Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ken Norton Knocked Out Johngy

Ken Norton had a great boxing career. Norton's career record was 42-7-1, including a reign as the WBC Heavyweight Champ and induction into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
My interest in boxing has diminished over the years, but a legend like Norton will always gain my attention. Meeting him at the Hollywood Collectors Show was pretty cool.
Norton was a class act. He had a bit of trouble speaking, but he spoke up after our picture was taken to make sure it was good enough. He even asked to see it to really make sure. He asked if I wanted to take another even though the first was good.
That is dedication to the fans. As I walked away, he thanked me for remembering him, approaching him and for asking about his son Ken, a former pro football player. It's celebrities like Norton who make me love this stuff.
Ken Norton and me in Rosemont, IL-March 2009.


Bitchin' kate said...

wow. he must be a big dude. he makes you look like you're medium to small....

Johngy said...

Not as big as Matt Morgan from yesterday's post.