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Art Tucker boxer

Art Tucker image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 6″/198cm
Reach 79″/201cm
Debut 1981-03-13
Born 1952-01-29
Nationality USA
Residence Newark, New Jersey, USA
bouts
27
won
21
lost
5
draw
1
bouts
27
won
21
lost
5
draw
1
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 6″/198cm
Reach 79″/201cm
Debut 1981-03-13
Born 1952-01-29
Nationality USA
Residence Newark, New Jersey, USA

He started boxing while incarcerated in Rahway State Prison, N.J. for 12 years. Art Tucker, nicknamed Big, launched his career after being released in 1987 with 15 wins in a row. At one point during this time, he was rumored to be a possible opponent for heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, but this fight never materialized. Since 1989 he suffered severe losses to Riddick Bowe, Tommy Morrison and Tim Witherspoon. He ultimately retired in 1993 after a win against Mark Young. His record in 27 professional fights shows 21 wins (15 K.O.), 5 losses (5 K.O.) and 1 draw. For some time he was trained by Teddy Atlas, who also coached former heavyweight world-champion Michael Moorer.Tucker is currently an employee of the Newark Housing Authority, Newark N.J.

He started boxing while incarcerated in Rahway State Prison, N.J. for 12 years. Art Tucker, nicknamed Big, launched his career after being released in 1987 with 15 wins in a row. At one point during this time, he was rumored to be a possible opponent for heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, but this fight never materialized. Since 1989 he suffered severe losses to Riddick Bowe, Tommy Morrison and Tim Witherspoon. He ultimately retired in 1993 after a win against Mark Young. His record in 27 professional fights shows 21 wins (15 K.O.), 5 losses (5 K.O.) and 1 draw. For some time he was trained by Teddy Atlas, who also coached former heavyweight world-champion Michael Moorer.Tucker is currently an employee of the Newark Housing Authority, Newark N.J.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
April 7, 1993 Mark Young LLWWDW Robert Treat Hotel, Newark WIN
Points
Aug. 1, 1992 Alexander Zolkin WWWWWW Ohio Center, Columbus LOSS
KO
May 14, 1992 Tommy Morrison WWLWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 3, 1991 Kevin Poindexter LLLLLL Memphis WIN
KO
Sept. 10, 1991 Tim Witherspoon WWWWWW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia USBA Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 9, 1991 J.B. Williamson WWWLLL Essex County College, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 2, 1990 Elijah Tillery WWWWWW Knickerbocker Arena, Albany WIN
Unanimous decision
July 8, 1990 Riddick Bowe WWWWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
May 8, 1990 Marselles Brown WWWWLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Sept. 11, 1989 Kimmuel Odum WWLWW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
KO
June 8, 1989 Andrew Stokes LWWLLW Trump Castle, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 21, 1989 Lucious Kirkley WWLLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 10, 1988 Mark Young LLLWWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 8, 1988 Eddie Gonzales LLLWWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
Aug. 11, 1988 Andre Crowder DLLWWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
June 16, 1988 Gary Lightbourne LWWLLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
April 30, 1988 John Morton LWLLLL Staten Island WIN
Technical knockout
March 6, 1988 Bruce Johnson WLDLLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
Feb. 20, 1988 Jeff May WL Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
KO
Feb. 12, 1988 Darnell Jackson Meadowlands Sheraton, East Rutherford WIN
KO
Jan. 21, 1988 Rick Hoard Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 18, 1987 Bruce Johnson LLWLDL Cobo Hall, Detroit WIN
Majority decision
Oct. 20, 1987 Robbie Robinson LWWLLW Swingo´s, Cleveland WIN
KO
Sept. 23, 1987 Vinnie Dell WLD Hilton, Secaucus WIN
KO
Aug. 4, 1987 Mike Jones WWWW Omni New Daisy Theater, Memphis WIN
KO
Aug. 10, 1981 Dwight Triplett DWWLL Rahway State Prison, Woodbridge Township WIN
Points
March 13, 1981 Johnny Warr WLLLLL Rahway State Prison, Woodbridge Township DRAW
Points