Originally Posted by MagnaNasakki
This. You don't STAND UP when taking a dive. You don't keep fighting and punching when taking a dive.
Liston got flashed, Walcott epically screwed the fight up, KO1 Ali.
I think Liston intended on staying down until he saw Ali was standing over him for that long and the count was stopped. He knew that rightfully nobody would buy him being that
hurt from the punch and thus was forced to get back up.
He was trying to make it look plausible but was forced into other circumstances due to Ali's antics.