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    1964 Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston Full Golden Circle Proof Ticket. On February 25, 1964 at Miami Beach, Florida World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston defended his title against upstart, undefeated challenger, Cassius Clay of Louisville. Clay, "The Louisville Lip," came into the fight a tremendous underdog to the seemingly invincible Sonny Liston. Liston, fresh off two consecutive one-round knockouts of Floyd Patterson, was predicted by most observers to be an easy choice to stop Clay in one round. It did not happen. Using his youth, speed and power, Clay was able to batter Liston, swelling up his eye and eventually forcing him to retire before the start of the seventh round. Clay had shaken the boxing world and had won his first Heavyweight Championship.

    Promotion was the name of the game when this Golden Circle ticket (6x2.5") was produced for the big fight. The $250 face value was an exorbitant amount for its time. This ticket does not have a section or seat number listed as it was an extra. This originated from the collection of promoter Freddie Lewis. All four corners are touched, but the ticket is crease free. The offering borders on NM.

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