Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by InMemoryofJakeLamotta, Jun 3, 2023.
Not even close, Norton had a win over Muhammed Ali while Golota had beaten who?
You could say he beat Bowe in all but a technicality
Well I think most people at the time thought Golota had 2 unofficial wins over Bowe.
But yeah Norton having 3 competitive fights vs Ali even against a very good version in Ali in their 2nd meeting, is alot more impressive than two DQs over a faded Bowe.
Lewis was a 6-5 favorite over Golota.
But does that make him an ATG? Norton is certainly much closer to that designation, plus he too was in his recognized prime vs Foreman.
Norton gave Ali fits, but it was more of a styles thing. He didn't rule the division
Norton was the first Tokyo Douglas, we just got to see the rematches.
Honestly, Golota. He’d just beaten up what was recognised as the best HW in the world twice and Lennox went out and axe’s him. Norton was in a similar situation, it’s just Andy Is a better fighter then Ken.
Ken Norton is not an ATG