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*'''Unofficial AP scorecard:''' 143-142 Norton
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*'''Promoter:''' [[Don King]]
 
*'''[[World Boxing Council]] Heavyweight Title'''<br>
 
*'''[[World Boxing Council]] Heavyweight Title'''<br>
 
*Weights: Holmes 209 lbs, Norton 220 lbs<br>
 
*Promoter: [[Don King]]
 
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== Notes ==
== 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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*Norton was an 8 to 5 favorite.
- 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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*Holmes vs. 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."''<br>
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*The [[Ring Magazine: March 2001|March 2001]] issue of ''The Ring'' magazine ranked the final round of Holmes vs. Norton [[The Ring Magazine - Miscellaneous Lists|7th]] on the list "The Most Exciting Rounds In Boxing History."
- 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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*The [[Ring Magazine: Holiday 1998|1998 Holiday Issue]] of ''The Ring'' magazine ranked Holmes 5th and Norton 22nd on the list "The 50 Greatest Heavyweights of All Time."  
- Holmes is the second longest reigning World Heavyweight Champion in the history of boxing, behind [[Joe Louis]].<br>
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*Based on Norton's win over [[Jimmy Young]] in a title eliminator, the WBC awarded the title to Norton after they stripped [[Leon Spinks]]. After losing the title to Holmes in his first defense, Norton became the only heavyweight champion in history never to win a heavyweight title fight.
- 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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*After defeating Norton, Holmes held the WBC championship until 1983. He vacated the title after a dispute with the WBC and promoter Don King. Holmes then accepted recognition as champion by the newly-formed [[IBF]] and held their title until 1985.
 
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*Holmes is the second longest reigning World Heavyweight Champion in the history of boxing, behind [[Joe Louis]].<br><br>
Sources: ''The Ring-September 1998 and Holiday 1998, Data Boxing, Cox's Corner, BoxRec Boxing Encyclopedia''
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== Articles ==
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*N.Y. Times, June 12, 1978 [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=fdNWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=fEINAAAAIBAJ&pg=1196%2C294455]
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*AP - June 4, 1978 [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=c55PAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xwUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3784%2C851231]
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*UPI - June 6, 1978 [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=nXslAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LPUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4131%2C2335839]
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*UPI - June 7, 1978 [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VyUuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EDMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1595%2C3610932]
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*AP - June 9, 1978 [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5QMMAAAAIBAJ&sjid=g1oDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6376%2C230036]
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*AP - June 10, 1978 [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=1gcdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-J0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=2555,2232253]
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*UPI - June 10, 1978 [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-RRSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UzUNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4871%2C2648739]
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*AP - June 13, 1978 [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Z_ceAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-pcEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6692%2C2055112]
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*Cox's Corner, The 10 Greatest Heavyweight Fights of All Time [http://coxscorner.tripod.com/10heavyweight.html]

Revision as of 05:58, 6 September 2012

LarryHolmesvsKenNortonPoster.jpg

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


Notes

Holmes-Norton.jpg
  • Norton was an 8 to 5 favorite.
  • Holmes vs. 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 March 2001 issue of The Ring magazine ranked the final round of Holmes vs. Norton 7th on the list "The Most Exciting Rounds In Boxing History."
  • The 1998 Holiday Issue of The Ring magazine ranked Holmes 5th and Norton 22nd on the list "The 50 Greatest Heavyweights of All Time."
  • Based on Norton's win over Jimmy Young in a title eliminator, the WBC awarded the title to Norton after they stripped Leon Spinks. After losing the title to Holmes in his first defense, Norton became the only heavyweight champion in history never to win a heavyweight title fight.
  • After defeating Norton, Holmes held the WBC championship until 1983. He vacated the title after a dispute with the WBC and promoter Don King. Holmes then accepted recognition as champion by the newly-formed IBF and held their title until 1985.
  • Holmes is the second longest reigning World Heavyweight Champion in the history of boxing, behind Joe Louis.

Articles

  • N.Y. Times, June 12, 1978 [1]
  • AP - June 4, 1978 [2]
  • UPI - June 6, 1978 [3]
  • UPI - June 7, 1978 [4]
  • AP - June 9, 1978 [5]
  • AP - June 10, 1978 [6]
  • UPI - June 10, 1978 [7]
  • AP - June 13, 1978 [8]
  • Cox's Corner, The 10 Greatest Heavyweight Fights of All Time [9]