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Open Thread: The Greatest Sports Photo in History?


My former Time colleague, Neil Leifer, took this iconographic image of Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston on May 25, 1965, in the immediate aftermath of the “phantom punch” that ended Liston’s reign as heavyweight champ and, effectively, his career:

Ali over Liston, by Neil Leifer-thumb-350x350-16727Liston later said he’d thrown the fight out of his fear of Black Muslims, who had recently claimed the former Cassius Clay as a new convert.

What do you think?

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