Ken Norton Sr.

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Overview

Ken Norton Sr.

Ht: 6'3"Wt: 220 lbs.

Birthplace
Jacksonville, IL

Hometown
Jacksonville, IL

Website
http://boxrec.com/media/index...

Trivia
  • Excerpts From BoxRec Boxing Encyclopedia...
  • Ken Norton was an outstanding athlete at Jacksonville High School. He was a member of the state championship football team and was selected to the all-state team on defense as a senior in 1960. His track coach once entered him in eight events: He placed first in five events and second in three. As a result, the "Ken Norton Rule" was instituted in Illinois high school sports, which limits participation of an athlete to a maximum of three track and field events. After graduating from high school, Norton went to Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) on a football scholarship and studied elementary education.
  • Norton received the Boxing Writers Association of America J. Niel Trophy for "Fighter of the Year" in 1977. Ken Norton was twice voted "Father of the Year" by the Los Angeles Sentinel and the Los Angeles Times in 1977. Norton, a proponent of motivational author Napoleon Hill's writings (e.g. Think and Grow Rich as noted above and Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude by Hill and W. Clement Stone) also received the "Napoleon Hill Award" for positive thinking in 1973. The 1998 Holiday Issue of The Ring ranked Norton as the 22nd greatest heavyweight of all-time.
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Nicknames
The Fighting Marine

Family members on Fanbase
Keevan Grimmett (cousin)

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Ken Norton, Boxing Hall of Famer
Ken Norton, Boxing Hall of Famer
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Scott LeDoux vs. Ken Norton, 1979
Scott LeDoux vs. Ken Norton, 1979
A photo of Scott Ledoux's fight against Ken Norton is one of many photos hanging on the wall of his Coon Rapids home. (AP photo)
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Ken Norton
Ken Norton
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Updated personal notes for Ken Norton Sr.
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  • Removed "Ken Norton received the Boxing Writers Association of America J. Niel Trophy for "Fighter of the Year" in 1977. Norton was twice voted "Father of the Year" by the Los Angeles Sentinel and the Los Angeles Times in 1977. Norton, a proponent of motivational author Napoleon Hill's writings (e.g. Think and Grow Rich and Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude by Hill and W. Clement Stone) also received the "Napoleon Hill Award" for positive thinking in 1973. The 1998 Holiday Issue of The Ring ranked Norton as the 22nd greatest heavyweight of all-time." from trivia.
  • Removed "Norton appeared in popular TV series (such as The A-Team in a 1983 episode and Knight Rider in a 1986 episode), acted in approximately twenty motion pictures, and worked as a television and radio sports commentator until suffering permanent injuries in an auto accident in 1986. " from trivia.
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  • Added trivia: "Ken Norton was an outstanding athlete at Jacksonville High School. He was a member of the state championship football team and was selected to the all-state team on defense as a senior in 1960. His track coach once entered him in eight events: He placed first in five events and second in three. As a result, the... " View more
  • Added trivia: "Norton received the Boxing Writers Association of America J. Niel Trophy for "Fighter of the Year" in 1977. Ken Norton was twice voted "Father of the Year" by the Los Angeles Sentinel and the Los Angeles Times in 1977. Norton, a proponent of motivational author Napoleon Hill's writings (e.g. Think... " View more
  • Added trivia: "Norton appeared in popular TV series (such as The A-Team in a 1983 episode and Knight Rider in a 1986 episode), acted in approximately twenty motion pictures, and worked as a television and radio sports commentator until suffering temporary brain and permanent physical damage in an auto accident in 1986. Ken Norton is... " View more
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Gridiron Fan Gridiron Fan wrote:
ED MAGIK TV article (August 12, 2010) on Ken Norton. 
ED MAGIK TV Blog: Ken Norton-Former Heavyweight Champion Of The World Seeks The Truth
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Submitted by Gridiron Fan, Nov 20, 2010
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Gridiron Fan Gridiron Fan wrote:
See Ebony magazine article (June, 1973) entitled The Man Who 'Whupped' Muhammad Ali. 
Ebony
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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.
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  • Set URL to http://www.ibhof.com/pages/about/inductees/modern/norton.html.
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Updated personal notes for Ken Norton Sr.
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  • Added trivia: "Norton appeared in popular TV series (such as The A-Team in a 1983 episode and Knight Rider in a 1986 episode), acted in approximately twenty motion pictures, and worked as a television and radio sports commentator until suffering permanent injuries in an auto accident in 1986. "
by Gridiron Fan Nov 20, 2010
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Updated personal notes for Ken Norton Sr.
Edited the personal notes for Ken Norton Sr..
  • Added trivia: "Norton received the Boxing Writers Association of America J. Niel Trophy for "Fighter of the Year" in 1977. Ken Norton was twice voted "Father of the Year" by the Los Angeles Sentinel and the Los Angeles Times in 1977. Norton, a proponent of motivational author Napoleon Hill's writings (e.g. Think... " View more
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Updated personal notes for Ken Norton Sr.
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  • Added trivia: "Ken Norton's favorite book is the motivational book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Norton attributes this book as a foundation for inspiration on the road to becoming a world champion. "
  • Added nicknames: "The Fighting Marine"
by Gridiron Fan Nov 20, 2010
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Gridiron Fan Gridiron Fan wrote:
Ken Norton earned a football scholarship to Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State) in 1961 and studied Elementary Education. Norton went on to become the WBC heavyweight champion in 1978 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992. 
Ken Norton - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia
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Boxing Hall of Famer Ken Norton
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Ken Norton earned a football scholarship to Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State) in 1961 and studied Elementary Education. Norton went on to become the WBC heavyweight champion in 1978 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of...
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