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(21 Sep 1973) Billie-Jean King plays Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes clash in the Astrodome, Houston, Texas. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/06065b93ab097d3a91974d3859da1eac Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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JB L (1 день назад)
What if we take best man and woman player and see ?
MrYouarethecancer (9 дней назад)
Could barely beat the old fuck and then couldn't lift the trophy. Lmao feminism.
jc6594 (18 дней назад)
Happy 75th Birthday Billie Jean King <3
Paul Tsihlis (25 дней назад)
Bobby Riggs threw the match look at some of the volleys he hit in the actual game. The match was fixed so he could pay off his heavy gambling debts. As he demolished Margaret court prior to his match against BJK many people bet against Billie Jean King resulting in the betting houses making a lot of money. Also there's the age issue.
Paul Tsihlis (25 дней назад)
Also Riggs was a fat depressed alcoholic that was more interested in the money than beating King.
Karl (1 месяц назад)
All people are getting mislead here. This was never about women are equal to men in sports. Ofcourse men are better, they are stronger and quicker. This was about respect which women deserved, not to be treated in the lowest level & equal pay where they put in equal effort.
Flavio Belisario (1 месяц назад)
A young player against and old player... oh yeah, what a triumph
Muhd Rizal Affandi (1 месяц назад)
Girl Power
EpicWin1812 (1 месяц назад)
an old out of his prime man vs a female in her prime....not a fair contest. remember how serina Williams lost to a man who was ranked 200?
kevjdm1986 (1 месяц назад)
He’s was an old man lol
Santiago Narváez (2 месяца назад)
That poor old man could have died of a heart attack.
Cory Nickoleff (2 месяца назад)
Bobby Riggs was 55 years old....why did he think he could beat a professional woman tennis player who was in her prime
Jacob Locklear (2 месяца назад)
The sad truth is this match is just a stupid publicity stunt with no scientific merit that's just a Side show act. It doesn't prove anything it's like the samurai vs knight debate pointless and stupid.
Bill Clay (2 месяца назад)
Riggs was 56yrs old, and King was 29yrs old, she should have went against the #1 male.... But still fun...
Ash 123 (2 месяца назад)
Didn't he know he was old when he insulted her and challenged her to play against him? If he won, ignorant people would be quoting it. Now, just accept that she won the challenge. At that time when biases had an even stronger psychological impact.
29 vis 55 of age? And he was in the running? Why didn't she play someone her age?
graftonreed (3 месяца назад)
Wonder how much money they each made from ticket receipts.
ThaChazo (3 месяца назад)
I would pay to watch Serena in her Prime vs Federer in his.
spence (3 месяца назад)
Look into it and it's clearly fixed. Riggs has always been a gambler and clearly wasn't trying to win here. Also just a few months before he beat margaret court very easily, showing that he would've won against king as well if he tried.
Lord Elephant (3 месяца назад)
humanity lost another battle that day, it didn't matter who won
WallyWinka (3 месяца назад)
Of course he threw this match. He had bet a crapload of $$ on BJK winning. Plus being the ridiculous showman that he was, he wanted to put on a good show
jasona9 (5 дней назад)
There is absolutely NO PROOF that Bobby Riggs threw the match or bet money against himself. Let Bobby Riggs rest in peace!
Basak Celik (4 месяца назад)
Movie smarttan geldim 😀 harika bir filmdi
JacAttack (4 месяца назад)
Didn't he come out of retirement for this?
Eddie 1925 (4 месяца назад)
I actually saw the match live on tv. Big deal she beat a guy 25 years older than her. Why wouldn't she play top male tennis players of the day?
Nad Zie (4 месяца назад)
I love watching those butt hurts comments and whining men making excuses! she wins so deal with it y'll cry babies 😂.
onlyone23km (4 месяца назад)
And people want to use the fact that the Williams sisters losing to a man 1 on 1 is the reason women can't be equal to men, athletically. It's not the gender, people. IT'S THE INDIVIDUAL!
Michael Hurwitz (4 месяца назад)
BR was a degenerate gambler. He had beaten the women’s no. 1 badly (6-1, 6-2) shortly before this and then set up the match with BJK the no. 2 so he could bet against himself and make a fortune with BJK being the heavy underdog.
