1995-03-18 Orlin Norris w pts 12 Adolpho Washington, Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - WBA

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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). In fact it was Washington who landed some of the heavier shots of the fight, looking as though he was taking over in the sixth 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, with it still being desperately close at the final bell it was too tight to guess.