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Terry Norris Record

Total Fights53
Title Wins4
Title Defenses16
Title-Fight KOs14
KO Wins29
KO Losses4
Terry Norris Record & Stats
Terry Norris' Record
Terry Norris' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Terry Norris' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 12 years and three months, Terry Norris fought 53 times with 44 wins and 9 losses.

      Norris retired from professional boxing with a record of 44-9, which included four super-welterweight world-title wins and 16 successful title defense fights. He had a 54.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 29 of his total 53 fights being knockout wins, 14 of which were in title fights. Norris lost four times via knockout, all four of them in title fights.

      His last fight was a 9th round TKO defeat to Laurent Boudouani on November 30, 1998. Norris was fighting for the super-welterweight WBA title.

      Some of Norris' best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Donald Curry and Sugar Ray Leonard), Simon Brown, Luis Santana, Troy Waters, Joe Gatti, Alex Rios, and Maurice Blocker.

      53Nov 30, 199831Laurent BoudouaniLoss *TKO9
      52Sep 25, 199831Dana RosenblattLossUD
      51Dec 6, 199730Keith MullingsLoss *TKO9
      50Sep 10, 199730Andres Arellano SandovalWinKO2
      49Aug 8, 199730Joaquin VelasquezWinKO2
      48Jan 11, 199729Nick RupaWin *TKO10
      47Sep 7, 199629Alex RiosWin *TKO5
      46Feb 24, 199628Vincent PettwayWin *TKO8
      45Jan 27, 199628Jorge Luis VadoWin *TKO2
      44Dec 16, 199528Paul VadenWin *UD
      43Sep 16, 199528David GonzalezWin *TKO9
      42Aug 19, 199528Luis SantanaWin *TKO2
      41Apr 8, 199527Luis SantanaLoss *DQ
      40Nov 12, 199427Luis SantanaLoss *DQ
      39May 7, 199426Simon BrownWin *UD
      38Dec 18, 199326Simon BrownLoss *KO4
      37Sep 10, 199326Joe GattiWin *TKO1
      36Jun 19, 199326Troy WatersWin *RTD3
      35Feb 20, 199325Maurice BlockerWin *TKO2
      34May 9, 199224Meldrick TaylorWin *TKO4
      33Feb 22, 199224Carl DanielsWin *TKO9
      32Dec 13, 199124Jorge Fernando CastroWin *UD
      31Aug 17, 199124Brett LallyWin *TKO1
      30Jun 1, 199123Donald CurryWin *KO8
      29Feb 9, 199123Sugar Ray LeonardWin *UD
      28Jul 13, 199023Rene JacquotWin *UD
      27Mar 31, 199022John MugabiWin *KO1
      26Nov 21, 198922Tony MontgomeryWinUD
      25Oct 9, 198922Jorge VacaWinSD
      24Sep 21, 198922Nathan DryerWinKO4
      23Jul 30, 198922Julian JacksonLoss *TKO2
      22Mar 28, 198921Buster DraytonWinUD
      21Dec 9, 198821Steve LittleWinTKO6
      20Oct 18, 198821Gilbert BaptistWinUD
      19Aug 12, 198821Quincy 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

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Terry Norris (Terrible) is a 56-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, USA on June 17, 1967. He is a former super-welterweight world champion. Norris was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2005. His professional boxing career spanned more than 12 years — from 1986 to 1998.

      Norris made his professional boxing 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.

      He 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.

      Terry Norris 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 the "Championships" section below.

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

      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 25 years, 6 months, and 17 days since this fight.


      Norris had a total of 25 world-title fights, which includes winning four world titles and 16 successful title defenses. He won 19 of these fights and lost six.

      Title Wins

      Terry Norris fought for super-welterweight world titles in seven fights and won four of these fights, two of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won four super-welterweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Dec 16, 1995^Paul VadenSuper-welterweightIBFUD
      Aug 19, 1995Luis SantanaSuper-welterweightWBCTKO
      May 7, 1994Simon BrownSuper-welterweightWBCUD
      Mar 31, 1990John MugabiSuper-welterweightWBCKO
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Defenses

      Terry Norris had 19 super-welterweight world-title defense fights. He won 16 of them and lost three times.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jan 11, 1997Nick RupaSuper-welterweightWBC, IBFTKO
      Sep 7, 1996Alex RiosSuper-welterweightWBC, IBFTKO
      Feb 24, 1996Vincent PettwaySuper-welterweightWBC, IBFTKO
      Jan 27, 1996Jorge Luis VadoSuper-welterweightWBC, IBFTKO
      Dec 16, 1995^Paul VadenSuper-welterweightWBCUD
      Sep 16, 1995David GonzalezSuper-welterweightWBCTKO
      Sep 10, 1993Joe GattiSuper-welterweightWBCTKO
      Jun 19, 1993Troy WatersSuper-welterweightWBCRTD
      Feb 20, 1993Maurice BlockerSuper-welterweightWBCTKO
      May 9, 1992Meldrick TaylorSuper-welterweightWBCTKO
      Feb 22, 1992Carl DanielsSuper-welterweightWBCTKO
      Dec 13, 1991Jorge Fernando CastroSuper-welterweightWBCUD
      Aug 17, 1991Brett LallySuper-welterweightWBCTKO
      Jun 1, 1991Donald CurrySuper-welterweightWBCKO
      Feb 9, 1991Sugar Ray LeonardSuper-welterweightWBCUD
      Jul 13, 1990Rene JacquotSuper-welterweightWBCUD
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Terry Norris lost three world-title defense fights, and lost a total of three titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Dec 6, 1997Keith MullingsSuper-welterweightWBCTKO
      Nov 12, 1994Luis SantanaSuper-welterweightWBCDQ
      Dec 18, 1993Simon BrownSuper-welterweightWBCKO


      Norris fought a total of 53 times during his professional career, which includes 25 world-title fights at the super-welterweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and is one of the pound-for-pound best boxers of all time. These 12 fights are the highlight of his career.

      • July 30, 1989: In his first world-title fight, Terry Norris loses to Julian Jackson via 2nd round TKO. He was fighting for the WBA super-welterweight title.

      • March 31, 1990: Norris wins the WBC super-welterweight title from John Mugabi, by beating Mugabi via 1st round KO.

      • February 9, 1991: Norris successfully defends the WBC super-welterweight title against Sugar Ray Leonard, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • May 9, 1992: Norris successfully defends the WBC super-welterweight title against Meldrick Taylor, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.

      • February 20, 1993: Norris successfully defends the WBC super-welterweight title against Maurice Blocker, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • June 19, 1993: Norris successfully defends the WBC super-welterweight title against Troy Waters, winning the fight via 3rd round RTD.

      • September 10, 1993: Norris successfully defends the WBC super-welterweight title against Joe Gatti, winning the fight via 1st round TKO.

      • May 7, 1994: Norris wins the WBC super-welterweight title from Simon Brown, by beating Brown via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • August 19, 1995: Norris wins the WBC super-welterweight title from Luis Santana, by beating Santana via 2nd round TKO.

      • December 16, 1995: Norris becomes a unified super-welterweight world champion by beating Paul Vaden via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBC and IBF super-welterweight world-champion belts.

      • January 27, 1996: Norris successfully defends the WBC and IBF super-welterweight titles against Jorge Luis Vado, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • September 7, 1996: Norris successfully defends the WBC and IBF super-welterweight titles against Alex Rios, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.


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