Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ali-Liston boxing gloves, $956,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ali-Liston boxing gloves, $956,000, Heritage Auctions

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by Ken Hall

The boxing gloves worn by both Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in their infamous second battle, held in Lewiston, Maine, also known as “The Phantom Punch Fight,” sold for $956,000 at a Platinum Night Sports Auction held Feb. 21 by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, Tex.) in New York City. Also, the bat that Babe Ruth used to hit his 58th and 59th home runs of the 1921 season were a hit for $717,000; and Sandy Koufax’s game-worn Brooklyn Dodgers rookie jersey from 1955 gaveled for $573,600. Prices include a 19.5 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ali-Liston boxing gloves, $956,000, Heritage Auctions