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    1964 Clay vs. Liston I Full 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. Presented here is a very scarce full, unused ticket to the historic bout. This is an illustrated full, unused ticket picturing both fighters. It is a $20.00 arena style which includes a section, row and seat number. The ticket is in excellent condition with good color, no creases, clean front and back and the stub firmly attached. The ticket is accompanied by the envelope from the promoter of the fight Chris Dundee in which it was left for the attendee (who, luckily for us, did not attend). One of the most sought after full, unused boxing tickets in the hobby. LOA from Craig Hamilton / JO Sports.

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    October, 2006
    28th Saturday
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