I remember watching this fight rooting for Holmes. I knew little of Holmes and his skills other than he was a sparring partner of Muhammad Ali. Norton had lost twice to Ali in two hotly controversial decisions, yet was crowned the WBC champion when Leon Spinks beat Ali for his title and 6 months later gave Ali a rematch. Norton was now the WBC champ with Larry Holmes the up and coming contender. The stage was set for one of the more tightly contested fights in the heavyweight division.
Larry Holmes the challenger, Ken Norton the WBC Heavyweight Champion. Get your popcorn ready. This is going to be good. Enjoy!
Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights …Larry Holmes vs Ken Norton.