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Post subject: Re: Ken Norton Career Replay Using Data Boxing 6.0  PostPosted: Aug 09, 2011 - 11:25 PM



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KEN NORTON DATA BOXING 6.0 CAREER REPLAY

Data Boxing 6.0 (DB) is a rewarding experience for me and it is a pleasure to report the accurate results and information gained from my DB replays on this site. Therewith, keep in mind that the entire story about Data Boxing cannot be told on this forum. The complete story of the premier simulation of boxing, Data Boxing, can only be told by actually playing Data Boxing.

My first career replay project for one of my favorite boxers, Ken Norton, started with Norton-Garcia I (Ken was KO'd in 8 in their first real-life bout held in 1970.) In re-creating these historical fights, I will utilize Data Boxing's reduced and/or enhanced efficiency adjustments for various reasons. In this particular bout I utilized the above for Norton. In his autobiography "Going the Distance: The Ken Norton Story", Norton stated that he was not prepared mentally or physically for the Garcia bout (due to overconfidence), so he was doubly reduced in the DB replay using the above feature. (The Garcia loss was actually a turning point for Norton. He shared in his book that after the defeat he was prescribed to read a book that changed his life, "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. Norton never lost another fight afterwards until his 1973 re-match with Ali.)

'DB' Norton-Garcia I Replay: Garcia decisioned Norton in 10 rounds. Norton was knocked down in the first round and was up at the count of 9.

BoxRec.com page for Norton vs. Garcia - http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php?title=Fight:25920

Note: For each bout, I am also utilizing the Data Boxing Fast Mode test for 100 bouts (with early termination due to significant result achieved @ 5% level.) Garcia also won the Data Boxing 6.0 100 bout series (early termination of series at 5-0).

Data Boxing 6.0 Norton-O'Halloran Replay: Jack O'Halloran was knocked out by Ken Norton at 1:06 of round 9. Norton won the Data Boxing 6.0 100 bout series 5-0 (early termination of series due to significant result.)

ENDNOTES: In the real-life bout Norton beat O'Halloran via a 10-round decision.

Go to BoxRec for boxing statistics and biographies of boxers past and present, including Ken Norton!…

http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php/Main_Page

International Boxing Hall of Fame's page about Ken Norton - http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/modern/norton.html


Today is Ken Norton's birthday. The former world champion is 68. Click here to read Ken Norton's bio at BoxRec.

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Post subject: RIP Scott LeDoux  PostPosted: Aug 20, 2011 - 06:21 PM



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RIP Scott LeDoux

Former heavyweight contender Scott LeDoux died Thursday, August 11 at age 62 following a battle with ALS: http://www.ibroresearch.com/?p=5235

Replay of 1979 Norton-LeDoux bout: http://www.tabletop-sports.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&p=3637#3637

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Post subject: Re: Noton-Ali II DB 6.0 replay  PostPosted: Sep 10, 2011 - 09:52 PM



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NORTON-ALI II

The Ken Norton Data Boxing career replay rolls on with the simulation of his second fight with Ali.

Background: In 1973, Ali staged a 12th round rally to beat Norton via a 12 round split-decision. Ali took the fight more seriously than the first Norton bout. He was at 212-the same weight as when he fought Sonny Liston and fought like the Ali of old. Since in real life Ali was all business in this fight (and did not sustain a broken jaw), he was represented with his DB ratings of 1973 with no reduced efficiency. Ken Norton was represented with his original 1975 ratings.

I have included the actual narration from this particular DB bout, which will provide a preview of the treat in store for those who play the Data Boxing game. The color analyst option was activated-please note that when this option is used the official judges may see the fight differently. Please note that the following fight narrative is a text file extract. See:
http://mydataboxingjournal.blogspot.com/2008/05/data-boxing-60-fight-narratives.html


And now...Data Boxing Ali-Norton II

07-29-2006 09:58:20
[The announcer:]
Ladies and gentlemen ...
For the title of NABF Heavyweight Champion ...
Fighting out of the 'red' corner,
weighing in at 217 pounds,
the challenger,
"The Greatest," Muhammad Ali
... and his opponent, fighting out of the 'blue' corner,
weighing in at 215 pounds,
the champion,
Ken Norton
in twelve rounds of boxing.

[The broadcaster:]

~~~ FIRST ROUND ~~~
Ali no luck with a left to the head.
Norton with a left to the head.
Ali with a left to the head.
Ken lands a left hand to the head!
Ali driven toward the north side.
Ken again hits a left hand and a right to the head!!
Yet again Norton lands a left glove to the head!
Norton misses with a hard combination.
Ali driven toward the far corner of the ring.
Norton backing off.
We are one minute into the round.
Norton with a left to the head.
The challenger lands a left hand to the head!
Ali backing off.
Ali forces his opponent to the northeast corner.
Ali crouching.
Ali, a left to the head for nothing.
Norton with a left to the head.
Ali with a left to the head.
In the far corner.
One minute left in the round.
There's Norton missing with a left to the head.
Ali feinting.
Ali backing off.
Ali, a left to the head in vain.
In the far corner.
Norton lands a left glove to the head!
Norton with a left to the head.
Time called for round one.
Round, perhaps, to Norton.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.

~~~ SECOND ROUND ~~~
Ali in the northwest corner to our far left;
Norton out of the southeast corner to our near right.
Ali jabs.
Muhammad Ali with a left to the head.
Norton moving back.
Norton waiting.
Here Norton comes up short with a right to the head.
Ali, a left to the head for nothing.
Norton no luck with a left to the head.
Now Ali lands a left glove to Norton's head!
Ali drives Norton toward the center of the ring.
Ali with a right to the head.
Norton lands a left glove to the head!
Norton missing with a left to the head.
End of round two.
A close round.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 20-18 for Norton.

~~~ THIRD ROUND ~~~
Ali, a right to the head for nothing.
Norton with a left to the head.
Ali with a left to the head.
Norton connects with a left and a right hand to the head!!
Ali driven toward the north side of the ring.
The champion again lands a left hand to the head!
Norton yet again lands a left hand to Ali's head!
Norton, a left to the head to no avail.
On the far side of the ring.
Ali hits a left and a right hand to the head!!
Again Ali scores with a left-right-left to the head!!!
Ali yet again lands a left to the head!
Norton is driven toward the right side.
Hammering away, Ali lands a left hand to Norton's head!
There's the bell, ending round three!
Round, perhaps, to Ali, on a late rally.
Our analyst scored that round for Ali by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 29-28 for Norton.
Muhammad Ali -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 3 10-9
2 9-10

Rounds: 1 - 2 Points: 28 - 29

