Nightly News   |  September 19, 2013

Ken Norton, boxing champ, dies at 70

Forever known as the second man in history to defeat Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton started his boxing career in the Marines.  He died at the age of 70 after having experienced a series of strokes. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the great boxer ken norton has died. he will be known as the second man in history to defeat muhammed ali . he broke the champ's jaw, sent him to the hospital in 1973 . he was remembered as the heavy weight who gave ali fits. he was never conquerable in their 39 rounds in the ring including the fight in yankee stadium in 1976 . kenny norton started boxing in the marines and pursued a film career and announced fights on tv. nfl fans know his son as a coach for the seahawks. ken's health declined after strokes. he was 70 years old.