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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    Cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston for the heavyweight boxing title in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Comments • 2 086

  • Chris Ogg
    Chris Ogg Hour ago

    Poopty scoop! I can’t believe it!

  • Hunter Price
    Hunter Price 8 hours ago

    Aye i live close to there

  • OnceThereWasAPageWithAReallyLongAssNameAndNowYouAreLookingAtAChannelWithAReallyLongName!

    He got hit, sweat was forced off from the impact. Seemed pretty hard and it doesn't need much to down someone if it hits the jaw.

  • T Koba
    T Koba Day ago

    ALI...the greatest of allllllllllllllllllll time.

    • Chris Ogg
      Chris Ogg Hour ago

      T Koba no way buddy. Get a grip.

  • von b
    von b 3 days ago

    Most notorious maybe, but goat of boxing no way buddy

  • ForeverZoeful
    ForeverZoeful 3 days ago

    You really know nothing sonny was in gangs and was not a good champion and the nation of Islam had threatened liston

  • ForeverZoeful
    ForeverZoeful 3 days ago

    Ali was no cheater

  • Alex Kaplan Yeet
    Alex Kaplan Yeet 4 days ago

    Maybe Liston ducked because he was tell someone to shoot Ali. Cause you can see his mouth moving. HOW DOES NO ONE SEES THIS. Plus there are guys wearing black suits and sunglasses in a line only looking at Ali at 14:00.

  • Alex Kaplan Yeet
    Alex Kaplan Yeet 4 days ago +1

    3:14 BOTTOM LEFT CORNER D.B. Cooper?

  • Anthony Lopezz
    Anthony Lopezz 4 days ago

    Uuuh who the hell is that guy on the left? Give us back our normal guy

  • Kevin Lopez
    Kevin Lopez 4 days ago

    Era penal oh no?

  • Nikesh Patel
    Nikesh Patel 5 days ago

    The punch was likely unexpected by sonny Liston ,if so any punch can be much more effective than what it could be if it was anticipated

  • Minnesota Fatz
    Minnesota Fatz 5 days ago +1

    That right hand landed very hard and caught him coming forward. 100% legit.

  • Minnesota Fatz
    Minnesota Fatz 5 days ago

    "The cameras didn't show much of the punching"
    Then wtf did it show, the crowd? haha I mean a boxing ring isn't that big.

  • Deanna Singleton
    Deanna Singleton 6 days ago

    I didn't know danny devito was at this fight! (9:35, above liston's chest)

  • John Mitchell
    John Mitchell 6 days ago

    You could easily see the head jolt . The punch connected

  • sadpapaya
    sadpapaya 7 days ago

    alright ryan you got me. im sure you could make a video series on making bad seventies jello food and i'd still bloody watch it, christ. now i like sports.

  • iamsyahirah
    iamsyahirah 7 days ago

    just shut

  • Arthur Solano
    Arthur Solano 7 days ago

    Muhammad Ali isn’t and never was the greatest of all time he was only known for his fast feet-work but like the video said he was never known for a hard puncher. Mike Tyson the baddest man alive

    • Arthur Solano
      Arthur Solano 3 days ago

      How would Tyson look if he said he was the greatest in a society where everyone thinks Ali is the greatest ? He’ said it to protect his imagine TYSON WOULDVE ATE ALI ALIVE

    • ForeverZoeful
      ForeverZoeful 3 days ago

      No dude you don't know anything about Ali and even tyson said he was the greatest

  • Oricoms
    Oricoms 7 days ago

    In the vid of the fight, it clearly connects. The question is though is was it a hard punch?

  • Jlive. 60
    Jlive. 60 8 days ago

    Ryan I gta say with the mob and the nation around this it could be a conspiracy but when I see that footage it clearly shows a straight right with his heavy foot planted landing solid. He got hit on the button and it was lights out. You can see his necc and head at the moment of impact. I don’t see him taking a dive. Maybe I’m wrong but I’ve been a fighter for a long time boxing & mma and it looks legit to me. I’ve seen guys in sparring and training way more than I’ve seen sanctioned fights and sometimes you get dropped off a stiff jab or unorthodox punch. Others you can get hit with a trucc and move forward.

  • Shane Mccoy
    Shane Mccoy 9 days ago

    You people have no knowledge of boxing, although power does help in achieving a knock out punch, it's not a necessity, precision works just as well. You can clearly see that punch connect, making listons head quickly jerk back and fourth. That's all it takes to knock you down/out. Its basic physiology

  • Ali Rashada
    Ali Rashada 9 days ago

    It was not a phantom punch it was a Jack Johnson Anchor Punch

  • Idontknowwhat2type
    Idontknowwhat2type 10 days ago

    Anyone who’s been in a fight knows the jaw can bring down anyone. Punch doesn’t have to be hard at all. A good shot in the sweet spot makes your head spin and you lose balance and it takes a few seconds to figure out where you’re at.
    Perfectly normal.

