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Former Heavyweight Ken Norton Sr. Dead At 70

Ken Norton Sr. died today at 70 in an Arizona hospital while rehabilitating from a stroke he suffered last year. Norton eventually finished his boxing career with a 42-7-1 record and one Muhammad Ali broken jaw. He later enjoyed mild success in acting, appearing in 80s staples The A-Team and Knight Rider. He was initially pegged for the role of Apollo Creed in Rocky, but pulled out.

In early 2012, we wrote about the former heavyweight and brain damage in boxing, which you can read here.


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