Former boxing champ who broke Ali’s jaw dies at 70
HENDERSON, Nev. – A former heavyweight boxing champion has died at the age of 70.
Ken Norton is best known for his victory over Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali’s jaw and winning a split decision in 1973 in a non-title fight in San Diego.
Norton also lost a controversial decision to Ali at Yankee Stadium.
Many boxing experts say Norton had an unorthodox style since he liked to fight close to his opponents and jab upward.
Norton had been in poor health for the last several years after suffering a series of strokes.
He passed away Wednesday at a Nevada hospital.
Ken Norton Sr. was 70-years-old.