Recency Bias Radio (4 месяца назад)
He Definitely lost on purpose lol
Joseph Schauster (4 месяца назад)
I just watched the movie on HBO this evening. Quite a movie!
ko0lGuy23 (4 месяца назад)
He was a boss but an ass lol most men are assholes though, nothing new.
Ty Stix (4 месяца назад)
"Battle of the sexes" great casting and set pieces looks just like the event!
rusty (5 месяцев назад)
he was 55??? what the fuck
M???????? A??????? (5 месяцев назад)
#AsukavsEllsworth brought me here
shady park original (5 месяцев назад)
To kill this noise would if the gender was switched then would the age be a excuse
Joseph Vaccaro (5 месяцев назад)
I hate feminist
STLetsgetitonnow (5 месяцев назад)
Bobby threw the match. The Mob is scary! :(
atlantic1119 (5 месяцев назад)
The rumors persist (and are gaining credence) that Riggs "took a dive" in that match. Consider the fact that the Number 100 male player (he was German) destroyed both Serena and Venus Williams in back to back matches without even breaking a sweat. A few years earlier, a retired Jimmy Connors crushed Martina Navratilova (then still in the top five among the women) in a handicap match (her shots could land in the doubles alleys, his could not). Riggs had earlier destroyed Margaret Court, a player who consistently gave King problems. And, to make matters even comical, transsexual player Renee Richards beat Riggs TWICE in exhibition matches despite herself being over the hill and performing abysmally on the women's tour.
atlantic1119 (5 месяцев назад)
Chris Evert even admitted to consistently losing to her younger brother in back yard matches.
S. Adam Bernstein (5 месяцев назад)
Everyone knows Riggs threw the match to pay off gambling debts with the Mob. He beat Court (the world's top woman player) 6-2, 6-1. Proof that a 55 year old man is superior to a 30 year old woman, at least in tennis. Billie Jean King was having a bad year, and definitely inferior to Court. Bobby Rigged.
jasona9 (5 дней назад)
There is NO PROOF that Bobby Riggs threw the match. Don't compare the Court match to the King match. Apples to oranges! Bobby trained vigorously before his match with Margaret Court. Unfortunately, this made him overconfident for the King match. He did NOT train properly, instead relying on vitamin and mineral supplements. "Bobby Rigged" That's catchy, but you can't prove it. Let Bobby rest in peace.
Alen Mustlovski (6 месяцев назад)
Riggs threw the match theres a documentary on it.
Las King (6 месяцев назад)
If all men would respect women just a little bit more, this game wouldn’t be held.
Dalmacija (6 месяцев назад)
Its battle with grandpa.
Nick (6 месяцев назад)
He threw the match to settle gambling debts with the mob. He was overheard discussing this with known mafiosos. We can keep pretending she won fair and square but its just not the case
tes516 (7 месяцев назад)
Old man lost to a number 1 women and the old guy didnt try to win it was set up for women pride
VinAnd Sori (8 месяцев назад)
the fight continues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liOuAMgGszo&t=43s
Anita Vera (8 месяцев назад)
OMG people keep saying that Riggs is so much older than BJK but the fact is that he challenged her and she won completely fair
TheGameKeeper94 (5 месяцев назад)
Anita Vera How did she win fair, when she had the age advantage? Imagine if Mike Tyson went up against Floyd Mayweather. Or if Michael Jordan went 1v1 against LeBron James. Floyd & LeBron would win because they're younger. They wouldnt have been fair match-ups.
electric776 (8 месяцев назад)
american bullshits...
joracer1 (8 месяцев назад)
He lost, she beat him, his ego beat him, she was near peak, he was washed up. he probably knew down deep it would be rough... fast foward to 2018 why cant men play in the womens tourney? You know why?
Cornwall1888 (9 месяцев назад)
Serena and Venus Williams says they could beat any man outside the top 200. World number 203 karstan braasch stepped forward after a game of golf and a few beers he beat them 6-0 6-1 back to back Hundreds of men can beat the very best women, beating a near senior citizen doesn’t prove much
Smita Biswas (2 месяца назад)
Yup, the german player was 30 and williams sisters were 16 and 17 respectively during the match - so not much of a difference, right? A game can never be won on the basis of stamina sometimes it boils down to strategy and skills. Billie Jean could have been easily defeated if she did not change her game strategy that day. Bobby Riggs challenged and he lost so there is no need to be a cry baby and make excuses for that.
