Ken Norton vs Oliver McCall

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Nile4000
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Ken Norton vs Oliver McCall

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15/Hwy, who wins?
gilgamesh
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Re: Ken Norton vs Oliver McCall

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McCall's toughness sees him hang in there to the distance. Norton's greater skill sees him getting his hand raised.
Joson
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Re: Ken Norton vs Oliver McCall

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This is a tough call. Overall, Norton was a much better fighter than McCall. But styles make fights and Kenny always had trouble with heavy punchers who could back him up. McCall was incredibly strong and durable, and packed big-time KO power in his right hand. So there's the possibility McCall walks Norton down and bombs him into KO defeat.

But overall, I don't know who to pick.
Ambling Alp II
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Re: Ken Norton vs Oliver McCall

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Have to give McCall a punchers chance, but that's it. If one guy is clearly a better fighter, he almost always wins.
scorpio83
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Re: Ken Norton vs Oliver McCall

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Yes, McCall had the puncher's chance, but Norton would have his way by outboxing the Atomic Bull behind with his cross-arm defense along with jabs and body punches, then nailing him with left-right combinations on the outside in order for Norton to take a decision.
NazNaci1
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Re: Ken Norton vs Oliver McCall

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McCall was strong but pretty one paced and Norton was an athletic, powerful counter puncher.

In terms of hand speed and skills, Norton all day. He would earn respect and a UD.
margaret thatcher
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Re: Ken Norton vs Oliver McCall

Post by margaret thatcher »

mccall too lazy for kenny
Jeff_lacy_ko
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Re: Ken Norton vs Oliver McCall

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Norton
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