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Ken Norton, Former Champion Passes Away at 70

Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton (42-7-1, 33KOs) has passed away at the age of 70. The Los Angeles Times reports that Norton died at a hospital in Arizona. The former fighter had congestive heart failure. Norton is best known for his trilogy series with Muhammad Ali. He broke Ali's jaw, on March 31, 1973, on his way to winning a twelve round split decision. He lost a split decision in their rematch six months later. The following year he suffered a bruising two-round TKO loss at the hands of George Foreman.

Norton fought Ali for a third time on September 28, 1976 lost a controversial fifteen round decision at Yankee Stadium in New York. Norton last fought on May 11, 1981 - when he was stopped in the first round by Gerry Cooney.

Norton is a 1989 inductee of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, a 1992 inductee of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame, a 2004 inductee into the United States Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame, and a 2008 inductee into the WBC Hall of Fame.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by champion4ever on 09-19-2013

On yesterday the sports world not only lost a true ambassador of the sport of boxing but a class act and a true gentleman, both inside and outside of the ring as well. Likewise, he was the only man, who…

Comment by Pessimistic on 09-19-2013

R.I.P. Champ!

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 09-19-2013

RIP champ!!!

Comment by Chris_Rock on 09-19-2013

My boy Norton! When I got the text this morning I was heart broken. Ken Norton was the real deal, heavyweight champion in any other era except the one in which ALi, Frazier and Foreman dominated. A quality fighter, a…

Comment by ddangerous on 09-19-2013

RIP, champ. Ali's kryptonite at one time.

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