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Old 11-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #47
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Default Re: The Sparring Partners - 'Talk About Cassius Clay vs Sonny Liston II'

Originally Posted by Unforgiven View Post
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.

After searching for this, off-and-on all week, I can find mention of only one "investigation" of the Lewiston, ME fight.

The Maine Attorney General asked the FBI to investigate the possibility of a fix. The FBI made a few interviews and reported back in vague and muddled language, which meant nothing. They declined to conduct a full field investigation.
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