The Conspiracy Of Muhammad Ali’s Fixed Fight

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  • Published on Oct 5, 2018
  • Did Liston take a dive in this title fight?
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  • M M M
    M M M 23 hours ago

    there is video showing Ali hit him very hard

  • Aderson Torres
    Aderson Torres Day ago

    So what have we learned over time that was not known then, sweet spots, if you look closely he hit him in the temple. His head did not go to the side, it went backward. Maybe you looking at the wrong person and reason for the venue. Fighters were going to get paid the same whether they fought in Maine or MSG. The promoter lost over a quarter of a million dollars, maybe he owed the organization. All kinds of conspiracies. I do believe the punch knocked him the F out. Today we call it a glass jaw. Like I stated before, we have come a long way.

  • Po Porter
    Po Porter 3 days ago

    Ali wouldn’t have needed anyone to throw a fight for him in his prime if Liston did take a dive it was on his own Ali wasn’t in on it

  • J Cobbs
    J Cobbs 3 days ago

    I'm concerned with his ability to pronounce February.

  • Marcos Mascorro
    Marcos Mascorro 4 days ago

    I miss Shane’s big head

  • Lord Hoth_09
    Lord Hoth_09 8 days ago

    I will say, in the slo-mo you can tell the punch hit because of the ripple on Liston’s head. However I don’t think it was a hard enough punch to cause a KO, so I stand by that the hit connected but it was a fixed fight.

  • Tiana Leyone
    Tiana Leyone 9 days ago +1

    These people have never seen a match of boxing ever. Can you not see it connecting with Listons face? Wtf

  • Viola Bishop
    Viola Bishop 10 days ago

    He clearly hit him when it jarred his head lmao

  • Michael Wragg
    Michael Wragg 11 days ago

    Solve the Benoit murders or the Montreal Screwjob

  • Mac Zapata-White
    Mac Zapata-White 15 days ago

    its a record low because Ali was not popular then

  • Shamar Joseph
    Shamar Joseph 15 days ago

    Maybe it wasn’t fixed maybe it was thrown

  • straightprimo
    straightprimo 18 days ago

    Cool videos you combine two of my favs sports and conspiracies 👾

  • Jake Flood
    Jake Flood 18 days ago

    Liston leaning forward on his toes and got clipped on his chin. How many fighters from lower weights get clipped on the way in and drop

  • Alfredo Ramirez
    Alfredo Ramirez 20 days ago

    Hate to break it down to u guys ... but Liston did get hit hard and right on the kisser. Also, during the entire round, Ali had popped him 5 or 6 times with straight rights, while liston missed on everything he threw. The red was an idiot, and there's no mob involvement.

  • Public Enemy
    Public Enemy 20 days ago

    Every sport is fixed

  • el cucuy
    el cucuy 22 days ago

    Liston got up from the phantom punch..and boxed for a few more moments. Many don't know that

  • john saja
    john saja 22 days ago

    But Liston's head is snapped by the punch

  • TheDCGuitar13
    TheDCGuitar13 23 days ago

    If you’re falling forward it makes the impact of a flush punch harder. Anderson Silva did the same thing once.

  • BacktoBack Jacks
    BacktoBack Jacks 25 days ago

    No phantom punch about it. Watch it full speed, then slo mo. How fast a deceptive the shot was coming over the top, hitting him right in the temple and then in the slo mo, watch Ali’s pectoral muscle ripple in reaction a perfectly timed, powerful hit. Case closed.

  • Biggus Dickus McNuggets

    This is such other b******* and once again BuzzFeed being completely and totally incorrect and trying to push incorrect information b******* b******* b*******

  • BillyJack85
    BillyJack85 27 days ago

    Where's Tony Dogs when you need him

  • TheTot Process
    TheTot Process 27 days ago

    Ali had a right that was quick as lightning. Liston's head wiggled like a MMA fighter hit him on the button. It don't take much power to knock someone out if you hit em on the button. I think Ali's dominance was hard to appreciate at the time. He demolished the best with ease. It looked like Anderson Silva fighting a #6 overall. No competition.

  • official Mohammed Fathallah Al-Gaddafi

    flow like butterfly 🦋 sting like bee 🐝

  • Jack Benedetti
    Jack Benedetti Month ago

    that aint no baby punch

  • Tacticalstrike Gaming

    Danny dovito 9:31

  • Vat Worm Industries

    i honestly think you guys should use the background music here more often in other series. perhaps a new series surrounding conspiracy theories, love to see shane's face on that

  • pj clark
    pj clark Month ago

    Yeah that right cross definitely put him down for sure. The left hook doesn’t look like it landed but it’s hard to tell. That being said sometimes a fighter can get caught and go out by punches that don’t seem that powerful.

