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Cognitor

And I almost forgot the main thing, we all hope Ken Norton recovers and comes out well.

Posted August 10, 2012 10:07 pm 


Cognitor

I beg to differ that past boxers were more sluggers than technical boxers. The reason they received so much physical damage was they fought almost all the time. Their gym workouts were more brutal than the actual fights and if you were like me, I use to go to some of those gyms and watch for free. Boxers today are trying to be more scientific cross training and hiring exercise physiologist thinking those newer methods would make them better. Road work should be done outside in the winter with 12 inches on snow on the ground and not on a thread mill in side a gym. Too bad so many trainers have died and now we have guys with college degrees in exercise physiology and nutrition. The older methods were better and the proof is in the pudding. Look at boxing today.

Posted August 10, 2012 10:06 pm 


Rich

Ken “Mandingo”Norton…..Wonder if he ever f****d Susan George…

Posted August 10, 2012 1:50 pm 


Tony1244

Get well Ken. A truly great and underrated Heavyweight.

Posted August 10, 2012 12:43 pm 


Ian

Get well soon champ!!

Posted August 10, 2012 7:08 am 


Sid

Sucks. Why couldn’t this happen to David Haye instead?

Posted August 10, 2012 2:50 am 


Cuchulain

Sad to hear.

Get well soon, champ !

Posted August 10, 2012 2:21 am 


SANDMAN

My first favorite fighter when I was growing up. I was so saddened when he was robbed against Ali seeing him weeping in the ring. In the aftermath one sports writer put it: “Boxing was better served with Ali as it’s champion”. The world will be better served with Ken still with us. Get well K.N. and no robberies this time ok?

Posted August 10, 2012 12:24 am 


digby

I will always remember the fight Norton had with Cooney. Cooney knocked Norton into submission in about 54 seconds.

Posted August 9, 2012 10:45 pm 


The Prince

I thought Ken Norton was dead. Are they talking about Ken Norton Jr. ?

Posted August 9, 2012 10:26 pm 


srminimo

I meant Holmes

Posted August 9, 2012 9:53 pm 


srminimo

Get well champ. I hope you beat this like you beat Ho
Mes, but get the nod this time around.

Posted August 9, 2012 9:53 pm 


Hidalgo

Ken Norton, my best wishes to you for a quick and successful recovery. We love you, champ.

Posted August 9, 2012 9:18 pm 


Hidalgo

Righthook, your biscuits aren’t done.

Posted August 9, 2012 9:16 pm 


uncle poopie

All the very best Mr. Norton. You were a terrific pugalist and man. Get well soon.

Posted August 9, 2012 9:01 pm 


ocelot

Many prayers sent out for the most underrated HW in boxing history.

Posted August 9, 2012 8:33 pm 


Wfhdfh

Get well, Kenny. We are praying for you.

Posted August 9, 2012 8:32 pm 


Anonymous

God Bless ken Norton, you will be alright.

Posted August 9, 2012 8:18 pm 


righthook

I mean no disrespect when I say this…Fighters of the past were more sluggers than technical fighters. I think they took alot of punishment back in them days, which is also why the fans think much more of that era. I doubt very much that we will here about the Klitschkos getting Parkinsons or having strokes due to punishment sustained during their boxing career. Not trying to use Norton’s unfortunate situation as an excuse to praise modern day fighters, but it seems as though there may be a pattern here.

Posted August 9, 2012 6:58 pm 


alex

Good luck kenny! thoughts are with you. Going to need a little bit more pf that determination thats seen you through before

Posted August 9, 2012 6:15 pm 


Bruce

I was in Yankee Stadium on Sept. 28, 1976 for the Norton/Ali title fight, sitting up in the cheap seats. To be honest, it was a rather slow fight with Ken fighting cautiously. Referee Arthur Mercante Sr. scored the fight 8 rounds for Ali, 6 rounds to Norton and 1 round even. Years later, I bumped into Mercante on the train and we talked boxing. Mercante was approachable and a total gentleman. I asked him if he remembered how he scored the Norton/Ali fight. “I really don’t remember”, Arthur replied. I told him that he scored the fight the same way he scored the Ali/Frazier fight; 8-6-1. He smiled and said, “You’ve got a good memory.”

Posted August 9, 2012 5:15 pm 


Brazilian Boxing Fan

I hope Norton survives this. This man fought guys like Ali, Shavers, Holmes, Cooney… and was Joe FrazierĀ“s sparring partner! So, his heart and toughness are a given.

Posted August 9, 2012 5:14 pm 



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