Muhammad Ali’s infamous phantom punch gloves fetches close to USD 1 mn

London, ANI | Updated : 24 February 2015, 01:48 PM

Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s infamous ‘ phantom punch’ gloves, which he was wearing when he controversially knocked out Sonny Liston, along with those of his opponent, have fetched close to a million dollars at an auction in New York.

Ali, who was then known as Cassius Clay , struck down his opponent after two minutes of the first round in a rematch in 1965 in Maine, the Independent reported.

Ali’s punch was so quick that many questioned whether it had landed at all, and there were some suggestions of a fix.

An anonymous bidder bought the gloves for 9,56,000 dollars, the report added.

First Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 01:45 PM
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