Did Mob Force Riggs To Throw The '73 "'Battle Of Sexes'?

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.

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