1995-09-16 Terry Norris w rsc 9 David Gonzalez, Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC
1995-09-16 Terry Norris w rsc 9 David Gonzalez, Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Richard Steele. In the ring again just 26 days after regaining the title, Norris (151) was surprisingly sluggish when defending against Gonzalez (152) and after having the latter over with a booming right in the first round he failed to follow up. Again, in the fourth, Norris had Gonzalez down twice, only to let his man off the hook before really opening up in the ninth. On several occasions the tough Gonzalez had looked a beaten man, but this time there was no reprieve as Norris bombarded him with heavy blows from both hands and with just one second of the session remaining the referee came to his rescue. Gonzalez had given of his best, but with blood pouring from his nose, which was feared to be broken, and badly swollen eyes the ending didn’t come a moment too soon. The general feeling was that, regardless of the result, Norris, who allowed himself to be pushed over five or six times, was a fighter in decline.