By Vitali Shaposhnikov: A fighter whose name all boxing fans should know and have no trouble praising, has suffered a stroke, but thus far is in stable condition. (http://www.secondsout.com/news/main-news/former-champ-ken-norton-suffers-stroke).
Ken Norton has put on quite a performance against Muhammad Ali every time they met in the ring, and faced top notch competition throughout his entire career. Aside from Ali, he fought George Foreman, Larry Holmes and Earnie Shavers, and his heart was never in question.
While there isn’t much detailed information yet, I am hoping that it was a minor stroke without any lasting physical limitations or life threatening compilations. I am sure we will soon hear more on his condition, and meanwhile lets all hope and pray for his safety and well-being.