"TERRIBLE" TERRY NORRIS CONFIRMED FOR INAUGURAL BOX FAN EXPO
Press Release: Former world junior middleweight champion "Terrible" Terry Norris will appear and have a booth to meet and greet his fans at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the inaugural Box Fan Expo that will take place September 13th from 10 am to 6 pm, the same day that Floyd Mayweather Jr. face each other in a rematch that will also take place in Las Vegas.
Norris bypassed a baseball career for one in the boxing ring, amassing a stellar 291-4 amateur record. He turned pro in 1986 and defeated Quincy Taylor and Steve Little on his way up. In 1989, he challenged hard-punching Julian Jackson for the WBA title, but was halted in the second round.
The resilient Norris bounced back to score a one-round knockout over John "The Beast" Mugabi for the WBC junior middleweight belt. An impressive string of ten successful defenses followed, including wins over Donald Curry, Jorge Castro, Carl Daniels, Meldrick Taylor, Maurice Blocker, Troy Waters and Sugar Ray Leonard. In his eleventh title defense, Norris was upset by Simon Brown via fourth-round TKO, but regained the title with a twelve-round decision in the rematch six months later.
Norris hung up his gloves in 1997 after a glorious and spectacular career with a 47-9 record. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota in 2005.
"I'm excited about the Box Fan Expo. I'm happy to be involved and see all the fans. I think it's a good idea to keep retired Boxers in the loop and keep their brand alive. I never realize before how important it was to keep my brand in the public eye, and the Boxing Expo will help me do that," said Norris, who will have merchandise to sell to his fans, as well as photos and memorabilia.
Every year, one of the biggest boxing weekends of the year is Mexican Independence Day. In 2014, that weekend has just got bigger, better and more fan accessible with the announcement of the first-ever Box Fan Expo.
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Box Fan Expo was created to promote the entire boxing industry and to allow fans to celebrate, meet and greet their favorite boxers and boxing celebrities. The event will feature boxing legends, today's superstars, Hall of Famers, future prospects and the stars of today all under one roof.
The event will also feature major promoters, ring card girls, sanctioning organizations as well as trainers, referees, commentators and announcers. Anyone that directly or indirectly represents the sport of boxing will have a chance to showcase themselves to the boxing fans and whole industry. Also in attendance will be exhibitors, sponsors, television broadcasters and media.
Box Fan Expo will also feature different activities such as autograph sessions, photo ops, weigh in, face off with your favorite fighters and buy merchandise.
Throughout the next several weeks, there will be weekly updates on the many stars that have already committed their appearance at the Box Fan Expo.
For anyone in the industry who would like to be involved and reserve a booth, contact Box Fan Expo at:(702) 997-2099 or (514) 572-7222