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Ken Norton Sr.


Ex – heavyweight boxing champ who compiled a profession record of 42-7-1, competing against such boxing legends as George Foreman, Larry Holmes and Muhammad Ali. He began to container after enlisting in america Sea Corp. In March, 1973, he became the next man to defeat Muhammad Ali, breaking his jaw along the way. His kid, Ken Norton Jr., would look at become an NFL linebacker. He dropped in his just combat with Larry Holmes in June, 1978.

Quick Facts

Full Name Ken Norton
Date Of Birth August 9, 1943
Died September 18, 2013, Henderson, Nevada, United States
Place Of Birth Jacksonville, IL
Height 1.91 m
Weight 99.8 kg
Profession Boxer
Education Truman State University
Nationality American
Spouse Jeannette Norton, Rose Conant
Children Ken Norton Jr., Keith Norton, Kenisha Norton, Kenejon Norton, Brandon Norton
Parents Ruth Norton, John Norton
Movies The Man Who Came Back, Frog and Wombat, Oceans of Fire, Drum, Mandingo, Kiss and Be Killed
TV Shows The Next Great Champ
Star Sign Leo

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1 Inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
2 Inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions in 2001.
3 Inducted into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
4 Lost his last fight in 43 seconds to Gerry Cooney.
5 Knocked-out undefeated Duane Bobick 38-0 in 43 seconds, on national TV.
6 Was undefeated in 16 straight fights when he suffered an upset knockout loss to Jose Luis Garcia (I). Norton knocked Garcia in a rematch a few years later.
7 Fought Muhammad Ali 3-times, winning once.
8 Was a sparring partner for heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.
9 Lost a controversial split 15 round decision to lose his heavyweight title to undefeated Larry Holmes.
10 Defeated top contenders Jerry Quarry, Jose Luis Garcia, Jimmy Young, Ron Stander and James J. Woody.
11 He was 30-2 when he challenged George Foreman for the heavyweight title in 1974 and was knocked down three times and stopped in 2 rounds.
12 On March 31, 1973, a 15-1 underdog, he broke Muhammad Ali's jaw and won an upset 12 round decision.
13 Served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963 to 1967 where he boxed on the Marine Corps boxing team. He compiled a record of 24-2 with 22 knockouts and won three All-Marine Heavyweight titles.
14 Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1989.
15 Father of Ken Norton Jr. (born 26-Sep-1966), a linebacker with the San Francisco 49ers, and Keith Norton, a sports reporter with KPRC-TV Channel 2 in Houston, Texas.
16 Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1992.
17 World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, 1978.



The Man Who Came Back 2008 Grandpa
Frog and Wombat 1998 Security Guard
Dirty Work 1998 Ken Norton
Kiss and Be Killed 1991 Gabe
Oceans of Fire 1986 TV Movie Chief
Knight Rider 1986 TV Series Bo Keeler
Cover Up 1985 TV Series Brad
Delta Pi 1984 Branscombe
At Ease 1983 TV Series Ernie
The A-Team 1983 TV Series Jackhammer Jackson
The Chevy Chase Show 1977 TV Movie
Drum 1976 Drum
Mandingo 1975 Mede
The All-American Boy 1973 Black Boxer (uncredited)
Top of the Heap 1972 Man in Bar (uncredited)



HBO Boxing 2013 TV Series documentary in memory of - 1 episode



Ali 70 from Las Vegas 2012 TV Movie Himself
ESPN Friday Night Fights 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Hall of Fame Ceremony / Himself - HOF Induction Ceremony
Facing Ali 2009 Documentary Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... 2006 TV Series Himself
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story 2005 Documentary Himself
The Next Great Champ 2004 TV Series Himself
The Greatest Boxer: Muhammad Ali 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Arsenio 1997 TV Series Himself
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration 1992 TV Special Himself
Champions Forever 1989 Documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1986 TV Series documentary Himself
Tom Cottle: Up Close 1982 TV Series Himself
Thomas Hearns vs. Pipino Cuevas 1980 Himself - Ringside Commentator
All-Star Salute to Pearl Bailey 1979 TV Movie Himself
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Himself
Muhammad Ali vs. Earnie Shavers 1977 TV Movie Himself - Ringside Commentator
Super Night at the Super Bowl 1977 TV Movie Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Himself - Pro Boxer
Today 1976 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1976 TV Series Himself
HBO Boxing 1974-1975 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest Commentator / Himself
Das aktuelle Sportstudio 1975 TV Series documentary Himself
Heavyweight Elimination Fight: Jerry Quarry vs. Ken Norton 1975 TV Movie Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 1974 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
A Football Life 2013 TV Series Himself
Ali: Still the Greatest 2012 TV Mini-Series Himself
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
When We Were Kings 1996 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
This Is Your Life 1978 TV Series documentary Himself
The Greatest 1977 Himself

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