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Ken Norton dies aged 70

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton has died aged 70 in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, where he had been living since suffering a stroke last year.

Norton, the only heavyweight champion never to win the title in the ring,
was the second man to outclass boxing legend Muhammad Ali, sending him to the hospital with a broken jaw in their 1973 heavyweight bout at the San Diego Sports Arena.

They fought each other three times in total, with Ali claiming a split decision victory in a rematch later that same year before taking the third in New York in 1976.

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