~~~ FOURTH ROUND ~~~
Ali with a left to the head.
Norton lands a left to the mouth!
Norton with a slashing left to Ali's face.
Norton with a punishing left.
Ali has been cut.
He's been cut on the right eyelid.
An injury to Ali.
Ali has a nose bleed.
Norton again pounds a barrage of lefts and rights to the head!!!!
Norton with a right to the head.
In the Ali corner.
Ali jabs.
Ali with a right to the head.
Norton with a right to the head.
Ali no luck with a right to the head.
In the Ali corner.
Norton connects with a left hand and a right to the head!!
Norton, a left to the head for nothing.
Round four is over!
Great round for Norton.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 39-37 for Norton.
Muhammad Ali -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 3 10-9
2 9-10 4 9-10

Rounds: 1 - 3 Points: 37 - 39

~~~ FIFTH ROUND ~~~
Norton to our near right; and
Ali in the corner to our far left.
Ali lands a left hand to the head!
Ali moving in.
Ali again connects with a left and a right hand to the head!!
Ali yet again lands a left glove to the head!
Ali no luck with a left to the head.
In the southeast corner.
Norton with a right to the head.
We are one minute into the round.
Ali lands a left hand to the head!
Here Ali is short with a left to the head.
In the Norton corner.
Norton with a left to the head.
Ali jabs.
One minute left in the round.
End of round five.
A good round for Ali.
Our analyst scored that round for Ali by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 48-47 for Norton.
Muhammad Ali -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 4 9-10
2 9-10 5 10-9
3 10-9

Rounds: 2 - 3 Points: 47 - 48

~~~ SIXTH ROUND ~~~
Ken Norton takes a left glove to the head!
Ali forces his opponent toward the middle of the ring.
Ali with a left to the head.
Norton misses with a hard right to the head.
Norton lands a left glove to Ali's head!
Ali is forced toward the middle of the ring.
Norton missing with a right to the head.
A slashing left to the face by Ali.
Ali with a punishing left.
Norton appears to be cut.
He's been cut on the right eyelid.
Norton has been injured.
Norton has a nose bleed.
The challenger pounds a series of lefts and rights to the head!!!!
We are one minute into the round.
Ali again connects with a left and a right to the head!!
Norton driven toward the Norton corner.
Yet again Ali connects with a left and a right to the head!!
Ali with a left to the head.
Norton missing with a left to the head.
In the Norton corner.
Ali with a left to the head.
Ken Norton with a left to the head.
One minute left in the round.
Ali missing with a left to the head.
In the Norton corner.
Norton lands a left glove to the head!
Ken Norton, a right to the head for nothing.
Muhammad Ali with a right to the head.
Action in the Norton corner.
End of round six.
Great round for Ali.
Our analyst scored that round for Ali by 10-9.
He has it 57-57 overall.
Muhammad Ali -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 4 9-10
2 9-10 5 10-9
3 10-9 6 10-9

Rounds: 3 - 3 Points: 57 - 57

~~~ SEVENTH ROUND ~~~
Ali has been cut once over the first six rounds.
Ali has suffered the following injuries:
a nose bleed.
Norton has been cut once over the first six rounds.
Norton has suffered the following injuries:
a nose bleed.
Here Muhammad Ali is short with a left to the head.
At the middle of the ring.
Norton no luck with a left to the head.
Ali hits a left and a right to the head!!
Ali with a left to the head.
On the near side.
Here Norton comes up short with a left to the head.
Ali with a left to the head.
Ken Norton with a right to the head.
Action on the near side.
Ali no luck with a left to the head.
Ken Norton with a left to the head.
Ali with a left to the head.
On the south side of the ring.
There's the bell, ending round seven!
Edge, perhaps, to Ali.
Our analyst scored that round for Ali by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 67-66 for Ali.
Muhammad Ali -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 5 10-9
2 9-10 6 10-9
3 10-9 7 10-9
4 9-10

Rounds: 4 - 3 Points: 67 - 66

~~~ EIGHTH ROUND ~~~
Ali in the northwest corner to our far left;
Norton out of the southeast corner to our near right.
Muhammad lands a left glove to Norton's ear!
Ali drives his opponent to the middle of the ring.
Muhammad Ali, a right to the head to no avail.
Norton lands a left hand to the head!
Now Norton, a right to the head in vain.
Ali with a left to the head.
Norton, a left to the head for nothing.
Muhammad Ali with a right to the head.
At the center of the ring.
Norton misses with a hard left to the head.
Norton with a left to the head.
Ali with a left to the head.
We are one minute into the round.
Ali takes a left glove to the head!
Norton with a left to the head.
Ali lands a left glove to Norton's head!
Muhammad Ali with a left to the head.
Norton lands a left to Ali's head!
Norton jabs.
Norton with a left to the head.
On the right side.
Ali, a left to the head to no avail.
One minute left in the round.
Here Ken Norton comes up short with a left to the head.
Ali lands a left glove to the head!
Ali drives Norton toward the far corner of the ring.
Ali no luck with a right to the head.
Norton jabs.
Norton no luck with a left to the head.
There's the bell, ending round eight!
Edge, perhaps, to Norton.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.
He has it 76-76 overall.
Muhammad Ali -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 5 10-9
2 9-10 6 10-9
3 10-9 7 10-9
4 9-10 8 9-10

Rounds: 4 - 4 Points: 76 - 76

~~~ NINTH ROUND ~~~
Ali backing off.
Ali, a left to the head for nothing.
Norton, a left to the head in vain.
Ali, a left to the head to no avail.
Norton connects with a left and a right hand to the head!!
Norton again lands a left hand to Ali's cheek!
Norton with a left to the head.
On the north side.
There's the bell, ending round nine!
Round, perhaps, to Norton.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 86-85 for Norton.
Muhammad Ali -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 6 10-9
2 9-10 7 10-9
3 10-9 8 9-10
4 9-10 9 9-10
5 10-9

Rounds: 4 - 5 Points: 85 - 86

