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Former World Heavyweight Champion Ken Norton passed away this week. He fought what is regarded as one of the epic fights of all time in Las Vegas when he lost the title to Larry Holmes. He fought Muhammad Ali and broke Ali's jaw but remains the only person ever to hold the heavweight title without winning a championship fight.

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Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston on May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine. The bout lasted only one minute into the first round. Ali is the only man ever to win the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship three times.
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