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About Ken Norton
Ken Norton began his amateur boxing career when he was serving as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1960s. During that time, he competed in the heavyweight division and won 3 all-marine titles.
After winning a number of laurels, he turned professional in 1967. At the initial stages of his career, he fought against some big names in the sport including Jack O'Halloran. He would best be remembered for his three fights against boxing icon Muhammad Ali. Norton was adjudged the winner of the first fight, but lost the subsequent ones.
In 1978, he won the WBC heavyweight title. As of September 2021, he was the third longest-serving heavyweight champion.
His marriage to Jeannette Henderson, which ended in 1968, produced a son called Ken Norton Jr., who would become a successful NFL player. He later married Jacqueline 'Jackie' Halton in 1977. They were blessed with two kids named Kenisha and Kene Jon.
During his time at Jacksonville High School, he participated in football and track events. He continued at Truman State University (then known as Northeast Missouri State University).
In 1992, he became an International Boxing Hall of Famer. Three years before that, he was ushered into the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
He was ranked at number 22 on Ring’s list of “50 Greatest Heavyweights of All Time". He is also a member of the California Sports Hall of Fame, World Boxing Council Hall of Fame, and the U.S. Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame.
He joined his ancestors in 2013 after battling a stroke.
Ken Norton Rank
F.A.Q. about Ken Norton
When is his birthday?
Ken Norton's birthday is on August 9, 1943.
In how many days is his birthday?
Ken's birthday is in 313 days
How old was Ken when he died?
He was 70 years old.
When did he die?
He died in September 18, 2013.
How old would he be today?
Ken Norton would be 80 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Ken from?
He was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, U.S..
What was Ken Norton's height?
He was 6′ 3″ (1.91m) tall.