  • Appollos Harris
    Appollos Harris Month ago

    He connected with Liston.

  • Deception Thundercracker

    Something doesn't make sense to me. Why would the nation of Islam go after Liston, and threatened to end his life if he won against their underdog? Malcolm X was assassinated. And there were rumors of a possible assassination of Ali as revenge. However, anyone connected to the nation of Islam would be targeted, and that revenge would be completed. Also, do we have records showing Liston favored Malcolm X? It's funny to me why a group of people would threatened a man who had no connection to anything other than a fight to keep the heavyweight title

  • MOHANNAD ESSAM
    MOHANNAD ESSAM Month ago

    the worst punches are the ones that you dont see coming

  • Ahmad Ibrahim
    Ahmad Ibrahim Month ago +1

    A unexpected punch will knock u out. As an amateur fighter, we were taught to embrace punches and expect the unexpected so that ur body is prepared to receive the punch, it helps u from being knock down.

  • Rick Sanchez
    Rick Sanchez Month ago

    People out here saying "Ali wasn't that strong" Have you literally lost your mind, ya'll thinking Floyd Mayweather is some sort of untouchable God. If you took both of these men in their prime, Ali would punch Floyd so hard he'd learn how to read.

  • Saiqa Aftab
    Saiqa Aftab Month ago +2

    Ali too fast for the camera

  • KimJonghyun 1990
    KimJonghyun 1990 Month ago

    I'm going to be honest I know nothing about any type of sport, but to me it does look like Ali hit him with his right hand and went for a hit with his left to be sure that he didn't miss. I mean the other guys head moved when Ali's hand look like it was pretty close to his head. The camera angle really is the worst.

  • Julius Luis Ventura
    Julius Luis Ventura Month ago +1

    quick thought, why is frankie carbo not included in the theories on bugsy siegel? that's weird.

  • calynmjordan
    calynmjordan Month ago

    YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE HIM HIT HIM! Conor McGregor ko’d aldo with same idea.

  • ulrich101
    ulrich101 Month ago

    That was a clean right hand shot. It connected clearly an sharply. You should bring in Mike Tyson to discuss this punch. He has great insight into this very particular punch

  • Emmanuel Reina
    Emmanuel Reina Month ago

    Its really not alittle sorry the nation of Islam was a violent they killed Malcolm x just ran up to him with a shotgun so yeah they arent just a normal religion group

  • Jasper Struthers
    Jasper Struthers Month ago +1

    10.40
    Shane is a time traveller

  • MrQ.123
    MrQ.123 Month ago

    You should’ve emphasised on how he recently became associated with the Nation of Islam, and some of the background activism stuff Ali was doing. You have to remember how common racism, and Islamophobia especially, was in the 60s. Ali wasn’t the legend he is now back then. People thought he was a bit cocky, he’s known for trash-talking his opponents

  • Omen
    Omen 2 months ago +1

    I had just turned 11 and listened to this in my parents bedroom on the radio. Ahhh... good times.

  • Gurleen Dhillon
    Gurleen Dhillon 2 months ago +2

    Ayyyeee they mentioned Bugsy Siegel (victim from the newest true crime case) at 6:38 ish

  • H I
    H I 2 months ago +1

    Am I the only one who thinks that dude on the right at 10:43 looks like Shane in his 60s

  • Cute Mike
    Cute Mike 2 months ago

    The intro literally scared me

  • Cool moe Dee
    Cool moe Dee 2 months ago

    Ali had to be able to hit hard . I was never hit by him. ,But Ali had knock outs tho.

  • sj z
    sj z 2 months ago

    And some say the rumble in the jungle was fixed , I don’t think so, that punch landed on his jaw and it had a impact on Liston’s face .liston took it unprepared. But Liston didn’t have the heart .

  • I Love Carlito Ganja
    I Love Carlito Ganja 2 months ago

    You should do one of these on Liston and how those people killed him. I love these videos

  • Wensday SHP
    Wensday SHP 2 months ago

    They have the fastest punch in the world, with the same acceleration as a 22 caliber bullet.
    The Muhammad Ali can deliver a blow of 150,000 Newtons of force which tells you what a sissy punch Newton must have had!

  • Onur Seven AK47
    Onur Seven AK47 2 months ago

    Can you do Malcolm X

  • 1xoACEox1
    1xoACEox1 2 months ago

    I know nothing about boxing. But in the video it definitely looks like Ali connected. You can see the guys head and face move. Whether it was strong enough to knock him down I don't know the sport enough. But there was definitely a hit.