~~~ TENTH ROUND ~~~
Ali has been cut once over the first nine rounds.
Ali has suffered the following injuries:
a nose bleed.
Norton has been cut once over the first nine rounds.
Norton has suffered the following injuries:
a nose bleed.
Ali with a right to the head.
Action at the center of the ring.
Norton jabs.
Norton, a left to the head to no avail.
Muhammad Ali with a left to the head.
Ken Norton with a right to the head.
Ali with a left to the head.
Norton connects with a left and a right to the head!!
Norton with a left to the head.
On the far side.
Ali jabs.
Ali, a right to the head to no avail.
Norton with a right to the head.
Ali lands a left to the chin!
Norton is driven toward the far side of the ring.
Ali again makes contact with a left glove to Norton's head!
There's the bell, ending round ten!
A close round.
Our analyst scored that round 10-10.
For the fight, he has it 96-95 for Norton.
Muhammad Ali -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 6 10-9
2 9-10 7 10-9
3 10-9 8 9-10
4 9-10 9 9-10
5 10-9 10 10-10

Rounds: 4 - 5 - 1 Points: 95 - 96

~~~ ELEVENTH ROUND ~~~
Norton to our near right; and
Ali in the corner to our far left.
Ali lands a left hand to the head!
Ali again lands a left to Norton's head!
Ali yet again lands a left glove to Norton's head!
Here Ali comes up short with a left to the head.
Action on the right side.
Norton, a left to the head for nothing.
Now Ali, a left to the head in vain.
Norton missing with a left to the head.
On the right side.
Ali with a right to the head.
Norton with a left to the head.
Ali with a left to the head.
On the east side.
Norton with a right to the head.
Norton takes a left to the head!
We are one minute into the round.
Again Ali lands a left to the head!
Norton driven to the near side of the ring.
Yet again Ali hits a left and a right hand to the head!!
Muhammad Ali with a left to the head.
Norton with a left to the head.
In the near corner.
Ali with a left to the head.
Norton connects with a left hand and a right to the head!!
Ken Norton with a left to the head.
On the south side.
Ali with a left to the head.
Norton with a left to the head.
Ali with a left to the head.
On the near side of the ring.
Norton, a left to the head for nothing.
One minute left in the round.
Ali feinting.
Ali lands a left to the head!
Ali again connects with a left hand and a right to the head!!
Round eleven, there's the bell.
Great round for Ali.
Our analyst scored that round for Ali by 10-9.
He has it 105-105 overall.
Muhammad Ali -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 7 10-9
2 9-10 8 9-10
3 10-9 9 9-10
4 9-10 10 10-10
5 10-9 11 10-9
6 10-9

Rounds: 5 - 5 - 1 Points: 105 - 105

~~~ TWELFTH AND FINAL ROUND ~~~
Ali has been cut once over the first eleven rounds.
Ali has suffered the following injuries:
a nose bleed.
Norton has been cut once over the first eleven rounds.
Norton has suffered the following injuries:
a nose bleed.
Norton appears to be fatigued.
Ali with a left to the head.
Here Norton comes up short with a left to the head.
Ali with a left to the head.
Norton lands a left to Ali's head!
Ali is forced to the far side.
Norton jabs.
Norton no luck with a left to the head.
There are just two minutes left in the fight.
Here Ali is short with a left to the head.
Norton lands a left hand to the head!
Ali driven toward the far side of the ring.
Here Norton is short with a right to the head.
Ali missing with a left to the head.
Ken Norton, a left to the head for nothing.
On the far side of the ring.
It's the last minute of the fight!
Ali with a right to the head.
Ken Norton, a right to the head for nothing.
There's the bell, ending the fight!
Round, perhaps, to Norton.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 115-114 for Norton.
Muhammad Ali -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 7 10-9
2 9-10 8 9-10
3 10-9 9 9-10
4 9-10 10 10-10
5 10-9 11 10-9
6 10-9 12 9-10

Rounds: 5 - 6 - 1 Points: 114 - 115
Let's go to the ring announcer.
---
[The announcer:]

Ladies and gentlemen, I have the decision of the scorers.
We have a unanimous decision.
The senior judge scores it 113 points to 112.
The associate judge scores it 114 points to 113.
The referee scores it 114 points to 110.
... for the winner, and ...
... NEW ...
... NABF Heavyweight Champion:
"The Greatest," Muhammad Ali!
---
It's Ali.

The judges' cards (10-point must) were as follow:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Rounds
Judge 1 (senior) = 1
* Ali 9 9 10 8 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 9 113 5
Norton 10 10 9 10 8 8 9 10 10 10 8 10 112 6
Judge 2 (associate) = 1
* Ali 9 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 9 114 5
Norton 10 10 9 10 9 8 9 10 10 10 8 10 113 6
Referee = 0
* Ali 9 10 10 8 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 9 114 7
Norton 10 9 9 10 8 8 9 10 10 9 8 10 110 5
Unanimous decision for Muhammad Ali
07-29-2006 10:06:37


This bout took place 38 years ago on this very night. I staged another replay using Data Boxing PC. Norton and Ali fought to a draw over twelve rounds. Rounds were 6 to 5 with 1 even; points 38.5 to 48.5, two injuries for each. The details and write-up are at my website.

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Post subject: Re: Norton-Stander 'DB' 6.0 Replay  PostPosted: Apr 30, 2012 - 07:01 PM



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KEN NORTON VS RON STANDER

VENUE:
This bout was held on April 30, 1976. Ron Stander "The Bluffs Butcher" (they called him that because he was from Council Bluffs, Iowa) had a 29-8-2 record going into the bout including a 5th round knockout of Earnie Shavers in 1970. (Coincidentally, Shavers Kayoed a post peak Norton in round one in 1979.) This fight was held in Landover, Maryland and Norton beat Stander by a 5th round TKO.

