Here's the fight as I saw it.-Green are the round scores as I scored it, red is important text like a cut, great punch or knockdown.
Round 1- Norton comes out jabbing and lands a nice right hand. Norton digs to the body with hooks. Quarry stands his ground and lands a nice left hook. Jabs from Norton are real pretty, Norton lands with a nice right hand, they are trading, good left hook from Quarry. Norton's Round- 10-9
Round 2- Even Fighting early, Norton's jab is controlling
the action. Great right from Norton. Quarry lands some good shots but Norton
comes back with a nice right hand. Body Punches from Quarry land well,
Norton lands some more crisp jabs. What an exciting round!
Even Round- 10-10 (20-19) Norton
Round 3- Quarry misses with a huge hook to start. Great
jabs from Norton, Quarry is cut!, Norton peppers
him with combinations. Quarry is punching in desperation because of the
cut. Quarry is landing well. Norton fighting off the ropes well,
Quarry still moving forward through the shots.
Even Round- 10-10 (30-29) Norton
Round 4- Norton wades in fast and lands real well. Norton scoring heavily now, Quarry is reeling back. Norton is fighting great this round. Quarry trying to fight back, but he's getting punished with uppercuts. Norton had an incredible round. Norton's Round- 10-8 (40-37) Norton
Round 5- Norton
pressing forward and landing at will to open the round. Quarry is almost
defenseless in the corner. Quarry lands a
hook. Norton with uppercuts and strong straight
rights, Quarry is in big trouble now, the referee steps in, the fight has
been stopped, Quarry is taking too much punishment.
Kenny Norton proved he really did
have Quarry's number. Norton's accuracy was incredible and left Jerry with
no place to hide. Norton was ready for another shot at the title and would
get it in the following year from Muhammad Ali. Jerry Quarry was losing
his skill slowly and would retire from boxing following this fight. He
came back a couple times for short stints, but Jerry was done as a contender
following this fight. Quarry was very durable and when that started failing
him, he had to get out of the sport. It's interesting these two fighters
were the same age, but in such different parts of their careers.