Profession: Heavyweight Boxer
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.
- 1973-03-31 Muhammad Ali suffers a broken jaw in a shock split-points decision loss to Ken Norton over 12 rounds in San Diego; Ali wins rematch in another controversial split decision
- 1973-09-10 Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton
- 1974-03-26 George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela
- 1976-09-28 Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
- 1978-06-09 Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title