Tommy Morrison vs Ken Norton

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by InMemoryofJakeLamotta, Dec 27, 2019.


  1. juppity

    juppity Boxing Addict Full Member

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    A cautious Norton box's behind his peek a boo style to survive a early Duke
    onslaught and then rallies to win a dec over the tiring Duke.
     
  2. Curtis Lowe

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    All true, but Norton also was KOed by a 190 pound Jose Luis Garcia. Was slaughtered by Foreman and Shavers.
    Could be one of those who ever lands big first wins.
     
  3. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's true, Kenny needed time to warm up. That's why I figure Morrison would look good in the first three or four rounds. After that he gets tired, while Kenny is fully warmed up and pressuring him. Morrison was fully primed in the Mercer fight...Kenny didn't hit quite as hard as Mercer, but not terribly far from that power level, plus he had more accuracy and a better forward motion game plan.

    Morrison would be worn out by the fifth, sick of not landing the hook through Ken's crab defense. A Norton mow over, TKO in seven at the latest.

    Morrison had an excellent left hook and was overall a very good puncher. He wasn't Frazier or Foreman, and I daresay he wasn't particularly more powerful than Kenny.
     
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  4. rodney

    rodney Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Morrison knocks out Norton early.
     
  5. MMAMIKE

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  6. William Walker

    William Walker Active Member Full Member

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    Norton by TKO. Morrison fought similar to Quarry, had no stamina, and couldn't take a punch. Morrison is one puncher I never foresee beating Norton. Norton by TKO 5.
     
  7. DanDaly

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    Morrison could knock Norton out but then again so could Norton to Morrison
     


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