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Ken Norton

Ken NortonAKA Kenneth Howard Florence

Born: 9-Aug-1945
Birthplace: Jacksonville, IL
Died: 18-Sep-2013
Location of death: Henderson, NV
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Boxing

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Fought Muhammad Ali

Military service: USMC

Defeated Ali (and broke Ali's jaw) on 31 March 1973, thus becoming World Heavyweight Champion, at least until the rematch on September 10th.

Son: Ken Norton, Jr. (former NFL linebacker, b. 26-Sep-1966)

    High School: Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville, IL
    University: Northeast Missouri State University

    Endorsement of Soloflex (September 1985 Ebony)
    World Heavyweight Champion 1973

    The Man Who Came Back (8-Feb-2008) · Grandpa
    Dirty Work (12-Jun-1998) · Himself
    Champions Forever (1989) · Himself
    Delta Pi (Apr-1985)
    Drum (30-Jul-1976) · Drum
    Mandingo (7-May-1975)

Author of books:
Going the Distance: The Ken Norton Story (2000, with Marshall Terrill and Mike Fitzgerald)

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