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Ken Norton

Profession: Heavyweight Boxer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Held the WBC heavyweight title in 1978.

Best known for his trilogy of fights with Muhammad Ali, in which Norton won the 1st by split decision, lost the 2nd by split decision and lost the final in a controversial unanimous decision.

Born: August 9, 1943
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Illinois, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo

Died: September 18, 2013 (aged 70)

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