  • Alex C
    Alex C 2 months ago

    It's the front angle, you don't see the distance or true speed of a punch but what you do see is his face compressing from the impact, of course he could still have faked it but a shot like that has the potential to KO - it's the hits you don't see that affect you the most as your body doesn't prepare for it - there was also confusion with the ref

  • Mariah Moore
    Mariah Moore 2 months ago

    When my stepdad was in the hospital, he met Muhammed Ali. He said he was very nice but appeared to be suffering from brain damage.

    • Mariah Moore
      Mariah Moore 2 months ago +1

      @R M He died three years ago

    • R M
      R M 2 months ago

      Doesn't Ali have dementia now? Or something along those lines?

  • Minature ostrich 159
    Minature ostrich 159 2 months ago

    The knockout was real

  • Mata 43
    Mata 43 2 months ago

    Looks Just like Connor VS Aldo...that little left that tapped Aldo in the right spot and put him out, timing and precision can be lethal...

  • New York Nick
    New York Nick 2 months ago +1

    I mean Ali had quick hands the guy probably didn’t see it coming

  • Bles
    Bles 2 months ago

    Definitely landed. Definitely dropped him. Did liston make a meal of it? Yes.

  • SkengManSteve
    SkengManSteve 2 months ago +1

    Carbo low key looks like Eminem if he stayed on drugs 😂😂

  • mustafa amer
    mustafa amer 2 months ago

    Islam is a religion not a nation idiot

  • Kuya_SEB Gaming
    Kuya_SEB Gaming 2 months ago

    M A F I A S ! ! !

  • Romit Chowdhury
    Romit Chowdhury 2 months ago +1

    Where is Shane??

  • Theokolese The Shadow Of Death

    As a former amateur boxer I will say it is the punches you DON'T see that hurt you the most. Liston throws out a jab and doesn't pull it back quickly, Ali's right hand is initially blocked from view by Listons left arm. At the last moment, it rises and comes over the top of his arm and connects solidly. Liston NEVER saw the punch and didn't have his chin tucked and went to sleepy town.

  • bruno Rodrigues
    bruno Rodrigues 3 months ago

    17:33 danny devito?

  • thereturnof goldberg
    thereturnof goldberg 3 months ago

    Liston stepped into a nasty right.. You can see his head get rocked downward, on a 45 👊😠

  • South Bound
    South Bound 3 months ago

    Who are these Soy boys?

  • LordWhis
    LordWhis 3 months ago

    Sonny Charles Liston was never scared of anything in his life !

  • LordWhis
    LordWhis 3 months ago

    There are lots of things these guys didn't address

  • LordWhis
    LordWhis 3 months ago

    I remember a very old interview in which sportswriters as well as Dempsey and Marciano were talking about the phantom punch, the writers were spouting idiocies like couldn't have crushed a grape while Dempsey and Marciano maintained that anything could knock anyone out in certain circumstances. I think I'll go with the actual fighters over the writers on that detail.

  • Joseph Baumgardner
    Joseph Baumgardner 3 months ago +1

    Boxing is boring now, you got Floyd Mayweather all he does is Bob and weave bring back Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield Lennox Lewis Sugar Shane Mosley we want to see people getting knocked out

  • ArtfuLEE Me
    ArtfuLEE Me 3 months ago

    lol when they said sweetheart it reminded me of sweet pea from Riverdale and he’s the “muscle” of the young serpents

  • Young Banked
    Young Banked 3 months ago

    Mike Tyson told us the truth about the mafia so yeah I thank Liston died because of the mafia

  • What Terri Sees
    What Terri Sees 3 months ago

    Beware of Blinky!!😨

  • Dodge Ram 01
    Dodge Ram 01 3 months ago

    All of Ali's fights were fixed!

  • Shane Cordova
    Shane Cordova 3 months ago +1

    Hits his chin in the perfect spot you can see liston’s head shake on impact and look and Anderson Silva’s hit to Forest griffin

  • Wade Mitchell
    Wade Mitchell 3 months ago +1

    I think the punch was hard enough to floor him but he may have used the refs count to rest, only to be told the count was wrong and the fight was over.

  • Danny B
    Danny B 3 months ago

    Can y’all stop saying baby punch. You two have never been in a fight let alone boxing.

  • Danny B
    Danny B 3 months ago

    Y’all don’t know boxing😂😂😂. If a shot lands clean it lands clean. Sometimes it doesn’t have to be hard, it could also be so accurate that it rattles the brain by connecting perfectly on the chin

  • hellaacapella
    hellaacapella 3 months ago

    The blonde dude is such a goober!

