Originally written on FatManWriting  |  Last updated 8/11/14
It is a dark day for the world of boxing. One of the sports great former champions, Ken Norton, passed away at the age of 70. His health had been declining over the last few years. He had been living in Arizona for the last year since suffering his last stroke roughly a year ago. During the course of his career he was 42-7-1. He made a name for himself when he took a fight against Muhammad Ali in 1973. He was supposed to be a stepping stone for Ali, but instead he broke his jaw and won the fight in a split decision. Rest in peace Champ.
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