Originally Posted by HOUDINI
Norton holding back in round 15 and not going all out was one of boxings all time blunders. This was a very close fight. Mercante one of boxings greatest refs stated it was the most difficult to score bout that he was ever involved.
I doubt whether Eddie Futch would have been so complacent in his instructions to Norton prior to sending him out for the last round,had he still been Ken's chief cornerman at that time.