That's not all there is to it at all. The articles Mr Deedes was kind enough to link put forth the multiple reasons as to why they took the fight. As per usual you just take a ridiculously negative stance on fighters you don't like. You need to stop lying, twisting facts and making purposeful false interpretations when fighters you don't like are in the discussion. You know, Foreman, Liston, Williams and the like. I most certainly haven't said he was deliberately led to a knockout defeat. Pure sensationalism from your side but hardly surprising. Williams was a live dog and a mild underdog. It's all there in the articles plain as day for anyone with both eyes open and not much bias. You are thrusting forth fairytales. Yeah Williams mob had this list written down of the perfect opponent for which to spring forth their assault on the division. Smaller guy - tick Name fighter - tick Looks like he's on the slide - tick They were hiding in wait for dozens of fights just waiting for that perfect opponent You can't make this stuff up. Fortunately it is all there in black and white for all to read.