Originally Posted by mcvey
There was zero evidence of any big bets being placed on Ali to win the first fight, certainly none that would make it worth sellling the heavyweight Championship for.
Different thread, same ****.
What kind of evidence would you expect?
Big bets are placed privately. The legal sports books are for retail betters.
At the times of these fights, 99% of all bets were off the record- either through illegal bookmakers or a simple phone call between high rollers.
This is not going to leave a paper trail, and these people are certainly not going to volunteer the information.