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Skip to comments.Former champ Ken Norton dies
Posted on 09/18/2013 6:21:50 PM PDT by babyfreep
LAS VEGAS -- Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and later lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility, his son said. He was 70.
Ken Norton Jr., a coach with the Seattle Seahawks, confirmed the death to The Associated Press before handing the phone to his wife, too distraught to talk.
Norton had been in poor health for the last several years after suffering a series of strokes, a friend of the fighter said.
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I was a big fan of Ken Norton back in the day. Sad to hear this news.
Kenny Norton kicked Ali’s ASS in Yankee Stadium and got completely robbed. RIP
I met him many years ago while in my young 20’s down in San Jacinto where he was training. Very nice guy and huge with biggest set of muscles I had ever seen. I was very impressed with his class. Great Champion
I lived in San Jacinto 81-82 and he used to jog past my house everyday and vave hello