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MUHAMMAD ALI BEATING SONNY LISTON WAS NO MYSTERY. MR. ALI WAS A STUDENT OF BOXING. HE RECOGNIZED SONNY’S HUBRIS. HE RECOGNIZED THAT SONNY HAD NOT CHANGED HIS JAB IN OVER TEN YEARS. BY ALI COUNTERING SONNY’S LEFT JAB, WITH “THE ANCHOR PUNCH”, HE TURNED SONNY’S ONCE-REVOLUTIONARY JAB, INTO A RELIC OF THE PAST.