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Ken Norton Sr. dies at 70; former heavyweight boxing champion
Ken Norton Sr. dies at 70; former heavyweight boxing champion

Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion who beat Muhammad Ali once — breaking his jaw — and fought him to two other extremely close decisions, died Wednesday at a care facility near Las Vegas. He was 70. Norton had been in poor health in recent years after a series of strokes, but the congestive heart failure he suffered Wednesday stunned those close to him, "like a sucker punch to us all," said Norton's close friend from Orange County, Patrick Tenore Sr. One of Norton's four children, former UCLA and NFL linebacker Ken Norton Jr., who is now a Seattle Seahawks assistant coach, confirmed his father's death to the Associated Press. ...

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