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Old 11-21-2012, 05:31 PM   #31
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Default Re: Jim Robinson and Sonny Liston - '1st-Round Knock-out Victims'

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Originally Posted by ron u.k. View Post
Listen Pepe,as far as i'm concerned Sonny lay down,for whatever reason i wouldn't know.
However my point is Ali knew nothing of it,his immediate reaction to Liston going down tells everyone that.
I agree. Ali was surprised by it and didn't even realize he had hit him. In the immediate post fight interview Ali didn't know if it was a left or a right he hit him with. He asked to look at the tapes. He had no idea what sent Liston down.

I think Ali assumed Liston was going to dive later in the fight. That's probably what they had rehearsed.

Liston didn't follow the script, for whatever reason.
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