Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston Gloves For Sale

by Rory Kernaghan | Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015 | 0

muhammad ali vs sonny liston gloves

Cast your minds back 50 years, to May 25th 1965, as Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston 2 went down in Lewiston, ME. Ali was rematching Liston for the world heavyweight title he had won from Liston the year before. The first fight was a seventh round TKO for Ali when Liston couldn’t answer the bell.

The ending of the second fight was far more controversial. Liston collapsed to the canvas after what would soon be dubbed ‘phantom punch’ from his younger foe. It was at the two minute mark of round one, and the finish soon became known as the most controversial in boxing history.

Ali would go on to be known as ‘the greatest of all time’. He beat such legends as Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Floyd Patterson and Ken Norton during his illustrious career.

Today we learn that the Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston gloves from their 1965 rematch are up for sale at auction. The gloves are expected to reach up to $500,000 when they sell to the highest bidder.

The famous Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston 2 fight became even more notorious after the fact. Liston was found dead under suspicious circumstances in his apartment in 1970.

Got half a million US Dollars lying around? Go get yourself a piece of boxing history, with the Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston gloves.

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