Evander Holyfield v. Ken Norton

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Evander Holyfield v. Ken Norton

Postby Vladimir5555 » 01 Nov 2013, 04:18

Who would win?
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Re: Evander Holyfield v. Ken Norton

Postby dempseyfire » 01 Nov 2013, 09:24

I know Saad disagrees, but Norton by decision. Evander doesn't have the power to knock Norton out, and Ken's stamina, left jab, and natural strength would give him the edge in a competitive and action filled contest.
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Re: Evander Holyfield v. Ken Norton

Postby ThatOne » 01 Nov 2013, 09:45

Evander by a decision. While he doesn't hit hard enough to make Kenny back up he does enough to get the decision.
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Re: Evander Holyfield v. Ken Norton

Postby Vladimir5555 » 01 Nov 2013, 09:51

Holy MD 12
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Re: Evander Holyfield v. Ken Norton

Postby elmersalsa » 01 Nov 2013, 11:57

It would be a war, but the heart of Evander was too big. Holyfield by late TKO or split decision against a formidable and skilled champion
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Re: Evander Holyfield v. Ken Norton

Postby BoxBuzz » 01 Nov 2013, 13:08

dempseyfire wrote:I know Saad disagrees, but Norton by decision. Evander doesn't have the power to knock Norton out, and Ken's stamina, left jab, and natural strength would give him the edge in a competitive and action filled contest.



I'd like to follow up on this Dempsey. Do you see Holy losing to both Norton and Frazier? Both in spirited battles? This 3 way is interesting to me for the various styles displayed.
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Re: Evander Holyfield v. Ken Norton

Postby Counter-puncher » 01 Nov 2013, 13:38

Holyfield's combination punching trumps the advantage Norton has in natural size IMO

nice fight, though.
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Re: Evander Holyfield v. Ken Norton

Postby SaadOffTheDeck » 01 Nov 2013, 14:45

Evander absolutely hits hard enough to hurt Norton. I don't think he would stop him, but Evander's two best punches are his hook and his uppercut and they are also the best punches to penetrate Ken's guard. Norton was a steady worker, so when Holyfield took his breaks he'd get out-worked, but his spurts are enough to win a clear decision.
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Re: Evander Holyfield v. Ken Norton

Postby dempseyfire » 01 Nov 2013, 15:04

BoxBuzz wrote:
dempseyfire wrote:I know Saad disagrees, but Norton by decision. Evander doesn't have the power to knock Norton out, and Ken's stamina, left jab, and natural strength would give him the edge in a competitive and action filled contest.



I'd like to follow up on this Dempsey. Do you see Holy losing to both Norton and Frazier? Both in spirited battles? This 3 way is interesting to me for the various styles displayed.


Yes. Evander practically always had the conditioning/stamina edge on his 1990s opponents (as well as a firm edge in speed). Wouldn't be the case in those fights, plus those two are natural heavyweights and had the bigger punch.
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Re: Evander Holyfield v. Ken Norton

Postby gilgamesh » 01 Nov 2013, 16:34

Holyfield would win this one...would be a real entertaining battle though with both men having their moments. I think Holyfield's the more talented fighter with the better chin though, and his ability to hurt Norton more would give him the edge.

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