Man, when you talk about a televised fight on the highest order…you have got it here!….for within this video is heavyweight boxing legend Larry “The Easton Assasin” Holmes….who during the Golden Age of Boxing 1964 – 1999 became one of ImaSportsphile’s 7 Legends of Boxing in the heavyweight division….to include “Smokin'” Joe Frazier, “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali, “Big” George Foreman, “Iron” Mike Tyson, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield, Lennox Lewis….and when you add “The Easton Assasin” to the mix…..what an awesome array of boxing talent….and they were all “big boys”….which boils down to the fact that in this video…..you’ve got a legend at the top of his game…. fighting an opponent who went the distance in four fights with two of our legends….Muhammad Ali in fights with 1st – split decision, 2nd – split decision and 3rd -unanimous decision, with a win in the 1st and losses in the 2nd + 3rd….along with one fight with Larry Holmes (click below)….which went 15 rounds of one of the best boxing matches ever fought. So, Ken Norton was a super great heavyweight in an era when there were lots of super greats and legends….and they all fought each other, many times more than once….whereby, when considering Ken Norton fought the likes of Gerry Cooney, Jimmy Young, Earnie Shavers, Duane Bobick, Jerry Quarry, Muhammad Ali (30), George Foreman, and Larry Holmes…..for that is quite a resume.
Not only does this fight have Legend vs Super Great….which goes the distance to a split decision in an awesome fight….but in addition to that….ABC Sports broadcasting legend, Howard Cosell, is on the mike….calling the fight with that “New York Jew” inflection of his like no other ever in history….with a voice and style all his own…..as he makes a “classic call” of this fight. Simply put, three legends of boxing in a legendary fight….what more could a boxing fan ask for!?!