The Ali-Liston II (1965) fight is perhaps one of the most controversial, anticipated and watched matches in boxing. The match is a mystery in its self - It is boxing’s Bermuda triangle. Questions still remain unanswered. No one really saw the “phantom punch” that brought Liston down. Was the punch even a genuine knockout punch? Did Liston really bet against himself to “take a dive” to repay the mafia? Or was he actually afraid of the Ali’s Nation of Islam extremists? But we know one thing for sure: Muhammad Ali won that fateful day.
On a different note:
In today’s commercialized world, you can even wear your own little piece of sporting history. Ali’s laser eyes most certainly gives the fight of the century a whimsical spin. Is Ali happy? Exhilarated? Victorious? Exasperated? Angry? Who knows? His performance was so spectacular on May 25th 1965 - he’s Godzilla.
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