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RingTv image A tribute to Ken Norton

A tribute to Ken Norton

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.”

RingTv image The Rugged Man talks to Bob Foster

The Rugged Man talks to Bob Foster

Rapper-writer R.A. The Rugged Man likes his interviews raw and uncut with no candy coating. Hard-punching former light heavyweight champ Bob Foster, an unapologetic straight shooter in and out of the ring, gave R.A. the kind of Q&A session he enjoys.

RingTv image The Rugged Man talks to Ken Norton

The Rugged Man talks to Ken Norton

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. 

RingTv image 10: Notable Valentine’s Day fights

10: Notable Valentine’s Day fights

Valentine’s Day is for lovers but legendary fighters, including Jack Dempsey, Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali, did battle on Feb. 14. Lee Groves ranked 10 Valentine’s Day bouts that boasted historic importance, vengeance, athletic excellence, unimaginable bravery, ambition and vindication.

RingTv image FROM THE ARCHIVE

FROM THE ARCHIVE

RingTV.com’s ongoing feature — FROM THE ARCHIVE — in which we pull rare and unusual photos from the magazine’s vast collection and post them on the Web site.

RingTv image Don King turns 81 on Monday

Don King turns 81 on Monday

Promoter Don King, who turns 81 on Aug. 20, invited Pygmies to the “Rumble In The Jungle,” claims to be able to communicate with Floyd Mayweather in “ghetto-ese,” and once killed a man — just a few stories from the life of the man who coined the phrase “Only in America.”