Please note that the following fight narrative is a text file extract. See:
http://mydataboxingjournal.blogspot.com/2008/05/data-boxing-60-fight-narratives.html

Let's go to the fight...

Ladies and gentlemen ...
Heavyweight boxing.
Fighting out of the 'red' corner,
weighing in at 235 pounds,
Ron Stander
... and his opponent, fighting out of the 'blue' corner,
weighing in at 220 pounds,
Ken Norton
in ten rounds of boxing.

[The broadcaster:]

~~~ FIRST ROUND ~~~
Norton lands a left to the head!
Norton, a left to the head for nothing.
Stander, a left to the body for nothing.
Norton lands a left to Stander's head!
Norton with a right to the head.
Stander with a left to the head.
Ken Norton missing with a right to the head.
Stander with a right to the body.
Norton, a left to the head for nothing.
End of round one.
Edge, perhaps, to Norton.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.

~~~ SECOND ROUND ~~~
Stander in the northwest corner to our far left;
Norton out of the southeast corner to our near right.
Norton with a right to the head.
Action at the center of the ring.
Stander missing with a right to the body.
Norton connects with a left hand and a right to the head!!
Norton with a left to the head.
Stander with a right to the head.
Norton with a left to the head.
Round two, there's the bell.
Edge, perhaps, to Norton.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 20-18 for Norton.

~~~ THIRD ROUND ~~~
Norton misses with a hard combination.
Norton with a left to the head.
Stander lands a left hand to Norton's head!
Ron Stander with a left to the head.
Here Norton comes up short with a left to the head.
Stander with a left to the head.
Norton, a left to the head for nothing.
Stander feinting.
Ron Stander no luck with a left to the head.
Norton with a left to the head.
Here Stander is short with a left to the head.
Norton with a right to the head.
Stander with a left to the head.
Action at the center of the ring.
Norton with a right to the head.
Stander missing with a right to the body.
Ken Norton no luck with a left to the head.
Stander with a left to the body.
Norton with a right to the head.
Ron Stander with a left to the body.
Here Norton comes up short with a left to the head.
Now Stander hits a left and a right to the head and body!!
Stander again connects with a left and a right hand to the head and body!!
The bell.
A good round for Stander.
Our analyst scored that round for Stander by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 29-28 for Norton.
Ron Stander -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 3 10-9
2 9-10

Rounds: 1 - 2 Points: 28 - 29

~~~ FOURTH ROUND ~~~
Norton lands a left to the head!
Norton again lands a left glove to Stander's head!
Now Norton yet again connects with a left and a right hand to the head!!
Norton, a right to the head for nothing.
Stander no luck with a right to the body.
Norton missing with a left to the head.
Stander lands a left to the head!
Stander with a left to the head.
Norton, a left to the head for nothing.
Stander, a right to the head for nothing.
Norton with a slashing right to Stander's face.
Norton with a violent right.
Strong right by Norton ...
... Stander is down!
Stander flat on his back.
He's up at six.
Stander appears to be cut.
The cut is under the left eye.
An injury to Stander.
Stander has a nose bleed.
Norton hurt him with a right!
Stander trying to hang on.
Stander is driven to the center of the ring.
There's the bell, ending round four!
Great round for Norton.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-8.
For the fight, he has it 39-36 for Norton.
Ron Stander -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 3 10-9
2 9-10 4 8-10