  • Zaiden Capone
    Zaiden Capone 10 days ago

    Chris Benoit Murder suicide would be perfect for this channel

  • Clare Smith
    Clare Smith 11 days ago

    febeeary

  • JammieDodger 96
    JammieDodger 96 11 days ago

    I think it’s a knockout, Floyd Mayweather fought Diego Corrales on January 20,2001 in the last round at 1:37 into the fight mayweather hits a similar punch and staggers corrales its likely that Ali hit sonny with enough power to cause a knockout

  • I'm gonna pre
    I'm gonna pre 11 days ago

    What if Ali had a stand

  • 0187562943 0
    0187562943 0 12 days ago

    also rumble in the jungle fixed. they poision great foreman.

  • Kyle Smith
    Kyle Smith 13 days ago

    He called Jersey Joe Walcott bush league 🙃🙃😂

  • AcidGlow
    AcidGlow 14 days ago

    *Fascinating ✅🙂*

  • Cayanan Arman
    Cayanan Arman 14 days ago

    saw the enhance video of this fight. it was confirmed the punch connected.

  • mohannad rayan
    mohannad rayan 14 days ago +1

    dude in the slow motion video you can clearly see ali connecting with his famous anchor punch. (that punch later on would send many opponents tumbling towards the ground)

  • Neil Davda
    Neil Davda 14 days ago

    That is not Shane!

  • Prod. by MiB
    Prod. by MiB 14 days ago

    Hitting in the jaw can push the bone back and knock you unconscious, even when it looks like a tap. So this easily has to be one of the dumbest videos I've ever watched.

  • JasonPlaysYT
    JasonPlaysYT 14 days ago +1

    I slowed down that footage when he it was "fixed" the punch really connected guys

  • atoyota 2332
    atoyota 2332 15 days ago

    the mob is involved in all these unsolved mysteries

  • atoyota 2332
    atoyota 2332 15 days ago

    boxing is a fixed sport look at floyd vs maidana and fury vs wilder these officials are hired by promotors

  • teodelfuego
    teodelfuego 16 days ago

    Could these two millennials be more effeminate?

  • Beamier Moss
    Beamier Moss 17 days ago

    And the SnapBack of the head that Liston showed was no “baby punch” that was a hard right to the jaw that knocked him out piston was knocked out without question

  • Insanity Excursion Fpv

    it's funny how you discredit the most obvious answer just so you don't upset Islamists.
    the Nation of Islam did threaten Sonny, they also ruined Alis career.
    they're still threatening celebrities today

  • You Too
    You Too 17 days ago

    You can see on the slo-mo that Liston gets hit in the temple which has nerves and you can get knocked out easier. The knock down looked legit, the part that looked fake was Liston getting up to one knee then falling over

  • Chance Baker
    Chance Baker 17 days ago

    I believe that concussion one because one time during a basketball game I was turning and get elbowed in the head and was ruled out with a concussion for 2 months

  • Julian Cook
    Julian Cook 17 days ago

    Ali hit him

  • 0341 CORPORAL
    0341 CORPORAL 17 days ago +1

    The greatest boxer of all time you say?? Better check again

  • TheFrontyre
    TheFrontyre 18 days ago

    the punch was legit. You don't need much force to ko anyone when they're moving mid combo. Listons punch dragged him forward Ali pulled and all he needed to do was clip his chin. Coupled with the fact that Ali already dropped him before that I don't really see the controversy.

  • Krōkər
    Krōkər 18 days ago

    You can see the punch connected.

  • chelsea mackay
    chelsea mackay 19 days ago

    At 6:03 the notorious gangster Krane brothers are behind Liston , why is this not brought up. They had serious underworld connections

  • mike blash
    mike blash 20 days ago

    I used to live in lewiston and the city itself is sketch

    • Zachary Morin
      Zachary Morin 18 days ago

      mike blash Not really. There’s a LOT more physically to Lewiston than people seem to think

  • The Bandito
    The Bandito 20 days ago

    He obviously hit him,and Liston was rocked and possibly tired from previous punches

  • how do i delete my channel? !

    its just not the same
    zack can never be as funny as shane
    1 like = shane being in an episode

  • T
    T 21 day ago

    You better not ever replace Shane

  • Braddles Harris
    Braddles Harris 21 day ago

    Lmao these guys say its a weak punch still harder than both of them combined.

  • Hell Bent
    Hell Bent 22 days ago

    That was a punch that connected, no doubt .

  • PotatoMate !!!
    PotatoMate !!! 22 days ago

    Ali is also known for that time he dodged like 20 punches in 5 seconds

  • Defendd
    Defendd 22 days ago +2

    John "Sweetheart" wick

  • Lily Brass
    Lily Brass 22 days ago

    oof his voice is so annoying

  • The Fat Turtle
    The Fat Turtle 24 days ago

    The punch looked like it was hard enough to shake Liston's head, I think it's just a matter of being a perfectly placed and timed punch as Liston leaned into it. Precision of punches is more important than a lot of people think, that's why someone like boxer Prince Naseem or UFC star Conor McGregor can have so many KO victories, despite being relatively small men in their respective sports.

