1996-09-07 Terry Norris w rsc 5 Alex Rios, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC/IBF

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1996-09-07 [[Terry Norris]] w rsc 5 [[Alex Rios]], MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC/IBF. Referee: Mills Lane. Having taken a good look at his southpaw challenger, Norris (153) began to warm to the task and several times in the third round it looked like he was going to have his man over. Norris moved up a gear in the fourth, getting on his toes and looking to draw Rios (153½) on to him, and had the latter over for ‘five’ after finding him with a heavy left hook-left uppercut combination. By now Rios was walking through the punches to get his own off and although he stunned Norris briefly in the fifth, he was eventually pinned in a corner and rescued by the referee on the 2.08 mark when not fighting back.   
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1996-09-07 [[Terry Norris]] w rsc 5 [[Alex Rios]], MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC/IBF. Referee: Mills Lane. Having taken a good look at his southpaw challenger Norris (153) began to warm to the task, and several times in the third round it looked like he was going to have his man over. Norris moved up a gear in the fourth, getting on his toes while looking to draw Rios (153½) on to him. Following that, he put Rios down for ‘five’ after finding him with a heavy left hook-left uppercut combination. With Rios now walking through the punches to get his own off, although he stunned Norris briefly in the fifth he was eventually pinned in a corner and rescued by the referee on the 2.08 mark when not fighting back.   
  
 
[[Category: 1996 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1996 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Junior Middleweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Junior Middleweight Division]]

Latest revision as of 08:51, 11 June 2013

1996-09-07 Terry Norris w rsc 5 Alex Rios, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC/IBF. Referee: Mills Lane. Having taken a good look at his southpaw challenger Norris (153) began to warm to the task, and several times in the third round it looked like he was going to have his man over. Norris moved up a gear in the fourth, getting on his toes while looking to draw Rios (153½) on to him. Following that, he put Rios down for ‘five’ after finding him with a heavy left hook-left uppercut combination. With Rios now walking through the punches to get his own off, although he stunned Norris briefly in the fifth he was eventually pinned in a corner and rescued by the referee on the 2.08 mark when not fighting back.

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