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Keidel: Final Bell Sounds For Famed Boxer Ken Norton

Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.

09/19/2013

Joe Frazier attacks Muhammad Ali along the ropes during the World Heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images)

Ali Says He’ll Remember Frazier with Respect

Ali won the last two, cementing his legend as The Greatest, and was as rough on Frazier outside the ring as he was between the ropes.

11/08/2011

Portrait of heavyweight Joe Frazier, Philadelphia, PA 6/20/1967 (Photo by James Drake/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

Joe Frazier Dies after Fight with Cancer

After turning pro in 1965, Frazier quickly became known for his punching power, stopping his first 11 opponents. It was his fights with Muhammad Ali, though, that would define him.

11/07/2011

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40 Years Later, Ali and Frazier Still a Classic

It was 40 years ago Tuesday that Ali and Frazier met at Madison Square Garden in a fight so big it was simply referred to as The Fight.

03/08/2011

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