Pill Box (9 месяцев назад)
I thought B King had a dick. People are surprised she beat an old man?
Dominique Charriere (10 месяцев назад)
It should not matter, but unfortunately it matters when it is used to attack and try to lower men like the feminism is doing today. Or to try to create a war of gender that will end badly for all.
Michael Jackson
knchen (10 месяцев назад)
riggs uncharacteristically made many unforced errors in this match that he didn't make in his match against margaret court just a few months prior.  and match point ended on an unforced error by riggs, though in the movie version it ended on a winner by king.  it's also interesting there's hardly any footage on the actual match.  what little there is out there shows riggs committing unforced errors that even club players wouldn't commit. i reckon if anyone saw the complete footage they'd wonder why riggs' play dropped considerably after just a couple of months..
djfetchable (11 месяцев назад)
I wonder how many men will make up excuses on here about why he lost...
THE OASIS (21 час назад)
Doellis Rowe Hopkins wasn’t fighting the best at that age. BJK was the best and Hopkins was half the fighter he was at 46. He had one tko when he was mid 40’s, ten years younger then BR. When was his last KO before that? How old. It’s not the same
Doellis Rowe (22 часа назад)
+THE OASIS ok mid 40s and definitely was a old boxer s fighting way you get dudes .
THE OASIS (22 часа назад)
Doellis Rowe No he wasn’t. You mustn’t know Bernard Hopkins very well
ThisManlyFlower (1 день назад)
Can someone explain to me the controversy behind this match? I'm not sure I understand why so many people are advocating this as women are on equal grounds as men in terms of sports but don't support universal unisex professional leagues. May I get some clarification on what exactly is the point of this match?
Doellis Rowe (15 дней назад)
+petey1214 lol it's a excuse when he is the one saying he could beat any woman at his age. He lost and yes it's still a excuse and the girl beat him. Bernard Hopkins was in his 50 knocking people out half his age.
Robert Franqui (11 месяцев назад)
Tennis is sport that will not separate men and woman's physical differences at an amature level (Bobby Riggs being the amature). Yes there is a very definate difference between men and woman physically. If you took any top professional in any sport and the men will probably dominate. For a man to assert that a woman is less than for these facts is a total dumbass. A professional woman can have as much drive and determination as any man. Physical attributes dont make one better.
John Wroath (11 месяцев назад)
looks like a warmup march!?
james Deer (11 месяцев назад)
Too bad he threw that game in order to satisfy his gambling debt to the mobsters.
djfetchable (11 месяцев назад)
He lost dude. Get over it.
just wells (11 месяцев назад)
This women was a adulteress a liar a gay and a con woman.. You want equal rights shame this women like you do your husbands and BFs for cheating on a good man/women because her guy stuck it out where was the equality in her making her man a push over so she could fuck around. read between the lines this women was a horrible role model and pushed the gay agenda
just wells (11 месяцев назад)
since women want equality why not compete against someone at an equal age? He threw the game anyway he had a worse gambling problem then Michael Jordan. This game was more political then it was about skill. No possible way a Top female athlete is beating a Top male athlete in a physical sport. no such thing as equality This whole staged event of bringing gays into the light and putting women in a new platform. Her win was like Obamas win for President "a gift to society"
Christopher King (11 месяцев назад)
Are you kidding me? Is the is best footage of this match? Jesus Christ on a Bicycle.
William Bourbonstreet (11 месяцев назад)
It's astounding how many misogynist douchebags are still lurking around.
just wells (11 месяцев назад)
im not a misogynist but I also know that this was all staged. Not going to put women on a pedestal just because they are Female That alone is sexist.. You want equality go through all the hurdles everyone else does. Races have been fighting for equality and Gays have been given more rights in this society then most people of color. And it took less then 25% of the time lmao now that astounding.
Inept Jedi (11 месяцев назад)
I think his sexist statements were a little played up. He was pretty humble about the match after it was over, saying "She was too good, too fast. She returned all my passing shots and made great plays off them".
