Regular price $1,000.00

On May 25, 1965 World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali defended his title for the first time against the man he had won it from a little over a year earlier, Sonny Liston, in one of the great upsets in boxing history. This fight was originally slated for Boston, but delayed due to an injury and moved to the unlikely setting of Lewiston, Maine. The fight ended in the first round. Ali landed what many observers coined a phantom punch to put Liston away while a confused referee Jersey Joe Walcoot lost track of the count. Many people insisted the fight was thrown by Liston, long known to have mob ties, but Ali defended the punch that ended it. That controversy lives on to this day. Offered here perhaps one of the most famous photographs in all sport. This is the original photograph of Muhammad Ali standing over Sonny Liston which has been boldly signed by Muhammad Ali.
This is a color 16" x 20" photograph. In fine condition with no creases, rips or tears. Bold color. Boldly signed in black sharpie by Muhammad Ali. Professionally framed. Letter Of Authenticity from Pete Morkovin who obtained this signature in person at a 1996 Tri Star show. Letter Of Authenticity from Craig Hamilton of JO Sports, Inc.

Size: 16 x 20

Condition: near mint