Originally Posted by ChrisPontius
What makes you say that?
Okay, he definitely deserved the title in his fight with Ali in 1976. But where else? The Holmes fight was close, but a clear win for Holmes.
Think about this.
He was entitled to a fouth fight with Ali which he would almost certainly have won.
He was entitled to a fight with Leon Spinks which he would almost certainly have won.
He could theoreticaly have got the nod vs Holmes.
Any one of these wins would have added him to the list of lineal champions on CBZ.
If I was Norton I would be damn frustrated.