On this Day: Simon Brown stuns the boxing world when he KOs Terry Norris


Terry Norris was among the best in the sport when he walked head-first into Simon Brown

SIMON BROWN w ko 4 TERRY NORRIS
Dec 18, 1993; Estadio Cuauhtemoc, Puebla, Mexico
TERRY NORRIS was among the best fighters in the sport and was universally expected to dominate Simon Brown on the undercard of Julio Cesar Chavez-Andy Holligan just before Christmas in 1993. Ten challengers had tried and failed to wrest the WBC 154lbs title from Norris. Brown, though, was different from the rest. He dropped Norris with a jab in the opening round before staggering him the second. Norris, ever the warrior, refused to learn the lessons. Though he was wobbled again in the third, the bloodied mouth of Brown convinced him to keep motoring ahead. The challenger put the finishing touch to the Upset of the Year with a savage right hand that dropped Norris for the full count in the fourth.

DID YOU KNOW? The bout was originally scheduled for September. But the fight was called off just hours beforehand when Brown was rushed to hospital complaining of dizziness. An ear infection was later blamed for the problem.



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