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Old 11-24-2012, 11:47 AM   #46
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Default Re: The Sparring Partners - 'Talk About Cassius Clay vs Sonny Liston II'

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Originally Posted by BillB View Post
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.
I agree. When people say "no evidence was found" it's kind of hollow.
I mean, the FBI were working on much bigger things within organized crime than the possible fixing of a single fight and the fleecing some bookies, working years to secure evidence on racketeering activity involving day-to-day crime and murder.
The investigations into Liston v Clay were brief committees wrapped up in a few weeks , not full-scale on-the-ground FBI operations.
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