In a high school ice-hockey arena in Lewiston, Me. Sonny Liston became the loneliest man in the world. Once considered invincible, the challenger for the heavyweight title sprawls stunned on the canvas in the remarkable overhead view at the right while Referee Joe Walcott tries to shove Champion Muhammad Ali—Cassius Clay to you, perhaps—into a neutral corner. Clay is shouting for Liston to get up and fight, as did spectators throughout the country. But the punch that dropped Liston midway through the first round kept him addled for at least 17 seconds. Liston could not get up. The blow was seen by only a small percentage of those who watched the fight. The impact of it, however, is plainly shown in the action sequence at left. In the top photograph (1) Liston lunges a left jab toward Clay, who drops his hands and pulls back his chin to make the jab miss. With Liston open and off balance, Clay starts a right-hand counter. In the time it takes Liston's left to move only several inches, Clay's potent right has already risen from his side to above his hip (2). Clay's left foot is solidly planted for full leverage as his glove—the white crescent visible beside Liston's head (3)—zips over Liston's extended left hand. The punch lands on Liston's jaw (4) with a rattling smack as Clay pivots off his right foot for power. The force of the blow lifts Liston's left foot, which was carrying most of his weight, off the floor (note shadow beneath) and snaps his head downward. Using his remarkable speed to excellent advantage, Clay followed the right with a left hook. But in the instant it took that left hook to arrive, Liston fell. On the following pages the only color photographs to be published of the big fight show the knockout and its aftermath.