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The Rougarou and the Tartan-Tornado Meet at the O2 Arena for the Ring Belt & the Ali Trophy

The #1 seeded WBA Junior-Welterweight Champion 🇺🇸Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (24-0-0, 20KO👊) is looking to further catapult his stock to super-stardom, while #2 seed & IBF Junior-Welterweight Champion 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Josh “Tartan Tornado” Taylor (15-0-0, 12KO👊) is looking to make a special imprint for his neighboring fans that will travel with him to the grand stage at the O2 Arena in London, England. Continue reading “The Rougarou and the Tartan-Tornado Meet at the O2 Arena for the Ring Belt & the Ali Trophy”

To The Winner Goes The Spoils

 

Sports Arena, San Diego, California
NABF Heavyweight Title

March 31, 1973

 

Ken Norton is held aloft while celebrating his shock upset win over Muhammad Ali.

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Ken Norton (29-1-0, 23KO) wins the NABF Heavyweight title after defeating Muhammad Ali (41-1-0, 31KO) by split decision.

Ali was outmaneuvered by Norton’s unorthodox fighting style, which involved jabbing from below and using a cross armed guard for defense. At the final bell, Norton won on a split decision. Soon after the fight, Ali was treated in hospital for a broken jaw, an injury sustained in the last round of the contest.

 

“Imagine you have your jaw broken and have to fight ten more rounds.” – Muhammad Ali after the fight

Thanks to Roy Bennett of Vintage Boxing Archives