Rounds: 1 - 3 Points: 36 - 39

~~~ FIFTH ROUND ~~~
Norton to our near right; and
Stander in the corner to our far left.
Stander has not come out of his corner.
Let's go to the ring announcer.
---
[The announcer:]

Ladies and gentlemen: your attention please.
The winner in round five by technical knock-out,
Ken Norton !



NEXT UP: Larry Middleton


This Day in Boxing History...

On this day in boxing history, Ken Norton beat Ron Stander by TKO in the 5th round on national television. As noted above, Norton also beat Stander by TKO in the fifth in a replay using Data Boxing (a bout I staged way back on September 3, 2006, as part of this Ken Norton Career Replay). Norton-Stander was on the undercard of the Muhammad Ali vs. Jimmy Young world title bout.

P.S. Dr. Julian Compton's Data Boxing was featured in The Tallahassee Democrat on December 13, 2006. To quote Dr. Compton from the article: "If you're fighting boxers in history where it has an obvious result, you're going to get a similar result". Indeed, as illustrated above, Data Boxing produces accurate results.

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Post subject: Re: DATA BOXING Bobick-Norton Replay  PostPosted: May 11, 2012 - 06:10 PM



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DATA BOXING 6.0 REPLAY

KEN NORTON VS DUANE BOBICK

VENUE: This fight was held on May 11, 1977 at Madison Square Garden, New York. Ken Norton beat Duane Bobick by TKO in round 1.

COMMENT: Bobick was undefeated with a 38-0 record and beat Larry Holmes in the 1972 Olympic Trials. Norton was rated No. 1 contender in the world by WBC and WBA. Bobick was a puncher and his record included wins over future belt holder Mike Weaver and Scott LeDoux- both before this match. (LeDoux later drew with the past prime version of Ken Norton-more on that fight will be forthcoming in this DATA BOXING career replay). Bobick was rated fourth in the world by the WBA. Although he was caught cold by Norton, Bobick was a very legitimate contender, and even good fighters get caught cold in the sport of boxing (as a past prime Ken Norton found out against Shavers and Cooney.)

DATA BOXING REPLAY: The ‘DB’ 6.0 Ken Norton replay rolls on with uncanny accuracy and realism as illustrated by the following 'DB' computer narration and “lightning fast” 100 bout series summary:

[The announcer:]

Ladies and gentlemen ...
Heavyweight boxing.
Fighting out of the 'red' corner,
weighing in at 215 pounds,
Duane Bobick
... and his opponent, fighting out of the 'blue' corner,
weighing in at 220 pounds,
Ken Norton
in twelve rounds of boxing.

[The broadcaster:]

FIRST ROUND
Ken Norton with a left to the head.
Bobick with a left to the head.
Ken Norton with a left to the head.
Bobick backing off.
Bobick missing with a right to the head.
Norton lands a left hand to Bobick's head!
Here Norton is short with a left to the head.
Bobick with a right to the head.
Ken connects with a left and a right hand to the head!!
Norton again lands a left hand to Bobick's head!
There's the bell, ending round one!
Round, perhaps, to Norton.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.

SECOND ROUND
Heavy right to the body by Norton...
... a standing eight-count for Bobick.
Norton hurt him with a right hand!
Norton no luck with a right to the head.
Bobick, a left to the head to no avail.
Norton lands a left to the head!
Norton again makes contact with a left glove to Bobick's head!
There's the bell, ending round two!
Great round for Norton.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 20-18 for Norton.

THIRD ROUND
Norton with a left to the head.
Bobick, a right to the head for nothing.
A punishing left by Norton.
Bobick appears to be injured.
Bobick has a nose bleed.
Norton pounds a left-right-left barrage to the head!!!!
Norton with a slashing right to Bobick's face.
Norton with a violent left.
Strong left by Norton ...
... Bobick is down!
Bobick falls after bouncing off the ropes.
He's up at nine.
A cut to Bobick.
He's cut him on the right cheek.
Bobick has been injured.
Bobick has a mouth cut.
Norton hurt him with a left!
The referee stops the fight!
... Bobick took too many hits this round.
Ken Norton TKO's Duane Bobick
... at 37 seconds of round three.
Let's go to the ring announcer.
---
[The announcer:]

Ladies and gentlemen: your attention please.
The winner in round three by technical knock-out,
Ken Norton !

END NOTE: Norton beat Bobick in the DB fast mode 100 series 85-10-5 (23 KO/26 TKO to 3 KO/1TKO)


On this day in boxing history, No. 1 contender Ken Norton beat the No. 4 contender, undefeated Duane Bobick by TKO in the 1st round on national television. I remember watching this bout on TV with my dad, who accurately predicted that the inexperienced Bobick was in deep fighting the likes of veteran Kenny Norton.

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Post subject: RE: Re: DATA BOXING Bobick-Norton Replay  PostPosted: May 11, 2012 - 08:45 PM



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Post subject: RE: Re: DATA BOXING Bobick-Norton Replay  PostPosted: May 11, 2012 - 10:26 PM



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Thanks for your comments. I appreciate it. This was my first Data Boxing PC project in homage to my all time top sports hero, Ken Norton. Using Data Boxing, it's almost as if Norton's back in the ring again!

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Post subject: Re: Norton vs. Ali I  PostPosted: Jun 17, 2012 - 10:16 PM



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The stunning defeat of Muhammad Ali by Ken Norton [as a 5-1 underdog] on March 31, 1973 left an impression on me as a youth. I still remember watching that fight on TV when I was in junior high school. It was a classic performance by Norton. He dominated Ali in this fight from start to finish. Norton came out and just lit up the ring.

Norton's victory over Ali is a great illustration of how one can defy great odds, achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential using the principles contained in Norton's favorite book Think & Grow Rich, a book that Norton read twenty times on the road to becoming the second man to defeat "The Greatest," Muhammad Ali.

Click here to read an article about Norton and his victory over Ali entitled "The Man Who 'Whupped' Muhammad Ali

I used Data Boxing to stage another replay of Norton's first bout with Ali held at San Diego in 1973.

The DBLINE file reports...

P = points; J = judge cards; R = judge rounds; N = knockdowns; C = cuts; I = injury; F = fouls

Ken Norton>> Wu12 Muhammad Ali< P63.5/39 J117/106 117/108 116/108 R10/2 10/2 9/3 N0/0 C1/0 I0/0 F0/0

Note: I used Data Boxing's reduced/enhanced efficiency option to re-create the bout as follows:

1) This was an opportunity of a lifetime for Norton and he trained and fought with a superhuman effort. Therefore, Norton was enhanced in efficiency +2 using his 1975 ratings; and

2) Ali was overconfident and inadequately trained for the bout. Therefore, Ali was reduced in efficiency -1 using his 1973 ratings.

The computer fight narrative is posted at my website.


Ken Norton was Two-Time Father of the Year...

A happy Father's Day greeting to all. Speaking of Father's Day, former heavyweight champ Ken Norton was twice voted as "Father of the Year" by the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Sentinel in 1977. To quote from Norton's biography, Believe: Journey From Jacksonville: The award he was given (Father of the Year) was just as prestigious as the belt he earned in the ring beating Ali.

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Today is Ken Norton's 69th birthday. In the virtual world of Data Boxing, Norton avenged his loss to Larry Holmes. The writeup and details are at my website.

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Post subject: Ken Norton stable in hospital after stroke  PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 - 12:18 AM



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News of Ken Norton's stroke just reached me. He is stable in the hospital after his stroke. I wish Ken a quick return to health. Click here to read the article.

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Post subject: Re: Ken Norton hospitalized  PostPosted: Aug 11, 2012 - 11:42 AM



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News of Ken Norton's stroke just reached me. He is stable in the hospital after his stroke. I wish Ken a quick return to health. Click here to read the article.


Here is an update from Boxing.com on Ken Norton's condition.

BOXING.com - Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.

It was reported that Norton, 69, suffered a “mini-stroke” (i.e., a TIA or transient ischemic attack), but that reporting is false.

Norton cannot currently speak and is being fed through tubes. A TIA is equivalent to dodging a bullet. Norton’s condition indicates that he dodged nothing.

A former Marine who brought a touch of class to our sometimes rambunctious sport, Norton fought during the last golden age of the heavyweight division and got it on with Muhammad Ali three times (twice in 1973 and once in 1976), George Foreman (in 1974), Jerry Quarry (in 1975), Jimmy Young (in 1977 for the WBC title), Larry Holmes and Earnie Shavers (both in 1979).

When Norton retired in 1981, his record was 42-7-1 (33 KOs).

Let’s hope Ken Norton wins this latest fight.

Say a prayer for a great champion.

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Post subject: Re: Norton Past-His-Prime vs. LeDoux  PostPosted: Aug 19, 2012 - 08:40 AM



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NORTON PAST-HIS-PRIME VS. LEDOUX

VENUE: This fight was held on August 19, 1979 at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, MN. Ken Norton drew with Scott LeDoux in 10 rounds.

SCOUTING REPORT: LeDoux fought to a draw with Leon Spinks in 1977, who in 1978 became heavyweight champion with his victory over Muhammed Ali. Duane Bobick beat LeDoux twice and Norton beat Bobick by TKO in one. Other common opponents inluded Larry Holmes (TKO 7 over LeDoux; SD 15 over Norton), Larry Middleton (LeDoux won on points; Norton won by TKO in 10), and Ron Stander (LeDoux won by decision; Norton won by TKO in 5). Ken Norton retired shortly after the LeDoux bout, and then came out of retirement in 1980 because he didn't like the way his career ended.

COMMENT: I remember watching this fight live on TV and it was a great fight. Scott LeDoux was a tough customer, and although Ken Norton was at an advanced age, my observation was that talent-wise Norton was head and shoulders above Scott LeDoux. I thought Norton dominated until he got a thumb in the eye during the eighth round when LeDoux threw a jab-at that point the tide of the fight turned as Norton's vision was limited. (As an armchair viewer of this bout, I didn't think LeDoux won a round until Norton was injured in the eighth by a thumb in the eye. However, LeDoux didn't quit and was persistant. Scott showed alot of heart and he kept hanging in there and fought hard to the finish.)

BOXREC FIGHT PAGE: http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Ken_Norton_vs._Scott_LeDoux

DATA BOXING 6.0 Norton past-his-prime vs. LeDoux: Please note that for this simulation I did not activate reduced efficiency for Norton's eye injury to re-create actual results. This simulation is to find out who would have probably won if Norton had not taken a thumb in the eye. Here is my result (extracted from the Post-Fight Analysis DBLINE file):

Ken Norton Wu10 Scott Ledoux P28+/15+ J98/91' R8/2 N0/0 C&I2/0

The following is the narration of the bout from the Data Boxing 6.0 Detail file. Please note that the following narrative is a text file extract and was modified inorder to post to this on-line screen. The narration on the actual DB 6.0 screen display is color-coded for the fighters and you have the option of displaying photos of the boxers and a graph or a scoreboard display for scoring (see: http://mydataboxingjournal.blogspot.com/2008/05/data-boxing-60-fight-narratives.html). The opinion by the color analyst option was not activated for this bout....