Ahnaf Muttaki (11 месяцев назад)
Came here after watching the movie
Luis de Leon (11 месяцев назад)
Feminism and homosexuality, great for Hollywood's divisionist and degenerate agenda, so good that they have made the same movie about this twice.
just wells (11 месяцев назад)
Thats all this staged bullshit was about bringing gays into the light and females on a platform to generate more commercial money. Whole game was rigged he lost on purpose because his gambling addiction was worse then Michael Jordans. But notice how everyone is talking about equality but gays have gotten more rights in a short amount of time and people of color are still being in prisoned murdered being captured.. Why not fight for that equality?
Stankin' Thankin' (11 месяцев назад)
A woman in her prime vs. a grandpa :D What does that prove ? What self-respecting smart woman would use that as something to be empowered by :D If that was perceived as a great thing for the women's liberation movement, I gotta say, it's kind of embarrassing for the ladies at the time :D By the way... Margaret Court
Stankin' Thankin' (9 месяцев назад)
Em Love i don't have to deal with anyyhing sweetheart :) you are the one who should deal with the embarassment of feeling proud of that day...
just wells (11 месяцев назад)
Dont worry they just want to feel special. And they needed some dumb women to push the gay agenda
Titan (1 год назад)
Came here because of ecstasy hearts
Kenny b (1 год назад)
wow ! this is like a different sport compared to what we have today
Adder Pluco (1 год назад)
She thrashed his pants off.
redriise (1 год назад)
Cant believe I was upset about this until I saw he was 55. Seriously todays women want equality well that isnt equal rights he was a Grandad playing a no. 1 in her prime of 27 or something.
Em Love (9 месяцев назад)
Why were you upset? Lol
Zen Master (11 месяцев назад)
Lol.. apparently after the match where he waxed court when he was still in pretty good shape he went out to vegas and just got folded for several months leading up to the BJK match. Was he out of shape playing Billie? Possibly. Did he throw the match for a bigger payday? Possibly. But regardless, the dude was 55 and retired for over a decade (he fought in ww2 for Christ sakes). It would've been unbelievably embarrassing if she lost to him.
Nacha Pereira (1 год назад)
People still arguing and making excuses over this. She WON and THAT'S IT. It was Riggs who "challenged" her so don't even mention him being older than her.
Okidata29 (3 месяца назад)
I will mention it. It's not an impressive win! This Holmes beating Ali. She beat a 55 year old man! If she beaten Jimmy Connors now that would have been impressive. So... She WON it was so blasé that women are still begging Tennis $$ THAT'S IT!
George Rusch (6 месяцев назад)
Nacha Pereira Bill Jean King is a man, if she wasn't they would have called her Millie Jane Queen
rafa 9 (7 месяцев назад)
he was a gambler and he lost it so that he could earn more ... the rules were in favour of the women ...women know the facts and back to the kitchen
just wells (11 месяцев назад)
im not a misogynist but I also know that this was all staged. Not going to put women on a pedestal just because they are Female That alone is sexist.. You want equality go through all the hurdles everyone else does.(not saying you don't) Races have been fighting for equality and Gays have been given more rights in this society then most people of color. And it took less then 25% of the time lmao now that astounding. now notice how she just happened to be gay and pushed that agenda.. she was a cheater a liar an adulteress and a gay a horrible role model but you guys still praise her.. shits sad
joe frazer (1 год назад)
Das Spiel hat er extra verloren
fast1919 (1 год назад)
We can not see enough from this very short clip it looks as though they are knocking up ?
Google Pics (1 год назад)
What is the point of this...apples vs apples women are weaker than men...and I dont understand why this is such a big deal...men genetically are superior and their is nothing wrong with that
fede018 (11 месяцев назад)
misogynistic pigs
T Ahmed (1 год назад)
'Their' certainly isn't 😂
Toomtoom John (1 год назад)
Google Pics how dare you tell the truth, don't you get it? we live in an age where the truth should never be spoken , it upsets the ladies
GermanyFan01 (1 год назад)
Didn't he lose on purpose?
