NOTE: this description has been modified from the printed catalog to reflect that this image was not taken by Neil Leifer, but by John Rooney.
We’ll never know the severity (if any at all) of Muhammad Ali’s infamous “phantom punch” that floored Sonny Liston in the opening round of the May 25, 1965 Heavyweight Championship fight. The enduring image captured by photographer John Rooney (thanks Travis), however, is unquestionably the most famous in boxing history. Framed to 25-5/8 x 21-5/8”, a 20x16 black-and-white print of an unforgettable scene is autographed by its victorious and taunting subject. Executed in blue marker, Ali’s penning projects (“8-9”) strength and clarity. Cert/hologram from Steiner Sports.
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