  • Dashia Garner
    Dashia Garner 3 months ago

    Man what

  • CiCorey Jaureguizar
    CiCorey Jaureguizar 3 months ago

    Super bowl 51: Mike Shanahan threw the game in exchange for Jimmy Garapolo from the patriots the following year at his newly acquired job with the 49ers which he had already had prior to the super bowl game

  • TheRampager613
    TheRampager613 3 months ago

    So Ali isn’t One Punch Man?

  • Johno Hill
    Johno Hill 3 months ago

    Ok. I boxed for 8 years so here's my educated view. You must know what to look for. 1) - Liston throws himself into a jab, and missed but his momentum was still going forward.Ali hit him with a fast, well timed punch it was confusing for even him. Ali always had a powerful right hand and it was made more so by Liston coming in.2) - You have to look at what happened at the point of impact a Violent jolt at the base of Sonny's neck.2 - At the point of impact, Sonny's left foot , lifted off the canvas

  • Luke
    Luke 3 months ago

    When those guys tell you to take a dive, debt or not, you do it. They’d scrub Liston in a heartbeat. Once your involved, you don’t need to owe them anything for them to command you.

  • RainbowZack
    RainbowZack 3 months ago

    I can solve this my way and maybe other have the same Idea as me.


    Ali was about to punch sonny but he missed BUT he miss hit it so fast that the wind finished sonny

  • Jamie Brennan
    Jamie Brennan 3 months ago

    It hit landed perfectly on Liston's temple u dont need an awful alot of power to put someone on the canvas

  • hungrybearcircus
    hungrybearcircus 3 months ago

    The punch that knocks u out is the punch u dont see coming. That cross was legit and it connected and shook listons head. Check slo mo

  • 방탄마리암
    방탄마리암 3 months ago

    If his right hand hit the neck hard and fast enough, he’d collapse at once due to the main artery that’s closer to the surface of the skin than most arteries in the body. So yes he was suppose to fall like that.

  • 방탄마리암
    방탄마리암 3 months ago

    How have I just seen this

  • Sully 08
    Sully 08 3 months ago

    Ali was to respectful to do this so no Muhammad Ali didn’t do it

  • th gh
    th gh 3 months ago

    you can see the impact from the punch just look at the way listons head shakes.

  • Vincent Karnik
    Vincent Karnik 3 months ago

    GIVE ME SHANE OR GIVE ME DEATH!!

  • Skate_ Or_Die
    Skate_ Or_Die 3 months ago

    Impeach trump 2019!

  • Dylan Wagner
    Dylan Wagner 4 months ago

    Yea watching the ufc for years I’ve seen people get knocked out from taps because they have been concussed in training before the fight plus weight cutting his head snaps back the punch landed enough said

  • nav ahmed
    nav ahmed 4 months ago

    In the end they threw ali in with realy young powerfull men to purposely end his carreer

  • nav ahmed
    nav ahmed 4 months ago

    Zoomed in you can clearly see listons head and side of the face wobble after ali threw a right which shocked liston and went down

  • Michael Spoto
    Michael Spoto 4 months ago

    "that looks like a dive'' - 2 dudes that have never watched a fight

  • Brave Heartstrong
    Brave Heartstrong 4 months ago

    I'm not taking nothing away from the GOAT ali. But this fight with Liston is fixed.

  • Why?
    Why? 4 months ago +4

    For those who think that Ali's knock out blow against Liston was weak, The punch Ali used in the video was what Ali called the "anchor punch" and this punch was so deceptively powerful because it was a counter to when people tried to jab at Ali's right side which made them extremely overextended and vulnerable, because of this overextension it allowed Ali to get a downward angle on his punch which made it far more powerful than it looks. This is compounded by the fact that Ali's "anchor punch" almost always landed squarely on the temple which is by far one of the best places to hit someone to knock them out. This doesn't even mention how in Liston's case he was so far overextended that his forward momentum also contributed to how hard the punch ended up being.

    • BacktoBack Jacks
      BacktoBack Jacks 25 days ago

      That punch is a thing of beauty. So fast. So precise. Even watching in slomo Ali looks much quicker on his feet than Liston.

    • Kevin Smith
      Kevin Smith 4 months ago +1

      Why? The opponent also doesn't see it coming because his own extended jab obscures his view. Because of this he's unprepared for the impact of the punch.

  • Mohamed  Ansar
    Mohamed Ansar 4 months ago

    Wow... These white ferries probably have not had a jab in the face before and they saying the punch was light... Lol wtf..

  • E-101 Beta
    E-101 Beta 4 months ago

    The nation of islam is a cult.

  • heyimoloap
    heyimoloap 4 months ago

    Maybe Muhammad ali used his martials arts skills(baki)