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Ken Norton
Global ID168
sexmale
birthdate 1943-08-09
death date 2013-09-18 (70)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach80″   /   203cm
country USA
residenceSan Diego, California, USA
birth placeJacksonville, Illinois, USA
birth nameKenneth Howard Norton
won 42 (KO 33) + lost 7 (KO 4) + drawn 1 = 50
rounds boxed 314 KO% 66
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1981-05-11Gerry Cooney24-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALTKO110
time: 0:54 | referee: Tony Perez | judge: Harold Lederman | judge: Tony Castellano
1980-11-07Randall Cobb17-0-0
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USAWSD1010
referee: Tony Perez 97-94 | judge: Chuck Hassett 96-95 | judge: Arlen Bynum 95-97
1979-08-19Scott LeDoux25-7-3
Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, USADPTS1010
referee: Wally Holm 94-95 | judge: Dennis Nelson 95-94 | judge: LeRoy Benson 95-95
Norton was knocked down twice in the 10th
1979-03-23Earnie Shavers57-7-1
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas Hilton Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALKO112
time: 1:58 | referee: Mills Lane
1978-11-10Randy Stephens11-4-0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO310
time: 2:42 | referee: Harold Krause
1978-06-09Larry Holmes27-0-0
Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALSD1515
referee: Mills Lane | judge: Harold Buck 142-143 | judge: Joe Swessel 142-143 | judge: Lou Tabat 143-142
WBC World heavyweight title
1977-11-05Jimmy Young22-5-2
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWSD1515
referee: Carlos Padilla | judge: Jimmy Rondeau 147-143 | judge: Art Lurie 142-144 | judge: 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

1977-09-14Lorenzo Zanon20-2-1
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO510
time: 3:08 | referee: Joey Giambra
1977-05-11Duane Bobick38-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO112
time: 0:58 | referee: Petey Della
1976-09-28Muhammad Ali52-2-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Arthur Mercante 6-8 | judge: Harold Lederman 7-8 | judge: Barney Smith 7-8
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
1976-07-10Larry Middleton22-8-2
Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USAWTKO1010
time: 2:17 | referee: Rudy Jordan 89-83 | judge: Hal Rickards 88-85 | judge: Frank Rustich 89-82
1976-04-30Ron Stander29-8-2
Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USAWTKO512
time: 1:19 | referee: Harry Cecchini
1976-01-10Pedro Osvaldo Lovell16-1-1
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO510
time: 1:40 | referee: Ferd Hernandez
1975-08-14Jose Luis Garcia29-7-1
Civic Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USAWKO510
time: 1:10 | referee: Dennis Nelson 39-36 | judge: Mert Herrick 39-36 | judge: Wally Holm 40-36
Garcia was knocked down once in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th rounds.
1975-03-24Jerry Quarry50-7-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO512
time: 2:29 | referee: Johnny LoBianco | judge: Jack Gordon | judge: Billy Wright
vacant NABF heavyweight title
Title had been vacated by Muhammad Ali
1975-03-04Rico Brooks10-21-2
Red Carpet Inn, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWKO110
time: 1:34
1974-06-25Boone Kirkman32-3-0
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USAWRTD710
referee: Pat McMurtry
1974-03-26George Foreman39-0-0
El Poliedro, Caracas, VenezuelaLTKO215
time: 2:00 | referee: Jimmy Rondeau
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
Norton down three times
1973-09-10Muhammad Ali41-2-0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USALSD1212
referee: Dick Young 5-7 | judge: John Thomas 5-6 | judge: George Latka 6-5
NABF heavyweight title
1973-03-31Muhammad Ali41-1-0
Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USAWSD1212
referee: Frank Rustich 7-4 | judge: Hal Rickards 5-4 | judge: Fred Hayes 5-6
NABF heavyweight title
Ali suffered a broken jaw during this bout.
1972-12-13Charlie Reno7-6-1
San Diego, California, USAWUD1010
1972-11-21Henry Clark25-7-3
Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada, USAWKO910
referee: John McSweeney
1972-06-30James J Woody16-10-1
San Diego, California, USAWRTD710
Woody failed to answer the bell for the 8th round.
1972-06-05Herschel Jacobs27-18-2
San Diego, California, USAWUD1010
1972-03-17Jack O'Halloran22-13-2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Rustich
1972-02-17Charlie Harris8-15-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO310
referee: Hal Rickards
1971-09-29James J Woody16-8-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Rustich 7-2 | judge: Fred Hayes 5-2 | judge: Hal Rickards 4-3
1971-08-07Chuck Haynes12-3-3
Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USAWKO710
time: 1:08 | referee: Lee Grossman
1971-06-12Vic Brown22-17-0
Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USAWKO510
Norton was down in this fight. Boxing Life, March, 1975, page 52.
1971-04-24Steve Carter14-3-0
Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills, California, USAWTKO310
referee: Dick Young
1970-10-16Robie Harris3-5-1
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO210
time: 1:35
1970-09-26Chuck Leslie21-20-5
Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills, California, USAWUD1010
1970-08-28Roy Wallace10-13-2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO410
referee: Abe Cohen
1970-07-02Jose Luis Garcia12-2-1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USALKO810
referee: Dick Young
Norton down three times.
1970-05-08Ray Junior Ellis6-9-0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWKO210
time: 0:53
1970-04-07Bob Mashburn4-2-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO410
time: 1:40
1970-03-13Stamford Harris13-18-2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO310
time: 1:59 | referee: Frank Rustich
1970-02-04Aaron Eastling18-6-2
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO210
Norton was down in this fight. Boxing Life, March 1975, page 52.
1969-10-21Julius Garcia1-0-0
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO310
referee: Hal Rickards
1969-07-25Gary Bates16-10-2
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USAWTKO810
referee: Hal Rickards
1969-05-29Bill McMurray25-20-2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
referee: John Thomas
A cut over McMurray's left eye, ended the bout.
1969-03-31Pedro Sanchez5-10-2
Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USAWTKO210
1969-02-20Wayne Kindred5-3-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO910
referee: Joey Olmos
1969-02-11Joe Hemphill17-4-1
Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills, California, USAWTKO310
time: 1:52
1968-12-05Cornell Nolan3-1-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO610
1968-07-23Wayne Kindred5-2-0
Circle Arts Theater, San Diego, California, USAWTKO610
referee: Hal Rickards
1968-03-26Jimmy Gilmore2-5-0
Community Concourse, San Diego, California, USAWKO78
time: 1:20
Norton down in 2nd round.
1968-02-06Harold Dutra7-0-0
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USAWKO36
Norton knocked down in the 2nd round.
1968-01-16Sam Wyatt5-6-2
Community Concourse, San Diego, California, USAWPTS66
1967-11-14Grady Brazell1-1-0
Community Concourse, San Diego, California, USAWTKO56
Pro debut for Norton.

 
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