What If? Ken Norton vs Ron Lyle

It should have happened. It could have happened. Ken Norton and Ron Lyle, two have the best heavyweights of the " Glorious 70's " era could have created quite a stir if they would have met. By 1973 Ron was an upcoming, undefeated prospect while Norton was already a contender due to his win over clever Henry Clark. In February of 1973 Lyle made his Madison Square Garden...
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Column: Ali, Norton and golden age of heavyweights

(Eds: Corrects to Norton in 14th paragraph. With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist They were young once, and perhaps it's best to remember them that way. Magnificent men on stages equally as magnificent, they were part of the golden age of heavyweight boxing. With Muhammad Ali as the common thread, they fought in faraway places like Zaire and the Philippines, in...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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. […]
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Ken Norton Sr. dies at 70

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...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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