Ken Norton

1943 - 2013

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Kenneth Howard Norton Sr. (August 9, 1943 – September 18, 2013) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1967 to 1981, and held the WBC world heavyweight championship in 1978. He is best known for his fights with Muhammad Ali, in which Norton won the first by split decision, lost the second by split decision, and lost the final by a controversial unanimous decision. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Norton has received more than 2,652,735 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ken Norton is the 24th most popular boxer (down from 23rd in 2019), the 1,963rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,914th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Boxer.

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Among boxers, Ken Norton ranks 24 out of 326Before him are Vitali Klitschko, Teófilo Stevenson, Ingemar Johansson, Roberto Durán, Primo Carnera, and Larry Holmes. After him are Rubin Carter, Trevor Berbick, Nino Benvenuti, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis, and Jack Johnson.

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Among people born in 1943, Ken Norton ranks 125Before him are René Préval, Jack Bruce, Mohammed Badie, Griselda Blanco, Oskar Lafontaine, and Robert Lefkowitz. After him are Richard J. Roberts, Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh, John Nettles, Lorenzo Sanz, Blythe Danner, and Masafumi Hara. Among people deceased in 2013, Ken Norton ranks 86Before him are László Csatáry, Ed Lauter, Antoni Ramallets, Otfried Preußler, Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, and Chris Kyle. After him are Pedro Rocha, Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti, Sergiu Nicolaescu, José Froilán González, Colin Wilson, and Ladislao Mazurkiewicz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ken Norton ranks 1,963 out of 18,182Before him are Carol Gilligan (1936), Alfred Vail (1807), Matthew Ridgway (1895), Chris Kyle (1974), Robert Lefkowitz (1943), and Bill Paxton (1955). After him are Mark W. Clark (1896), Mandy Patinkin (1952), Christopher A. Sims (1942), Bo Diddley (1928), Liberace (1919), and Linda Evans (1942).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Ken Norton ranks 16Before him are Jake LaMotta (1922), Jack Dempsey (1895), Evander Holyfield (1962), James J. Braddock (1905), Floyd Patterson (1935), and Larry Holmes (1949). After him are Rubin Carter (1937), Sugar Ray Leonard (1956), Jack Johnson (1878), John L. Sullivan (1858), Archie Moore (1916), and Max Baer (1909).