On this date, 43 years ago Larry Holmes and Ken Norton fought in one of the best title bouts.

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Richard M Murrieta, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:47 AM.

  1. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 27, 2005
  2. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    I remember that.
    I was 13 and had been watching the fight. About the 7th round my father came into the room with something that had to be done ASAP.
    Mad as hell, I ran off to do it, whatever it was, and hurried home. I walked in right after the decision was announced, my father still excited and telling me that I had just missed a great 15th round.
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  3. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Great battle by both fighters. Holmes showed the world his class as a boxer. On the other hand that is a tough way to lose the title if your Kenny Norton.
  4. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    It must have been harrowing for him, especially in the light of his...uh, "loss" against Ali in the rubber match. Norton should have been champ a couple years before this fight, easily imo.
  5. Stevie G

    Stevie G Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    One of the best heavyweight bouts of the 1970s. And as we all know,with the talent and great fights of that decade,that is really saying something.
  6. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Yes and when you consider the talking point on the streets at the time was 'you gotta take it from the champ'. Meaning win almost every round or knock him out. That was just an excuse to keep Ali champion a bit longer.
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  7. BUDW

    BUDW Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 23, 2007