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Ken Norton

W L D
42 7 1
33 KOs 4 KOs
last 6


bouts 50
rounds 314
KOs 66%
 
global ID 168
birth nameKenneth Howard Norton
born 1943-08-09
death date2013-09-18 / age 70
debut1967-11-14 / age 24
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach
80″   /   203cm
residence
San Diego, California, USA
birth place
Jacksonville, Illinois, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1981-05-11
225Gerry Cooney225¼24 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO1/10
 L 
TKO
1/10
  
time: 0:54   referee: Tony Perez   judges: Harold LedermanTony Castellano
1980-11-07
218Randall Cobb226¼17 0 0
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Tony Perez 97-94   judges: Chuck Hassett 96-95, Arlen Bynum 95-97
1979-08-19
223½Scott LeDoux21825 7 3
Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Wally Holm 94-95   judges: Dennis Nelson 95-94, LeRoy Benson 95-95
Norton was knocked down twice in the 10th
1979-03-23
225Earnie Shavers21057 7 1
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas Hilton Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LKO1/12
 L 
KO
1/12
  
time: 1:58   referee: Mills Lane
1978-11-10
220½Randy Stephens208¾11 4 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:42   referee: Harold Krause
1978-06-09
220Larry Holmes20927 0 0
Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LSD15/15
 L 
SD
15/15
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Harold Buck 142-143, Joe Swessel 142-143, Lou Tabat 143-142
WBC World heavyweight title
1977-11-05
215½Jimmy Young21322 5 2
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W SD15/15
 W  
SD
15/15
  
referee: Carlos Padilla   judges: Jimmy Rondeau 147-143, Art Lurie 142-144, Raymond Baldeyrou 147-143
Eliminator for WBC Heavyweight Title
Shortly after this fight, Norton was awarded the WBC title as Leon Spinks chose to defend against Muhammad Ali instead of Norton, who was their #1 contender
1977-09-14
223Lorenzo Zanon20720 2 1
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 3:08   referee: Joey Giambra
1977-05-11
222¾Duane Bobick215½38 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO1/12
 W  
TKO
1/12
  
time: 0:58   referee: Petey Della
1976-09-28
217½Muhammad Ali22152 2 0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-8   judges: Harold Lederman 7-8, Barney Smith 7-8
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
1976-07-10
222½Larry Middleton207½22 8 2
Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
time: 2:17   referee: Rudy Jordan 89-83   judges: Hal Rickards 88-85, Frank Rustich 89-82
1976-04-30
224Ron Stander22929 8 2
Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA
W TKO5/12
 W  
TKO
5/12
  
time: 1:19   referee: Harry Cecchini
1976-01-10
220Pedro Osvaldo Lovell20816 1 1
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 1:40   referee: Ferd Hernandez
1975-08-14
218Jose Luis Garcia21329 7 1
Civic Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:10   referee: Dennis Nelson 39-36   judges: Mert Herrick 39-36, Wally Holm 40-36
Garcia was knocked down once in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th rounds.
1975-03-24
218½Jerry Quarry20750 7 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO5/12
 W  
TKO
5/12
  
time: 2:29   referee: Johnny LoBianco   judges: Jack GordonBilly Wright
vacant NABF heavyweight title
Title had been vacated by Muhammad Ali
1975-03-04
224Rico Brooks21510 21 2
Red Carpet Inn, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:34
1974-06-25
218½Boone Kirkman21232 3 0
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA
W RTD7/10
 W  
RTD
7/10
  
referee: Pat McMurtry
1974-03-26
212¾George Foreman224¾39 0 0
El Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela
LTKO2/15
 L 
TKO
2/15
  
time: 2:00   referee: Jimmy Rondeau
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
Norton down three times
1973-09-10
205Muhammad Ali21241 2 0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
LSD12/12
 L 
SD
12/12
  
referee: Dick Young 5-7   judges: John Thomas 5-6, George Latka 6-5
NABF heavyweight title
1973-03-31
210Muhammad Ali22141 1 0
Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA
W SD12/12
 W  
SD
12/12
  
referee: Frank Rustich 7-4   judges: Hal Rickards 5-4, Fred Hayes 5-6
NABF heavyweight title
Ali suffered a broken jaw during this bout.
1972-12-13
208Charlie Reno2507 6 1
San Diego, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1972-11-21
209½Henry Clark21825 7 3
Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: John McSweeney
1972-06-30
205James J Woody20616 10 1
San Diego, California, USA
W RTD7/10
 W  
RTD
7/10
  
Woody failed to answer the bell for the 8th round.
1972-06-05
206Herschel Jacobs17827 18 2
San Diego, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1972-03-17
212Jack O'Halloran24322 13 2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Frank Rustich
1972-02-17
216Charlie Harris2208 15 1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Hal Rickards
1971-09-29
209¼James J Woody209¼16 8 1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Frank Rustich 7-2   judges: Fred Hayes 5-2, Hal Rickards 4-3
1971-08-07
207Chuck Haynes18712 3 3
Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
time: 1:08   referee: Lee Grossman
1971-06-12
211Vic Brown19822 17 0
Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
Norton was down in this fight. Boxing Life, March, 1975, page 52.
1971-04-24
208½Steve Carter20214 3 0
Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Dick Young
1970-10-16
205½Robie Harris2303 5 1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:35
1970-09-26
205Chuck Leslie18222 20 5
Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1970-08-28
209¾Roy Wallace20410 13 2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
referee: Abe Cohen
1970-07-02
207Jose Luis Garcia18812 2 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LKO8/10
 L 
KO
8/10
  
referee: Dick Young
Norton down three times.
1970-05-08
205½Ray Junior Ellis2176 9 0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 0:53
1970-04-07
205Bob Mashburn1994 2 2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:40
1970-03-13
205Stamford Harris23413 18 2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 1:59   referee: Frank Rustich
1970-02-04
207Aaron Eastling19118 6 2
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
Norton was down in this fight. Boxing Life, March 1975, page 52.
1969-10-21
210Julius Garcia1951 0 0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Hal Rickards
1969-07-25
204Gary Bates20016 10 2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
referee: Hal Rickards
1969-05-29
202Bill McMurray21925 20 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: John Thomas
A cut over McMurray's left eye, ended the bout.
1969-03-31
203Pedro Sanchez2145 10 2
Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1969-02-20
214Wayne Kindred1985 3 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Joey Olmos
The referee stopped the bout due to a bad cut on Kindred's lip.
1969-02-11
206Joe Hemphill20117 4 1
Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 1:52
1968-12-05
207Cornell Nolan2423 1 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
1968-07-23
204Wayne Kindred1965 2 0
Circle Arts Theater, San Diego, California, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Hal Rickards
1968-03-26
205½Jimmy Gilmore2742 5 0
Community Concourse, San Diego, California, USA
W KO7/8
 W  
KO
7/8
  
time: 1:20
Norton down in 2nd round.
1968-02-06
210Harold Dutra7 0 0
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
Norton knocked down in the 2nd round.
1968-01-16
202½Sam Wyatt1935 6 2
Community Concourse, San Diego, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1967-11-14
205Grady Brazell1781 1 0
Community Concourse, San Diego, California, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
Pro debut for Norton.
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