DaNZ 27 (5 месяцев назад)
Yes he did it was a side show
Alexis Fitzroy (5 месяцев назад)
I don't think so. His goal was to prove that men are superior than women. Also he challenged her in first place.
Rocklessness (1 год назад)
women are not as good as men in sports, thats why they separated the genders, otherwise women will never get any medals
Enema Twatson (4 месяца назад)
Ayanokoji Can't say I blame them. I love patting women on the backside as well. 😁
Em Love (9 месяцев назад)
Ayanokoji He insisted on playing her lol and she beat him what's the big deal why are all the guys getting defensive about it ?
Ayanokoji (9 месяцев назад)
Em Love yeah beating an old guy who is atleast 25 yrs older than her is a great accomplishment. Women love patting themselves on their back
Em Love (9 месяцев назад)
She beat him, get over it crybaby .
Rains Storm (10 месяцев назад)
Rocklessness sexist
barefoot arizona (1 год назад)
I wonder how much he won betting against himself
djfetchable (11 месяцев назад)
He lost dude. Get over it.
just wells (11 месяцев назад)
Lmao way more then she got.
Joe Marshall (1 год назад)
He probably threw the match. He had beaten Margaret Court 6-2 6-1, just a few months before. Margaret was a better player than Billy Jean. He was a gambler who was in deep debt to Underworld interests. Obviously, a lot of powerful forces set up this huge event, and broadcast it WORLD-WIDE, a very rare thing at the time. He knew that if he lost, a rematch could be set up. If he won, no one would want to see a rematch. He begged BJK for the rematch many times, pointing out how much money was involved, but she refused. He always claimed she won fair and square, but what else is he supposed to say, "I threw it"? One of the television stations did a special about a guy who worked at a tennis facility that Bobby frequented, and stated that he overheard the conversation between Bobby and some shady characters where Bobby agreed to throw the match in return for removing his gambling debt. The guy didn't repeat the story until he was old, out of fear. But the rumors were there from the git-go. Another possibility is that Bobby was drugged. He was taking FIVE HUNDRED pills a day from some quack he was promoting, and you can see videos of him online behaving erratically as he takes the pills......the whole thing was very strange.....It helped promote women's tennis, but not as much as Chris Evert's teenage good looks....just sayin'.....John McEnroe recently challenged Serena to a match (before she was pregnant), but she refused. Jack Kramer was made out to be the bad guy in the film, but his point of view was not fairly given. He, Pancho Gonzales, and other pros had labored for 20+ years to create a professional men's tour, travelling all over, and starving, fighting amateur interests every step of the way. They did all kinds of things to promote their tour. Bobby's crazy hustling, playing in a lawn chair for money and such, was no joke...that's what they did to survive.....suddenly, a much lesser league, the women's league, comes along ad demands EQUAL prize money...it was not fair. The women' tour did not draw one third the spectators that the men's draw did. Jack had good points.
Spiritual Braces (1 год назад)
wow, she barely beat (6–4, 6–3, 6–3) a 55 year old geriatric and is proud of it (almost twice her age).. what the hell is wrong with this world? What kind of a person would take pride in something like that?
binkyboobosh1 (1 год назад)
This was a silly event. Billie Jean was 29 and at the top of her game whilst Bobby was nearly 56 and suffering from arthritis, who played his tennis in the 30s and 40s. He used the game to make some money, and she used it to make some gender equality point. Both got what they wanted. I'm not sure that tennis was a winner.
Smartkid2387 (10 месяцев назад)
But I thought BJK never wanted to play against Bobby for those exact reasons. I believed she said she was backed into a corner and had to do it for pride.
Incredible Spoon (1 год назад)
If BR was 29 it would of been a different story. This is my opinion so don’t go round hassling me that I’m sexist because I’m not. I’m just entitled to my opinion and your entitled to yours
Farid Damasio (1 год назад)
Williams v Mcenroe next...
