Ken Norton vs Zora Folley 15 Rounds Who Wins?

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Who wins

  1. Norton KO/TKO

    8 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. Norton Decision

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. Folley KO/TKO

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. Folley Decision

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    I think this is a stylistically a good matchup! So how'd the fight go in your opinion? Here's some fights for better visualization:

     
  2. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Well, Foley could punch, and Norton didn't like punchers so he would have a good chance.
     
  3. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

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    Folley, like most h2h matchups for Norton, has a punchers chance.

    I personally have a Norton UD imo, a pure boxing lesson from Kenny.
     
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  4. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Zora Folley faced bigger punchers than Ken Norton, Sonny Liston. Sure he was kayoed but I think Zora with his boxing skills wins on points, he was not a puncher.
     
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  5. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Interesting match up. Pretty evenly matched.
     
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  6. richdanahuff

    richdanahuff Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Folley doesn't do well, the herky jerky style of Norton could not be timed by Ali and neither could Folley...my dad trained in the same gym as Folley in Pheonix and was amazed at his defense but his defense was his strength he had power but was not a forward moving power puncher like Foreman or Shavers which is why Norton struggles with punchers his akward drag his back leg which served as a kickstand is the reason he could not move backwards very well and the reason big punchers could catch him...Nortons punching rythum was no easier to time than his movement and he could punch with his akward looping style munches hard enough to stop Folley
     
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  7. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Zora was more of a boxer and Ken did fairly well against those. And while neither man was especially durable, Ken had more of an ability to hurt Folley than the other way around. I went with Norton by TKO though a decision Is also possible
     
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  8. White Bomber

    White Bomber Well-Known Member Full Member

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  9. Rollin

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    Great matchup.

    I would favor Norton, but Zora Folley in his prime was force to be reckoned with. Certainly a crowd-pleasing bout.
     
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  10. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    I like Zora to pull off a bit of a shock win and stop Kenny. Not an early ko like Shavers or Cooney, perhaps Zora having to get off the floor himself.
    Good match up, like it!
     
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  11. Pugguy

    Pugguy Active Member Full Member

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    Interesting to read the description of Liston v Folley, with Zora apparently really putting it to Sonny in the first rd, perhaps even giving Liston cause to back up a bit?

    Not good policy given the fact that even bigger puncher Cleve Williams had already tried a blitzkrieg attack twice before coming to grief shortly after.

    I’d probably favour Norton by UD but see Folley as a very live moderate underdog.
     
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  12. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    An interesting matchup .. not sure ..
     
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  13. red corner

    red corner Active Member Full Member

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    Notron wins. Too big, too strong, too good.
     
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  14. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Zora Folley handed Oscar Ringo Bonavena a loss on Feb 26 1965 by decision.