Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston, boxing, heavyweight, championship, world, sports memorabilia,

Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston

R 48,000.00

The two fights between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston for boxing’s World Heavyweight Championship were among the most anticipated, watched and controversial fights in the sport’s history. Sports Illustrated magazine named the first Clay–Liston fight (Ali had not yet changed his name from Cassius Clay) as the fourth greatest sports moment of the twentieth century.

The frame is 1070 mm x 790 mm in size, with a modern leather finish to the frame, the compilation is protected behind a special clear plastic film.

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Signed Sports Memorabilia is a tribute to the heavyweight boxing bouts between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston

The two fights between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston for boxing’s World Heavyweight Championship were among the most anticipated fights in the sport’s history. Sports Illustrated magazine named the first Clay–Liston fight (Ali had not yet changed his name from Cassius Clay) as the fourth greatest sports moment of the twentieth century.

The first bout was held in February 1964 in Miami Beach, Florida, and the second in May 1965 in Lewiston, Maine.

Clay weighed in at 210 lb (95 kg) while Liston was several pounds over his prime fighting weight at 218 lb (99 kg). Many watching were surprised during the referee’s instructions to see that Clay was considerably taller than Liston. While receiving instructions, Liston glowered at Clay, while Clay stared back and stood on his toes to appear even taller. Clay later said of the moment: “I won’t lie, I was scared… It frightened me, just knowing how hard he hit. But I didn’t have no choice but to go out and fight.

The frame is 1070 mm x 790 mm in size, with a modern leather finished frame, the compilation is protected behind a special clear plastic film.

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