Ali, This Day in Boxing

Muhammad Ali Beats Ken Norton This Day September 10, 1973

 

Muhammad Ali Beats Ken Norton This Day September 10, 1973 and wins NABF crown

 

 

 

  • Muhammad Ali 212 lbs
  • Ken Norton 205 lbs
  • SD in round 12 of 12
  • Location: Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
  • Referee: Dick Young 7-5
  • Judge: John Thomas 6-5
  • Judge: George Latka 5-6
  • NABF Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Norton)

 

 

Notes

Ali was a 12 to 5 favorite.

Norton was the #1 ranked contender and Ali was ranked #2.

Ali was guaranteed $275,000 against 35% of all income from the fight, which was shown on closed circuit TV to 255 locations in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Norton was guaranteed $200,000 against 30%.

The gate was $548,400 with a paid attendance of 12,100.

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