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Henry Tillman boxer

Henry Tillman image
Status inactive
Division cruiserweight
Height 6′ 3″/191cm
Reach 77½″/197cm
Debut 1984-12-07
Born 1960-08-01
Nationality USA
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA
bouts
31
won
25
lost
6
draw
0
bouts
31
won
25
lost
6
draw
0
Status inactive
Division cruiserweight
Height 6′ 3″/191cm
Reach 77½″/197cm
Debut 1984-12-07
Born 1960-08-01
Nationality USA
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA

Tillman twice defeated Mike Tyson as an amateur, winning both bouts via close decisions. Tillman went on to win heavyweight gold at the Los Angeles Olympics against highly touted Canadian boxer Willie de Wit.Tillman turned pro in 1984 as a cruiserweight and had a disappointing professional career, primarily due to a weak chin. In 1986, he was knocked down twice and upset by Bert Cooper via a decision. However, in 1987 he was able to secure a shot at WBA Cruiserweight Title holder Evander Holyfield. Holyfield dropped Tillman three times en route to a 7th-round TKO, according to WBA rules. Tillman later lost to Willie DeWitt in a rematch of their 1984 Heavyweight Olympic Final bout. In 1990, he took on Mike Tyson in Tyson's comeback bout after his loss to James "Buster" Douglas. Tyson knocked him out in the first round. He finished his professional career with a record of 25-6-0 with 16 knockouts.

Tillman twice defeated Mike Tyson as an amateur, winning both bouts via close decisions. Tillman went on to win heavyweight gold at the Los Angeles Olympics against highly touted Canadian boxer Willie de Wit.Tillman turned pro in 1984 as a cruiserweight and had a disappointing professional career, primarily due to a weak chin. In 1986, he was knocked down twice and upset by Bert Cooper via a decision. However, in 1987 he was able to secure a shot at WBA Cruiserweight Title holder Evander Holyfield. Holyfield dropped Tillman three times en route to a 7th-round TKO, according to WBA rules. Tillman later lost to Willie DeWitt in a rematch of their 1984 Heavyweight Olympic Final bout. In 1990, he took on Mike Tyson in Tyson's comeback bout after his loss to James "Buster" Douglas. Tyson knocked him out in the first round. He finished his professional career with a record of 25-6-0 with 16 knockouts.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Sept. 15, 1992 Terry Davis LWWLWW War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale NBA Continental Americas Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
April 21, 1992 Eddie Taylor WLLLLL Downtown Hyatt, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
March 26, 1992 Mark Lee LLDWLW Marriott Hotel, Irvine WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 29, 1990 Rick Kellar LLLLLL Wing's Stadium, Kalamazoo WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 26, 1990 Lynwood Jones WLLWWL Days Inn South, Daytona Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 30, 1990 Danny Blake LLWLLL Daytona Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
June 16, 1990 Mike Tyson WWWWWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas LOSS
KO
Feb. 17, 1990 Tim Morrison DLWLWW Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 30, 1990 Gerardo Valero WLWLLL Country Club, Reseda WIN
KO
Dec. 9, 1989 Danny Wofford WLLLWL Jackie Robinson Ball Park, Daytona Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
March 29, 1988 Willie de Wit WLWWWW Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 20, 1987 Dwain Bonds LWLLDW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 22, 1987 Danny Sutton WLLWL Township Auditorium, Columbia WIN
KO
July 11, 1987 Kevin P Porter WWWLLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
June 7, 1987 Woody Clark LLDLWL Civic Center, Providence WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 14, 1987 Evander Holyfield WWWWWW Bally's Hotel & Casino, Goldwyn Balroom, Reno World Boxing Association World Cruiserweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 26, 1986 Stanley Ross LLLLL Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 17, 1986 Tyrone Booze WDLLWL Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 24, 1986 Oscar Holman WLWLLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 19, 1986 Cedric Parsons WWWLWW Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
KO
June 15, 1986 Bert Cooper WWWWLW Trump Casino Hotel, Atlantic City NABF Cruiserweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 22, 1986 Bash Ali WWWWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas NABF Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 4, 1986 Reggie Gross LWLWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 2, 1986 Sylvester Lee WWLLLW Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 18, 1985 Richard Scott WDWWLL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 11, 1985 Larry Phelps WLWLWW Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood WIN
Technical knockout
June 30, 1985 Leroy Caldwell WLLLLL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Points
May 12, 1985 John Williams LLLLLD Oil Palace, Tyler WIN
Technical knockout
April 18, 1985 Andre Crowder LWW Harrah's Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 5, 1985 Mickey Pryor LLWWWD Dallas Convention Center, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1984 Uriah Grant W Houston WIN
Technical knockout