One of the greatest boxing champions of all times, Ken Norton, passed away today at the age of 70.
He fought 50 matches. Won 42. Knocked Out 33. Lost 7. Drew 1.
Ken Norton fought 3 times against Muhammad Ali. Their first bout is memorable even today. Ken was a 7 to 1 underdog. Prohibitive favorite was Ali. But Ken won on a decision. However, in that fight what Ken did to Ali was never able to be done by any other boxer. Ken Norton broke Muhammad Ali’s jaw.
The other 2 bouts, Ali won.
Ali defeated everyone mentally at first. But he could not do that to Ken Norton.
They both respected each other off the ring.
May Ken Norton rest in peace.
PS: Those who think boxing is a cruel sport…..Please take it easy. There are lot of people who enjoy boxing.