Re: Trinidad vs. Norris at JMW
Both had good power, Norris was well conditioned but Trinidad was a little better conditioned IMO, neither had granite chins, Norris was faster and more elusive.
Norris was 47-6 (31) overall and 19-4 (14) in World Title Fights when he defended his JMW World title vs. Keith Mullings. Norris had been stopped twice... once by Julian Jackson LKOby2 and once by Simon Brown, LKOby4. Julian Jackson could knock any **** in the dirt with one punch, Norris got better after this fight, no doubt. Brown landed a perfectly placed shot on Norris and got a big win, Norris won a clear decision over Brown in their rematch.
Three of the losses were by DQ... LDQ1 Joe Walker and two DQs to Luis Santana who did an acting job on the level of Gregory Peck both times, LDQ5 and LDQ3. He stopped Santana in 2 rounds in their 3rd fight. His first loss was a close decision to Derrick Kelly in his 13th fight.
Norris lost to Jackson in July of 1989. He had already beat Quincy Taylor W10, Gilbert Baptiste W10, Seve Little KO6, and Buster Drayton W12 but had yet to peak IMO. After Jackson he won 15 in a row (10 by KO) including wins over Jorge Vaca W10, John Mugabi KO1, Ray Leonard W12, Donald Curry KO8, Jorge Castro W12, Carl Daniels KO9, Meldrick Taylor KO4, and Maurice Blocker KO2 (Trinidad did the same to Blocker 4 months later) among others. Norris also beat Paul Vaden W12 and Vincent Pettway KO8.
At almost 5'10" Norris was just a little shorter than Trinidad with a slightly shorter reach. They were both strong at JMW.
Trinidad was a WW World Champ before winning a World Title at JMW. He beat the likes of Blocker, Anthony Stephens KO10, Camacho W12, Campas KO4, Carr KO8, and Sweet Pea W12. He was clearly outboxed by DeLaHoya but got the win anyway.
At JMW he beat David Reid W12 and Fernando Vargas KO12 before moving up to MW. At this point Trinidad had been down 6 or 7 times but was still undefeated (despite the DeLaHoya fight).
Trinidad 2000 vs. Norris 1991-92? I'll take Norris by late round KO but it's a great fight prior to the stoppage.