Originally Posted by janitor
How about this.
Liston hits the canvas. All he has to do is wait to be counted out. Then a problem arises. Clay who obviously has not read the script dose not go to his corner but stands over the fallen Liston yelling at him to get up so the count cannot start.
Liston is probably bricking himself at this moment because he knows that if he dose not stick to the script there will be serious concequences.
Referre Walcot who might know about the arrangments desperately tries to get Clay back to his corner almost shoving him to his corner. It is no good because Clay just runs back to ring centre.
Liston gets up knowing that he is going to have to take another dive quickly if he dose not want to wear a concrete jacket.
Walcott then rescues the situation by arguing that because Liston was down for more than 10 seconds he was knocked out.
Everybody breathes a colective sigh of releif.
Well for that to work Fleischer had to be involved as well, he was the one screaming at Jersey Joe to stop it.
Mind you Nat's hatred for Ali (Clay) is second only for his loathing of Liston; so I guess Fleischer would have a cut of the action without the need to even be paid, he was that bitter an old man.