The Phantom Punch at 50

Listen to the radio broadcast from the fight

Courtesy Westwood One’s Mutual Radio

Update: Muhammad Ali, boxing champion and worldwide icon, dies at 74

On May 25, 1965, Sonny Liston challenged Muhammad Ali to regain the championship that Ali had taken from him 15 months before. It took Ali only two minutes to end the rematch with a “Phantom Punch” and secure Lewiston’s place in boxing legend. To commemorate the 50th anniversary, we have talked to the people who remember that night and discovered long forgotten audio of the fight, unpublished photos and countless memories. Here’s what we have for you:


Can you see the punch?