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Old 10-08-2009, 10:56 AM   #1
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Default Ken Norton v Riddick Bowe

The Norton circa 1973-76 versus the Bowe of 1992. While I consider that Ken would n't have the style to beat Lennox Lewis,I am confident that he'd be the winner against Riddick. In their first fight,Holyfield put a lot of pressure on which was bothering Bowe. Now,just imagine somebody who was a bigger heavyweight than Evander employing similar tactics. Ken Norton definitely fits the bill here. Bowe would n't have the big punch to disturb Norton. As has been said so often on this site,only two types of top fighter could beat Norton at his best. A big puncher like Foreman or Lewis or a fast mover like Ali or Holmes. Bowe comes into neither category. Norton by decision over twelve or fifteen.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:01 AM   #2
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Bowe hit hard enough. I dont know where the idea that he wasn't a puncher comes from.

Norton was very good, but Holyfield was better and more durable.

I think Bowe would stop Norton, sooner or later.
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:54 PM   #3
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Bowe just hit hard enough? Really, Holyfield fought Bowe 3 times, Tyson 2 times, Lewis 2 times and stated over and over again that Bowe hit harder than Lewis or Tyson. Shot for shot Bowe is one of the hardest punchers in heavyweight history.

Ken Norton wouldnt be able to keep Bowe off him and Ken Norton doesnt have the punch to worry Bowe. Ken Norton gets knocked out in about 3 rounds.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:45 PM   #4
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for me this one is to tough to call. altough i favour norton a little in this bout.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:03 PM   #5
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they both had very weak chin!!!!!!!
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:08 AM   #6
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The outcome might depend on who would have the benefit of having Eddie Futch in his corner.
Still I can't see this as a good matchup for Kenny.
Bowe could be a destroyer in the early rounds when Kenny was at his weakest.
The image of Norton being caught on the ropes as against Shavers and Cooney comes to mind.
I don't agree that it was Evander pressuring that gave Riddick the biggest problems, but rather the boxing and movement.
And moving away from opponents was never Nortons forte.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:28 AM   #7
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they both had very weak chin!!!!!!!
Bowe had a solid chin.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:24 AM   #8
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Bowe hit hard enough. I dont know where the idea that he wasn't a puncher comes from.

Norton was very good, but Holyfield was better and more durable.

I think Bowe would stop Norton, sooner or later.
I'm not saying Bowe was featherfisted. It's just that,imo,he was n't the knockout artist type whom Ken was prone to getting knocked out by.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:55 AM   #9
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Unforgiven and Chris ****** hit the nail on the head.

Holyfield was durable, Norton isnt.

Styles dont mean shit, when you cant really back it up (In this case Nortons chin)

When Bowe starts raining on Norton, Nortons going down
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:57 AM   #10
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I'm not saying Bowe was featherfisted. It's just that,imo,he was n't the knockout artist type whom Ken was prone to getting knocked out by.
I think Tyson hit much harder than Bowe.

Difference is, when Holyfield fought Bowe, Bowe was still throwing punches in bunches. When he fought Tyson, Tyson was throwin 1-2 haymakers and resetting.

Theres a video of Holy saying Foreman hit him the hardest, but i think Bowe hit him the most consistently.

Doesnt matter how hard you punch, if you keep hitting someone, sooner or later, youll hurt them.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:15 AM   #11
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Unforgiven and Chris ****** hit the nail on the head.

Holyfield was durable, Norton isnt.

Styles dont mean shit, when you cant really back it up (In this case Nortons chin)

When Bowe starts raining on Norton, Nortons going down
probably doesn't end it as quick as Foreman or Shavers, but he would almost certainly stop Norton in his tracks within the first half of the fight. It's understandable why Stevie picks Norton though. Anything to make Ali look better than he actually was
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:54 AM   #12
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probably doesn't end it as quick as Foreman or Shavers, but he would almost certainly stop Norton in his tracks within the first half of the fight. It's understandable why Stevie picks Norton though. Anything to make Ali look better than he actually was
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:44 PM   #13
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bowe hit hard enough. I dont know where the idea that he wasn't a puncher comes from.

Norton was very good, but holyfield was better and more durable.

I think bowe would stop norton, sooner or later.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:49 PM   #14
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Norton had a weak chin? Hhaha these kids make me laugh... Norton took shots from ali and holmes during tons of rounds... Norton was stopped by monster punchers like foreman,shavers and cooney, and just foreman stopped him in his prime, he was green when he faced the puncher garcia. Joe louis was stopped by a cruiser and he got knocked down by guys like a past prime braddock, a pork in galento, walcott dropped him more than once . No ****ing way louis had a better chin than norton!! No way!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:55 PM   #15
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Easy night for Bowe. Too big, and strong, too strong a chin. Great inside fighter, and terrific jab. I don't see any way of Norton besting Bowe.
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