Which technical boxer has the best chance of beating Ken Norton?

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Which boxer has the best chance?

  1. Johnson

    4.3%
  2. Tunney

    4.3%
  3. Schmelimg

    17.4%
  4. Walcott

    30.4%
  5. Charles

    13.0%
  6. Patterson

    13.0%
  7. Ellis

    8.7%
  8. Tubbs

    34.8%
  9. Byrd

    26.1%
  10. Pulev

    8.7%
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  1. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    Ken Norton generally thrived against technical boxers. His first fight with Ali is what brought him to the dance. Since then, he's had a reputation of having technical, outside-fighters number. Which technical boxer(s) do you think have the best chance of beating Norton?
     
  2. Blaxx

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    Larry Holmes
     
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  3. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    I didn't want to put boxers he already fought, but Prime Holmes struggled to beat a faded Norton.
     
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  4. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

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    Every time I have scored Holmes - Norton, I have it about 10-5 for Holmes. Always thought Holmes won handily and that Norton got the benefit of the doubt from the judges since he was the better known fighter at the time.
     
  5. Blaxx

    Blaxx Member Full Member

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    Fair enough, aside Ali 1 which other technical boxer did he beat clearly?
     
  6. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

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    A prime Tubbs would put a lickin' on him.
     
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  7. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That’s a good fight
     
  8. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Boxing Addict Full Member

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    People have been comparing Chris Byrd to Jimmy Young his entire career
     
  9. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    Tbh, none I can think of, but he was far more confident & formidable fighting them, than when he was fighting punchers.
     
  10. Blaxx

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    I was thinking the same, I know he's better against a particular type yet all his fights against them are close calls in Ali 2 & 3, Young and Holmes.
    Perhaps if he had all this fights in the first half of the 70s we'd have a better idea.
     
  11. Blaxx

    Blaxx Member Full Member

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    Voted Schmeling though as he could box but also bang and Norton's chin is worse than Louis'
     
  12. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    Fair analysis - although Norton was faded. My point is that Norton was generally bad for boxers with not much power. If you couldn't hurt Norton - he was a serious problem.
     
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  13. ZoDoX

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    Tonny Tubbs Floyd patterson
     
  14. Webbiano

    Webbiano Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Although the idea of the thread appears to be looking for someone to ‘out box’ Norton, I think Walcott had enough power and is unorthodox enough to get to Norton.
     
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