Re: Your scorecard for Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton III?
I was the biggest Ali hater in those days so for me to say it was a close fight back then I really thought it was a close fight! Ali kept landed his right over Nortons low left for many of the middle rounds and Norton kidded around in some of those rounds practically giving them away to Ali...keeping hands low and letting Ali hit him. Also Norton was keeping a arms length for many rounds just following Ali around rather than being truly aggressive. I have no doubt that if Norton went all out he would have beaten Ali that night without any controversy. Instead Norton thought he was breezing forgetting that this was for the championship and that the champ had an advantage in a decision bout.