When 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 Mohammad 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.
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.