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Background[ edit ] Following Clay's upset victory over Liston, both fighters were almost immediately embroiled in controversy that was considered detrimental to the sport of boxing.
A couple of days after the fight, Clay publicly announced that he had joined the "Black Muslims"—which was widely viewed as a hate group against white people—and started going by the name Cassius X. This evoked widespread public condemnation.
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Liston had a loaded. A young woman was in the car with Liston, but she was not arrested. In the view of some, the unexpected ending of the bout took on suspicious overtones when it was discovered that the two fighters had a contract which contained a rematch clause.
Many argued that Liston had more to gain financially from losing the bout and fighting a rematch than he did from winning. The contract gave Inter-Continental Promotions, Inc. This was in a second contract, kept secret and not part of the main fight contract.
It was phrased as it was because the World Boxing Association did not allow fight contracts with rematch clauses. Davidson, an attorney for the group sponsoring Ali, said, "We felt we would be better advised not to have a guaranteed rematch clause.
We felt this was more in the spirit of the WBA rules than a direct rematch which was clearly outlawed. Pressed by the WBA—which included every U. The fight was set for November 16,at the Boston Garden.
Liston was immediately established as a favorite, making Ali a greater betting underdog than Floyd Patterson in his two fights against Liston. This time, Liston trained hard, preparing himself for a round bout. In fact, Time magazine said that Liston had worked himself into the best shape of his career.
Three days before the scheduled bout Friday the 13thAli needed emergency surgery for a strangulated hernia.
The bout would need to be delayed by six months. The new date was set for May 25, But as it approached, Liston was involved in yet another arrest and there were fears that the promoters were tied to organized crime.
Byrne sought an injunction blocking the fight in Boston because Inter-Continental Promotions was promoting the fight without a Massachusetts license. Inter-Continental said local veteran Sam Silverman was the promoter. On May 7, backers of the rematch ended the court battle by pulling the fight out of Boston.
Reed of Maine stepped forward, and within a few hours, the promoters had a new site: Inter-Continental obtained a permit and made an arrangement to work with local promoter Sam Michael. Lewiston was the smallest city to host a heavyweight title bout since Jack Dempsey fought Tom Gibbons in Shelby, Montana population 3, in It remains the only heavyweight title fight held in the state of Maine.
The fight was embraced by the Pine Tree State. Governor Reed announced to the press, "This is one of the greatest things to happen in Maine.
The atmosphere surrounding the fight was tense and sometimes ugly, largely due to the repercussions of Ali's public embrace of Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. Rumors circulated that Ali, who had publicly snubbed Malcolm after his break with Elijah Muhammad, might be killed by Malcolm's supporters in retaliation.
The FBI took the threats seriously enough to post a man, hour guard around Ali. Liston's camp, in turn, claimed he had received a death threat from the Nation of Islam. The Fruit of Islam —the omnipresent, bow-tied paramilitary wing of the Nation of Islam—surrounding Ali only added to the sense of foreboding and hostility.
Security for the fight was, for that time, unprecedented. Due to the remote location and the fear of violence, only 2, fans were present in the 4,seat arena, setting the all-time record for the lowest attendance for a heavyweight championship fight.
Midway through the first round, Liston threw a left jab and Ali went over it with a fast right, knocking the former champion down.
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