8-1 Underdog Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali) shocked the experts by scoring a TKO victory over Sonny Liston on 2/25/64, winning his first heavyweight title. When Liston failed to come out for the seventh round Clay responded in unforgettable fashion by performing his trademark “Ali shuffle” and yelling repeatedly “I’m the greatest” and ”I shook up the world”. Stake your claim to this historic event by taking home this Liston vs. Clay dual-signed display. The display features a 4-1/2 x 2” index card signed by Ali (“9”) and Liston (“8-9”), which is significant because the two pennings are very hard to find in juxtaposition. Also features a 7-1/2 x 9-1/2” photograph entitled “Clay Ko’s Liston”. Full photo LOA from JSA; more on website
In interest of full disclosure, it is our opinion that the Ali penning was not signed at the same time as the Liston, which was likely autographed around the time of the fight.
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