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Old 10-12-2012, 04:16 PM   #24
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Default Re: Spinks Vs Norton 1978

Originally Posted by Bummy Davis View Post
I am assuming we are taking about Leon. Spinks brought the pressure that Norton could not take when he was on but he was a bit reckless and did not have real one punch heavyweight power, so I am leaning with Norton over Leon. Ken had more power at heavyweight than Leon and Leon never really developed to his full potential, so the Leon that won the title from Ali would get banged around after coming on strong and forcing Ken to use the jab and push Leon back. I like Norton by a mid-round stoppage.

Micheal Had the savvy and power to beat Ken
I'm not sure about Michael, but it'd have been close. Granted Michael was a huge puncher at lightheavy, at heavy he wasn't a big puncher and wasn't very strong.

I think Norton would give him a lot of problems with his style and strength. Holmes rocked Spinks several times with his right hand and was also clearly much stronger. Norton, being stronger and a harder puncher than Holmes, would pose big problems for Spinks, especially with his style that is so difficult for the more boxer types such as Spinks, Ali, Holmes, etc.
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