Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton III

By Boxing News on December 24, 2013
Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton III
Norton was to Ali as Juan Manuel Marquez is to Pacquiao. He had The Greatest's number.

On September 28, 1976 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, WBC/WBA heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali defended his titles against Ken Norton for the third and final time. The first fight in 1973 was a split decision that went to Norton. The second fight, also in 1973, was a split decision in favor of Ali. Going into the rubber match, Muhammad was 52-2 and Norton was 31-3. Norton was to Ali as Juan Manuel Marquez is to Pacquiao. The tough ex-Marine, while perhaps not an all-time great, had The Louisville Lip’s number. The fight was scheduled for 15 rounds…

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  1. neo 05:05pm, 12/30/2013

    I was the Fight like 20 time each round, all ken norton did was some grazing shots at Ali clearly that does not score points, Ali got points for frequently changing tactics and the for Jabs mainly, Clearly Jabs score points, this is for all those morons who dosent understand boxing, While ken hitting for body shots thinking he wear down Ali, but that didnt hapn unfortunate, the worst part for ken was crying.

  2. Eric 12:06pm, 06/27/2013

    @henry

    Agree. I, too, think Norton won all three fights with Ali.

  3. Johnny 08:44pm, 02/06/2013

    Everybody likes to think they’re smarter than the judges on this for (how much sense does this make?) blindly jumping on board with the clueless announcers. It was a close fight, but, come on, were these guys just excited by the idea of someone finally wiping away Ali’s cockiness? I mean, how could they POSSIBLY call round 9 even? One hard hit and a couple grazing shots from Norton is worth 20+ hits to the head from Ali?
    It seems they just liked the way Norton kept pushing forward (which you don’t get points for fyi) and saw it as him “controlling” the fight. Unfortunately, they injected some infamy into this fight by making a LOT of people see it their way.

  4. henry 05:01am, 09/30/2012

    Norton was robbed.  He beat Ali all three fights.  The mob kept Ali winning for box office money.

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