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RIP Ken Norton

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    Beat Ali two out of three times, officially only got credit for one.
    The fight was Holmes was a great one.
    I also remember him as a judge on The Gong Show. With one really bad act, another judge (the long of nose Jamie Farr, I believe) held a card that read "Ali" over the gong and Norton hit the target.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Also had a memorable scene in Mandingo
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Also starred in Drum. I believe he and his son, former Dallas Cowboys star Ken Norton Jr. made peace many years ago after a shaky relationship.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    RIP for a really good fighter.
  5. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Sylvester Stallone's original choice to play Apollo Creed. RIP.
  6. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Damn, that first win over Ali was probably the most shocking athletic upset of my early life.
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    More than Buster Douglas?
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    He said early life. Douglas' upset happened 17 years later.
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    His fight with Holmes was an absolute classic.

    RIP to a terrific fighter.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Ah. Good point. Read that too quickly.
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