Ali opens the fight with the lead right and circles left the entire round timing Sonnys steps and looking for the opening. Its a perfect shot the ripples all the way down Sonnys right side plus he was leaning in which adds to the punches effect!!
Getting up is another thing!!!!!! HA!!!! I believe he was stunned but the fall back he does looks like BS to me!!
You have to remember that a younger Clay sparred with Sonny in the Miami gym and really had no problems with Liston at that time. Thats why Dundee and the backers felt it was the perfect time to take the title. Sonnys connections got screwed because they thought like most "experts" that the kid would run but that Sonny could catch up after 7 or 8 rounds and get him out of there!. The second time around they went with the guarenteed finish!!!