Date: 28th September 1976
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
Title: WBC & WBA World Heavyweight Titles
Promoted by: Top Rank
Tv: Closed Circuit Television
( 52 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 221 lbs
( 37 - 3 - 0 )
Weight: 217 1/2 lbs
The third meeting between Ali and Norton was the most controversial. Fought in Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York, Ali came away with a close but unanimous decision win that Norton never accepted as being fair, stating "I won at least nine or ten rounds. I was robbed."
Even Ali stated later that "Kenny’s style is too difficult for me. I can’t beat him, and I sure don’t want to fight him again. I honestly thought he beat me in Yankee Stadium, but the judges gave it to me, and I’m grateful to them."
Scores: Arthur Mercante 8-6 | Harold Lederman 8-7 | Barney Smith 8-7.