Terry Norris
Terry Norris
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4-Time World Champion Terry Norris bypassed a baseball career for one in the Boxing ring, amassing a stellar 291-4 amateur record. "Terrible" Terry turned pro in 1986 and defeated Quincy Taylor before his TKO win against Steve Little for the NABF junior middleweight title. In 1989 he challenged the hard-punching Julian Jackson for the WBA title, but was halted in the second round. The resilient Norris bounced back to score a sensational one-round kayo over John "The Beast" Mugabi for the WBC junior middleweight belt. An impressive string of 10 successful defenses followed, including wins over Donald Curry, Jorge Castro, Carl Daniels, Meldrick Taylor, Maurice Blocker, Troy Waters and Sugar Ray Leonard. In his11th title defense, he was upset by Simon Brown via 4th round TKO, but regained the title with a 12-round decision in the rematch six months later. "Terry Norris hung up his gloves in 1997 after a glorious and spectacular career, with a 47-9 (31 KOs) pro ledger. Terry Norris was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota in 2005.



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