KEN NORTON RECOVERING AFTER HEART ATTACK
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Wed, 03 Oct 2012
Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton is recovering in a Las Vegas hospital after suffering a heart attack last week.
WBC president Don Jose Sulaiman who broke the news and visited Norton in hospital told the Manila Standard that Norton “is happily recovering and has left the Intensive Care Unit and is being moved to a room in the hospital.”
Sulaiman said “I am very happy for this.”
The WBC president said Norton’s wife “represented him well” at the Hublot – WBC Legends affair which raised $1 million for former boxers who have come upon hard times.
Twelve Hublot Legends watches were auctioned at the affair and a watch with Norton’s image was auctioned for $60,000.
Sulaiman's son and WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman said Don Jose visited Norton and handed him the WBC belt and "gave him words of encouragement in a difficult time."
Photo: Ken Norton at a Las Vegas hospital with WBC President Jose Sulaiman.
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