[The announcer:]
Ladies and gentlemen ...
Heavyweight boxing.
Fighting out of the 'red' corner,
weighing in at 225 pounds,
Scott Ledoux
... and his opponent, fighting out of the 'blue' corner,
weighing in at 223 pounds,
Ken Norton
in ten rounds of boxing.

[The broadcaster:]

FIRST ROUND
Norton missing with a left to the body.
Ledoux cranking up ...!
Norton takes a left hand to the head!
Ledoux winding up ...!!
Ledoux no luck with a left to the head.
Norton jabs.
Norton connects with a left hand and a right to the head and body!!
Norton with a left to the body.
Scott Ledoux with a left to the head.
Norton, a left to the head to no avail.
Ledoux with a left to the head.
Norton moving in.
There's the bell, ending round one!

SECOND ROUND
Norton with a right to the head.
Ledoux, a right to the head for nothing.
Here Norton comes up short with a right to the body.
Now Ledoux, a left to the body to no avail.
Norton waits to counter.
Norton with a left to the body.
The bell, ending round two!

THIRD ROUND
Norton lands a left hand to the head!
Norton, a right to the body for nothing.
Scott Ledoux with a left to the body.
Norton, a right to the body in vain.
Here Ledoux comes up short with a left to the head.
Norton with a left to the head.
Ledoux, a right to the head in vain.
Norton with a left to the body.
Ledoux with a right to the head.
Norton with a right to the body.
Ledoux with a left to the body.
Norton jabs.
Here Norton is short with a left to the body.
Ledoux with a left to the body.
Norton with a right to the body.
Ledoux with a left to the body.
Norton with a right to the head.
Ledoux, a left to the head to no avail.
Norton with a left to the body.
Here Ledoux is short with a left to the head.
Norton lands a left glove to Ledoux's head!
End of round three.

FOURTH ROUND
Norton with a right to the head.
Ledoux with a left to the body.
Norton lands a left to Ledoux's nose!
Norton again lands a left hand to Ledoux's head!
Yet again Norton lands a left to Ledoux's cheek!
Norton with a right to the body.
Scott Ledoux with a left to the head.
Norton with a punishing right.
An injury to Ledoux.
Ledoux has a nose bleed.
Norton scores with a left-right-left to the head and body!!!
Norton, a left to the head for nothing.
Round four, there's the bell.

FIFTH ROUND
Norton jabs.
Norton with a left to the head.
Ledoux no luck with a left to the body.
Norton no luck with a left to the body.
Ledoux lands a left to the head!
Ledoux again lands a left glove to Norton's head!
Ledoux circling.
Time called for round five.

SIXTH ROUND
Norton with a right to the head.
Ledoux crouching.
Ledoux with a right to the head.
Ken connects with a left hand and a right to the head and body!!
Norton with a left to the head.
Now Ledoux lands a left to the mouth!
Ledoux missing with a left to the body.
Norton lands a left to Ledoux's head!
Norton with a left to the body.
There's the bell, ending round six!

SEVENTH ROUND
Norton slipping the punch.
Norton makes contact with a left hand to the chin!
Norton with a left to the head.
Ledoux with a left to the head.
Norton waiting.
Norton lands a left hand to Ledoux's cheek!
Norton again lands a left glove to Ledoux's head!
Here Norton comes up short with a left to the head.
Ledoux lands a left to the head!
Ledoux, a right to the head for nothing.
Norton with a left to the body.
Ledoux connects with a left hand and a right to the head and body!!
Here Ledoux is short with a left to the head.
Norton, a left to the head for nothing.
Ledoux lands a left to Norton's head!
Here Ledoux is short with a left to the head.
Norton, a left to the body for nothing.
Ledoux with a right to the head.
Norton, a left to the head to no avail.
Ledoux misses with a hard left to the body.
Ledoux with a right to the head.
Norton lands a left glove to the head!
Norton again lands a left hand to Ledoux's head!
Norton circling.
Ken Norton with a left to the body.
Ledoux lands a left to the head!
Ledoux moving back.
Ledoux with a left to the head.
Norton with a left to the head.
There's the bell, ending round seven!

EIGHTH ROUND
Norton with a left to the head.
Norton takes a left hand to the head!
Ledoux with a right to the head.
Norton, a right to the head for nothing.
Ledoux makes contact with a left hand to Norton's head!
Ledoux with a left to the head.
Norton with a left to the body.
Ledoux connects with a left and a right hand to the head and body!!
Ledoux with a left to the body.
Round eight, there's the bell.

NINTH ROUND
Norton no luck with a left to the body.
Ledoux with a right to the body.
Norton with a left to the body.
Ledoux waits to counter.
Scott Ledoux, a left to the head in vain.
Norton lands a left glove to Ledoux's jaw!
Norton with a right to the head.
There's Ledoux, a right to the head for nothing.
Norton, a left to the head to no avail.
Ledoux with a left to the head.
Norton slipping the punch.
Norton connects with a left hand and a right to the head and body!!
Norton with a left to the head.
End of round nine.

TENTH AND FINAL ROUND
Norton with a left to the head.
Ledoux at the ready ...!!
Here Scott Ledoux comes up short with a left to the body.
Norton with a punishing right.
An injury to Ledoux.
Ledoux has a mouth cut.
Norton scores with a left-right-left to the head and body!!!
Norton with a left to the head.
Ledoux no luck with a left to the head.
Ken Norton, a right to the head for nothing.
There's the bell, ending the fight!
Let's go to the ring announcer.
---
[The announcer:]

Ladies and gentlemen, I have the decision of the scorers.
We have a unanimous decision.
The senior judge scores it 98 points to 91.
The associate judge scores it 98 points to 92.
The referee scores it 98 points to 91.
... for the winner,
Ken Norton!
---
It's Norton.


ENDNOTE: I believe that Norton would have beat LeDoux if he had not taken a thumb in the eye.

KEN NORTON - BOXREC... http://www.boxrec.com/media/index.php/Ken_Norton


AUGUST 19th, 1979: Ken Norton vs. Scott LeDoux

On this date 33 years ago, Ken Norton fought Scott LeDoux in a Sunday afternoon classic. I staged another replay of this bout using Data Boxing. The write-up and details are at my website.

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Post subject: Ken and others  PostPosted: Aug 19, 2012 - 03:43 PM



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First let me say that this is great stuff to read and it can lead to all kind of searching through your site and others.

Norton, way past his prime fought Gerry Cooney, one of the great white hopes of the 70's and 80's, and was KO'd. I was looking at the fighters Cooney faced and very few wins were against top notch foes so when his time came for main line bout he lost a few by KO and quickly retired. His overall record of 28 (24) - 3 (3) - 0 looks good so taking the money and running was the right answer.

One of Gerry opponemts intrigued me. His name is Charley Polite. I don't know if his peronality matched his attitude but is so he should have been named Charley Angry. His record was 18 (6) - 37 (17) - 3. Shouldn't someone have told him that he wasn't going to ever reach the top and that 17 KO's was a few too many.

Another boxer that caught my attention was Lee Canalito. He was an ex-football player at the U. of Houston. After a short undefeated amateur career he went professional and finished with a 21 (19) - 0 - 0 record. He did beat Charley Polite by KO in the 6th round. Lee didn't face much iron but he didn't have a lot of time. I never found out what happened to him.
 
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Post subject: Re: Ken and others  PostPosted: Aug 20, 2012 - 09:47 PM



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Norton, way past his prime fought Gerry Cooney, one of the great white hopes of the 70's and 80's, and was KO'd.


I always thought that Norton could have defeated Cooney when Ken was in his prime. In the 1981 bout, Ken kept his excellent jab locked up and got caught cold. I think if he had used his jab to stay away from Cooney things might have been different. I staged this hypothetical using Data Boxing. Click here for the write-up and details.

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One of Gerry opponemts intrigued me. His name is Charley Polite. I don't know if his peronality matched his attitude but is so he should have been named Charley Angry. His record was 18 (6) - 37 (17) - 3. Shouldn't someone have told him that he wasn't going to ever reach the top and that 17 KO's was a few too many.


I noted on Boxrec that Polite fought Cooney in 1978 and then was defeated by Ron Stander in his next bout by UD over 10 rounds. Stander KO'd Earnie Shavers in 1970 but that version of Stander was long gone in 1978. Stander also lost to Norton in 1976 by TKO click here for my replay and challenged Joe Frazier for the heavyweight title in 1972. I also staged a rematch of the Frazier-Stander bout. See What If: Stander vs. Frazier at my website.


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Another boxer that caught my attention was Lee Canalito. He was an ex-football player at the U. of Houston. After a short undefeated amateur career he went professional and finished with a 21 (19) - 0 - 0 record. He did beat Charley Polite by KO in the 6th round. Lee didn't face much iron but he didn't have a lot of time. I never found out what happened to him.


In high school Lee Canalito was an all-state lineman in Texas. He played football at Houston for two years - a knee injury ended his career. He then became a boxer and was managed by Sylvester Stallone. Canalito was also an actor. He now owns a boxing gym. Click here for his bio at IMDb.

P.S. Another former college football player, Seth Mitchell, is a top heavyweight prospect. Mitchell played linebacker for Michigan State until a knee injury ended his career and he then turned to boxing. I have my eye on Mitchell he's a good one. See my posts on Seth Mitchell at my website for additional information on this top HW prospect.

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Post subject: Re: Norton Avenges Loss to Garcia  PostPosted: Sep 01, 2012 - 10:25 PM



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NORTON-GARCIA REMATCH


VENUE: The Norton-Garcia rematch was held in 1975 at the Civic Center in St. Paul, MN. Ken Norton was not the same man who was defeated by Jose Luis Garcia in Los Angeles in 1970. Norton explained in his book "Going the Distance", that he was not ready for the first Garcia bout, and that the Garcia loss was a turning point for him. Norton discussed in the above that after he was defeated by Garcia he was given a book that changed his life, Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Norton went on a fourteen fight winning streak that lasted over three years. (Incidentally, Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude, by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone is another book that Norton kept at hand on the road to the heavyweight title. This is an excellent companion book to Think and Grow Rich).

Ken Norton was inspired for the rematch in 1975, and KO'd Garcia in the 5th round.

DATA BOXING REPLAY: It's great that DB 6.0 includes all the original Gamecraft edition card ratings. Norton and Garcia were both represented with their original 1975 cards to recreate this historical bout of August 14, 1975.

The following is a text file extract of the computer fight narrative..


08-14-2006 18:20:57

[The announcer:]
Ladies and gentlemen ...
Heavyweight boxing.
Fighting out of the 'red' corner,
weighing in at 210 pounds,
Jose Luis Garcia
... and his opponent, fighting out of the 'blue' corner,
weighing in at 215 pounds,
Ken Norton
in twelve rounds of boxing.

[The broadcaster:]

