1964 Heavyweight Championship Program Liston vs. Clay 
Lot Number 777
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As one of the most anticipated and watched heavyweight bouts of the 20th Century, the first Sonny Liston versus Cassius Clay fight lived up to the hype. The fight was scheduled for February 25, 1964 in Miami Beach, and the world watched. Liston was a power puncher that many other heavyweights were reluctant to meet in the ring. For example, Henry Cooper said that if Clay won, he want a title fight, but if Liston won, Cooper was not going to get in the ring with him. The first six rounds of the fight were controlled by Clay, and when Liston did not answer the bell for the seventh round, Clay was finally the champ, announcing to the world, I am the greatest. Presented is an original program from this 1964 fight between Liston and Clay. The program is in VG to VG-EX condition with a centerfold crease and mild wear around the edges. The cover features pictures of the reigning and subsequent champions. The back cover has a 4 area in the lower portion that has been repaired. This rare 12-page souvenir is a paramount collectible for the pugilist enthusiast. 
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