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Lot # 1559 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Pair of 1965 Ali-Liston Full Fight Tickets - "The Phantom Punch"

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $829.50

Two full tickets to the heavyweight championship boxing match between champion Muhammad Ali and challenger Sonny Liston held at St. Dominic's Arena in Lewiston, Maine, on May 25, 1965. Each is graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Both tickets feature photos of the respective fighters, with one labeled "Arena" and the other labeled "Standing Room Only." This was the controversial rematch which ended in a first-round knockout by Ali after he downed Liston with what is known today as "the phantom punch." It is also the bout that produced one of the most iconic photographs in all of sports: Neil Leifer's image of Ali standing triumphantly over the fallen Liston. Two exceptional high-grade ticket examples to one of Ali's most historic fights. Total: 2 tickets. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $829.50

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