Simple: both men were trained by Eddie Futch. Futch refused on no uncertain terms to train either of them for a fight between them, and apparently that was enough to prevent a showdown. However, the men sparred frequently. The gym wars between them are the sorts of things people whisper about. In fact, it was sparring with Joe Frazier that spurred Ken Norton's growth into a formidable contender.Im very curious how this fight never happend ?
Badger in Asia
I've written about both. You can see those here: