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jetdauwgg
09-19-13, 08:02 AM
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Norton didn't begin boxing until being introduced to the sport while serving in the Marines Corps between 1963 and 1967. There, he soon flashed his talent in the ring en route to becoming a three-time All-Marine Heavyweight Champion, according to the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame (http://www.usmc-mccs.org/sports/hof/2004-norton.cfm), which inducted Norton into its 2004 class. He also earned a North Carolina Golden Gloves, International AAU and Pan American titles while still in the service.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/18/us/ken-norton-dies/index.html

FistFu68
09-19-13, 08:30 AM
Rest In Peace Kenny Norton Semper Fi :iwo:

jetdauwgg
09-19-13, 08:44 AM
Fought at a time when Boxing was 'Boxing' and against the toughest Men around

Rocky C
09-19-13, 09:17 AM
Ken Norton was a Great fighter !!!

RIP Marine.

Semper Fi,
Rocky

ameriken
09-19-13, 10:13 AM
I remember that match vs Ali. Those years produced the best heavyweights around.

Semper Fi Ken, rest in peace.

Rocky C
09-19-13, 10:55 AM
<tbody>
Boxing record


Total fights
50


Wins
42


Wins by KO
33


Losses
7


Draws
1


No contests
0

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jetdauwgg
09-19-13, 11:05 AM
I remember that match vs Ali. Those years produced the best heavyweights around.

Semper Fi Ken, rest in peace.

That Ali-Norton I fight was on ABC Wide World of Sports on a Saturday afternoon. Imagine how that fight was free and it was so great a fight. Today you have to pay 70 Bucks to see some bums as champs.

The Top 10 heavyweights back then were brutal:

Ali
Norton
Foreman
Frazier
Holmes
Weaver - USMC
Spinks - USMC
Shavers
Jimmy Young
Cooney
Bobick
Lyle

Anyone of those guys would be champ today

SF

Old Marine
09-19-13, 07:35 PM
Pretty good list, but I think the only one who might have been able to last 15 rounds with Mr. Joe Lewis in his prime would have been Clay.

SGT7477
09-19-13, 10:16 PM
Good fighters back then when it was worth watching, RIP Ken you were one hell of a good fighter, Semper Fidelis.

SGT7477
09-19-13, 10:19 PM
That Ali-Norton I fight was on ABC Wide World of Sports on a Saturday afternoon. Imagine how that fight was free and it was so great a fight. Today you have to pay 70 Bucks to see some bums as champs.

The Top 10 heavyweights back then were brutal:

Ali
Norton
Foreman
Frazier
Holmes
Weaver - USMC
Spinks - USMC
Shavers
Jimmy Young
Cooney
Bobick
Lyle

Anyone of those guys would be champ today

SF

You could add Pinklon Thomas if I spelled it right to that list also, Semper Fidelis.

SGT7477
09-19-13, 10:21 PM
When I was stationed at Camp Lejeune saw Leon Spinks fight many times, Semper Fidelis.