Terry Norris Record & Stats

Terry Norris Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 12 years and 3 months, Terry Norris fought 53 times with 44 wins and 9 losses. By his last professional fight on November 30, 1998, Norris' boxing record stood at 44-9 (29 KO wins, 4 KO losses).

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Lubbock, Texas, USA
“Terrible”
Born
Jun 17, 1967
Age
55
Debut
Aug 2, 1986
Record
44-9
Rounds
295
KOs
29 (54.7%)
Height
177 cm
Reach
174 cm
Ape Index
-3 cm
Stance
Orthodox
Last Fight
WBCIBF
sWL
w3
d16
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d4
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Terry Norris' record and stats
Terry Norris' Record

      Terry Norris (Terrible) is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, USA on June 17, 1967. Norris made his professional boxing debut at the age of 19 on August 2, 1986. He is a former super-welterweight world champion. He is 55 years old, and will be turning 56 in 4 months and 16 days. Norris is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights53
      Wins44
      Losses9
      Draws0
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins29
      Total Title Wins4
      Title Defenses16
      Title-Fight KO Wins14
      Losses via KO4
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      53Nov 30, 199831Laurent Boudouani LossTKO9
      52Sep 25, 199831Dana RosenblattLossUD
      51Dec 6, 199730Keith Mullings LossTKO9
      50Sep 10, 199730Andres Arellano SandovalWinKO2
      49Aug 8, 199730Joaquin VelasquezWinKO2
      48Jan 11, 199729Nick Rupa WinTKO10
      47Sep 7, 199629Alex Rios WinTKO5
      46Feb 24, 199628Vincent Pettway WinTKO8
      45Jan 27, 199628Jorge Luis Vado WinTKO2
      44Dec 16, 199528Paul Vaden WinUD
      43Sep 16, 199528David Gonzalez WinTKO9
      42Aug 19, 199528Luis Santana WinTKO2
      41Apr 8, 199527Luis Santana LossDQ
      40Nov 12, 199427Luis Santana LossDQ
      39May 7, 199426 Simon Brown WinUD
      38Dec 18, 199326 Simon Brown LossKO4
      37Sep 10, 199326Joe Gatti WinTKO1
      36Jun 19, 199326Troy Waters WinRTD3
      35Feb 20, 199325Maurice Blocker WinTKO2
      34May 9, 199224 Meldrick Taylor WinTKO4
      33Feb 22, 199224 Carl Daniels WinTKO9
      32Dec 13, 199124Jorge Fernando Castro WinUD
      31Aug 17, 199124Brett Lally WinTKO1
      30Jun 1, 199123 Donald Curry WinKO8
      29Feb 9, 199123 Sugar Ray Leonard WinUD
      28Jul 13, 199023Rene Jacquot WinUD
      27Mar 31, 199022 John Mugabi WinKO1
      26Nov 21, 198922Tony MontgomeryWinUD
      25Oct 9, 198922 Jorge VacaWinSD
      24Sep 21, 198922Nathan DryerWinKO4
      23Jul 30, 198922 Julian Jackson LossTKO2
      22Mar 28, 198921Buster DraytonWinUD
      21Dec 9, 198821Steve LittleWinTKO6
      20Oct 18, 198821Gilbert BaptistWinUD
      19Aug 12, 198821 Quincy TaylorWinUD
      18Mar 28, 198820Clayton HiresWinKO2
      17Feb 3, 198820Richard AguirreWinTKO3
      16Jan 21, 198820Roman NunezWinKO1
      15Nov 25, 198720Joe WalkerLossDQ
      14Sep 4, 198720Edward NeblettWinTKO6
      13Aug 13, 198720Derrick KellyLossUD
      12May 27, 198719Nathan DryerWinTKO3
      11Apr 3, 198719Sergio Nieto RayosWinTKO1
      10Mar 26, 198719Mauro VeronicaWinKO2
      9Mar 16, 198719Tino LeonWinKO1
      8Feb 26, 198719Dick GreenWinKO1
      7Mar 5, 198719Gilbert BaptistWinUD
      6Dec 3, 198619Lang McGowanWinPTS
      5Nov 21, 198619Carlos GutierrezWinUD
      4Oct 7, 198619Daryl ColquittWinKO4
      3Sep 25, 198619George MurphyWinPTS
      2Aug 13, 198619Carlos GutierrezWinUD
      1Aug 2, 198619Jose Luis CordovaWinKO1

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      Statistics

      Terry Norris is 177 cm tall (5' 9.69") with a reach of 174 cm (5' 8.50"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of -3 cm (-1.18"). Norris has a 54.7% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Terry Norris' professional boxing career spanned more than 12 years — from 1986 to 1998.

