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Ken Norton training at the Solar Gym ahead of his third title fight with Muhammad Ali

Ken Norton training at the Solar Gym ahead of his third title fight with Muhammad Ali


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Ken Norton training at the Solar Gym ahead of his third title fight with Muhammad Ali

Ken Norton training at the Solar Gym ahead of his third title fight with Muhammad Ali.
20th September 1976

Monte Fresco
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
New York
United States Of America
76 5460

Media ID 21763934

© Mirrorpix

1976 20th Century African American Black American Ethnic Heavy Weight Ken Norton World Boxing Council


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Ken Norton, the relentless African American boxer, seen here in a captivating print captured by Monte Fresco, showcases his unwavering determination as he trains at the Solar Gym. This iconic image was taken ahead of Norton's highly anticipated third title fight with none other than the legendary Muhammad Ali on September 20th, 1976. In this snapshot frozen in time from the vibrant 1970s era, we witness Norton's intense focus and dedication to his craft. As beads of sweat glisten on his forehead and muscles ripple with every punch thrown, it is evident that he is preparing both physically and mentally for one of the most significant moments in his boxing career. Norton's journey as a heavyweight fighter has been marked by resilience and strength. His prowess inside the ring earned him recognition not only within the sport but also as an influential figure among black Americans during a time when racial tensions were high. This photograph serves as a powerful testament to Norton's indomitable spirit and unyielding pursuit of greatness. It encapsulates not only his physical training but also symbolizes the broader struggle for equality faced by African Americans during this pivotal period in history. As we admire this remarkable piece from Memory Lane Prints, let us remember Ken Norton as an emblematic figure who defied odds and left an enduring legacy within both sports and society.

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