Thursday, September 19, 2013

Muhammad Ali vs. Ken Norton I (March 31, 1973) (Full fight)

In remembrance of Ken Norton Sr's passing yesterday, here is his first fight with the then Heavyweight Champion of the World, Muhammad Ali.

Norton won a 12-round split decision over Ali to take the Heavyweight Crown. He broke Ali's jaw in the 11th round, although Angelo Dundee said it was earlier. To date, this was only Ali's 2nd loss (1st loss was to Joe Frazier).

No. 1 ranked Muhammad Ali takes on No. 8 ranked Ken Norton. What was said to be the greatest mismatch of all time turned out to be a great upset, the turningpoint in Ken Nortons career and the start of a great trilogy. - Their records at the time Muhammad Ali: 41-1 Ken Norton: 29-1

RIP Champ

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