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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.
|53||Nov 30, 1998||31||Laurent Boudouani||Loss *||TKO9|
|52||Sep 25, 1998||31||Dana Rosenblatt||Loss||UD|
|51||Dec 6, 1997||30||Keith Mullings||Loss *||TKO9|
|50||Sep 10, 1997||30||Andres Arellano Sandoval||Win||KO2|
|49||Aug 8, 1997||30||Joaquin Velasquez||Win||KO2|
|48||Jan 11, 1997||29||Nick Rupa||Win *||TKO10|
|47||Sep 7, 1996||29||Alex Rios||Win *||TKO5|
|46||Feb 24, 1996||28||Vincent Pettway||Win *||TKO8|
|45||Jan 27, 1996||28||Jorge Luis Vado||Win *||TKO2|
|44||Dec 16, 1995||28||Paul Vaden||Win *||UD|
|43||Sep 16, 1995||28||David Gonzalez||Win *||TKO9|
|42||Aug 19, 1995||28||Luis Santana||Win *||TKO2|
|41||Apr 8, 1995||27||Luis Santana||Loss *||DQ|
|40||Nov 12, 1994||27||Luis Santana||Loss *||DQ|
|39||May 7, 1994||26||Simon Brown||Win *||UD|
|38||Dec 18, 1993||26||Simon Brown||Loss *||KO4|
|37||Sep 10, 1993||26||Joe Gatti||Win *||TKO1|
|36||Jun 19, 1993||26||Troy Waters||Win *||RTD3|
|35||Feb 20, 1993||25||Maurice Blocker||Win *||TKO2|
|34||May 9, 1992||24||Meldrick Taylor||Win *||TKO4|
|33||Feb 22, 1992||24||Carl Daniels||Win *||TKO9|
|32||Dec 13, 1991||24||Jorge Fernando Castro||Win *||UD|
|31||Aug 17, 1991||24||Brett Lally||Win *||TKO1|
|30||Jun 1, 1991||23||Donald Curry||Win *||KO8|
|29||Feb 9, 1991||23||Sugar Ray Leonard||Win *||UD|
|28||Jul 13, 1990||23||Rene Jacquot||Win *||UD|
|27||Mar 31, 1990||22||John Mugabi||Win *||KO1|
|26||Nov 21, 1989||22||Tony Montgomery||Win||UD|
|25||Oct 9, 1989||22||Jorge Vaca||Win||SD|
|24||Sep 21, 1989||22||Nathan Dryer||Win||KO4|
|23||Jul 30, 1989||22||Julian Jackson||Loss *||TKO2|
|22||Mar 28, 1989||21||Buster Drayton||Win||UD|
|21||Dec 9, 1988||21||Steve Little||Win||TKO6|
|20||Oct 18, 1988||21||Gilbert Baptist||Win||UD|
|19||Aug 12, 1988||21||Quincy Taylor||Win||UD|
|18||Mar 28, 1988||20||Clayton Hires||Win||KO2|
|17||Feb 3, 1988||20||Richard Aguirre||Win||TKO3|
|16||Jan 21, 1988||20||Roman Nunez||Win||KO1|
|15||Nov 25, 1987||20||Joe Walker||Loss||DQ|
|14||Sep 4, 1987||20||Edward Neblett||Win||TKO6|
|13||Aug 13, 1987||20||Derrick Kelly||Loss||UD|
|12||May 27, 1987||19||Nathan Dryer||Win||TKO3|
|11||Apr 3, 1987||19||Sergio Nieto Rayos||Win||TKO1|
|10||Mar 26, 1987||19||Mauro Veronica||Win||KO2|
|9||Mar 16, 1987||19||Tino Leon||Win||KO1|
|8||Feb 26, 1987||19||Dick Green||Win||KO1|
|7||Mar 5, 1987||19||Gilbert Baptist||Win||UD|
|6||Dec 3, 1986||19||Lang McGowan||Win||PTS|
|5||Nov 21, 1986||19||Carlos Gutierrez||Win||UD|
|4||Oct 7, 1986||19||Daryl Colquitt||Win||KO4|
|3||Sep 25, 1986||19||George Murphy||Win||PTS|
|2||Aug 13, 1986||19||Carlos Gutierrez||Win||UD|
|1||Aug 2, 1986||19||Jose Luis Cordova||Win||KO1|
* World-title fight
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 "Terry Norris World Titles".
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 and 9 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list Norris' fights refer to "All of Terry Norris' fights".
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.
Norris was a super-welterweight world champion. He has held four world titles at the super-welterweight weight division, all four of which were lineal championship wins.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
|Super-welterweight||WBC 3x, IBF|