Ken Norton vs Michael Moorer

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Ali Holmes, Mar 31, 2022.

  1. Ali Holmes

    Ali Holmes Active Member banned Full Member

    Dec 23, 2021
    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

    Aug 22, 2004
    Potentially a very good fight... Norton on points.
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  3. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    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

    Mar 19, 2012
    Norton by decision. I think he would dig deeper and fight more than Moorer.
  5. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    Norton would be too good for Moorer
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  6. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Norton close points win
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  7. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    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

    Sep 8, 2013
    Norton would knock Moorer unconscious in 3-5 rounds. Full KO.
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  9. Ali Holmes

    Ali Holmes Active Member banned Full Member

    Dec 23, 2021
    Pretty wild prediction
  10. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 15, 2018
    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.
  11. 6.5winmag

    6.5winmag Member Full Member

    May 1, 2020
  12. quintonjacksonfan

    quintonjacksonfan Active Member Full Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    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

    Sep 8, 2013
    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

    Oct 4, 2016

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

    Dynamicpuncher Active Member Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    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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