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Orlin Norris Record

Total Fights70
Title Wins1
Title Defenses4
Title-Fight KOs3
KO Wins30
KO Losses4
Orlin Norris Record & Stats
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Orlin Norris' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Orlin Norris' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 19 years and four months, Orlin Norris fought 70 times with 57 wins, 10 losses, and 1 draw.

      Norris retired from professional boxing with a record of 57-10-1, which included one cruiserweight world-title win and four successful title defense fights. He had a 44.1% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 30 of his total 70 fights being knockout wins, three of which were in title fights. Norris suffered four knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Nate Miller in a cruiserweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 7th round TKO defeat to Ola Afolabi on November 3, 2005.

      Some of Norris' best fights and notable victories include wins over Nate Miller, Greg Page, Oliver McCall, and Tony Tucker.

      70Nov 3, 200540Ola AfolabiLossTKO7
      69Jul 21, 200539Vassiliy JirovDrawMD
      68May 28, 200539Albert SosnowskiLossMD
      67Oct 1, 200438Ken MurphyWinTKO6
      66Jun 19, 200438Mike PeakWinUD
      65May 13, 200438Roberto CoelhoWinUD
      64Jun 13, 200337Troy WeidaWinTKO3
      63Mar 15, 200337Harry FunmakerWinTKO5
      62Jun 16, 200135Brian NielsenLossUD
      61Apr 24, 200135Brian YatesWinUD
      60Jan 27, 200135Vitali KlitschkoLossKO1
      59Nov 2, 200035Bradley RoneWinUD
      58Jun 16, 200034Andrew GolotaLossUD
      57Oct 23, 199934Mike TysonNCNC
      56Jun 26, 199933Pelé ReidWinKO1
      55Aug 6, 199832Nate MillerWinUD
      54May 22, 199832Adolpho WashingtonWinUD
      53Dec 13, 199732Henry AkinwandeLossUD
      52Nov 14, 199631Marion WilsonWinSD
      51Oct 12, 199631Jeff PeguesWinKO1
      50Feb 24, 199630Tony TuckerWinSD
      49Feb 10, 199630Cleveland WoodsWinRTD6
      48Jul 22, 199529Nate MillerLoss *KO8
      47Mar 17, 199529Adolpho WashingtonWin *UD
      46Nov 12, 199429James HeathWin *KO2
      45Jul 2, 199428Arthur WilliamsWin *TKO3
      44Mar 4, 199428Arthur WilliamsWin *SD
      43Jan 9, 199428Art JimmersonWinTKO4
      42Nov 6, 199328Marcelo Victor FigueroaWin *TKO6
      41Aug 19, 199327Jack BastingWinTKO4
      40Apr 23, 199327Richard MasonWinUD
      39Feb 6, 199327Troy JeffersonWinTKO2
      38Nov 25, 199227David SewellWinTKO5
      37May 27, 199226Keith McMurrayWinKO2
      36Mar 25, 199226Anthony HembrickWinTKO8
      35Dec 13, 199126James PritchardWinPTS
      34Aug 17, 199125Jesse ShelbyWinTD
      33Jun 3, 199125Tony TuckerLossSD
      32Apr 30, 199125Lionel WashingtonWinTKO1
      31Feb 9, 199125Jamie HoweWinTKO7
      30Dec 11, 199025Tony WillisWinRTD9
      29Nov 17, 199025Oliver McCallWinSD
      28Nov 17, 199025Henry HearnsWinKO1
      27Sep 25, 199024Greg GorrellWinTKO8
      26Aug 28, 199024Danny WoffordWinTKO10
      25Feb 17, 199024Bert CooperLossTKO8
      24Nov 21, 198924Tony TubbsNCNC
      23Aug 1, 198923Dee CollierWinUD
      22Apr 25, 198923Greg PageWinUD
      21Nov 15, 198823Jesse FergusonWinUD
      20Jul 27, 198822Dwain BondsWinUD
      19May 27, 198822Andrew StokesWinPTS
      18Mar 19, 198822Renaldo SnipesWinUD
      17Feb 23, 198822Woody ClarkWinKO1
      16Nov 25, 198722Larry AlexanderWinMD
      15Sep 4, 198721Billy Joe ThomasWinTKO3
      14Aug 13, 198721John BarbierWinKO1
      13May 27, 198721Gary LightbourneWinUD
      12Apr 3, 198721Eddie RichardsonWinKO2
      11Mar 20, 198721Avery RawlsWinPTS
      10Feb 26, 198721Mike GansWinKO7
      9Feb 12, 198721Rufus HadleyWinUD
      8Feb 5, 198721Roger TroupeWinKO2
      7Nov 21, 198621David SmithWinUD
      6Oct 28, 198621Mike BardwellWinUD
      5Sep 25, 198620Ricky ReeseWinTKO1
      4Sep 18, 198620Ray MitchellWinUD
      3Aug 2, 198620Olian AlexanderLossPTS
      2Jul 25, 198620Levi BillupsWinKO1
      1Jun 16, 198620Lionel WashingtonWinKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Orlin Norris (Night Train) is a 58-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. on October 4, 1965. He is a former cruiserweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 19 years — from 1986 to 2005.

      Norris made his professional boxing debut against Lionel Washington at the age of 20 on June 16, 1986, defeating Washington via 3rd round KO.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 28 on November 6, 1993 after 41 professional fights, against Marcelo Victor Figueroa for the cruiserweight WBA (vacant) title. He defeated Figueroa via 6th round TKO to become the cruiserweight champion of the world.

      Norris has won one world title at cruiserweight. For all the details about Norris' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Norris had a total of 10 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Ola Afolabi on November 3, 2005. Norris lost the fight via 7th round TKO. It's been 18 years, 8 months, and 22 days since this fight.


      Norris had a total of six world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and four successful title defenses. He won five of these fights and lost one.

      Title Wins

      Orlin Norris fought for a cruiserweight world title once, which he won via TKO. He won one cruiserweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Nov 6, 1993Marcelo Victor FigueroaCruiserweightWBA*TKO
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Orlin Norris had five cruiserweight world-title defense fights. He won four of them and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Mar 17, 1995Adolpho WashingtonCruiserweightWBAUD
      Nov 12, 1994James HeathCruiserweightWBAKO
      Jul 2, 1994Arthur WilliamsCruiserweightWBATKO
      Mar 4, 1994Arthur WilliamsCruiserweightWBASD

      Title Losses

      Orlin Norris lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jul 22, 1995Nate MillerCruiserweightWBAKO


      Norris fought a total of 70 times during his professional career, which includes 6 world-title fights at the cruiserweight division. These three fights are the highlight of his career.

      • April 25, 1989: Orlin Norris puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Greg Page via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • November 6, 1993: Norris wins his first world title by defeating Marcelo Victor Figueroa via 6th round TKO. He is now the WBA cruiserweight world champion.

      • August 6, 1998: Orlin Norris beats Nate Miller via 12th round unanimous decision.


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