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Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton passes

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By Mary Ann Owen
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Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton has sadly passed away this morning at the age of 70. Norton was best known for breaking the jaw of the legendary Muhammad Ali and defeating him in a monumental upset in March 1973. He later lost two close decisions to Ali. He also fought a war with Larry Holmes is amassing a career mark of 42-7-1 with 33 KOs. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992. Norton suffered a serious stroke last year. Services are pending.




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