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The phantom punch : the story behind boxing's most controversial bout, Robert Sneddon

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The phantom punch : the story behind boxing's most controversial bout
Title
The phantom punch
Title remainder
the story behind boxing's most controversial bout
Statement of responsibility
Robert Sneddon
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The two bouts between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston are widely considered the most anticipated and controversial fights in heavyweight boxing. Cassius Clay won the first bout in Miami Beach in February 1964, when Liston refused to come out for the seventh round. The second fight took place in Lewiston, Maine, fifteen months later in May 1965. Halfway through the first round, Ali countered a left from Liston with a fast right, knocking Liston down. He did not get up. Ali s right was so fast many spectators never even saw it. It was quickly dubbed the Phantom Punch and rumors began to swirl that Liston had thrown the fight. Many who believed Liston a brutal fighter who picked up boxing in prison had also thrown the first fight the year before in Miami were now vindicated. Journalist and sports historian Rob Sneddon takes a fresh look at the infamous Muhammad Ali Sonny Liston fight of May 25, 1965, which ended in chaos at a high school hockey rink in Lewiston, Maine. Sneddon digs deep into the fight s background and comes up with fascinating new takes on boxing promotion in the 1960s; on Ali s rapid rise and Liston s sudden fall; on how the bout ended up in Lewiston and, of course, on Ali s phantom punch. That single lightning-quick blow triggered a complex chain reaction of events that few people understood, either then or now. Even if you ve seen films of the fight and think you know what happened, this book will change your perspective on boxing s greatest controversy."
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Sneddon, Robert
Dewey number
796.83
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Boxing
  • Boxing matches
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • Liston, Sonny
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • African American boxers
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • Liston, Sonny
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Boxing
  • Boxing matches
  • United States
Label
The phantom punch : the story behind boxing's most controversial bout, Robert Sneddon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907166224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781608933655
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015023092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907166224
Label
The phantom punch : the story behind boxing's most controversial bout, Robert Sneddon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907166224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781608933655
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015023092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907166224

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