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Ali vs. Liston II Gloves Up on Auction Feb. 21st Could Fetch 7 Figures!

by on Feb.12, 2015, under Boxing News

 

 

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AP Images/Tony Gutierrez

 

NEW YORK CITY — The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in their 1965 rematch are expected to fetch upward of $1 million at auction in February.

Footage of the fight does not make it clear whether Ali’s quick right hand actually connected, and many fans booed. Even the most famous photos of the fight show an enraged Ali standing over Liston as he lay on the canvas, gesturing and yelling at him to get up and fight. ¬†Given the controversial way the bout ended, the boxers’ gloves were seized by George Russo, the boxing commissioner for Maine. The gloves remained in the Russo family until they were purchased several years ago by a California collector who is now selling them. (continue reading…)

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Podcast: Interview with the Late ‘Godfather of Arizona Boxing’, Al Fenn

by on Jun.20, 2013, under Boxing News

Talks about Zora Folley, Sonny Liston, the Gambino family and the Mob

by Christopher Shelton

Al Fenn with Zora Foley (photo courtesy of http://i36.tinypic.com )

Al Fenn with Zora Folley (photo courtesy of http://i36.tinypic.com )

Al Fenn was promoter/manager of most of the amateur Golden Gloves winners of the latter 1950′s and early 60′s. As a pro manager, Fenn worked with Zora Folley – from Chandler – and they remain to this day as the most successful heavyweight team from our region. (continue reading…)

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Interview: Al Fenn, Manager Of Zora Folley & a Promoter of Sonny Liston

by on Jul.03, 2009, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

By Christopher Shelton

Bill Thompson – of “Wallace and Ladmo” fame – had told me, “Al Fenn is the man. If you want to know anything about the Arizona boxing scene – he is the man to whom you should speak.”

There was a time when the World War II vet, Al Fenn, was a major celebrity of this city. Fenn was promoter/manager of most of the amateur Golden Gloves winners of the latter 1950′s and early 60′s. As a pro manager, Fenn worked with Zora Folley – from Chandler – and they remain to this day as the most successful heavyweight team from our region. (continue reading…)

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Jack Sharkey: Read him and weep

by on May.06, 2009, under Guest Columnists

jacksharkeyBy Mike Casey

It was October 12, 1931, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn and the real Jack Sharkey was standing up. Curbing his often volcanic temperament as best he could, Jack was confidently firing punches through the chill air and showing 30,000 shivering spectators his enviable talent as he set about exploding the myth that a 262lb giant called Primo Carnera was invincible. Then Sharkey almost blew it. (continue reading…)

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