Going the Distance

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Sports Publishing LLC, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 213 pages
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The 1970s ushered in boxing's greatest class of heavyweight fighters. The fight game has never before or since seen such a talented and charismatic group. Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, and Ken Norton have been hailed as "Champions Forever, " as the world heavyweight title was passed among them throughout the decade. On March 31, 1973, Norton broke Ali's jaw in the process of winning a 12-round decision over "The Greatest." Going the Distance traces the incredible path of Norton's life, from Jacksonville, Illinois, to Northeast Missouri State University, to the U.S. Marines, to his historic bout with Ali in San Diego, California, and on to his life today. The book includes exclusive personal photos from Norton's collection, as well as a chronology of Norton's 49 professional fights.
 

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Going the Distance : The Ken Norton Story

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Norton, the likeable former Marine whose crossed-arm, off-kilter style gave Muhammad Ali fits in their three close fights in the 1970s, was briefly heavyweight champion himself before losing in a ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Never a Dull Moment
4
The Norton Rule
11
A Means to an End
21
The Golden Boy
31
Becoming a Pro
40
The Road to Ali
50
Beating the Greatest
61
NortonAli III
113
The Aftermath
125
A Hollow Victory
136
On the Down Side
147
The Crucial Confrontation
158
Game Over
172
Back on My Feet
182
Burying the Hatchet
192

Fame and Fortune
70
Shattered Hopes
80
The Perfect Fight
91
The Norton Express
102
Going the Distance
202
In the Ring
212
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Marshall Terrill is a veteran reporter for The Chandler (Ariz.) Connection and is the author of 10 books, including the best-selling Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel. He co-authored Maravich, a biography on the life of basketball legend “Pistol” Pete Maravich with Wayne Federman in 2006. His book Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business was written with Elvis Presley bodyguard Sonny West and was published in 2007. Terrill resides in Tempe, Arizona with wife, Zoe.

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