Ken Norton: A Boxer's Life

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  • Celebrating Ken Norton's Life
  • Boxing Beginnings
  • Jaw-Breaking Win
  • Ali Challenges Norton Again
  • Norton Stopped by George Foreman
  • Reclaiming the Heavyweight Title
  • Fighter of the Year
  • End to the Ali and Norton Trilogy
  • Larry Holmes Boxes Norton Out
  • Hanging Up the Gloves
  • International Boxing Hall of Fame
  • Health Issues and Saying Goodbye

Jaw-Breaking Win

After winning 13 consecutive fights, Norton made history when he defeated Muhammad Ali on March 21, 1973, in San Diego, California. He broke Ali’s jaw in the process and became the second boxer to defeat Ali. The 12-round battle ended in a split-decision win and Norton’s National American Boxing Federation heavyweight title.

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