Ali-Liston Ticket on eBay

Here’s a nice, little nugget of boxing history available on eBay: a full, unused ticket from the May 25, 1965, Cassius Clay-Sonny Liston rematch, originally priced at $100.

The fight is famous for a few reasons. First, only 2,434 fans attended in Maine, setting a record for lowest attendance in a world championship boxing fight. Second, it became known as “the phantom punch fight,” as rumors swirled that Liston took a dive because he owed money to the mafia. Third, it produced one of the most famous sports photos ever, taken by Neil Leifer as Ali stood over a fallen challenger.