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Dick Tiger boxer

Dick Tiger image
Status inactive
Age 42
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1952-01-01
Born 1929-08-14
Death 1971-12-15
Nationality Nigeria
Residence Amaigbo, Nigeria
bouts
82
won
60
lost
19
draw
3
bouts
82
won
60
lost
19
draw
3
Status inactive
Age 42
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1952-01-01
Born 1929-08-14
Death 1971-12-15
Nationality Nigeria
Residence Amaigbo, Nigeria

Tiger emigrated to Liverpool, England to pursue his boxing career and later to the United States. Tiger was an ethnic Igbo and served as a Lieutenant in the Biafran army during the Nigerian Civil War, primarily training soldiers in hand to hand combat.Tiger was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991. The Ring magazine named him Fighter of the Year in 1962 and 1965, while the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) named him Fighter of the Year in 1962 and 1966. In 2002, Tiger was voted by The Ring magazine as the 31st greatest fighter of the last 80 years.

Tiger emigrated to Liverpool, England to pursue his boxing career and later to the United States. Tiger was an ethnic Igbo and served as a Lieutenant in the Biafran army during the Nigerian Civil War, primarily training soldiers in hand to hand combat.Tiger was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991. The Ring magazine named him Fighter of the Year in 1962 and 1965, while the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) named him Fighter of the Year in 1962 and 1966. In 2002, Tiger was voted by The Ring magazine as the 31st greatest fighter of the last 80 years.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 15, 1970 Emile Griffith WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 14, 1969 Andy Kendall WWWLWD Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
May 26, 1969 Nino Benvenuti WWWWDW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 25, 1968 Frank DePaula LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
May 24, 1968 Bob Foster WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Nov. 17, 1967 Roger Rouse WWWWWW Convention Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 16, 1967 Jose Torres WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 5, 1967 Abraham Tomica Mile One Park, Port Harcourt World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 16, 1966 Jose Torres WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Light Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 25, 1966 Emile Griffith WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 18, 1966 Peter Mueller WWWWWL Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
KO
Oct. 21, 1965 Joey Giardello WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 20, 1965 Rubin Carter LLWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
March 12, 1965 Juan Carlos Rivero WWLLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 16, 1964 Joey Archer WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Split-decision
Sept. 11, 1964 Don Fullmer LWLLDW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Unanimous decision
July 31, 1964 Jose Gonzalez WWLLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1963 Joey Giardello WLWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City World Boxing Association World Middleweight

World Boxing Council World Middleweight

LOSS
Points
Aug. 10, 1963 Gene Fullmer DWWWLD Liberty Stadium, Ibadan World Boxing Association World Middleweight

vacant World Boxing Council World Middleweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 23, 1963 Gene Fullmer WDWWWL Convention Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Association World Middleweight

DRAW
Points
Oct. 23, 1962 Gene Fullmer DWDWWW Candlestick Park, San Francisco vacant World Boxing Association World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 31, 1962 Henry Hank WWWDLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 20, 1962 Florentino Fernandez WLWWWL Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 16, 1961 William Pickett WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
May 15, 1961 Hank Casey WWLWLW Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans WIN
Split-decision
April 15, 1961 Spider Webb WWWWLW St. Nicholas Arena, New York WIN
KO
Feb. 18, 1961 Gene Armstrong WLWLDW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 30, 1960 Wilf Greaves WWLLWL Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 22, 1960 Wilf Greaves WWWWLL Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight

