|Source: Ibhof 2- Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, and Ken Norton, on Phil Donahue in 1990.|
From Ibhof 2
The four top heavyweights of the 1970s as far as wins, championships, and those they beat in the ring were Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, and Ken Norton. Three of these fighters beat Muhammad in the ring, Joe Frazier in 1971, Larry Holmes in 1980, and Ken Norton in 1973. The greatest heavyweight boxer of all time losing to these three fighters in 9 years is just one example of how great the heavyweight boxing division was in the 1970s and how far it has fallen today.