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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Comments • 2 417

  • Skate_ Or_Die
    Skate_ Or_Die Day ago

    Impeach trump 2019!

  • Dylan Wagner
    Dylan Wagner 8 days 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 9 days ago

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

  • nav ahmed
    nav ahmed 9 days 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 9 days ago

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

  • Brave Heartstrong
    Brave Heartstrong 10 days ago

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

  • Why?
    Why? 10 days ago +2

    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.

    • Kevin Smith
      Kevin Smith 8 days ago

      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 10 days 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 11 days ago

    The nation of islam is a cult.

  • Zr0 CLAN
    Zr0 CLAN 11 days ago

    Maybe Muhammad ali used his martials arts skills(baki)

  • Daveyboy _
    Daveyboy _ 11 days ago

    Obviously he took a dive

  • Engone Endong
    Engone Endong 11 days ago

    "Blinky is not blinking!!!"
    I'm dying!!!
    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Carlos Eduardo
    Carlos Eduardo 11 days ago

    Not true, but interisting video

  • Jude Francis Yang
    Jude Francis Yang 12 days ago

    Next mystery:


    Where is Shane?

  • Koumori
    Koumori 12 days ago

    Who tf is Zack where's the other guy

  • Gabriel 03:00
    Gabriel 03:00 12 days ago

    Y'al dudes gotta understand.. everything in our society is a business.. entertainment such as boxing is a whole business.. they had large bets so they had to fix the fight in order to make money.

  • Joshua Orick
    Joshua Orick 13 days ago

    Where's shane?

  • Joe Walters Media
    Joe Walters Media 13 days ago

    Has no one noticed the Kray twins stood behind Liston when they were talking about the mafia. 5:58

  • Michael Trumph
    Michael Trumph 14 days ago

    Why don't u guys do your research before posting these type of videos ?!?
    Liston was not born in 1932, he was a lot older than stated. He was in his late 30's-early 40's when he fought Ali.

  • Quinten Albrecht
    Quinten Albrecht 14 days ago

    You can see the recoil on his face from the hit

  • Godor Mohammed
    Godor Mohammed 15 days ago

    That punch Definitely hit Liston

  • Xpert Gamer4627
    Xpert Gamer4627 15 days ago

    Sir do you not know that the phantom punch was a counter which doubles the impact so please do more research on boxing than what you see

  • Linda Halls
    Linda Halls 15 days ago

    You skeptics need to watch more of Ali's fights. He has knocked out several of his opponents while dancing backwards and landing a quick right.You can easily see Liston's head take a wobble. Phantom punches don't connect.

  • Tim Fleming
    Tim Fleming 15 days ago

    Liston took a dive there is zero doubt!

  • Marluxia
    Marluxia 15 days ago

    I believe Liston was playing possum, he definintley got hit but not hard

  • Jack Lussier
    Jack Lussier 16 days ago

    You guys are tryna tell me that one punch knocked out a heavyweight boxer? That wasn’t even that hard? And who tf falls like that? That’s fake asf.

  • luisito 713
    luisito 713 17 days ago

    At 3:20 you can see 2 guys wearing glasses in the stand. Who are they? And why is 1 acting like he's being told something through a microphone.

  • Renegade Zero
    Renegade Zero 17 days ago +1

    BuzzFeed you're cancer. I meant to click that I wasn't interested in this video. Fight wasn't fixed. FBI says no proof it was fixed, Ref says he saw the punch, Doctors say the punch happened and liston's head movements prove it was devastating. Delete this channel.

    • Marluxia
      Marluxia 15 days ago

      So you should just trust the FBI?, Not disagreeing as the punch clearly landed but don't even cite the governments 2 cents in any matter

  • KWRBT
    KWRBT 18 days ago

    Dude you ridicule the idea of Nation of Islam threatening to cap Sonny Liston.... AFTER THEY HAD JUST CAPPED MALCOLM X!!!!

  • Killatunga
    Killatunga 18 days ago

    But people can get knocked out by a clip on the face...

  • David Lopez
    David Lopez 18 days ago

    4:16 is that my boy Jeff Goldblum on the background?

  • anthony bryant
    anthony bryant 19 days ago

    That fight was fix period.

  • Bruce Light
    Bruce Light 21 day ago +1

    Ali would have still beat Liston anyway .

  • Mitchel Craig
    Mitchel Craig 21 day ago

    Clean connection. Liston was cracked with a perfectly time and placed punches that he didn’t see coming. You see Liston’s neck move from the impact. There was no fix. Ali landed a good shot. The camera angle made it difficult to see live. But anybody that knows what they’re watching understands what happened here.

  • Foot Fungus
    Foot Fungus 21 day ago

    Where’s *Shane?!*

  • Sqwishy Gukk
    Sqwishy Gukk 22 days ago

    My dads name is sonny 😂 people always spell it sunny and it makes me and my dad so mad😂 idk why

  • M&M Gaming
    M&M Gaming 22 days ago +1

    Mohammed Ali most certainly did have enough power to send someone to the canvas. Now, did he use that power often? No, it was more sloppy, he preferd to wear down his opponent's rather than go in for the kill, as we saw when he fought Joe Frazier.