Romeo Juliet (1 год назад)
She pretty much played her father of course she should win. If it was really his idea then i feel like he threw thaf match. He was a hustler and gambler and probably owed some big money. This was genius on his part
Terrell Miller (1 год назад)
BackyardBaseball (1 год назад)
Is this what tennis looked like in the 70s?? Or is this the biggest scam in US sports history they cant be trying haha she looks like shes playing badmitton for Christ Sake
Darryl Flinch (1 год назад)
Riggs had a horrible gambling debt. This is like McGregor trying to get the fight with Mayweather. It was all a show to get MONEY. Think about it. It was on of the most watch tennis matches ever at that time. Meaning it was for publicity and money. In terms of Billie King it was for Gender but for Riggs bring in the money!
robert raulerson (1 год назад)
any argument about this being a battle of the sexes doesn't get what this was really about, the man was a hustler. This was about fame, notoriety, and most importantly money billed to the public as a "battle of the sexes" bobby riggs won because no one would ever remember his name if this match never happened.
Scroats McKenzie (1 год назад)
Pringles brought me here
Vanessa Norimi (1 год назад)
So many comments here saying this ruined the 2017 movie release... Funny how history becomes a movie spoiler!
Anggi Pardede (3 месяца назад)
Because they dont know the history that became an inspiration for the movie. Sad young fuckers need to google more
Josh (4 месяца назад)
Vanessa Norimi ☠️
Aaron Morris (1 год назад)
The movie completely skipped over the part during the match, when Evel Kneviel jumped over the Astrodome.
Wayne Brower (1 год назад)
Bobby admitted later in life that he took a dive for this match. Just look at this video, they are playing like little kids. No power behind the swings. It was all hype to bring more popularity to the game of tennis.
joe sheehan (1 год назад)
so slow!! they look like teenagers practicing
TheCriticsAreRaving (1 год назад)
This is stupid and proves nothing.
jb N.Y. (1 год назад)
I don't even play tennis seriously. I could beat both on one court them 2 on same side. Easy
林嘉賢 (5 месяцев назад)
no you can't
Funny Sweet (1 год назад)
jb N.Y. Lol
karrezza (1 год назад)
joseph williams (1 год назад)
This is and always will be more of a circus atmosphere than a tennis match. This is a total embarrassment to the game of tennis!!!!!!
DON DAVIS (1 год назад)
Nah it wasn't the battle of the sexes. Some would say it was man on man others would say it was woman in woman
youwatch2muchtv (1 год назад)
DON DAVIS it was an old man vs a woman in her prime, dipshit
permacultured and free (1 год назад)
The man looks like peter sellers
XGP (1 год назад)
He threw the match because he felt sorry for her.
petey1214 (4 месяца назад)
He didn't throw the match because he felt sorry for her. He threw the match to pay off gambling debts. At least, that's how the story goes.
dbleo (9 месяцев назад)
roguexxrenegade it was all an act. He wasn't actually a chauvinist.
101001 (1 год назад)
freestylexgp he didn’t throw the match, but he was like 55 years old
roguexxrenegade (1 год назад)
Nah he was a cocky douche. He didn’t let the 30 year old woman he beat before this match win.
XxRagnarxX (1 год назад)
LOL okay Timonthy, say whatever you want to make your ignorant ass fell better.
Fane Valento (1 год назад)
And ALMOST everything a woman wins against a man was given to her. Notice how she got special treatment and the rules favored her. So imagine that. A man allowing for himself to be handicapped and at old age lmao. And this is what they celebrate!? I would be ashamed of all this. And in the movie that they are making, they BETTER HAVE make the rules known on how they gave her the upper hand. Looks like women always need to have the upper hand. Which is why women would only hire to have her husband killed or do it herself while he is sleeping 😌
D'Ascoyne (11 месяцев назад)
Fane Valento BS! It was the same rules for both players.
Renée Lucero (1 год назад)
Jeanetty130 J Yeah, I hear you pal.
J J (1 год назад)
I just lost brain cells reading this trash
Ally C (1 год назад)
LOL okay
eric strickland (1 год назад)
ally c you're just mad because he's right .
Fane Valento (1 год назад)
I don't mind a young woman beating an old man. Let's have a young woman try to be a young man pro. IT CANT HAPPEN
Super Bowl Dave (1 год назад)
Riggs "rigged" it, threw the match to pay off gambling debts. They were both friends until death. All for publicity, yet Feminists still go apeshit over the result.
andrew Gonzalez (1 год назад)
Some mayweather mcgregor shit lol

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