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Old 06-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #46
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The fight was close, but very clear cut in favor of Holmes. The final score should have been something like 8-6-1 for Holmes. Razor thin, hard fought, but definitely a Holmes victory.

Too bad there was never a rematch. It was a mistake for all involved (including the promoter) to match Norton with Shavers to determine Holmes's next mandatory. I think Ken deserved the mandatory just on the basis of his first showing against Holmes.
IMO Larry clearly won the fight. Going into the last round, my buds and I, at the time, had Larry ahead only needing to survive the 15th. What a great final round! We all thought Larry didn't think Ken could hurt him at that point and, rather stupidly in our opinion, went out toe to toe in the last round. As it turned out, he was right. I remember us being on our feet in the last minute as Larry was counter-bombing Kenny with shots.
Also, IMO, had they rematched in 6-9 months, Larry would have stopped him at some point.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:02 PM   #47
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The fight was close, but very clear cut in favor of Holmes. The final score should have been something like 8-6-1 for Holmes. Razor thin, hard fought, but definitely a Holmes victory.

Too bad there was never a rematch. It was a mistake for all involved (including the promoter) to match Norton with Shavers to determine Holmes's next mandatory. I think Ken deserved the mandatory just on the basis of his first showing against Holmes.

This is how I see it as well.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #48
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No. I had Holmes winning 9 rounds.

And anyway, a robbery is when Norton clearly deserved the fight and anything but a Norton victory would have been an injustice. I'm not sure ANYONE saw it that way. Nobody I've heard/read ever said this was a huge Norton victory . . . as Ali-Norton III WAS, IMO.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:46 AM   #49
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Default Re: Does Anyone Here Feel Norton was Robbed VS Holmes?

It's been years since I seen it, but I thought at time that Norton won.
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:34 PM   #50
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:39 PM   #51
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I scored it 8-7 Norton. The thing is Holmes dominated like 80% of that fight. In some rounds he got lazy and innaccurate with the jab, which allowed Norton a way back into the rounds with several clean shots. I prefered Norton, but, honestly I feel that was Larry's fight to win.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:07 PM   #52
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Only Norton can lose the first 5-6 rounds of the fight and then claim to be robbed later.

Holmes clearly picks up the first 7 in a row, just as Ali does the first 5 and the 12th in fight 2.

Norton has a habit of being a slowstarter, and it costs him against terrific jabbers willing to work.

Close fight, incredibly competitive, but unfortunately, he fell to far behind, and was not dominant enough to catch up.
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