In the poverty scarred pockets of East Dallas’ Pleasant Grove neighborhood, that life is a battle is a given. The only question is where the fight will be waged. For many of the lucky ones—it’s in the boxing ring at Montoya’s Gym.
Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and later lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility. He was 70.
There is one sport at the Summer Olympics that women have never been able to participate in – boxing. But, the door will open for them in 2012 and several North Texans hope to make the team.