~~~ FIRST ROUND ~~~
Norton misses with a hard left to the body.
At the center of the ring.
Norton jabs.
Norton, a left to the head for nothing.
Jose Luis Garcia with a left to the head.
Norton with a right to the head.
At the center of the ring.
Jose Luis Garcia, a right to the head in vain.
Ken Norton, a left to the head for nothing.
Here Garcia is short with a right to the body.
Action at the center of the ring.
Norton lands a left to the head!
The bell.
Edge, perhaps, to Norton.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.

~~~ SECOND ROUND ~~~
Garcia in the northwest corner to our far left;
Norton out of the southeast corner to our near right.
Norton with a left to the head.
Garcia no luck with a left to the head.
Norton with a right to the head.
Garcia moves in.
Garcia with a right to the head.
Jose Luis Garcia takes a left hand to the head!
Norton with a right to the head.
There's the bell, ending round two!
A close round.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 20-18 for Norton.

~~~ THIRD ROUND ~~~
Norton, a left to the head in vain.
Garcia no luck with a right to the head.
Norton missing with a left to the head.
Garcia with a left to the head.
Norton, a left to the head to no avail.
Garcia slipping the punch.
Jose Luis Garcia with a right to the head.
Norton feinting.
We are one minute into the round.
Ken Norton with a left to the head.
Garcia, a right to the head for nothing.
Norton circling.
Norton trying a jab.
At the center of the ring.
Norton no luck with a left to the head.
Garcia with a right to the head.
Norton connects with a left and a right hand to the head!!
Garcia is driven to the right side of the ring.
Norton weaving.
One minute left in the round.
Norton, a left to the head to no avail.
Garcia lands a left to Norton's head!
Here Garcia is short with a left to the head.
On the right side.
Norton lands a left hand to Garcia's head!
The bell.
Round, perhaps, to Norton.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 30-27 for Norton.
Jose Luis Garcia -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 3 9-10
2 9-10