  • Alucadik
    Alucadik 24 days ago

    shaniac lyfe

  • Angel Chavez
    Angel Chavez 24 days ago

    Eazy-E and HIV/AIDS

  • Tialyanna Romero
    Tialyanna Romero 24 days ago

    Probably the biggest historic memory of lewiston, maine.

  • Nick
    Nick 26 days ago

    4:08 You can see Liston's head move back when the punch lands.

  • Calder Tram
    Calder Tram 27 days ago

    why the intro gotta be so loud 'n'

  • Joseph Lazo
    Joseph Lazo 28 days ago

    the punch did land you can see his head pop back and one can get knocked out with a clean punch to the chin aka in boxing the button that's the sweet science

  • Matt Majcan
    Matt Majcan 28 days ago

    i had to stop watching after i saw the slow mo footage which clearly shows ali knocking him out

  • FaisalMA
    FaisalMA 28 days ago

    How can a nation of islam fix a fight
    Muslims dont want fighting, they want peace and muslims don’t gamble

  • lynel gardner
    lynel gardner 29 days ago

    You guys are being so racist.

  • lynel gardner
    lynel gardner 29 days ago

    No, hell no.

  • Viktor Moses
    Viktor Moses Month ago

    Liston must've tripped after the hit.

  • Laura Lister
    Laura Lister Month ago

    Blinky is not Blinking!!!

  • Yay It’s an Avocado

    These dumbasses have never been clocked in the jaw before. Dosent take that much force to knock you out when you’re hit from the same angle.

  • Saki Media
    Saki Media Month ago

    my name is sweetheart kawasaki

  • Jeff Carroll
    Jeff Carroll Month ago

    "Sweet Baby"

  • Usama Shehreyar Khan

    The punch impact can be seen even on the Ribs of Liston...

  • Raul Cruz
    Raul Cruz Month ago

    How about you look into the Paquiao vs. Bradley fight in wich Bradley went out in a wheelchair and still managed to win the fight.

  • Bornturule
    Bornturule Month ago

    Do xxxtencion

  • paintingwolves
    paintingwolves Month ago

    Or they picked a small venue because the fight was fixed and they didn't want bunch of people to be able to say "yeah I saw it, I was fake" soooo

  • dashie's bbgurl
    dashie's bbgurl Month ago

    Why you calling him cassius clay when everybody else calls him muhammed ali, why do you got to be the only one to call him cassius clay?

  • Change name
    Change name Month ago

    They didn’t see his head move when he got hit🤦🏿‍♂️

  • mark perez
    mark perez Month ago

    Right cross looked clean

  • bia v
    bia v Month ago

    this is incredibly boring

  • ArTic Blurry
    ArTic Blurry Month ago

    Video without shane = video without me.

  • Cody Austin
    Cody Austin Month ago

    Could you do the Cris Benoit

  • axendi
    axendi Month ago

    It connects, you can see his head moved back as Ali’s punch hit the jaw

  • A1 andrae
    A1 andrae Month ago

    You guys should do one on Mike Tyson and buster Douglas 10 count, or Mike Tyson Vs Bruce seldon alleged dive the night Tupac was shot.

  • The Reaper
    The Reaper Month ago

    Ali punch him you can see face jiggl

  • Anthony LaPiana
    Anthony LaPiana Month ago

    It looked real to me

  • James Gorsevski
    James Gorsevski Month ago

    Take a shot every time Ryan says “the match was fixed”

  • roan mccarthy
    roan mccarthy Month ago

    10:41 Buzfeed Unsolved Shane is cop on right

  • Alien Eyes
    Alien Eyes Month ago

    The problem is that he was unbalanced. Most knock outs are made by hitting the floor.

  • Jessie Tanks
    Jessie Tanks Month ago

    Why are these guys so funny?!😂😂

  • Sir Dankistan
    Sir Dankistan Month ago

    Wait Islam is a nation? I thought it was an ideology? Either way I wouldn't visit it.

  • Sir Dankistan
    Sir Dankistan Month ago

    Cassius Clay was a way better name for a fighter then Muhammad Ali, too bad he changed it.

  • vsvsvs340
    vsvsvs340 Month ago

    Would it be possible that Sonny had a heart condition or a medical condition that flared up during the fight. Also medicine makes sense for multiple needle inserts to Sonny's body

  • Sword Kitito
    Sword Kitito Month ago

    No

  • Naes Relleum
    Naes Relleum Month ago

    i can easily say 2 things... the rebound of his muscles reacting (recoil) with the "punch" i will not put other nomenclature towards it.... and neither of these individuals have been in a fight (those two at the bar)

  • MaiCohWolf
    MaiCohWolf Month ago +2

    9:30 lol time-travelling Danny DeVito peekin over the ropes got the whole thing on his cell phone

  • Benjamin Melton
    Benjamin Melton Month ago

    In the slow motion you can see his head buckle in a way that would be a little hard to fake

  • Hashplayz !
    Hashplayz ! Month ago

    I swear the Media make Islam look like a religion of terrorism, however if you really investigate it is the exact opposite. Don’t trust everything you hear! 👍🏻🌏😀

  • Tabi K
    Tabi K Month ago

    I frickin love this series omg pls do more