Sonny Liston

Professional boxer

Charles L. "Sonny" Liston (c. 1930 – c. December 30, 1970) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1953 to 1970. 1

Daily Routine

When preparing for the biggest fight of his life, Sonny Liston ate five strips of bacon, three soft-boiled eggs, two glasses of fruit juice, and two cups of tea for breakfast. He'd later eat two pounds of steak for dinner.

Liston would also walk seven miles in seven pound shoes, shadow box for four rounds, and skip rope for nine minutes while listening to the "The Night Train".

In his free time for distraction, Liston watched TV, performed headstands, or even rode his bike.