March 6th, 2014
02:48 PM ET

Don King: Ali & Liston Fight Not Rigged

It was one of the biggest upsets in sports history. A young boxer from Louisville named Cassius Clay beat heavyweight champion and heavily favored Sonny Liston 50 years ago this week.

Clay went on to become Muhammad Ali, one of the most iconic figures on the planet.

But was America sucker punched in that fight? There are starling new allegations that this epic event was a setup rigged by a Vegas mobster who allegedly had ties to Liston.

For the first time, we're hearing the FBI even launched an investigation, but ended its probe a couple of years later citing a lack of information. There has been no comment from the Ali camp on this – Liston died in 1971.

We spoke to legendary boxing promoter Don King for his take.


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