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Old 11-22-2012, 02:42 AM   #33
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Default Re: Jim Robinson and Sonny Liston - '1st-Round Knock-out Victims'

Originally Posted by BillB View Post
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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