  • fuxurgirl
    fuxurgirl 23 days ago

    These guys don't believe that Muslims are capable of murder?

  • Vinkulja Burazer
    Vinkulja Burazer 23 days ago +1

    4.16 that guy on the left is the zodiac killer

  • Newyear fat
    Newyear fat 23 days ago

    ZACK

  • Louis Dunn
    Louis Dunn 24 days ago

    Nope... shoot your other guy..... where's shane????

  • Danielle B
    Danielle B 24 days ago

    My dad was a friend and sparring buddy of Liston's and maintained up to his (my dad's) passing in 2014 that Liston had been killed by the mob.

  • Bardamu Vidal Olmos
    Bardamu Vidal Olmos 24 days ago

    I think you should do a much more controversial fight "The Rumble in the Jungle" George Foreman vs Muhammad Ali.

  • Baker Mayfield
    Baker Mayfield 24 days ago

    Do the Chris Benoit Case plz he's my favorite Wrestler of all time and the Case is very interesting

  • reginald merriweather
    reginald merriweather 24 days ago

    B.s it wasn't fixed he got shutdown plain and simple

  • MNSQualityyy
    MNSQualityyy 25 days ago

    yes the Nation of Islam

  • SgBepis
    SgBepis 26 days ago

    Do brazillian ronaldo on the 1998 world cup

  • Andrea Paige
    Andrea Paige 26 days ago

    fe-brew-arey

  • ribgribber lol
    ribgribber lol 27 days ago

    ....wait,so you made a 17:33 minute video on debunking a myth
    But you didnt even debunk it?

  • Dinoosh De Livera
    Dinoosh De Livera 27 days ago +1

    The punch connects dude, you can see liston's head jerking after he got hit. This video is just poor. This] video is bull.

  • Amrel Archer
    Amrel Archer 28 days ago

    To people who says it is fixed:
    In boxing a counterpunch doesn't need much power. Accuracy matters just as much. Liston was swinging hence his weight and momentum was shifting forward, Ali just need to hit him enough to use Liston's momentum against hinself. If the punch connected to his temple or his chin, his brain would've shook his brain regardless of how strong a chin someone has. Sugar Ray Leonard was a similar fighter who lack power but makes it up with his technique and accuracy. Just because a fighter lack power it doesn't mean he can't score a knockout.

  • speedcuber786
    speedcuber786 28 days ago

    There ain't no theory dudes chill lol

  • rcknhrse
    rcknhrse 29 days ago

    NEXT mystery is how joe buck keeps his job

  • Rafael Angulo
    Rafael Angulo 29 days ago

    Radical Islam

  • chloe miller
    chloe miller 29 days ago

    We love Shane AND Zack

  • DR. Inactive
    DR. Inactive 29 days ago

    WE WANT SHANE BACK!!!!!

  • Baby Baobei
    Baby Baobei 29 days ago

    Nah.... Save the 17 minutes n watch the other videos on this channel instead..

  • stefen bernitt
    stefen bernitt Month ago

    Mike Tyson is the goat

  • yellowbeans01
    yellowbeans01 Month ago +1

    The footage clearly shows him getting hit. The argument should be if it was hard enough to knock him out, which is pure speculation

  • Master Of Disaster
    Master Of Disaster Month ago

    The two persons so silly and illetre

  • I. Wynn Wynn
    I. Wynn Wynn Month ago

    Ali was an overrated loudmouth narcissist

  • I. Wynn Wynn
    I. Wynn Wynn Month ago +1

    That punch 🥊 was obviously 🙄 not a knock out and it was a dive

  • I. Wynn Wynn
    I. Wynn Wynn Month ago +1

    Sonny had a great fear of needles so it was suspicious 😒 of his needle marks

  • I. Wynn Wynn
    I. Wynn Wynn Month ago

    Blinky sounds scarier than sweetheart

  • I. Wynn Wynn
    I. Wynn Wynn Month ago +1

    It was a dive. Liston was a better boxer than Ali.

  • I. Wynn Wynn
    I. Wynn Wynn Month ago +1

    Do sonny Liston’s mysterious death next

  • Yukiopmx
    Yukiopmx Month ago

    There's only one way it was a dive and it was that Sonny didn't want to go on getting beat so he dived

  • RetroNite
    RetroNite Month ago

    White people were mad that Ali reverted to Islam and was a black man in the 60s, which is why they didn’t want to believe he connected the blow.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth Month ago

    Did anyone else realize there was a guy facing the back of Ali with a camera? He has to have film/photo of Ali’s punch.

  • ソトルーベン・ヤトニエル

    I could see both sides.

