Ken Norton vs Michael Moorer

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  1. Ali Holmes

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    This matchup makes me wonder. Both had approximately equal chins and punching power. I think that Norton was better and I'm not sure if Moorer had the power to hold him off. Although that Southpaw style could make things interesting.
     
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  2. ipswich express

    ipswich express Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Potentially a very good fight... Norton on points.
     
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  3. Fergy

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    I'm going with the 90 s guy here.
    This turns in to a blast away fight, and Kenny comes off worse.
    Moorer stops him in 6.
     
  4. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Norton by decision. I think he would dig deeper and fight more than Moorer.
     
  5. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    Norton would be too good for Moorer
     
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  6. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Norton close points win
     
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  7. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I go along with this. Norton too strong and busy for Moorer ultimately.
     
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  8. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Norton would knock Moorer unconscious in 3-5 rounds. Full KO.
     
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  9. Ali Holmes

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    Pretty wild prediction
     
  10. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Moorer probably knocks out Ken…not the popular opinion (no I don’t have Ken) I just don’t rate him as high as others.
     
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  12. quintonjacksonfan

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    Ken all the way. He basically fought four even fights against the 1st and 4th greatest Heavyweights of all-time
     
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  13. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not really. Norton is the better boxer, and Moorer literally went down almost anytime a decent heavyweight caught him on the chin. It wasn't just home run punches that hurt him. Moorer would fight tentatively against a skilled operator like Norton which would allow Ken to impose his will. When Ken Norton isn't forced backwards, he is a formidable fighter.
     
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  14. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I agree, Norton busts him up and gets the KO. Won't go 8
     
  15. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Active Member Full Member

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    This fight could be very exciting, Moorer was involved in some good scraps Stewart, Cooper, and Norton always comes forward.

    I think Norton stops him between 8-10 after a few shakey moments, Moorer was a little bit chinny at Heavyweight.

    But saying that I think Moorer has a chance in the early going, to maybe pull off the upset. Moorer had a vicious uppercut on him, see the KO of Bert Cooper and Alex Stewart fight.

    And with Norton's cross arm defence, he could be vulnerable to that punch. So the first 3 rounds would be a bit nerve wracking for Norton.
     
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