Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton III

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Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton III
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Date: 
Tuesday, September 28, 1976
Location: 
New York, NY
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
HW
Titles at Stake: 
WBA/WBC HW
Referee: 
Mercante

Official Judging
Mercante 144 - 142
Lederman 143 - 142
Smith 143 - 142

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One of the most controversial decisions in heavyweight championship history. According to Bill Beadle, after fourteen rounds, two judges had it dead even at 7-7 and Mercante (the ref) had it 7-6-1 Ali. Everyone gave the last round to Ali, although it could be debated who finished stronger. This was the last fight fought at the old Yankee Stadium--Ali was guaranteed a minimum of $6,000,000 and Norton $1,000,000.

(Scorecards converted from old round-scoring system to current ten-point must system)




Fan Cards: Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton III


scorecard by NARUTO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
144
KEN NORTON
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
141


scorecard by LEWGR10
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
141
KEN NORTON
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
144


scorecard by JTL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
145
KEN NORTON
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
141


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
140
KEN NORTON
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
145


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
144
KEN NORTON
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
141


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
144
KEN NORTON
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
141


scorecard by THEAIREDALE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
141
KEN NORTON
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
146


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
143
KEN NORTON
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
145


scorecard by TALESFROMTHECRYPT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
143
KEN NORTON
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
142


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
143
KEN NORTON
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
142


scorecard by ACERBITAS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
142
KEN NORTON
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
144


scorecard by SANDPEAT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
144
KEN NORTON
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
143


scorecard by VOCK42
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
142
KEN NORTON
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
143


scorecard by PPF
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
143
KEN NORTON
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
142


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
143
KEN NORTON
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
142


scorecard by NAGABILLY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
141
KEN NORTON
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
145


scorecard by ZAC.RJ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
142
KEN NORTON
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
143


Comments

rorschach's picture

Ali proves once and for all that while Norton will always be a tough fight for Muhammad stylistically, that Ali even well past his prime will always defeat Ken Norton. Had Ali winning all 3 fights, the 1st & 3rd being very close with the second being 8 rounds to 4 Ali.

rorschach's picture

Eh, a little closer then I thought, still 9 rounds to 6 Ali is a clear victory imo.

Tank Abbott's picture

People are kidding themselves here, Ali never beat norton. All 3 fights he was outboxed. A blind man could've told you Norton won the third fight just based off the sound his bodyshots to Ali made. Styles make fights and Nortons style was perfect for Ali. Same thing happened to Holmes. Holmes was younger and Norton was well worn, yet I had norton winning by one round. Nortons crumpled under punchers, but nobody outboxed him.