Boxing – 1978 – Howard Cosell PostFight Interview Of Ken Norton After Losing Title To Larry Holmes

Ken Norton Sr. (August 9, 1943 – September 18, 2013) was an American professional boxer….who competed from 1967 to 1981….and held the WBC heavyweight title in 1978.  He is best known for his trilogy of fights with Muhammad Ali….in which Norton won the first fight by split decision….and lost the latter two fights by split and unanimous decision, respectively.  Norton also fought a…

Boxing – 1978 – Muhammad Ali Post Fight Assessment Of Larry Holmes Vs Ken Norton With Frank Gifford

In this 1978 interview of Muhammad Ali by Frank Gifford on ABC’s Wide World of Sports…..Ali assesses the fight between challenger Larry Holmes verses WBC Champ Ken Norton….which was a tough, competitive fight…..when after fourteen rounds…..each of the three judges scored the fight dead even at seven rounds each…..as Holmes rallied late in the fifteenth to win…

Boxing – 1978 – Frank Gifford Interviews Muhammad Ali Regarding Larry Holmes Vs Ken Norton Outcome

When you watch this video of the 1978 interview of Muhammad Ali by ABC’s Frank Gifford…..which took place after the incredible split decision fight between Champ Larry Holmes against challenger Ken Norton….you can already see the decay in his mind and his eyes….as he was already in the throws of pre-parkinson’s….as the bright eyes and…

Boxing – 1978 – Howard Cosell PostFight Interview With Ken Norton After Losing Title To Larry Holmes

Ken Norton Sr. was an American professional boxer who competed from 1967 to 1981….and held the WBC heavyweight title in 1978…..who is best known for his trilogy with Muhammad Ali….in which Norton won the first fight by split decision….and lost the latter two fights by split and unanimous decision, respectively…..as Norton also fought a slugfest with Larry Holmes in 1978….after narrowly losing a split decision…..with the…

Boxing – 1978 – 15 Rnd WBC Heavyweight Title Fight – Ken Norton Vs Larry Holmes – With Howard Cosell

DOG COMMENTARY:  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…

Boxing – 1978 – 12 Rnd WBC Light Heavyweight Title Fight – Marvin Johnson Vs Mate Parlov

DOG COMMENTARY:   Marvin “Pops” Johnson is an American former boxer….who was a 3-time light-heavyweight champion of the world…..who fought as an amateur in the 1972 Munich Olympics….where he won the bronze medal …. and made his way up the professional ranks in the light heavyweight division soon thereafter….when Pops lost to Matthew Saad Muhammad and Lottie Mwale in the build-up….but would win the WBC light heavyweight title…

Boxing – 1978 – 15 Round WBC Heavyweight Title – Ken Norton VS Larry Holmes

DOG COMMENTARY: Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes first gained credibility as a contender when he upset the hard-punching Earnie Shavers in March 1978…..as he won by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision by winning every round on two scorecards and all but one on the third….as Holmes’s victory over Shavers set up a title shot between…

Boxing – 1981 – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Gentleman Gerry Cooney VS Ken Norton

DOG COMMENTARY: The year 1981 was “smack dab” in the middle of the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….a time when the heavyweight division showcased many great to super great boxers….starting with boxing legends like Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes and George Foreman….and including really good to great heavyweights like Earnie Shavers,…

Boxing – WBA Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Monte Parloff VS Marvin Johnson

DOG COMMENTARY This WBA light heavyweight title fight between Champ Monte Parloff vs Marvin “Pops” Johnson took place in Marsala, Sicily…..the island off the coast of Italy….for this was a fight that had generated a great deal of interest with the locals on the Isle of Sicily…..who like the Italians, just love boxing…..however, there was…