  1. Jury selection in Trayvon Martin murder moves at snail's pace

    By Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - The polarizing debate that followed the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Florida last year means it could take up to two weeks to pick the six jurors needed to try the case. Prosecution and defense lawyers in the trial in Florida's Seminole County are entitled to subject potential ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Jury selection in Trayvon Martin murder case moves slowly on second day

    By Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - Jury selection moved slowly on Tuesday in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who claims self-defense in the February 2012 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. Selecting a jury to decide Zimmerman's fate in the racially charged case that captivated the United States for much of 2012 could ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Jury selection begins as Trayvon Martin murder case goes to trial

    By Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 in a case that fueled a national debate about race, guns and equal justice before the law. Zimmerman, 29, is charged with second-degree murder and faces up to life in prison if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I'm sorry, Mr. President," Patterson said he told Kennedy. "The title is not worth anything if the best fighters can't have a shot at it. And Liston deserves a shot."
    on May 11, 2006 By: Floyd Patterson Source: ESPN

  2. "That was a more phantom punch than Ali had to knock out Liston in that fight in 1965," Wilbon said of Petruzelli knocking Kimbo to the canvas. "Kimbo Slice, your boy, is a fraud."
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Michael Wilbon Source: FanHouse (blog)

  3. He infuriated Joe Frazier and Sonny Liston, saying Liston needed talking and boxing lessons, "and since he's going to fight me, falling lessons." "And the punch raises the bear clear out of the ring. Liston is still rising and the ref wears a...
    on Jun 11, 2009 By: Sonny Liston Source: MiamiHerald.com

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