Former Heavyweight Boxer Ken Norton Sr. Dies At 70

Discussion in 'Boxing/MMA Talk' started by SRW, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion who defeated Muhammad Ali in 1973, then lost in the rematch later that year, died Wednesday at a hospital in Arizona where he had been undergoing rehabilitation since suffering a stroke last year, according to his friend and manager Patrick Tenore. Norton was 70 and had congestive heart failure.

    Norton broke Ali’s jaw in their initial fight, then lost at the Inglewood Forum in the rematch. Ali defeated Norton again in a decision at Yankee Stadium in New York in 1976.

    In 1978, Norton won the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship when Leon Spinks chose not to fight him.

    Source: L.A. Times

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  2. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    Thanks for some great memories when the heavyweight division was the #1 game on everybody's card.

    ICECOLD 1st Stringer

    ^^^^ couldn't have said it better
  4. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    Damn. RIP

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  5. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    Sad day indeed...

    RIP, Kenny