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*'''[[World Boxing Council]] Heavyweight Title'''<br>
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*'''Referee:''' [[Mills Lane]]<br>
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*'''Judges scoring:''' [[Harold Bock]] (143-142 Holmes), [[Joe Swessel]] (143-142 Holmes), [[Lou Tabat]] (143-142 Norton)<br>
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*Weights: Holmes 209 lbs, Norton 220 lbs<br>
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*Promoter: [[Don King]]
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== Comment(s): ==
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- WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World Ken Norton was late in his prime for his first title defense vs. Larry Holmes, who was early in his peak.<br>
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- Holmes-Norton is ranked as the 10th greatest heavyweight fight of all time by Monte D. Cox, a member of the [[International Boxing Research Organization]] (IBRO).<br>
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- The [[Ring Magazine: September 1998|September 1998]] issue of ''The Ring'' magazine listed the final round of this bout as one of ''"The 12 Greatest Finishes of All Time."''<br>
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- After winning the title from Norton on a split-decision by one point, Holmes continued as World Heavyweight Champion until 1985.<br>
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- Holmes is the second longest reigning World Heavyweight Champion in the history of boxing, behind [[Joe Louis]].<br>
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- The 1998 Holiday Issue of ''The Ring'' ranked Holmes # 5 and Norton # 22 in ''"The 50 Greatest Heavyweights of All Time."''
  
* '''[[World Boxing Council]] Heavyweight Title'''
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Sources: ''The Ring-September 1998 and Holiday 1998, Data Boxing, Cox's Corner, BoxRec Boxing Encyclopedia''
* '''Referee:''' [[Mills Lane]]
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* '''Judges scoring:''' [[Harold Bock]] (143-142) to Holmes, [[Joe Swessel]] (143-142) to Holmes, [[Lou Tabat]] (143-142) to Norton
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* Weights: Holmes 209, Norton 220
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* Promoter: [[Don King]]
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WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World Ken Norton was late in his prime for his first title defense vs. Larry Holmes, who was early in his peak. Holmes-Norton is ranked as the 10th greatest heavyweight fight of all time by Monte D. Cox, a member of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO). The [[Ring Magazine: September 1998|September 1998]] issue of ''The Ring'' magazine listed the final round of this bout as one of ''"The 12 Greatest Finishes of All Time."'' After winning the title from Norton on a split-decision by one point, Holmes continued as World Heavyweight Champion until 1985. Holmes is the second longest reigning World Heavyweight Champion in the history of boxing, behind Joe Louis.
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* The 1998 Holiday Issue of ''The Ring'' ranked Holmes # 5 and Norton # 22 in ''"The 50 Greatest Heavyweights of All Time."''
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[[category:1978 Bouts|Holmes vs. Norton]]
 
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Sources: ''The Ring-September 1998 and Holiday 1998, Data Boxing, Cox's Corner, BoxRec Boxing Encyclopedia''
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Revision as of 10:37, 13 May 2007

1978-06-09 : Larry Holmes 209 lbs beat Ken Norton 220 lbs by SD in round 15 of 15


Comment(s):

- WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World Ken Norton was late in his prime for his first title defense vs. Larry Holmes, who was early in his peak.
- Holmes-Norton is ranked as the 10th greatest heavyweight fight of all time by Monte D. Cox, a member of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO).
- The September 1998 issue of The Ring magazine listed the final round of this bout as one of "The 12 Greatest Finishes of All Time."
- After winning the title from Norton on a split-decision by one point, Holmes continued as World Heavyweight Champion until 1985.
- Holmes is the second longest reigning World Heavyweight Champion in the history of boxing, behind Joe Louis.
- The 1998 Holiday Issue of The Ring ranked Holmes # 5 and Norton # 22 in "The 50 Greatest Heavyweights of All Time."

Sources: The Ring-September 1998 and Holiday 1998, Data Boxing, Cox's Corner, BoxRec Boxing Encyclopedia