Ken Norton Record & Stats

Ken Norton Record & Stats

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Ken Norton (The Black Hercules) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, U.S. on August 9, 1943. Norton made his professional boxing debut at the age of 24 against Grady Brazell on November 14, 1967. He died on September 18, 2013 at the age of 70 years. Norton is a Hall of Famer.

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Jacksonville, Illinois, U.S.
“The Black Hercules”
Aug 9, 1943
Sep 18, 2013 (70 years)
Nov 14, 1967
KO Pct
191 cm
203 cm
Ape Index
12 cm
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Ken Norton's boxing record and stats summarized in an infographic
Ken Norton's record and stats summarized in an infographic

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      Ken Norton Record

      In a career spanning 13 years and 5 months, Ken Norton fought 50 times with 42 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on May 11, 1981, Norton's record stood at 42-7-1 (33 KOs). In total, he fought 315 rounds of professional boxing in 50 bouts.

      Total Fights50
      KO Wins33
      Total Title Wins0
      Title Defenses0
      Title-Fight KO Wins0
      Losses via KO4
      50May 11, 198137 Gerry CooneyLossTKO1
      49Nov 7, 198037Randall CobbWinSD
      48Aug 19, 197936Scott LeDouxDrawSD
      47Mar 23, 197935 Earnie ShaversLossKO1
      46Nov 10, 197835Randy StephensWinKO3
      45Jun 9, 197834 Larry Holmes LossSD
      44Nov 5, 197734 Jimmy YoungWinSD
      43Sep 14, 197734Lorenzo ZanonWinKO5
      42May 11, 197733Duane BobickWinTKO1
      41Sep 28, 197633 Muhammad Ali LossUD
      40Jul 10, 197632Larry MiddletonWinTKO10
      39Apr 30, 197632Ron StanderWinTKO5
      38Jan 10, 197632Pedro LovellWinTKO5
      37Aug 14, 197532Jose Luis GarciaWinKO5
      36Mar 24, 197531Jerry QuarryWinTKO5
      35Mar 4, 197531Rico BrooksWinKO1
      34Jun 25, 197430Boone KirkmanWinRTD7
      33Mar 26, 197430 George Foreman LossTKO2
      32Sep 10, 197330 Muhammad AliLossSD
      31Mar 31, 197329 Muhammad AliWinSD
      30Dec 13, 197229Charlie RenoWinUD
      29Nov 21, 197229Henry ClarkWinTKO9
      28Jun 30, 197228James J. WoodyWinRTD8
      27Jun 5, 197228Herschel JacobsWinUD
      26Mar 17, 197228Jack O'HalloranWinUD
      25Feb 17, 197228Charlie HarrisWinTKO3
      24Sep 29, 197128James J. WoodyWinUD
      23Aug 7, 197127Chuck HaynesWinKO7
      22Jun 12, 197127Vic BrownWinKO5
      21Jun 12, 197127Steve CarterWinTKO3
      20Oct 16, 197027Roby HarrisWinKO2
      19Sep 26, 197027Chuck LeslieWinUD
      18Aug 29, 197027Roy WallaceWinKO4
      17Jul 2, 197026Jose Luis GarciaLossKO8
      16May 8, 197026Ray Junior EllisWinKO2
      15Apr 7, 197026Bob MashburnWinKO4
      14Mar 13, 197026Stamford HarrisWinTKO3
      13Feb 4, 197026Aaron EastlingWinKO2
      12Oct 21, 196926Julius GarciaWinTKO3
      11Jul 25, 196925Gary BatesWinTKO8
      10Jul 25, 196925Bill McMurrayWinTKO7
      9Mar 31, 196925Pedro SanchezWinTKO2
      8Feb 20, 196925Wayne KindredWinTKO9
      7Feb 11, 196925Joe HemphillWinTKO3
      6Dec 8, 196825Cornell NolanWinKO6
      5Jul 23, 196824Wayne KindredWinTKO6
      4Mar 26, 196824Jimmy GilmoreWinKO7
      3Feb 6, 196824Harold DutraWinKO3
      2Jan 16, 196824Sam WyattWinPTS
      1Nov 14, 196724Grady BrazellWinTKO5

      Ken Norton Stats

      Ken Norton was 191 cm tall (6' 3.20") with a reach of 203 cm (6' 7.92"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of 12 cm (4.72"). Norton had a 74% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Ken Norton was active from from 1967 to 1981. He started boxing professionally at 24 years of age; Norton debuted against Grady Brazell on November 14, 1967, and defeated Brazell via 5th round TKO.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 30 on March 26, 1974 after 32 professional fights against George Foreman for the WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles. Norton lost to Foreman via 2nd round TKO.

      Norton's notable victories include wins over Muhammad Ali, Lorenzo Zanon, Ron Stander, Pedro Lovell, Boone Kirkman, Larry Middleton, and Jerry Quarry. For a complete list of Norton's best performances refer to Ken Norton's best fights.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against fellow American boxer Gerry Cooney at 37 years of age, on May 11, 1981. Norton lost the fight via 1st round TKO.

      Norton was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1992.


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