The ascent of aformer prisoner who achieves fame in the world of boxing.
Production Year: 2008
September 10, 2012 00:00 (KSA) ~ September 9, 2012 23:00 (CLT)
Phantom Punch documents the rise and fall of Sonny Liston (VingRhames), the two timeHeavyweight Champion of the World. The story begins in prison where a chaplain witnesses Liston pummel another inmate with just one blow, and encourages him to pursue a career in boxing. Once released Sonny trains with Ceasar Novak (Nicholas Turturro), a mob affiliated manager.
Within a few short years Liston begins to rule the ring, but his bad boy image and struggles with alcoholism follow the boxer wherever he goes. A bout with a young Muhammad Ali (Andrew Hinkson) marks the beginning of Liston's downfall and his untimely death.
- Stacey Dash
- Nicholas Turturro
- Alan van Sprang
- David Proval
- Bridgette Wilson