Found September 18, 2013 on Pro Boxing Fans:
Former Heavyweight champion Ken Norton Sr. died on Wednesday at the age of 70. He was being cared for in a Las Vegas, Nevada facility. Norton was most famous for his surprise defeat of Muhammad Ali in March 1973, winning a Split Decision to grab the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Norton broke Ali's jaw in the second round of that fight. Later that year they fought again, with another bout ending with a Split scorecard. This time it went to Ali, although it's a fight which is often disputed to this day. The two would conclude their trilogy a few years later in 1976, with Ali taking a clearer, but still close and contested, decision victory. The Ali trilogy was far from Norton's only brush with the Golden Age of Heavyweights in the 1970s. Norton also defeated Jerry Quarry, Jimmy Young, while losing to George Foreman, Earnie Shavers and Larry Holmes. Holmes actually won his WBC belt from Norton in their epic match, as Norton was awarded the championship after Leon S...

Ex-heavyweight champ Norton dies

Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility, his son said. He was 70. Norton had been in poor health for the last several years after suffering a series of strokes, a friend of the fighter said. "He's been fighting the battle for two years," said...

Former heavyweight champ Ken Norton passes away

Boxing legend Ken Norton passed away on Wednesday, September 18th at the age of 70. Norton was a former heavyweight champion and one of just two fighters to take down boxing icon Muhammad Ali while he was in his prime. Norton began his boxing career while enlisted in the Marines. He was also owner of a 14-fight win streak that ended with Ali’s victory in the second fight of their...

RIP: Former heavyweight champ Ken Norton

LAS VEGAS , NV — Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, died Wednesday according to his son at the age of 70. Famous for defeating Muhammad Ali by split decision in their first meeting 1973 (after breaking Ali’s jaw) lost 6 months later in a rubber match. They met for a third time on Sept. 28, 1976, at Yankee Stadium with Ali narrowly winning to retain the belt. To read the...

Former heavyweight boxer Ken Norton Sr. dies at 70

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...

Ken Norton Passes Away at Age 70

Ken Norton death has been confirmed by his son Ken Norton Jr. Ken Norton Sr. died at the age of 70 in Henderson, Nevada which is just his residence just outside of Las Vegas. Ken Norton has been in poor health the last couple of years and had a series of strokes in that timeframe. […]

Former Heavyweight Champion Ken Norton Passes Away at the Age of 70

It is a dark day for the world of boxing. One of the sports great former champions, Ken Norton, passed away at the age of 70. His health had been declining over the last few years. He had been living in Arizona for the last year since suffering his last stroke roughly a year ago. During the course of his career he was 42-7-1. He made a name for himself when he took a fight against...

Boxing Great Ken Norton Passes Away

Ken Norton Sr./Wikipedia ((ht: Former Boxing Champ Ken Norton Sr. has passed away at an Arizona hospital early Wednesday. For those unfamiliar, Norton beat Muhammed Ali in a famous 1973 fight, breaking his jaw and handing Ali only his second professional defeat.  In late 1977, he briefly held the World Boxing Council Heavyweight title before losing to Leon...

Death highlights boxing's decline

Ken Norton's death Wednesday brought back a lot of memories. It's too bad this generation can't form any new ones. That's why you had to feel sad not only for Norton, but for today's boxing fans. All 193 of them. Norton came along at the right and wrong time: Right for fans, who had more great fighters than their eyes could follow; wrong for Norton, who would...

Former Heavyweight Champion Ken Norton Dead at the Age of 70

Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Norton was a hell of a fighter. Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton has died at age 70. #RIP — Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) September 18, 2013
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