Originally Posted by GPater11093
I watched it the other day and i played it afew times and in slow motion
I think Johnson moved his head to slip the punch and his lead leg seems to just slip back and cause him to fall clean over. I cant make out if the punch lands but im sure it was a slip and nothing else
Some footage shows it clearer than others.Gunboat Smith, Johnson's sparring partner for the fight said "they pulled a fake knockdown", this was stated in an interview given to Peter Heller in his book" In This Corner".