Great Moments in Sport: Ali vs. Liston II Jul05

Great Moments in Sport: Ali vs. Liston II

Possibly the greatest sports photo ever taken, John Rooney of the Associated Press was in the right place at the right time when Muhammad Ali put Sonny Liston to the mat. This fight, taking place in May 1965, was the second time Ali fought Liston, the first bought ending with an Ali victory best described as controversial. Wanting to prove to the haters that he was truly the greatest who ever lived, Ali put Liston on the mat in the first round of the rematch. As Liston laid there, trying to remember his own name, Ali stood over him yelling “Get up and fight!” Being fully KO’d Liston was unable to get up and fight, giving Ali the decisive victory he promised, once again proving that he was the greatest fighter in the...