EX HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP KEN NORTON IMPROVING AFTER SUFFERING A STROKE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Mon, 05 Nov 2012
Former heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton (42-7-1, 33 KO’s) who once broke Muhammad Ali’s jaw and scored a twelve round victory on March 31, 1973 to win the heavyweight title, is improving after suffering a stroke last August.
He fought and lost to Ali in a rematch and also a third fight although there were many who thought Norton should have got the decision in their third encounter.
Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review Journal reported that the Hall of Fame boxer was continuing to make progress in a rehabilitation care facility following a stroke.
Norton’s wife Rose told Carp the 69 year old former champion is at the Veterans Administration facility in Boulder City, Nevada.
Ms. Norton was quoted as saying “Ken is improving. He’s doing well and appreciates everyone’s concern and support.”
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|CANELO VS. KHAN FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES|
By , Thu, 05 May 2016Olympic gold may not be Manny’s destiny
By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 05 May 2016Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: True Pac-Man Fan Passes, Arizona Boxing & More
By Don Smith, Thu, 05 May 2016QUOTES FROM TODAY’S SHOWTIME SPORTS/ANTHONY JOSHUA ANNOUNCEMENT & KICKOFF PRESS CONFERENCE
By , Thu, 05 May 2016Hughie Fury added to Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko Card
By , Thu, 05 May 2016Confident Willis: "Gray has never faced anyone like me!"
By , Thu, 05 May 2016DONAIRE-BEDAK TITLE FIGHT PRODUCES FANTASTIC TV RATINGS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 04 May 2016Former world champion Kermit Cintron takes on Eduardo Flores this Friday night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
By , Wed, 04 May 2016FULL CARD ANNOUNCED FOR SALITA PROMOTIONS' DETROIT BRAWL AT MASONIC TEMPLE DOWNTOWN
By , Wed, 04 May 2016NBA PLAYOFFS -- Heat steal Game 1 with OT thriller
By Mark Josef, Wed, 04 May 2016TWO UNBEATEN FILIPINO FIGHTERS INVADE RUSSIA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 04 May 2016COUNTER PUNCH REPORT STOWER VS OLSEN
By , Wed, 04 May 2016Straight Rights and Straight A’s: The Joey Veazey Story
By , Wed, 04 May 2016CANELO VS. KHAN GRAND ARRIVALS QUOTES & PHOTOS
By , Wed, 04 May 2016SPORTS MEDIA CANELO-KHAN PREDICTIONS
By , Wed, 04 May 2016SABILLO NOW IN MANILA, NO PROBLEM WITH WEIGHT
By Lito delos Reyes, Wed, 04 May 2016DORONEO TO CHALLENGE RUSSIAN CHAMP
By Lito delos Reyes, Wed, 04 May 2016VIDEO: Christopher Brooker and Antowyan Aikens joint interview before their Super Middleweight showdown THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
By , Wed, 04 May 2016BIOSSE HOPES TO CARRY ON TRADITION FOR THE CITY HE CALLS HOME WHEN HE FACES MANFREDO JR. MAY 13TH AT TWIN RIVER
By , Wed, 04 May 2016On Target: Team Gunn goes 2-0 in Indiana!
By , Wed, 04 May 2016FARENAS GETS NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM
By Wendell Alinea, Tue, 03 May 2016LEICESTER CITY PROVES FAIRY TALES CAN COME TRUE BY WINNING ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 03 May 2016WBC NAMES PETALCORIN MANDATORY CHALLENGER TO WBC LT. FLYWEIGHT SILVER CHAMPION RICARDO PEREZ
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 03 May 2016Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz Ordered to Begin Negotiating Guzman vs. Wake Fight for Vacant IBF Super Bantamweight Championship
By , Tue, 03 May 2016