Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday Larry Holmes vs Ken Norton

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 laterContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday Larry Holmes vs Ken Norton”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Ron Lyle vs George Foreman

Welcome to Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday.  We are going back in time Ron Lyle vs George Foreman. This fight was not for the weak at heart. It was billed as a slugfest and it definitely lived up to the billing. Howard Cosell and Ken Norton were the ringside announcers. So he we go back inContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Ron Lyle vs George Foreman”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Ken Norton vs Duane Bobick

One thing I remember about this fight …it was over before it began. As a teenager I was really hyped for this fight. Duane Bobick was unbeaten he was billed as the next great white hope. Ken Norton was a legit heavy weight contender who wanted a title shot. Question was would Bobick derail Norton’sContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Ken Norton vs Duane Bobick”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Earnie Shavers vs. Ken Norton

Ken Norton was best known for handing Muhammad Ali his second defeat of his Boxing career and often gave Ali fits in their 3 battles but just like his style gave Ali fits …Norton’s style never seemed to match up well with sluggers like George Foreman, Gerry Cooney and Earnie Shavers. The fight vs ShaversContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Earnie Shavers vs. Ken Norton”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Ken Norton

Ken Norton was a solid heavyweight never to win the Heavyweight title in the ring. He was a match up problem for Muhammad Ali. Styles make fights and Norton’s style made for tough fights for Ali. Three fights in all. Only the last of their trilogy was for the heavyweight title. Which Ali won byContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Ken Norton”

Ken Norton dead at 70.

Ken Norton best known for his 3 thisclose fights with Muhammad Ali, passed away at age 70. Norton was tough in the ring and his awarkward style baffled Ali alot. In their fights it was true that styles made fights.Neither man ever knocked the other down and all 3 fights went the distance. In theirContinue reading “Ken Norton dead at 70.”

How would Mike Tyson have done against the Gauntlet of Norton, Foreman, Frazier and Ali? Part 1

In his prime Mike Tyson was the most dangerous heavyweight champion in quite some time. His early fights didn’t go passed three rounds. Many of his opponents were defeated long before the bell rung and long after their bell was rung. My beef for a long time was that no one really challenged Tyson stoodContinue reading “How would Mike Tyson have done against the Gauntlet of Norton, Foreman, Frazier and Ali? Part 1”