Re: how fake was the lamotta vs fox dive?
Give me exact date and newspaper in June 1960 where the injury is mentioned?
In fact, he repudiated his statements about Palermo, Daly and Milo, which he told to the officials the previous year. He said he didn't remember names and everything was arranged by Joey. Joey was summoned as witness, but invoked the 5th amendment, refusing to testify. Graziano testified in 1947 that he was offered $100,000 too to throw the bout with Ruben Shank, as well as the same sum in 1945 vs Bummy Davis. Didn't get killed or anything.
Two commissions looked into that bout after it had taken place, and neither found anything except the injury that he concealed. Why would Palermo offer Jake $100,000 to throw that fight (or the Janiro fight earlier that year) and why would he not only refuse to accept that but even pay his own $20,000 to get a title shot in the future?
LaMotta was banned not because they found anything strange about the fight.
The odds changed to 3-to-1, wow, mafia won a lot of money by betting on the favorite? I think the Ring magazine stated there was a similar shift of betting odds prior to Fox's first fight with Lesnevich, where the odds went even higher in Fox's favor.