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Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

I went back and watched Norton vs. Ali II and it’s TRUE that Norton should’ve won that fight as well!

RIP to Norton the Champ who beat Ali, the self-proclaimed “greatest of all time.” THREE different times! Just further evidence that Ali is definitely one of the most OVERRATED fighters in boxing history. Hands down!

Posted September 20, 2013 1:42 am 


jake

he had a great life in one of boxings best era`s

Posted September 19, 2013 10:21 pm 


Richard T

RIP Ken , a great fighter in a great era , a true gent
The champions forever DVD is very good for those that dont have it i recommend highly

Posted September 19, 2013 9:16 pm 


TomHornIV

Godspeed Great Champion Warrior and Human Being Ken Norton

Posted September 19, 2013 8:41 pm 


De Lima I.

R.I.P.

Posted September 19, 2013 3:55 pm 


UD

some Anonymous said ‘ these big out of shape bums of today hw crop stink ‘ and what top fighters would that be ?

Posted September 19, 2013 2:44 pm 


Hidalgo

So long, champ. What you were and what you did are what make you a champion–not the titles that you never held. Rest in peace.

Posted September 19, 2013 1:49 pm 


Anonymous

Didn’t read post from anon that pratt mentioned so there must be three, Norton a tribute to the sport and humanity

Posted September 19, 2013 12:16 pm 


Anonymous

There’s another anonymous posting but seems like we are on the same wavelength

Posted September 19, 2013 12:10 pm 


Pratt

anon, quit your complaining and man up. Or f-o. Give a nod to Norton, a fighter with a chiseled physique like a greek god. RIP Kenny.

Posted September 19, 2013 12:05 pm 


Pratt

RIP Kenny Norton.

Posted September 19, 2013 12:03 pm 


Gus

I don’t care what the official record reads but Norton beat Ali 2 out of their 3 fights, and many believe he won all 3 fights. Norton was a true credit to the boxing game. Rest in peace Ken you were a credit to your race and humanity

Posted September 19, 2013 11:29 am 


mack

Ken Norton always gave the fans a great fight. He had some fine wins and gave Ali and the prime Larry Holmes all they could handle. Rest in peace, Ken.

Posted September 19, 2013 11:21 am 


Anonymous

DONT COMPARE THESE BIG ROBOT”S WITH THE REAL HEAVIE”S OF YEARS AGO.

Posted September 19, 2013 10:50 am 


Anonymous

Ken might have been ko’d but came to fight every time out. Bringing up his misfortunes in the ring at this time shows a total lack of class and just how ignorant some people are. RIP Champ

Posted September 19, 2013 10:29 am 


Anonymous

Today’s hvwts couldn’t keep up the pace of Ali and Norton, remarks by james blond just show how ignorant some of today’s fans are, and if the greats of the past trained like today, the would also weigh in at 250 etc… Besides even though shorter, Ali, Holmes etc had basically the same reach as the K-bros, not taking anything away from the Ks but going 15 with some of these shorter but quicker fighter would not be as easy for them as it is today

Posted September 19, 2013 10:22 am 


The Prince

RIP Ken Norton. You were a true contender and everyone knows you won the trilogy against Muhammad Ali, even most Ali fans like myself.

Posted September 19, 2013 10:15 am 


Brazilian Boxing Fan

He engaged in a classic three-fight series with fellow Hall of Famer Muhammad Ali (W 12, L 12, L 12)

Actually, the last Ali-Norton fight was a 15-rounder, which Muhammad Ali won.

Posted September 19, 2013 10:12 am 


Killing Moon The Soothsayer

RIP

Posted September 19, 2013 9:43 am 


Anonymous

I am asking for Wallace and James Blond’s thoughtless comments to be removed please.

Posted September 19, 2013 9:36 am 


Anonymous

“Everyone will miss him. He never said a bad word about anyone.”

Rest in peace Ken.

You were a terrific fighter and an even better man.

Posted September 19, 2013 9:32 am 


RAYGORDONREID

HOLMES KEN JUNE 1978

Posted September 19, 2013 8:37 am 


RAYGORDONREID

RIP KEN

Posted September 19, 2013 8:35 am 


Old Yank

He was a gentleman in every way. He will be missed.

Posted September 19, 2013 8:20 am 


James Blond

Lucky for Norton he boxed and excelled when he did. Today’s heavyweight scene would be just a number too big for Ken. Ali, Frazier and many others would be mere also rans in modern heavyweight boxing.

Posted September 19, 2013 7:50 am 


lefhook

RIP

Posted September 19, 2013 7:41 am 


Firestarter

RIP Ken Norton, if only todays HW’s had the same qualities as you had, you really were an example and boxed almost a who’s who of the late 70′s.

