1964 Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston Ticket Collection (5)

Sold For: $240

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2309

Item Year: 1964

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Collection of five different tickets issued for the issued for the heavyweight title rematch between champion Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston scheduled for November 16, 1964, at the Boston Garden. Each of these tickets is exceedingly rare because the fight was abruptly canceled when Ali suffered a hernia three days before the scheduled bout. The fight ultimately took place on May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine. 1-2) "Auxillary Press" full ticket (5.25 x 2 inches) and stub. The full ticket, which features portrait images of each fighter, has been stapled to a ticket stub for the fight (1.75 x 2 inches) and is otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition. The stub, has a hole punched through Ali's image, and is otherwise in Excellent to Mint condition as well. 3) Weigh-In ticket. Full ticket to the official weigh in at 12 noon on November 16th. 3.5 x 1.5 inches. Nr-Mt. 4) Dressing-Room pass. Diamond-shaped pass with string attachment granting access to the fighter's dressing rooms on th night of the fight. 3 x 3 inches. Nr-Mt. 5) Official's pass. Diamond-shaped pass with string attachment labeled "Official." This pass probably granted access to all of the areas of the arena that were off limits to the public. 3 x 3 inches. Nr-Mt. Total: 5 tickets. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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