Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ken Norton-Former Heavyweight Champion Of The World Seeks The Truth

Ken Norton-Former Heavyweight Champion Of The World Seeks The Truth
By Pete Allman
http://thumbp1.mail.vip.gq1.yahoo.com/tn?sid=2601405652&mid=AJd8v9EAABK%2FTGNwWQIMimXcU9M&midoffset=1_10911047&partid=3&f=382&fid=InboxWhen I met with Ken Norton at The Jewish Film Festival several months ago, he was of the same stature when I saw him at several championship fights I covered for Celebrity Scene News. Ken Norton exemplifies strength from within. In fact, when he faced Muhammad Ali in 1978, he read ''Think and Grow Rich'' by Napoleon Hill, 20 times. But Norton has faced terrible obstacles throughout his boxing career. In February 26,1986, he crashed his car on the 10 freeway and was thrown from his automobile. Then in April 21,2009, he had a quadruple by-pass. The doctors said he would never walk again. They were wrong. Ken Norton through sheer determination and Gods grace, came back to inspire kids through speaking engagements. Norton then released two books, Seek The Truth and Going the Distance.'' My life experiences, have enabled me to inspire people of all walks of life and to tell them how God blessed me.''Norton said.
Today Ken is speaking with Damian Chapa, the star of ''Brando Unauthorized, about some of his future films to be released, Chapa has always been a fan of Norton. In the early part of his career Chapa was an amateur boxer. Norton through his misfortunes", learned to face the reality of his future. He learned to seek the truth about his life and how he could benefit others from his near death experiences. Ken is finishing his new book "Seek the Truth" which will released later this year Publish Post on Amazon. 
Ken Norton is the great example of how to overcome obstacles and be positive when all seems lost. Ken Norton won the Napoleon Hill Award in 1973 for positive thinking. He was inducted in The World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1989 and the " Intermational Boxing Hall of Fame" in 1992. He was inducted in  San Diego Hall of Champions Breitbard Hall of Fame in 2001, U.S. Marine Corp Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 and  WBC Hall of Fame in 2008.

4 comments:

Big City [also known as Boxing Scholar] said...
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Big City [AKA Boxing Scholar] said...

Ken Norton is a warrior. His persistence to overcome severe adversity from a near-fatal car accident reminds me of one of the songs in the Rocky movies. A line in the song says, "In the warrior's code there's no surrender. Though his body says stop, his spirit cries NEVER!" If you have ever been discouraged, if you have had difficulties to overcome, if you have ever been in a state of affliction, remember how Ken Norton handled adversity.

Big City [AKA Boxing Scholar] said...
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Big City [AKA Boxing Scholar] said...

I am a longtime fan of Ken Norton. He was one of my heroes growing up. Ken Norton is a class act and a credit to boxing. Read how Ken handled severe adversity in this 1987 newspaper article: Ken Norton Is Now Fighting Back: Former Champ Is Learning to Talk Again After 1986 Car Accident, 1987 Los Angeles Times.

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