Obituary: Ken Norton
By On The Edge on September 18, 2013
Former heavyweight boxing great Ken Norton, famous for defeating Muhammad Ali back in 1973, has died of congestive heart failure.I remember it like it was yesterday. Norton actually broke Ali's jaw, which never kept The Greatest from talking.I will never forget this SI cover titled "The Jaw Is Broken But the Mouth Lives On."From the Sports Illustrated article from 1973, "Bury His Heart at Wounded Jaw": Nothing much happened in that first round, nothing anyone saw, that is, just a few tentative jabs from each fighter, maybe a fair right hand by Norton. Nothing damaging, certainly. . . .