Even when he is not in training for a bout, he comes to the big yellow barn six days a week to work out.
"He's sacrificed more than anybody else we've had up here
," Sanchez said. "It's like he says, 'I can enjoy things afterward.' "

By his own admission, Norris frequently pushes himself too much. In preparation for Leonard, he is sparring 12 rounds every other day and lifting weights, something considered a taboo in the fight game.

"I have a tendency to work myself too much," he conceded. "I don't see myself that way, but they do. I am a workaholic, and they have to slow me down, but that's typical of me. I look at all my opponents as great fighters, and I always want to be at my best for them. I don't want to have an excuse."

"Beating Leonard, you don't have any idea what it would mean to me," he said. "My title is at stake, but the respect from everybody in the whole world is at stake, too. That's what I want -- the respect -- so that when I walk outside, people will know who I am, not see me as just a shadow.
"Right now, nobody knows me, but I'm the champion. I'm Terry Norris. After this fight, it'll change."

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