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The phantom punch

Robert Sneddon

The phantom punch

the story behind boxing"s most controversial bout

by Robert Sneddon

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  • 12 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Boxing,
  • Boxing matches,
  • Boxers (Sports),
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-230).

    StatementRob Sneddon
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1125 .S63 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 231 pages
    Number of Pages231
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27201160M
    ISBN 101608933652
    ISBN 109781608933655
    OCLC/WorldCa907166224, 933510691

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The phantom punch by Robert Sneddon Download PDF EPUB FB2

While Sneddon’s ostensible subject is the phantom punch—a seemingly innocuous blow that KO’d Liston in the first round—he is equally concerned with New England characters such as promoters Sam Michael and “Suitcase” Sam Silverman.

Diligent historical research allows Sneddon to convincingly evoke the surreal marriage of a heavyweight /5(8). Interesting book about the two Liston-Ali fights, culminating (of course) with the namesake "phantom punch." Rob Sneddon, the author, offers a good credible explanation of the reasons why the last fight became so controversial.

Plus (not surprisingly) a lot about the fighters themselves. Def recommended for those with any interest in boxing /5. The Phantom Punch: The Story Behind Boxing's most Controversial Bout - Kindle edition by Sneddon, Rob.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Phantom Punch: The Story Behind Boxing's most Controversial Bout/5(8). Phantom Punch is a film directed by Robert film is a biopic of Sonny Liston, with Ving Rhames in the lead role.

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Some of the main Phantom artists during these years were Bill. The fight and 'phantom punch' shook the world. Entire books have been written about the fight, and one, released insought to end the suggestion that Liston took another fall.

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It is a great gathering of artistic minds.» More about this event» Add to calendar. Few people, even those at ringside, actually saw the punch Muhammad Ali threw to knock out Sonny Liston onbut it changed boxing history in a year of horrors and wonders.

Editorial Reviews. 09/28/ In this intriguing, exhaustively researched chronicle, sport historian and Down East Magazine editor Sneddon examines the infamous "phantom punch" that ended the second Ali-Liston bout in May of ISBN: LIFE The Beatles: Then.

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1 on the Billboard. A visceral upper-cut to the gut, Phantom Punch portrays the controversial former world heavyweight-boxing champion, Sonny Liston, resurrected as a brooding menace to society and tragic hero.

Phantom Punch chronicles Liston's triumphs and tragedies. His run-ins with racism, the mob, and the law, to become the champion of the world. Highlighted by bone-crunching matches and crime-filled drama Rating: R. A deeply pondered work; in addition to being a wonderful narrative on the personalities of Ali and Liston, The Phantom Punch is a commentary on and reminder of the unpredictable mysteries of life.

Sneddon inserts you directly into the emotional whirlwind of the several colorful character's dreams, commitments, betrayals, victories, failures and. “The Phantom Punch: The Story Behind Boxing’s Most Controversial Bout” tells the story of the heavyweight title bout between Sonny Liston and Muhammad Ali – a bout that, due to a long list of unlikely circumstances, wound up being contested right here in Maine.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Sonny Liston: His Life, Strife and the Phantom Punch Paperback – Novem at Read. The Phantom Punch that Cassius Clay (Ali) Threw in Their Second Fight, one of the most Controversial Knockouts in Boxing History and Ironically the Title of the Film is Hardly Examined, Explored, or for that Matter it is Glossed Over for some Unknown Reason.

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Down East Books. Muhammad Ali’s fight with Sonny Liston on is one of the most remarkable fights in boxing history. Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, won the fight halfway through the first round when he knocked Liston to the ground with a.

Directed by Robert Townsend. With Ving Rhames, Stacey Dash, Nicholas Turturro, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras. The fascinating life story of Sonny Liston, the controversial heavyweight boxing champion of /10(). Cassius Clay (soon Muhammad Ali) fought Duke Sabedong in a ten-round boxing match in Las Vegas on J The fight went the full distance with Clay winning comfortably on points, despite Sabedong's usage of roughhouse tactics.

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A deeply pondered work; in addition to being a wonderful narrative on the personalities of Ali and Liston, The Phantom Punch is a commentary on and reminder of the unpredictable mysteries of life.

Sneddon inserts you directly into the emotional whirlwind of the several colorful character's dreams, commitments, betrayals, victories, failures and Reviews: 3.Phantom Punch may refer to.

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Among Liston biographies, that leaves Rob Steen’s Sonny Liston: His Life, Strife, and the Phantom Punch, sometimes titled Sonny Boy. Steen’s book, published inhas some inaccuracies regarding boxing history, but otherwise the story is told straightforwardly, with a minimum of Tosches-style showboating.