Originally Posted by Panamaniac
Do you mean as clearly shown here in slo mo?
i never understood how ppl can question if a punch landed or not, it clearly did!
you can see ali throw the punch, you cant see it connect, but what you do see is listons head snapping to the right as if he got hit on the left side of the face.
he clearly got hit. you might not see the punch make contact but you see it until its like an inch away from his face with nothing to block it but listons head. the only movement listons head makes is as if got hit coincidentally right as the punch would have landed. go figure.
theres no doubt liston got dropped, the question is could he have gotten up? i think he could have, then again i dont think he took a dive. i think liston was waiting for walcott to do his job and escort ali to a neutral corner, until he does the count shouldnt start.
once he had, liston got up. then the timekeeper said liston was down for more than 10 seconds so walcott called the fight. but liston could have been down for 10 minutes as long as ali isnt in a neutral corner, which he wasnt. the ref screwed up, simple as that.