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Sonny Liston, in black trunks, is seen just before Muhammad Ali's "phantom punch" that knocked him out in 1 minute, 42 seconds of the first round during their heavyweight championship bout in Lewiston, Maine on May 25, 1965. (AP Photo/stf)

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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2012 file photo, Illusionist David Copperfield arrives at the Keep Memory Alive 16th Annual "Power of Love Gala" honoring Muhammad Ali with his 70th birthday celebration, in Las Vegas. Attorneys for Copperfield and several current and former Las Vegas stagehands say they’re talking about settling a pair of lawsuits filed in a dispute about trade secrets and overtime pay. A Feb. 15, 2014 federal lawsuit accuses Copperfield of sometimes making stagehands work 14 hours a day and seven days a week. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari, file)

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Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw on May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine. The bout lasted only one minute into the first round. Ali is the only man ever to win the world heavyweight boxing championship three times. He also won a gold medal in the light-heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome as a member of the U.S. Olympic boxing team. In 1964 he dropped the name Cassius Clay and adopted the Muslim name Muhammad Ali. (AP Photo/John Rooney)

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Referees Jersey Joe Walcott tries to restrain an eager Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) as the heavyweight champion stood ready to resume action against a downed Sonny Liston in Lewiston, Maine on May 26, 1965 title fight. Ali kept his title via a one-round KO. (AP Photo)

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Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, left, is shown peering over to read scales as the weight of challenger Sonny Liston was first announced as 219 1/2, May 25, 1965, through error. After a recheck, it was set at 215 1/4. Ali came in at 206. (AP Photo/stf)

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Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over challenger Sonny Liston, who lies stretched on the canvas, in first and only round of the scheduled 15-round title bout in Lewiston, Maine, on May 25, 1965. Ali won on a KO. The referee is Joe Walcott. (AP Photo)

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Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali goes into a victory dance as referee Joe Walcott signals the end of the bout over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine. The bout ended in one minute of the first round. (AP Photo)

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Muhammad Ali found motivation by pointing at an opponent while visualizing him as the thief of a cherished childhood bike. (AP Photo)

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Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali ?Cassius Clay? (left) loses smile and raises hand briefly during exchange with Sonny Liston after weight-in ceremony at Lewiston, Me., arena on May 25, 1965. The exchange never went beyond words and the action will be a 15-round title bout. In center is Drew Brown, an Ali trainer. Clay weighed 206 and Liston 215 ¼. (AP Photo)

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Sonny Liston, in black trunks, is seen just before Muhammad Ali's "phantom punch" that knocked him out in 1 minute, 42 seconds of the first round during their heavyweight championship bout in Lewiston, Maine on May 25, 1965. (AP Photo/stf)

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Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw on May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine. The bout lasted only one minute into the first round. Ali is the only man ever to win the world heavyweight boxing championship three times. He also won a gold medal in the light-heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games in Rome as a member of the U.S. Olympic boxing team. In 1964 he dropped the name Cassius Clay and adopted the Muslim name Muhammad Ali. (AP Photo/John Rooney)

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World heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali is held back by referee Joe Walcott after Ali knocked out challenger Sonny Liston in 1 minute, 42 seconds of the first round of the scheduled 15 round championship bout in Lewiston, Maine, May 25, 1965. (AP Photo/stf)

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Muhammad Ali peers down at challenger Sonny Liston as Liston goes down in the first and only round of their title bout in Lewiston, Maine, May 25, 1965. Ali won on a KO to retain his crown. (AP Photo/stf)

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Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali ?Cassius Clay? during a poolside press conference at his quarter on May 24, 1965 in Lewiston nearby Auburn. Ali puts his title on the line tomorrow night in Lewiston, Me., against Sonny Liston. (AP Photo/ Ed Kitch)

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Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay), accompanies by his wife Sonji, walks across bridge at motel in nearby Auburn after arrival in Lewiston, Me on May 23, 1965. They had motored to Auburn from his Chicopee Falls, Mass., training camp. Ali defends title on Tuesday in Lewiston against Sonny Liston. (AP Photo)

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Muhammad Ali, or Cassius Clay at the time, strikes a familiar pose as he shouts "I am the greatest," as he leaves the ring, arms raised, following his defeat of former heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Fla., February 25, 1964. (AP Photo)

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Muhammad Ali (Formerly Cassius Clay) in action against Sonny Liston. Ali was the winner in Miami Beach, Florida on February 25, 1964. (AP Photo)

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Muhammad Ali (Formerly Cassius Clay) in action against Sonny Liston. Ali was the winner in Miami Beach, Florida on February 25, 1964. (AP Photo)