Classic Biofile: Terry Norris


Status: Three-time Super Welterweight champion boxed as a pro from 1986-1998. Retired with a record of 47-9 (31 KO’s).

Ht: 5-9 Wt: 154

DOB: June 17, 1967 In: Lubbock, TX

Nicknames: “T-Bone, Terrible, Tino.”

Childhood Heroes: “Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Reggie Jackson, J.R. Richard – great players, great people.”

Hobbies/Interests: “Bowling, time with family.”

Favorite Movies: “Scarface, The Godfather, The Joe Louis Story.”

Favorite TV Shows: “In Living Color, Martin, Def Comedy Jam. I don’t watch a lot of TV.”

Musical Tastes: “Rap, country, everything, I think my favorite is Michael Jackson.”

First Job: “Grocery store bagger (age 17).”

First Car: “1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supersport. I remember it perfectly, all the good times I had in it. My mom and dad bought it for me.”

All-Time Favorite Boxer: “Sugar Ray Leonard – I believe he’s a great man and a great fighter.”

All-Time Favorite Fight: “Ali-Frazier I.”

Favorite Meal: “Italian.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Chocolate.”

Pre-Fight Meal: “Pancakes in the morning, pasta/lasagna with beef sauce, iced tea, lemonade.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “Knocking out John Mugabi (’90 in Tampa) and beating Ray Leonard (New York). I think the Leonard fight brought me to another level.”

Favorite Boxers To Watch: “Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker, Riddick Bowe, Orlin Norris, and myself.”

Childhood Ambition: “To be a private investigator. A lot of people tell me I’m nosy.”

Little Known Fact: “I like pickles, potato chips and Milky Ways.”

Favorite Sport Other Than Boxing: “Football.”

Favorite Sport To Play Other Than Boxing: “Baseball.”

Favorite Vacation Spot: “Jamaica.”

Last Halloween Costume: “Bart Simpson.”

Favorite City: “Atlanta. It just seems to be together more. California seems a little segregated.”

(This Biofile interview was done by phone in 1994.)

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