Did Mob Force Riggs To Throw The '73 "'Battle Of Sexes'?
Description:The story has been the subject of whispered rumors for decades, but now a man has stepped out of the shadows to say he actually heard three mobsters make a deal with Bobby Riggs to lose the infamous Battle of the Sexes tennis match in 1973.
29-year-old Billie Jean King, the number two female player at the time and a crusader for women’s rights was up against 55-year-old Riggs, a gambler and a symbol of male chauvinism. Riggs was favored to win.(2:11)