RingTV.com historian Lee Groves gives a fitting tribute to Ken Norton, who passed away on Wednesday. Groves writes that Norton, who overcame seemingly insurmountable odds in the boxing ring and devastating physical injuries and challenges outside of it, “was a man of uncommon character and perseverance.”
Ken Norton was a major heavyweight player during the golden age of boxing’s glamour division, the 1970s. The hall of famer spoke with rapper-writer R.A. The Rugged Man about his fights with Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes, his film career, love life and near-fatal car crash.