My name is Lynel Gardner in charge of the Estate of Sonny Liston. We are the boxing side of the family that called him “Sonny.” I have all the official records on Sonny Liston. How he lived and died. I have spent the last 15 years trying to set the record straight. ESPN writer Shaun Assael says that Sonny did not know how old he was. “Not even the family bible had his birth date in it.” I have Sonny’s Birth Certificate. The Sonny Liston myth is a cottage industry. My Amazon book “Beast: The Deconstruction of Charles ‘Sonny’ Liston”, tells his story from the boxing side of the family. The book”The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin, and Heavyweights” by Shaun Assael, that borrows heavily from my book, will bill turned into a feature film by UK Production Company Mad As Birds. People that talk about the autopsy report have just been guessing. All that we ask for is fair and balanced reporting about Sonny Liston. There were no drugs found at the house when Sonny died. He did not hang around black thugs. Nor did he hang out on the Westside of Las Vegas. There is no cold case for Sonny Liston. No murder nor investigation. People have lied since the time of Sonny’s death. Lied about being at the house to find Sonny dead. That includes former officers now actors, Larry Gandy, Gary Beckwith, and Dennis Caputo. Who has profited and gained notoriety for the lies they have told for more than forty years.