Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton Sr, the only boxer to break Muhammad Ali's jaw in the ring, died Wednesday in Las Vegas due to complications from a stroke. He was 70.
Norton's death was confirmed by his son, Ken Jr, who works as a linebackers coach for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. Norton was a force to reckon with in the 1970s. He is best known for breaking the jaw of then heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali in a split decision victory in 1973 to win the North American Boxing Federation heavyweight title.
Norton’s former manager, Gene Kilroy, remembers the epic battle.