1997-12-06 Keith Mullings w rsc 9 Terry Norris, Boardwalk Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC

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1997-12-06 Keith Mullings w rsc 9 Terry Norris, Boardwalk Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC. Referee: Tony Perez. Getting another opportunity to win a title following his excellent showing against Raul Marquez three months earlier, Mullings (153½) took full advantage when blasting the champion to defeat in the ninth round. There was no real hint of what was to come during the opening four rounds, Norris (154) seeming to have things well in hand even if he was not at his best. Although Mullings came on to win the fifth, Norris handed out a boxing lesson in the sixth. Things changed in the seventh when Mullings got home with several solid blows, and in the eighth as the pair traded Norris was suddenly dropped by a straight right to the jaw. Badly hurt, Norris was in dire trouble when the bell came to his aid. Even though he came out for the ninth, with Mullings throwing punches like there was no tomorrow there was only going to be one ending. Almost out on his feet, the brave Norris was finally put out of his misery when rescued by the referee after 51 seconds