• Publication date: April 12, 2012

Phantom Punch

The ascent of aformer prisoner who achieves fame in the world of boxing.

  • Publication date: April 12, 2012

Phantom Punch

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2008

MBC Action:

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.



  • VingRhames
  • Stacey Dash
  • Nicholas Turturro
  • Alan van Sprang
  • David Proval
  • Bridgette Wilson