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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Ken Norton RIP
In 1973 an unheralded heavyweight from San Diego fought a 12-round match with Muhammad Ali.
The former champion was a huge 5-1 favorite against Ken Norton, but from round 1 the ex-marine dominated his opponent, breaking Ali's jaw in the 12th round. The judges gave the upset decision to Norton. He was not so lucky in the two rematches or his WBC championship fight with Larry Holmes.
For some reason the boxing gods didn't like him.
I think of him as one of the great heavyweights in my lifetime.
I wish him well in the Here-After.
To view the Norton-Ali fight, please go to the following URL