CHARLES DARWIN WAS WRONG. Sonny Liston was not ” A product of his environment”. He made the choice to become the Heavyweight Champion of the world. Overcoming all obstacles. By using the sheer power of his will. Boxing is “The sweet science”. In the street, there are no rules, “it’s kill or be killed”. Boxing taught Sonny, that he had to play by the rules if he wanted to be a champion.