  • Mark Del Figgalo
    Mark Del Figgalo Month ago

    “THEY’RE SAYING THAT THIS IS A FAKE PUNCH, THAT THIS IS WWE”
    “ÿëä”- Ryan

  • The Real E
    The Real E Month ago

    Bro Zack's reason for every conspiracy being fake is sour grapes SMH

  • Joe Gazali
    Joe Gazali Month ago

    Ali being connected to the NOI is interesting as they have well known connections to Freemasonry and their is a possibility that the Freemasons wanted to push the mob out of boxing, like they did with Vegas, local lotteries and with the assistance of the FBI (Hoover was a gay Mason who the mob had dirt on but eventually had to go after and did) they seem to have accomplished their goals.
    Which makes you wonder who the real gangsters are... Crime is not better without the Mob, it is worse. They were bad, but the mobs that moved in are worse. Even in Italy Cammora, Ndranghetta, are the power, not the "Mafia."

  • Touge Warrior
    Touge Warrior Month ago

    People who don’t know about Boxing shouldn’t make video about it and make false claim...Oh wait this is Buzz Feed

  • sazti
    sazti Month ago

    Liston's head got rocked because he went into the punch

  • KNIGHT GAMER
    KNIGHT GAMER Month ago

    Can u talk about aliens 👽 again

  • Junior Contreras
    Junior Contreras Month ago

    Watch forest griffin vs Anderson Silva 🤷🏾‍♂️ IT HAPPENS!! A hit on the sweet spot doesn’t need much force

  • Philo Beddoe
    Philo Beddoe Month ago

    you can see his head move when he got hit.

  • Ankit Patra
    Ankit Patra Month ago

    Your video is very poorly organised , without even slightest of insight.

  • Nick Jones
    Nick Jones Month ago +1

    What about the mystery of the roided out Steelers of the 1970’s. There’s a theory they were so dominant and won their 4 Super Bowls because they were using steroids to gain an unfair advantage.

  • DrAaXaGoN
    DrAaXaGoN Month ago +1

    If you watched SONNY head when Ali punches, you can see his head move suddenly when it gets contacted

  • Inf Know
    Inf Know Month ago +5

    I'm not saying it isn't fixed but Liston was moving into the punch and it was a lightning fast over-the-jab counter. Combined, that could very easily drop someone as they usually don't see counters coming.

  • Uncle Quack
    Uncle Quack Month ago

    Did anyone here see the punch from Seth Petruzelli that KOed Kimbo slice? it was a short right that looked weak, but down goes Slice, Same here with Ali- Liston it was a short corkscrew right, yeah it was enough to ko Liston. same as the Kimbo KO was the LIston KO.

  • Preethika Shetty
    Preethika Shetty Month ago +1

    The guy in the right side at 10:39 looks like a hybrid of Shane Madej and Liam Neeson!!!

  • Cory Ahenakew
    Cory Ahenakew Month ago

    He landed that right cross on liston's temple knocking his equilibrium. A punch there well disorient a person, and ultimately knock them out or put them in a daze. Most of those people calling it a fixed fight probably never stepped foot inside a ring

  • Joshua Allen Gaming and Vlogs Roblox

    Ali is the best he hit the punch

  • Karl Kleve
    Karl Kleve Month ago

    Watching someone who has clearly never thrown a punch or had one thrown at him call Liston’s jab “terrible” and Ali’s counter a “weak punch” is pretty hilarious. Maybe the two least athletic guys in the world should show just a tiny bit of respect for two legends of boxing.

  • Karl Kleve
    Karl Kleve Month ago

    Ali clearly fades back to slip Liston’s jab, and throws a cross over the top of the jab. A perfectly placed cross, thrown by a true heavyweight, on the jaw of a man moving forward can easily knock them out. The punch clearly lands and moves Liston’s jaw when it impacts.

  • Zach Sutton
    Zach Sutton Month ago

    Man, he hit the hell out of Liston. That was a hard punch. Slo-mo proves it.

  • escarsegat
    escarsegat Month ago

    mob dont do loose ends

  • Morgan Sides
    Morgan Sides Month ago

    Hosts watch video and see Listons head bobble due to Ali's punch "oh yeah it's hard to tell if it connects". Lol what?? You can clearly see Liston's head react to the punch. Like CLEARLY.

  • JI400_RED_TOP JI400_RED_TOP

    Y'all be geeking too much

  • JI400_RED_TOP JI400_RED_TOP

    I seen it he hit him all it take is one hit sometimes

  • Joe Naab
    Joe Naab Month ago

    If anyone wants to know how easy it is to be knocked out cold just move to 1:03. The rolling around aspect is weird tho. tvclip.biz/video/rt1iijmpcgi/video.html

  • Bilal Siddiqui
    Bilal Siddiqui Month ago +2

    Ali's biggest mistake admitted by him was not joining Malcolm X when he exposed the Nation of Islam, atleast he follow Malcolm's path afterwards.

  • Bilal Siddiqui
    Bilal Siddiqui Month ago +1

    Blinky 😂😂😂🤦‍♂️

  • Dylan Pretty
    Dylan Pretty Month ago

    12:58 sssssssss

  • HopelessMunz
    HopelessMunz Month ago

    There is strength to this conspiracy but the power of a punch doesn’t always dictate the result. Catch a guy flush with a flick and you can mess his equilibrium up.
    People get concussed by lesser blows than this.

  • Halfman Halftree
    Halfman Halftree Month ago

    its a shapr counter right, liston didnt see it coming and ali had hands of stone