Ken Norton

42 7 1
33 KOs 4 KOs
division heavy
status inactive
bouts 50
rounds 314
KOs 66%
career 1968-1981
debut 1968-01-16

ID# 000168
birth name Kenneth Howard Norton
sex male
nationality USA
stance orthodox
height 6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach 80″   /   203cm
residence San Diego, California, USA
birth place Jacksonville, Illinois, USA

Boxing Pro 50 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1981-05-11 Gerry Cooney 24 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-TKO
0:54    ref: Tony Perez   Tony Castellano   Harold Lederman
1980-11-07 Randall Cobb 17 0 0
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio
W-SD
ref: Tony Perez 97-94   Arlen Bynum 95-97   Chuck Hassett 96-95
1979-08-19 Scott LeDoux 25 7 3
Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington
D-SD
ref: Wally Holm 94-95   LeRoy Benson 95-95   Dennis Nelson 95-94
Norton was knocked down twice in the 10th
1979-03-23 Earnie Shavers 57 7 1
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas Hilton Pavilion, Las Vegas
L-KO
1:58    ref: Mills Lane
Norton down twice in rd 1
1978-11-10 Randy Stephens 11 4 0
Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas
W-KO
2:42    ref: Harold Krause
1978-06-09 Larry Holmes 27 0 0
Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas
L-SD
ref: Mills Lane   Harold Buck 142-143   Joe Swessel 142-143   Lou Tabat 143-142

1977-11-05 Jimmy Young 22 5 2
Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas
W-SD
ref: Carlos Padilla   Raymond Baldeyrou 147-143   Art Lurie 142-144   Jimmy Rondeau 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 Lorenzo Zanon 20 2 1
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
W-KO
3:08    ref: Joey Giambra
1977-05-11 Duane Bobick 38 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-TKO
0:58    ref: Petey Della   Artie Aidala   Tony Castellano
Bobick down in rd 1
1976-09-28 Muhammad Ali 52 2 0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx
L-UD
ref: Arthur Mercante 6-8   Harold Lederman 7-8   Barney Smith 7-8

1976-07-10 Larry Middleton 22 8 2
Sports Arena, San Diego
W-TKO
2:17    ref: Rudy Jordan 89-83   Hal Rickards 88-85   Frank Rustich 89-82
1976-04-30 Ron Stander 28 8 2
Capitol Center, Landover
W-TKO
1:19    ref: Harry Cecchini   Larry Barrett   Terry Moore
1976-01-10 Pedro Lovell 16 1 1
Convention Center, Las Vegas
W-TKO
1:40    ref: Ferd Hernandez
1975-08-14 Jose Luis Garcia 30 7 1
Civic Center, Saint Paul
W-KO
1:50    ref: Dennis Nelson
12 round elimination bout. Garcia was knocked down once in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th rounds.
1975-03-24 Jerry Quarry 50 7 4
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-TKO
2:29    ref: Johnny LoBianco   Jack Gordon   Billy Wright

Title had been vacated by Muhammad Ali
1975-03-04 Rico Brooks 12 21 2
Red Carpet Inn, Oklahoma City
W-KO
1974-06-25 Boone Kirkman 32 3 0
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle
W-RTD
1974-03-26 George Foreman 39 0 0
El Poliedro, Caracas
L-TKO
2:00    ref: Jimmy Rondeau   Jose Juan Guerra   Angel C Tovar

Norton down three times. Foreman's weight is deceptive, he weighed in wearing pants and boots.
1973-09-10 Muhammad Ali 41 2 0
Forum, Inglewood
L-SD
ref: Dick Young 5-7   George Latka 6-5   John Thomas 5-6

1973-03-31 Muhammad Ali 41 1 0
Sports Arena, San Diego
W-SD
ref: Frank Rustich 7-4   Fred Hayes 5-6   Hal Rickards 5-4

Ali suffered a broken jaw during this bout.
1972-12-13 Charlie Reno 7 6 1
San Diego
W-UD
1972-11-21 Henry Clark 25 7 3
Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline
W-TKO
1972-06-30 James J Woody 16 10 1
San Diego
W-RTD
Woody failed to answer the bell for the 8th round due to blurred vision.
1972-06-05 Herschel Jacobs 27 18 2
San Diego
W-UD

1972-03-17 Jack O'Halloran 22 13 2
Coliseum, San Diego
W-UD
ref: Frank Rustich 8-2    8-2    7-3
1972-02-17 Charlie Harris 7 15 1
Coliseum, San Diego
W-TKO
1971-09-29 James J Woody 16 8 1
Coliseum, San Diego
W-UD
ref: Frank Rustich 7-2   Fred Hayes 5-2   Hal Rickards 4-3
1971-08-07 Chuck Haynes 12 3 3
Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica
W-KO
1:08    ref: Lee Grossman
1971-06-12 Vic Brown 23 17 0
Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica
W-KO
1971-04-24 Steve Carter 14 3 0
Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills
W-TKO
1970-10-16 Robie Harris 3 5 1
Coliseum, San Diego
W-KO
1970-09-26 Chuck Leslie 22 20 5
Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills
W-UD
1970-08-28 Roy Wallace 10 14 2
Coliseum, San Diego
W-KO
ref: Abe Cohen
1970-07-02 Jose Luis Garcia 12 2 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
L-KO
Norton down three times.
1970-05-08 Ray Junior Ellis 6 9 0
Coliseum, San Diego
W-KO
1970-04-07 Bob Mashburn 4 2 2
Arena, Cleveland
W-KO
1970-03-13 Stamford Harris 4 9 2
Coliseum, San Diego
W-TKO
1:59    ref: Frank Rustich
1970-02-04 Aaron Eastling 18 6 2
Silver Slipper, Las Vegas
W-KO
3:06    
Norton was down in this fight. Boxing Life, March 1975, page 52.
1969-10-21 Julius Garcia 1 0 0
Coliseum, San Diego
W-TKO
1969-07-25 Gary Bates 17 9 4
Coliseum, San Diego
W-TKO
1969-05-29 Bill McMurray 26 20 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
W-TKO
A cut over McMurray's left eye, ended the bout.
1969-03-31 Pedro Sanchez 5 10 2
Sports Arena, San Diego
W-TKO
1969-02-20 Wayne Kindred 5 3 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
W-TKO
The referee stopped the bout due to a bad cut on Kindred's lip.
1969-02-11 Joe Hemphill 17 4 1
Valley Music Theatre, Woodland Hills
W-TKO
1968-12-05 Cornell Nolen 3 1 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
W-KO
1968-07-23 Wayne Kindred 5 2 0
Circle Arts Theater, San Diego
W-TKO
1968-03-26 Jimmy Gilmore 5 5 0
Community Concourse, San Diego
W-KO
1:20    
Norton down in 2nd round.
1968-02-06 Harold Dutra 7 0 0
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento
W-TKO
1:35    ref: Luis Gonzales
Dutra down in the first round and second round. Norton knocked down in the 2nd round.
1968-01-16 Sam Wyatt 5 6 2
Community Concourse, San Diego
W-PTS
1967-11-14 Grady Brazell 1 1 0
Community Concourse, San Diego
W-TKO
Pro debut for Norton.