Rounds: 0 - 3 Points: 27 - 30

~~~ FOURTH ROUND ~~~
Norton with a left to the head.
At the center of the ring.
Garcia moves in.
Garcia with a right to the head.
Here Norton comes up short with a right to the head.
Here Garcia is short with a left to the head.
Norton with a right to the head.
Garcia misses with a hard right to the head.
Garcia, a left to the body to no avail.
At the center of the ring.
Here Norton comes up short with a left to the head.
Garcia no luck with a left to the head.
Norton missing with a right to the head.
Garcia moves in.
End of round four.
Edge, perhaps, to Garcia.
Our analyst scored that round for Garcia by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 39-37 for Norton.
Jose Luis Garcia -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 3 9-10
2 9-10 4 10-9

Rounds: 1 - 3 Points: 37 - 39

~~~ FIFTH ROUND ~~~
Norton to our near right; and
Garcia in the corner to our far left.
Norton with a left to the head.
Garcia, a left to the head for nothing.
Norton backing off.
Norton with a left to the head.
Here Garcia is short with a right to the head.
Norton with a right to the head.
There's the bell, ending round five!
A close round.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 49-46 for Norton.
Jose Luis Garcia -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 4 10-9
2 9-10 5 9-10
3 9-10

Rounds: 1 - 4 Points: 46 - 49

~~~ SIXTH ROUND ~~~
Norton with a right to the head.
Garcia waiting to counter.
Garcia, a left to the head for nothing.
Garcia takes a left hand to the head!
Norton with a right to the head.
Garcia moves in.
Garcia with a left to the head.
Norton jabs.
Norton makes contact with a left to the head!
Garcia forced to the far side.
There's the bell, ending round six!
Edge, perhaps, to Norton.
Our analyst scored that round for Norton by 10-9.
For the fight, he has it 59-55 for Norton.
Jose Luis Garcia -- Ken Norton
1 9-10 4 10-9
2 9-10 5 9-10
3 9-10 6 9-10

Rounds: 1 - 5 Points: 55 - 59

~~~ SEVENTH ROUND ~~~
Norton, a left to the head to no avail.
Garcia with a left to the body.
Strong right by Norton ...
Down goes Garcia!
Garcia is knocked on his back.
He's up at nine.
Norton hurt him with a right!
Hard left by Norton ...
Garcia hits the canvas!
Garcia falls after bouncing off the ropes.
It's over!
Ken Norton knocks out Jose Luis Garcia
... at 0:38 of Round 7
Let's go to the ring announcer.
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[The announcer:]

Ladies and gentlemen: your attention please.
The winner in round seven by a knock-out,
Ken Norton!


To quote Ken Norton from his autobiography titled Going the Distance: "It had been more than five years since I suffered my first taste of defeat in losing to Garcia. In my subsequent 19 contests, I had gained immense knowledge and defeated some of boxing's finest competitors. I was a totally different fighter, as Garcia would find out."

Ken Norton once said "In boxing, and in all of life, nobody should ever stop learning!" [The Ring Magazine, Sept. 1976]. This coincides with the following taken from Norton's favorite book, Think and Grow Rich: "Successful men in all callings never stop acquiring specialized knowledge related to their major purpose, business, or profession." The same principles that Norton employed to become heavyweight champion are available to others to use and succeed if they are willing to pay the price in their chosen field.

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"So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step. I fight to win. I'm not just shadow-boxing or playing around." (I Cor. 9:26)
 
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