Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion who defeated
Norton broke Ali’s jaw in their initial fight, then lost at the Inglewood Forum in the rematch. Ali defeated Norton again in a decision at
In 1978, Norton won the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship when Leon Spinks chose not to fight him. He lost the title to
Norton finished with a record of 42-7-1 and 33 knockouts. He later went on to an acting career.
One of his sons, Ken Norton Jr., was a star linebacker at UCLA who played for the
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