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Liston vs. Patterson – Six Different Phantom Tickets (April 4, 1963)
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On September 25, 1962 the long-awaited contest between the gentleman champion Floyd Patterson and the brute Sonny Liston finally took place. It was brief. Patterson went down for the count in the 1st Round. Now anxious to regain his crown, Patterson and his administrators immediately pursued an inking for a re-match. In fact, a deal was eventually consummated and the fight took place in July 1963 with much the same results. However, in the interim, this re-match was nearly realized for an April 4, 1963 bout in Miami Beach. Now dubbed as the “Fight that Never Happened”, the April 4 fight was aborted. From that failed event survive these six full tickets. These are not proofs, but instead, they were printed for final assignment. Uniformly, they measure 2-1/2″ x 6″, and their individual applications likely served all the needs for that bout – Specifically, these are color-coded to include: “Arena”, “Grandstand”, “Roving Employee”, “Working Press”, “Auxiliary Ringside”, and, as to be hoped, “Ringside.” All of these tickets remain fresh, minimally EX/MT (with the exception of “Auxiliary”, which has faded a bit).
1962,1963,Ticket Floyd Patterson,Sonny Liston
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