Thursday, September 19, 2013

Good Bye Ken Norton

Boxing legend Ken Norton, who broke Muhammed Ali's jaw to win the North American heavyweight championship in 1973 has died.  Norton, would go on to fight Ali 2 more times, both defeats..  At the time, boxing was a much more popular sport than it is today, due mostly to Ali's charisma, Norton was virtually unknown before his first bout with Ali, but his victory over the man considered "The Greatest" quickly put him into the public eye and into history. 
Norton's son, Ken Norton, Jr played in the NFL for 14 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and is now an assistant coach for the Seattle Seahawks.

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