Posted September 19, 2013 7:23 am 


TJ

RIP KEN NORTON…. ANOTHER SAD DAY for the world of boxing as it loses yet another link to the great era of boxing!!!
I was lucky enough to be in Las Vegas on the Champions League Final at Wembley between Barcelona and Man Utd…

Both KEN NORTON and RANDY COUTURE (from UFC) were doing official signings at Planet Hollywood and I was lucky enough to get seen by both men… Both were humble and had so much time for their fans… I was lucky enough to share some comments with him and let him know I was too young to see his famous trilogy with ALI, but was convinced that he was the real winner of those bouts when I was lucky enough to join a throng of boxing fans outside a famous London shopping centre showing the old fights on screen….

I was fascinated by his cross arm guard and his ability which seemed to bamboozle ALI. He seemed one step ahead of The Great One!

I know the last few years were tough, but hope he can now rest in peace in the Pantheon of the Greats!

Posted September 19, 2013 6:48 am 


dwc

R.I.P. Ken Norton…

Posted September 19, 2013 6:18 am 


curtley

Wallace you are an idiot who knows jack about boxing, true champions achieve great victories after devastating losses , this is true in life as well as boxing which is often a great metaphor for life itself. Norton was the only man who really had Ali’s number (when he was not washed up) which for me is more of an achievement than being a HW champ in the modern era, damn John Ruiz and Michael Bent were world champs and they couldn’t even carry Nortons jockstrap!

Posted September 19, 2013 5:14 am 


Leonard

One of the greatest never to be undisputed Heavyweight Champion….a great man

Posted September 19, 2013 4:16 am 


Tomato Can

RIP champ…

Posted September 19, 2013 4:08 am 


Dawg55

RIP, Mr. Norton

Posted September 19, 2013 3:51 am 


huckster

RIP

Posted September 19, 2013 3:02 am 


BLUESMAN

Thanks for all of the GREAT fights.

Posted September 19, 2013 2:50 am 


BLUESMAN

RIP Ken. We’ll be praying for you and your family.

Posted September 19, 2013 2:49 am 


SANDMAN

Once, Twice, Three times a winner against Ali, but sadly was robbed two of those times. God bless you Kenny. I loved chatting with you at the Hall of Fame in Canastota several times. Rest In Peace!

Posted September 19, 2013 2:36 am 


KOrnerman

WALLACE_Norton-Broke Ali’s Jaw.

Posted September 19, 2013 2:36 am 


KOrnerman

RIP Jawbreaker

Posted September 19, 2013 2:34 am 


CurlyQ.Howard

Norton was three for three against Ali. Norton was Ali’s nemesis. CJ Ross had nothing on the judges that voted for Ali. Nothing.

Posted September 19, 2013 1:27 am 


IRON MIKE

And yes he beat Ali the 3 times they fought had Alis number-peace

Posted September 19, 2013 1:25 am 


IRON MIKE

Sad sad day for this fight fan, Champ thank you for the excitement you brought into my life as a young kid, you always were a real class act in and out of the ring, RIP CHAMP–PEACE

Posted September 19, 2013 1:24 am 


OCTAVIUS72

:( He will be missed. He was one of my all time favorite fighters. Thank you for the memories CHAMP. My God be with your family during this time of bereavement. Rest In Peace!!!!!!

Posted September 19, 2013 1:10 am 


Delk1

RIP Champ!

Posted September 19, 2013 1:02 am 


Remy

Anonymous show a little compassion please its not hard to do I know you have it. Ken was great in the ring and respectable outside the ring too.

Posted September 19, 2013 12:26 am 


Anonymous

Remy STFU

Posted September 19, 2013 12:22 am 


Remy

The boxing community and fans have been hit hard with the recent deaths of Tommy Morrison and now Ken Norton. Some of you may be troubled by this and need someone to talk to. If any of you need a open ear, I am here for you. Remy

Posted September 19, 2013 12:10 am 


TARK

Ken beat Ali 3 times on my cards.

Posted September 19, 2013 12:10 am 


rod

RIP Ken Norton………you beat Ali twice!!!

Posted September 19, 2013 12:06 am 


Chuck

You forgot to mention that he holds a win over Muhammad Ali!

Posted September 18, 2013 11:42 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Not only did Norton break Ali’s jaw while winning their first fight, but he truly beat Ali twice. The decision on that third fight should’ve went to Norton as well, so Ali is NOT the only superstar in boxing history to be gifted a decision or two.

RIP Champ!

Posted September 18, 2013 11:40 pm 


1-2

RIP Champ!!! Big fan

Posted September 18, 2013 11:39 pm 


Boxtradamus

RIP. God Bless your family.

Posted September 18, 2013 11:35 pm 


Remy

God Bless Ken Norton I heard that he was still lifting weights to the very day he died. George Foreman said he looked like a Spartan Roman warrior when he fought Ken.

Posted September 18, 2013 11:25 pm 


mayweather 86

This v seriously ruined my day. Rip Mr. Norton

Posted September 18, 2013 11:20 pm 


hussleman

Sad to hear. Rip champ! You will be missed.

Posted September 18, 2013 11:18 pm 



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