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(NEW YORK) — Forty years after the so-called battle of the sexes, one man says the 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King may have been fixed. In an ESPN Outside the Lines exclusive, a former worker at a country club in Florida claims to have overheard two mob bosses say Riggs would throw the match to pay off a gambling debt.

Billie Jean King now calls the story ridiculous.

Watch the report from ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer:

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