24
Oct
2020

Ken Norton inducted into the WBN Hall of Fame

Phil Jay 06/07/2013
Jacksonville-born puncher Ken Norton is latest inductee into the WBN Hall of Fame after a successful pro career from 1967 to 1981.
The now 69 year-old former world champion, who famously broke Muhammad Ali’s jaw in 1973 whilst inflicting a second defeat on ‘The Greatest,’, racked up an impressive 42-7-1 record during his stint in the ring – claiming 33 stoppages in process.

Norton fought most of the sublime heavyweight crop of the 1970’s, with varying degrees of success, but more than held his own is what was one of the greatest eras for the sports top division.

To cast your vote on upcoming inductions to the WBN HOF tweet @worldboxingnews. Boxers are entered into the era of their greatest achievement and those who have not yet retired will not have fight records shown. 

1880-1889

JOHN L. SULLIVAN (38-1-2, 32 KO’s)
PAT KILLEN (55-2-3, 52 KO’s)

 

1890-1899

BOB FITZSIMMONS (68-8-4, 61 KO’s)

 

1900-1909

JOE GANS (140-10-16, 96 KO’s)

 

1910-1919

JACK JOHNSON (73-13-10, 40 KO’s)
SAM LANGFORD (178-32-40, 129 KO’s)
TED ‘KID’ LEWIS (192-32-14, 79 KO’s)

 

1920-1929

HARRY GREB (104-8-3, 48 KO’s)
JACK DEMPSEY (65-6-11, 51 KO’s)
GENE TUNNEY (65-1-1, 48 KO’s)

 

1930-1939

MAX SCHMELING (56-10-4, 40 KO’s)
JOE LOUIS (68-3, 54 KO’s)

 

1940-1949

SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (173-19-6, 108 KO’s)
WILLIE PEP (229-11-1, 65 KO’s)

 

1950-1959

ARCHIE MOORE (185-23-11, 131 KO’s)
ROCKY MARCIANO (49-0, 43 KO’s)
FLOYD PATTERSON (55-8-1, 40 KO’s)

 

1960-1969

CARLOS ORTIZ (61-7-1, 30 KO’s)
EMILE GRIFFITH (85-24-2, 23 KO’s)
SONNY LISTON (50-4, 39 KO’s)

 

1970-1979

MUHAMMAD ALI (56-5-0, 37 KO’s)
JOE FRAZIER (32-4-1, 27 KO’s)
CARLOS MONZON (87-3-9, 59 KO’s)
KEN NORTON (42-7-1 33 KO’s)

 

1980-1989

MIKE TYSON (50-6-0, 44 KO’s)
MARVIN HAGLER (62-3-2, 52 KO’s)
SUGAR RAY LEONARD (36-3-1, 25 KO’s)
THOMAS HEARNS (61-5-1, 48 KO’s)
JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ (107-6-2, 86 KO’s)
ROBERTO DURAN (103-16, 70 KO’s)

 

1990-1999

OSCAR DE LA HOYA (39-6, 30 KO’s)
LENNOX LEWIS (41-2-1, 32 KO’s)
GEORGE FOREMAN (76-5, 68 KO’s)

 
 

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