      Norris made his debut against Jose Luis Cordova at the age of 19 on August 2, 1986, defeating Cordova via 1st round KO. He went on to win 11 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 6 wins via stoppage.

      Norris had his first world title fight at the age of 22 on July 30, 1989 after 22 professional fights, against Julian Jackson for the WBA title. He lost to Jackson via 2nd round TKO.

      He was a one-time unified super-welterweight world champion, and has won four world titles at super-welterweight. For all the details about Norris' world title wins and defenses refer to "Terry Norris World Titles".

      Some of Norris' best fights and notable victories include wins over Simon Brown, John Mugabi, Sugar Ray Leonard, Luis Santana, Troy Waters, Joe Gatti, and Alex Rios.

      Terry Norris had a total of nine losses in his professional boxing career — six of them in title bouts and three in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Derrick Kelly via 10 round unanimous decision on August 13, 1987, which ended his 12-fight win streak. He has been stopped four times and lost five times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Terry Norris' losses".

      His last professional fight was on November 30, 1998 against Laurent Boudouani for Boudouani's super-welterweight WBA title. Norris lost the fight via 9th round TKO. It's been 24 years, 2 months, and 2 days since this fight.

      Norris retired from professional boxing with a record of 44-9, which included 29 knockout wins and 4 losses via knockout, and 4 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2005.

      Career Highlights

      Terry Norris fought a total of 53 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and is one of the pound-for-pound best boxers of all time. These 10 fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Terry Norris vs. John Mugabi

        A 22-year old Terry Norris (23-3, 13 KO) had his first world title fight against John Mugabi for Mugabi's WBC super-welterweight belt. Mugabi was 30 years old with a record of 36-2. Mugabi was on a 11-fight win streak with 36 KO wins. Norris was the taller of the two by 3 cms but Mugabi had a 14 cm reach advantage over Norris.

        Norris defeated Mugabi via 1st round KO to win the WBC super-welterweight title.

      • Terry Norris vs. Sugar Ray Leonard

        A 23-year old Terry Norris (25-3, 14 KO) faced Sugar Ray Leonard, who was 34 years old with a record of 36-1-1 in a super-welterweight title defense fight. Leonard was on a one-fight win streak with 25 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 2 cms and also had a 14 cm reach advantage over Norris.

        Norris defeated Leonard via 12 round unanimous decision to retain the WBC super-welterweight title.

      • Terry Norris vs. Meldrick Taylor

        A 24-year old Terry Norris (30-3, 17 KO) faced Meldrick Taylor, who was 25 years old with a record of 29-1-1 in a super-welterweight title defense fight. Taylor was on a five-fight win streak with 15 KO wins. Norris was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 6 cm reach advantage.

        Norris defeated Taylor via 4th round TKO to retain the WBC super-welterweight title.

      • Terry Norris vs. Maurice Blocker

        A 25-year old Terry Norris (31-3, 18 KO) faced Maurice Blocker in a super-welterweight title defense fight.

        Norris defeated Blocker via 2nd round TKO to retain the WBC super-welterweight title.

      • Terry Norris vs. Troy Waters

        A 26-year old Terry Norris (32-3, 19 KO) faced Troy Waters in a super-welterweight title defense fight.

        Norris defeated Waters via 3rd round RTD to retain the WBC super-welterweight title.

      • Terry Norris vs. Joe Gatti

        A 26-year old Terry Norris (33-3, 20 KO) faced Joe Gatti in a super-welterweight title defense fight.

        Norris defeated Gatti via 1st round TKO to retain the WBC super-welterweight title.

      • Terry Norris vs. Simon Brown II

        In an immediate rematch, a 26-year old Terry Norris (34-4, 21 KO) faced Simon Brown, who was now 30 years old with a record of 41-2. Brown was on a seven-fight win streak with 30 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height but Brown had a 6 cm reach advantage over Norris.

        Norris defeated Brown via 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBC super-welterweight title.

      • Terry Norris vs. Luis Santana

        In a rematch, a 28-year old Terry Norris (35-6, 21 KO) faced Luis Santana.

        Norris defeated Santana via 2nd round TKO to win the WBC super-welterweight title.

      • Terry Norris vs. Jorge Luis Vado

        A 28-year old Terry Norris (38-6, 23 KO) faced Jorge Luis Vado in a super-welterweight title defense fight.

        Norris defeated Vado via 2nd round TKO to retain the WBC and IBF super-welterweight titles.

      • Terry Norris vs. Alex Rios

        A 29-year old Terry Norris (40-6, 25 KO) faced Alex Rios in a super-welterweight title defense fight.

        Norris defeated Rios via 5th round TKO to retain the WBC and IBF super-welterweight titles.

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