1995-03-18 Orlin Norris w pts 12 Adolpho Washington, Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - WBA
1995-03-18 Orlin Norris w pts 12 Adolpho Washington, Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - WBA. Referee: Hubert Earle. Scorecards: 115-114, 115-114, 115-114. Yet again Washington (190) lost a title challenge that could have gone either way, this time when up against Norris (190), who was often outworked and unable find a finishing blow. In fact it was Washington who landed some of the heavier shots of the fight and by the sixth it looked as though he was taking over as Norris’ work rate dropped. Boxing cleverly, Washington was making life tough for Norris and even with his left eye swelling up in the ninth and fast tiring he was still right in the fight. Although Norris made up some ground in the tenth and 11th it was still desperately close and at the final bell it was too tight to guess.