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Tony Tucker boxer

Tony Tucker image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 5″/196cm
Reach 82″/208cm
Debut 1980-11-01
Born 1958-12-27
Nationality USA
Residence Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
bouts
65
won
57
lost
7
draw
0
bouts
65
won
57
lost
7
draw
0
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 5″/196cm
Reach 82″/208cm
Debut 1980-11-01
Born 1958-12-27
Nationality USA
Residence Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Tony Craig Tucker (born December 27, 1958) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 1998. He won the IBF heavyweight title in 1987, and was the shortest-reigning world heavyweight champion, at 64 days. As an amateur, he won the 1979 United States national championships and a gold medal at the 1979 Pan American Games, both in the light heavyweight division.After turning pro in 1980, Tucker's early fights were often shown on NBC, as part of a collection known as "Tomorrow's Champions".

Tony Craig Tucker (born December 27, 1958) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 1998. He won the IBF heavyweight title in 1987, and was the shortest-reigning world heavyweight champion, at 64 days. As an amateur, he won the 1979 United States national championships and a gold medal at the 1979 Pan American Games, both in the light heavyweight division.After turning pro in 1980, Tucker's early fights were often shown on NBC, as part of a collection known as "Tomorrow's Champions".

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 7, 1998 Billy Wright WWWWWW Sam's Town Casino, Tunica WIN
KO
Jan. 31, 1998 John Ruiz WWWWWW Ice Palace, Tampa NABF Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 16, 1997 Jerry Haynes WLLL Music City Mix Factory, Nashville WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1997 Abdul Muhaymin WLWLLL Music City Mix Factory, Nashville WIN
Unanimous decision
June 28, 1997 Herbie Hide WWWLWW Sports Village, Norwich vacant World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1996 Tyrone Campbell WWLWWW Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
KO
June 29, 1996 David Dixon WWWDWW Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio vacant NABF Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 24, 1996 Orlin Norris WWWWLW Richmond Coliseum, Richmond LOSS
Majority decision
Dec. 16, 1995 Henry Akinwande WWWWWW Core States Spectrum, Philadelphia LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 8, 1995 Bruce Seldon WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas vacant World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Dec. 10, 1994 Dan Murphy WLWL Estadio de Beisbol, Monterrey vacant World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 2, 1994 Cecil Coffee WWWWWL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 19, 1994 George Stevens WWWWWL Coliseum, Charlotte WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1993 David Graves WDLLLL Estadio Cuauhtemoc, Puebla WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 1993 Lennox Lewis WWWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 13, 1992 Frankie Swindell LWWWDW Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 7, 1992 Paul Poirier WWWWWL Caesars Tahoe, Stateline WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 12, 1992 Everett Martin LLLLLW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
June 26, 1992 Oliver McCall WLWWWW Cleveland State Convocation Centre, Cleveland NABF Heavyweight

WIN
Split-decision
April 22, 1992 Jesus Contreras WWWWWL Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford WIN
Technical knockout
April 10, 1992 Mike Faulkner WWWLLL El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
Feb. 15, 1992 Kimmuel Odum WLLLL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
June 3, 1991 Orlin Norris WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Split-decision
April 29, 1991 James Ray Thomas LLLWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
Jan. 28, 1991 Lionel Washington LWLLLW Great Western Forum, Inglewood USA California State Heavyweight

WIN
KO
July 19, 1990 Mike Rouse DLLWLL Kingdome, Seattle WIN
Technical knockout
March 8, 1990 Mike Evans WWWLWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 8, 1990 Calvin Jones WWWWWL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 1989 Dino Homsey WWWWLL Sports Arena, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Aug. 1, 1987 Mike Tyson WWWWWW Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 30, 1987 James Douglas WWLWWW Las Vegas Hilton, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 26, 1986 James Broad WWLWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City vacant USBA Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 7, 1986 Otis Bates WLLLLL Houston vacant USBA Heavyweight

WIN
KO
July 10, 1986 Eddie Richardson LLWLWL Marriot Brookhollow, Houston vacant USBA Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 27, 1986 Eddie Richardson WLLWLW Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 19, 1985 David Jaco WLWLWL Stade Louis II, Fontvieille WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1985 Bobby Crabtree LWWWLW Civic Center, Hammond WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 2, 1984 Danny Sutton LWWLLL Americana Congress Hotel, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 24, 1984 O T Davis WLLWL Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
KO
Sept. 22, 1984 Jimmy Young WWLLLL Gerald R Ford Fieldhouse, Grand Rapids WIN
Unanimous decision
June 15, 1984 Eddie Lopez WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
KO
May 9, 1984 Dave Johnson LLLLLL Bismarck Hotel, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
April 19, 1984 Walter Santemore WLWLLL Cobo Hall, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
March 15, 1984 Sam Jeter Americana Congress Hotel, Chicago WIN
KO
Feb. 24, 1984 Larry Givens LLLLLL Americana Congress Hotel, Chicago WIN
KO
Dec. 20, 1983 James Dixon LLLLLL Americana Congress Hotel, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 1, 1983 Lynwood Jones LLWLLL DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
KO
Nov. 7, 1983 James Holley W DiVinci Manor, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 12, 1982 Danny Sutton WWWLWW Hyatt Regency Hotel, Nashville
NC
July 8, 1982 Richard Cade WWWWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
June 30, 1982 Lupe Guerra WWLWLD War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse WIN
Technical knockout
June 15, 1982 James Dixon LLLLDL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Points
June 5, 1982 Charles Atlas LLLLLW War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester WIN
Technical knockout
May 18, 1982 Grady Daniels LLWLLL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 17, 1981 Frank Farmer W Traverse City WIN
KO
Sept. 16, 1981 Harvey Steichen LWWLLW Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 22, 1981 Jerry Hunter DLLLLL Glacier Arena, Traverse City WIN
KO
April 30, 1981 Chip Tyler WWW Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
April 9, 1981 Al Jones LLLLLL Cobo Hall, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 23, 1981 Robert Evans DWLWDD Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 29, 1981 Willie Kents Cobo Hall, Detroit WIN
KO
Jan. 16, 1981 Victor Rodriguez WWLWLL HemisFair Arena, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 11, 1980 Max Smith LLWL International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
KO
Dec. 2, 1980 Jesse Clark LLLLLL Sports Arena, Toledo WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1980 Chuck Gardner WWLWWW Caesars Tahoe, Stateline WIN
KO