Richard Steele is an American retiRichard Steele is an American retired boxing referee who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. A former member of the United States Marine Corps, Steele was a teammate of future world Heavyweight champion Ken Norton in the Marines.red boxing referee who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. A former member of the United States Marine Corps, Steele was a teammate of future world Heavyweight champion Ken Norton in the Marines.