LOSS
Split-decision
April 1, 1960 Victor Zalazar DWLWWW Arena, Boston WIN
Majority decision
Feb. 24, 1960 Gene Armstrong WWWWLW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 30, 1959 Holly Mims LLWWLL Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Majority decision
Nov. 4, 1959 Joey Giardello LLWWWL Arena, Cleveland LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 30, 1959 Joey Giardello LLLWWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 2, 1959 Gene Armstrong WWWWWW Convention Hall, Camden WIN
Points
July 17, 1959 Rory Calhoun WLWWLD War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse LOSS
Split-decision
June 5, 1959 Rory Calhoun WWLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York DRAW
Points
May 12, 1959 Randy Sandy LDLWLW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Points
March 19, 1959 Randy Sandy LLDLWL The Stadium, Liverpool LOSS
Points
Oct. 14, 1958 Yolande Pompey LWDLLW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Points
June 24, 1958 Spider Webb WWWWLW Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington LOSS
Points
May 1, 1958 Billy Ellaway WWWWLW The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
Technical knockout
March 27, 1958 Pat McAteer WWWDWD The Stadium, Liverpool Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 25, 1958 Johnny Read DWWLWW Harringay Arena, Harringay Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 3, 1958 Jimmy Lynas WLWWWW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Jan. 13, 1958 Jean Ruellet LLLLWL City Hall, Hull Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 28, 1957 Paddy Delargy WDLLLW Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham Commonwealth (British Empire) Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 11, 1957 Pat McAteer WLLWWW Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff DRAW
Points
Oct. 21, 1957 Jean Claude Poisson LDLLLD Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff WIN
Points
Sept. 9, 1957 Phil Edwards WWWWWW Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff WIN
Points
July 25, 1957 Alan Dean LDLLLW The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
Points
July 15, 1957 Willie Armstrong LWLWLW Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool LOSS
Points
June 4, 1957 Marius Dori DDWWLD Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Technical knockout
May 14, 1957 Terry Downes WW Town Hall, Shoreditch WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1957 Johnny Read WLWDWW National Sporting Club, Piccadilly WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 9, 1956 Alan Dean WWLLLW Tower Circus, Blackpool WIN
Points
Oct. 18, 1956 Alan Dean LWWLLL The Stadium, Liverpool LOSS
Points
July 2, 1956 Jimmy Lynas WWLWWW Tower Circus, Blackpool WIN
Points
May 28, 1956 Wally Scott DWWWLD Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool WIN
Technical knockout
May 10, 1956 Alan Dean LWLWWL The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
Points
May 3, 1956 Dennis Rowley LLDLLW The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
KO
March 22, 1956 George Roe LLWWWW The Stadium, Liverpool LOSS
Points
March 1, 1956 Jimmy Lynas DDLWWL Tower Circus, Blackpool LOSS
Points
Jan. 27, 1956 Gerry McNally WWWDWW Tower Circus, Blackpool LOSS
Points
Dec. 8, 1955 Alan Dean WLLWLW The Stadium, Liverpool LOSS
Points
Aug. 31, 1955 Bolaji Johnson Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos WIN
Points
May 1, 1955 John Ama Lagos WIN
KO
Jan. 31, 1955 Raheem Fagbemi Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos WIN
Points
Jan. 1, 1955 Koko Kid L Amaigbo WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1954 Peter Okpara Lagos WIN
KO
July 18, 1954 Super Human Power Rex Cinema Hall, Aba WIN
Points
June 12, 1954 Mighty Joe Rex Cinema Hall, Aba WIN
Points
Feb. 1, 1954 Robert Nwanne Lagos WIN
KO
Jan. 29, 1954 Tommy West WLWW Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos LOSS
Points
May 20, 1953 Tommy West WLW African Tennis Club, Lagos Nigerian Middleweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Feb. 1, 1953 Simon Eme L Lagos WIN
Points
Jan. 30, 1953 Blackie Power WW Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos WIN
Points
Jan. 1, 1953 Lion Ring Lagos WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1952 Tommy West Rex Cinema Hall, Lagos LOSS
Points
Oct. 1, 1952 Easy Dynamite Port Harcourt WIN
KO
Sept. 1, 1952 Koko Kid Port Harcourt WIN
Points
Jan. 1, 1952 Simon Eme Aba WIN
KO