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    R.I.P. Ken Norton

    Great fighter from the golden age of heavyweights.




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    Re: R.I.P. Ken Norton

    The Ali-Frazier trilogy is legendary but the Ali-Norton trilogy was just as hard fought and even. Kenny Norton's awkward style was not a good matchup for Ali.

    His 15th round with Larry Holmes is one of the best rounds in boxing history


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    Re: R.I.P. Ken Norton

    Norton Vs Holmes has one of the best rounds of brawling ever seen.

    A forgotten fighter from the last great boxing era



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    Re: R.I.P. Ken Norton

    Heavyweight title on the line. Fight dead even going into the 15th round. Both men let it all hang out. God I miss the boxing glory years of the 70s and 80s



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    Re: R.I.P. Ken Norton

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBroncos View Post
    Heavyweight title on the line. Fight dead even going into the 15th round. Both men let it all hang out. God I miss the boxing glory years of the 70s and 80s

    Larry Holmes is easily one of the most underrated heavyweight champions ever. The guy was unreal, and had probably the most lethal jab of anyone ever.



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    Re: R.I.P. Ken Norton

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBroncos View Post
    Heavyweight title on the line. Fight dead even going into the 15th round. Both men let it all hang out. God I miss the boxing glory years of the 70s and 80s

    I hope I'm not taking this thread too far off track, but is that Sylvester Stallone in the audience behind the fighters, standing up at the 2:08 mark? It looks a little like him at least, and this Google search says that he was in attendance: Boxing Is---: Reflections on the Sweet Science - Thomas Hauser - Google Books


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    Re: R.I.P. Ken Norton

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone_fan_1000 View Post
    I hope I'm not taking this thread too far off track, but is that Sylvester Stallone in the audience behind the fighters, standing up at the 2:08 mark? It looks a little like him at least, and this Google search says that he was in attendance: Boxing Is---: Reflections on the Sweet Science - Thomas Hauser - Google Books
    Yeah that's Sly...Chevy Chase is the tall guy next to him


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    Re: R.I.P. Ken Norton

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Larry Holmes is easily one of the most underrated heavyweight champions ever. The guy was unreal, and had probably the most lethal jab of anyone ever.
    Larry's jab was definitely one of the best ever, especially for a big guy. Unfortunately for Larry he rose to power at the worst time as the Ali-Frazier-Foreman era was winding down and it was pre Tyson-Holyfield era. He didn't have a lot of big names to fight outside of the white hope Gerry Cooney. Larry in his prime with that jab and power and his underrated chin, he could have went with anyone from heavyweight history


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    Re: R.I.P. Ken Norton

    Larry took a lot of head shots, as you could tell in his interviews, but he and Foreman packed big KO punches.
    Also, a lot of folks don't realize Ali lost his crown three times.



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    Re: R.I.P. Ken Norton

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Larry took a lot of head shots, as you could tell in his interviews, but he and Foreman packed big KO punches.
    Also, a lot of folks don't realize Ali lost his crown three times.
    He only lost his world title in the ring once...when he lost to Leon Spinks

    Won title beating Sonny Liston...got stripped of the title when banned from boxing.

    Regained title beating Foreman...lost to Leon Spinks

    Regained title beating Spinks...retired for a short time and vacated title. He came back and fought Holmes and lost but Larry was considered the champ


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