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    RIP Ken Norton

    I hoped I'd find this thread started already because it's something I usually just don't like to do, but I was a big fan and would like to pay respects to a great boxer and an even better man. I remember when he broke Ali's jaw(of whom I was not a big fan of at the time) live on the Wide World of Sports when I was ten years old. He had a crazy fighting style where he hid behind his crossed his forearms and he would lunge out this stance with a wicked hook. Those were the days of the legendary heavyweights before cable and ppv came along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by movethechains View Post
    I hoped I'd find this thread started already because it's something I usually just don't like to do, but I was a big fan and would like to pay respects to a great boxer and an even better man. I remember when he broke Ali's jaw(of whom I was not a big fan of at the time) live on the Wide World of Sports when I was ten years old. He had a crazy fighting style where he hid behind his crossed his forearms and he would lunge out this stance with a wicked hook. Those were the days of the legendary heavyweights before cable and ppv came along.
    He was an Ex marine I believe. He beat Ali and then got knocked out by Foreman. Ali beat Foreman and then in a very close fight Ali won. I thought Norton beat Ali, it was that close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by movethechains View Post
    I hoped I'd find this thread started already because it's something I usually just don't like to do, but I was a big fan and would like to pay respects to a great boxer and an even better man. I remember when he broke Ali's jaw(of whom I was not a big fan of at the time) live on the Wide World of Sports when I was ten years old. He had a crazy fighting style where he hid behind his crossed his forearms and he would lunge out this stance with a wicked hook. Those were the days of the legendary heavyweights before cable and ppv came along.
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    Remember when he said "Hellooooooo ball"?

    lolololol


















    Too soon?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Remember when he said "Hellooooooo ball"?

    lolololol


















    Too soon?


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    Too soon for what?


    If his name was also Ed, then yeah.....

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    R.I.P. Fight Club is a favorite movie of mine...

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    those Ali-Norton fights were epic...golden era of boxing....RIP Ken....

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    How ironic if he died of a virus... from a trojan horse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    How ironic if he died of a virus... from a trojan horse.
    Are you studying at the 32 school of weirdness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    Are you studying at the 32 school of weirdness?
    I think we are both sick puppies from differnt beootches.

    Ask FLushing, he has theories.



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    RIP Ken as sorry he had a couple of years in ill health! Was something else I heard! Not much of a boxing fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    Are you studying at the 32 school of weirdness?
    You didn't raise any kids? You were't responsible for laughter? That's what kept me sharp; engaging my kid's elastic sense of logic.


    32green is a master storyteller; you can tell he keeps 'em entertained.

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