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    Ken Norton Signed Oversized Photograph.
    Their first meeting inside a boxing ring was in March of 1973, with Norton pulling off a huge upset as he won on points over twelve rounds against the come backing Ali - becoming only the second man ever to beat him. The two men met again, later that same year. With his broken jaw healed, and this time having dedicated himself to far more strenuous training, Ali got his revenge. Still, the return bout had been another hard and close fight. But Ali won it, just.
    On September 28th, 1976, inside Yankee Stadium, with the world title that he had regained in such great style against the seemingly unbeatable George Foreman two years earlier on the line, Ali and Norton met for the third and final time. Desperately Ali wanted to get rid of the man who had previously beaten him, broken his jaw and held him to the closest of close decisions in fight number two. What followed was yet another excruciatingly close bout, one that would, incredibly, as with fights one and two, be decided by the very last round. Kenny Norton certainly proved that the win he achieved back in 1973 was no fluke, he pushed Ali harder than any other fighter except "Smokin'" Joe Frazier. Ali won by decision the final bout, which is offered here with a fantastic 16" x 20" photo signed by the Hall of Famer Ken Norton in bold silver sharpie. LOA from PSA/DNA.


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    February, 2011
    13th Sunday
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