Liston was heavily fancied over loudmouth Clay, but the young upstart went on to shake up the world.
- Muhammad Ali w rsf 12 Floyd Patterson
After changing his name, Ali defended his heavyweight crown against former champion and all-time great Patterson.
- Joe Frazier w pts 15 Oscar Bonavena
Though his title was fragmented, Frazier was still considered the champ when he saw off dangerous Argentinian Bonavena.
- Mike Tyson w rsf 6 Pinklon Thomas