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 2,358,871 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Ken Norton is the 23rd most popular boxer (up from 29th in 2019), the 1,915th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,770th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Boxer.

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Among boxers, Ken Norton ranks 23 out of 324Before him are Floyd Patterson, Roberto Durán, Carlos Monzón, László Papp, Teófilo Stevenson, and Ingemar Johansson. After him are Larry Holmes, Nino Benvenuti, Jack Johnson, Max Baer, Lennox Lewis, and Sugar Ray Leonard.

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Among people born in 1943, Ken Norton ranks 109Before him are Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Richard Sennett, Bob Woodward, Fouad Siniora, René Préval, and Lyudmila Ulitskaya. After him are Johann Deisenhofer, Jack Bruce, Chris Amon, John Nettles, J. Michael Kosterlitz, and Edie Sedgwick. Among people deceased in 2013, Ken Norton ranks 88Before him are Antoni Ramallets, Pierre Mauroy, Sławomir Mrożek, Seamus Heaney, Dominique Venner, and Arthur Danto. After him are Eleanor Parker, Pedro Rocha, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Tuncel Kurtiz, Bigas Luna, and Wojciech Kilar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ken Norton ranks 1,915 out of 15,968Before him are Frank Stella (1936), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (1966), Linda Lee Cadwell (1945), Roger Ailes (1940), Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930), and Andrew Garfield (1983). After him are Sheldon Adelson (1933), Jack Daniel (1850), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Kelly Bishop (1944), Alex Jones (1974), and David Letterman (1947).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Ken Norton ranks 16Before him are Sonny Liston (1932), Rubin Carter (1937), Evander Holyfield (1962), Jack Dempsey (1895), James J. Braddock (1905), and Floyd Patterson (1935). After him are Larry Holmes (1949), Jack Johnson (1878), Max Baer (1909), Sugar Ray Leonard (1956), John L. Sullivan (1858), and Archie Moore (1916).