Ken Norton

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Former world heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks, who took the crown from Muhammad Ali in 1978 before losing a rematch, died last week aged 67. Photograph: Getty Images)

When Leon Spinks was away fighting in the Pan American Games in Mexico City, he and his then wife Nova had a couple of heated arguments on the phone. (...)

Muhammad Ali stands between rounds next to cornerman Drew Bundini Brown during the heavyweight championship against Earnie Shavers at Madison Square Garden on September 29th, 1977 in New York. Photo: Robert Riger/Getty Images

During its broadcast of his second fight with Ken Norton in 1973, ABC introduced a special in-picture feature that allowed viewers to watch Bundini Br(...)

Katie Taylor in action against Delfine Persoon during their  World Lightweight Championship fight at  Madison Square Garden in June 2019. Photograph: Tom Hogan/Inpho

Katie Taylor has Amanda Serrano, Delfine Persoon and Cecilia Braekhus on her radar as she looks to leave behind a legacy that will stand the test of t(...)

 Muhammad Ali (right) covers up against George Foreman during their world heavyweight boxing title fight in Kinshasa, Zaire.  Photograph: Getty Images

When Muhammad Ali rumbled in the jungle with George Foreman exactly 40 years ago on Thursday, they were safely distant from the dying embers of a con(...)

 Muhammad Ali, right, winces as Ken Norton hits him with a left to the head during their re-match at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton, who has died aged 70, will be best remembered for breaking Muhammad Ali’s jaw on his way to a poi(...)

Former heavyweight boxer Ken Norton arriving for the 16th annual Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love Gala” and 70th birthday celebration for Muhammad Ali at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in this February 18th, 2012 file image. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who defeated Muhammad Ali and broke his jaw, has died at the age of 70.Norton passed away in a care facility y(...)