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Elijah Tillery boxer

Elijah Tillery image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2½″/189cm
Reach 78″/198cm
Debut 1980-10-23
Born 1957-08-08
Nationality USA
Residence Staten Island, New York, USA
bouts
30
won
23
lost
7
draw
0
bouts
30
won
23
lost
7
draw
0
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2½″/189cm
Reach 78″/198cm
Debut 1980-10-23
Born 1957-08-08
Nationality USA
Residence Staten Island, New York, USA

Born in Staten Island, NY, Tillery had an amateur record of 45-2.Tillery turned professional in 1980 and was a hard punching journeyman heavyweight during his career. He is best known for his two fights against Riddick Bowe in 1991. His first fight with Bowe is known for its bizarre conclusion. Bowe dominated the first round and dropped Tillery. After the round ended, Tillery walked toward Bowe and taunted him, and Bowe responded by punching Tillery. Tillery then landed several kicks on Bowe, and Bowe then unleashed a flurry of punches on Tillery as Tillery lay on the ropes. Bowe's trainer, Rock Newman, then grabbed Tillery and pulled him over the ropes as Bowe continued to throw punches. Tillery somersaulted over the ropes and was quickly detained by security. After order was restored and the fighters returned to the ring, Tillery and Bowe continued a war of words, and there continued to be minor incidents as the ring was cleared. Tillery was disqualified for the kicks with Bowe getting the win, much to the surprise of the television announcers.

Born in Staten Island, NY, Tillery had an amateur record of 45-2.Tillery turned professional in 1980 and was a hard punching journeyman heavyweight during his career. He is best known for his two fights against Riddick Bowe in 1991. His first fight with Bowe is known for its bizarre conclusion. Bowe dominated the first round and dropped Tillery. After the round ended, Tillery walked toward Bowe and taunted him, and Bowe responded by punching Tillery. Tillery then landed several kicks on Bowe, and Bowe then unleashed a flurry of punches on Tillery as Tillery lay on the ropes. Bowe's trainer, Rock Newman, then grabbed Tillery and pulled him over the ropes as Bowe continued to throw punches. Tillery somersaulted over the ropes and was quickly detained by security. After order was restored and the fighters returned to the ring, Tillery and Bowe continued a war of words, and there continued to be minor incidents as the ring was cleared. Tillery was disqualified for the kicks with Bowe getting the win, much to the surprise of the television announcers.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Sept. 14, 1993 James Smith WLLWWW Harrah's Casino Hotel, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1991 Riddick Bowe WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 1991 Riddick Bowe WWWWWW Convention Center, Washington vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Heavyweight

LOSS
DQ
Nov. 2, 1990 Art Tucker WWWLWL Knickerbocker Arena, Albany LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 17, 1990 William Morris LLWLWD Quality Inn Hotel, Newark WIN
Majority decision
July 8, 1990 Fred Whitaker WWWWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
May 8, 1990 Mike Dixon WWWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
June 15, 1987 Dorcy Gaymon LWWLWL Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 23, 1986 Mike Cohen LWWWLL Cumberland County Auditorium, Fayetteville WIN
KO
July 11, 1986 David Jaco WLLLLL Stevensville Hotel, Swan Lake WIN
KO
May 31, 1986 Wesley Smith DLLLWL JB's Theatre, Albany WIN
Technical knockout
April 5, 1986 Rodney Frazier WWWLWL Coliseum Theatre, Latham WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1984 Anthony Davis WWWWLW Las Vegas NABF Cruiserweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 9, 1983 William Hosea WWWLLW Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 15, 1983 Louis Alexander WDLWLW Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
Nov. 10, 1982 Charles Vanderhall LWLWWL Colonie Coliseum, Latham WIN
KO
March 13, 1982 Alfonzo Ratliff WWWWWL Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 11, 1982 Henry Patterson LLLLWL Golden Eagle Caterers, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 7, 1981 Quadir Muntaqim WLLDDW Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 24, 1981 Eddie Smith LWWLLW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
June 25, 1981 Kid Samson LWDLLL New Westcester Town Hall, Tarrytown WIN
Points
May 11, 1981 Fred Brown WDLLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
March 18, 1981 Milton Hopkins LLLLL Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
KO
March 8, 1981 Johnny Pitts L Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1981 Austin Johnson LLL Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 18, 1981 Calvin Langston LWLLLL Westchester County Center, White Plains WIN
KO
Feb. 7, 1981 Kid Samson LLLLWD Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Points
Jan. 7, 1981 Kasim Stephenson Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 12, 1980 Austin Johnson LL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 23, 1980 Gerald Hardy Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO