THE MOVIE “ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI” IS INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS. IN OTHER WORDS, IT IS A WORK OF FICTION. THAT IS WHY THEY HAVE GERALDINE LISTON AT THE ALI/LISTON FIGHT WHEN SHE WASN’T.

“For Italians, Jews, Irish, Protestants, and Catholics, boxing represented their plight, struggles, and triumphs.”
When Muhammad Ali explained to the world in 1965, that he had been taught the “Anchor Punch” from Stepin Fetchit, who had learned it from Jack Johnson, the world stood in disbelief. It would be the first time ever in his professional career that Charles “Sonny” Liston, who was trying to regain his title, would be knocked to the canvas. Muhammad Ali had indeed “Shook up the world” in their first championship fight together and in their second contest, he would boggle the mind. From that point on, boxing and its fans, would never be the same. The Liston Family, the Ali family and the Palermo family would forever be remembered for being a part of some elaborate conspiracy, fix, and / or “Phantom Punch.” Sonny Liston would go to his grave never to be forgiven, by the public at large for what had happened in those two fights. And even though Muhammad Ali would one day go down in history as “The Greatest” boxer of all time, the public would forever hold him suspect; marking him with a “Scarlet Letter” for somehow being partly responsible, for what is still believed to be, one of the greatest hoaxes of the twentieth century.- Amazon book, “Beast: The Deconstruction of Charles Sonny Liston.”

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