Ken Norton

Ken Norton, Sr. (August 9, 1943 – September 18, 2013) was an American professional boxer. He was the WBC world heavyweight champion from 1977 to 1978. Norton is best known for his classic fight trilogy with Muhammad Ali, in which he defeated Ali in their first bout by split decision over twelve rounds in March 1973. The return was also a split decision and the third many fans thought Norton won.