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Tyrone Crawley boxer

Tyrone Crawley image
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Debut 1980-10-24
Born 1958-11-02
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
24
won
22
lost
2
draw
0
bouts
24
won
22
lost
2
draw
0
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Debut 1980-10-24
Born 1958-11-02
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

During his professional boxing career he was known for his hand and foot speed, and the ability to switch effortlessly from the orthodox stance to the southpaw stance. Many opponents were confused by this style, and some boxing experts contend that Crawley might have been the best "switch hitter" of his time along with middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler.As an amateur, Tyrone compiled a record of 56-6 (22 RSCs), and was a Golden Gloves champion and All Army champion in the late 1970s. Tyrone turned pro in October 1980 and won the ESPN lightweight title in only his ninth pro fight with a twelve-round decision over knockout puncher Al "Earthquake" Carter in September 1982. In his next fight, Crawley scored an impressive ten-round decision over future jr. welterweight champion Gene Hatcher on national television in October 1982. He defended his ESPN lightweight in December 1982 with a tenth round stoppage of Anthony Murray, but lost his ESPN title in a close 12-round decision to Melvin Paul in his next fight in February 1983. It is noteworthy that Crawley entered the Paul fight with a broken knuckle and broken finger.

During his professional boxing career he was known for his hand and foot speed, and the ability to switch effortlessly from the orthodox stance to the southpaw stance. Many opponents were confused by this style, and some boxing experts contend that Crawley might have been the best "switch hitter" of his time along with middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler.As an amateur, Tyrone compiled a record of 56-6 (22 RSCs), and was a Golden Gloves champion and All Army champion in the late 1970s. Tyrone turned pro in October 1980 and won the ESPN lightweight title in only his ninth pro fight with a twelve-round decision over knockout puncher Al "Earthquake" Carter in September 1982. In his next fight, Crawley scored an impressive ten-round decision over future jr. welterweight champion Gene Hatcher on national television in October 1982. He defended his ESPN lightweight in December 1982 with a tenth round stoppage of Anthony Murray, but lost his ESPN title in a close 12-round decision to Melvin Paul in his next fight in February 1983. It is noteworthy that Crawley entered the Paul fight with a broken knuckle and broken finger.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Jan. 21, 1988 Angel Rodriguez WLLWWW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Majority decision
Aug. 20, 1987 Herminio Morales DWWWWW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
June 4, 1987 Ali Kareem Muhammad LWLDLW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Majority decision
Feb. 16, 1986 Livingstone Bramble WWWWWW MGM Grand Reno, Goldwyn Ballroom, Reno World Boxing Association World Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
June 5, 1985 Charlie Brown WWLWLD Resorts International, Atlantic City vacant NABF Lightweight

WIN
Majority decision
Jan. 31, 1985 Nick Parker DWWWLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 5, 1984 Gary Gamble LLWWWL Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
June 17, 1984 Ruben Dario Herasme WLLLWL Hyatt Regency, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 15, 1984 Steve Romero WWWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 8, 1983 Robin Blake WWWWWW Texan Dome at South Plains College, Levelland WIN
Unanimous decision
July 21, 1983 Thomas Baker DLLWLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
June 2, 1983 Edwin Curet WWWWWW Resorts International Hotel & Casino, Superstar Theatre, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 18, 1983 Melvin Paul WWWWWL Resorts International, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 9, 1982 Anthony Murray LWWWDW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 17, 1982 Gene Hatcher WWWWWW Claridge Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Majority decision
Sept. 2, 1982 Al Carter WLWWLW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Points
July 22, 1982 Ernest Bing WLLLLW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
May 17, 1982 Mike James W Hilton Hotel, Baltimore WIN
Unanimous decision
April 30, 1982 Tony Stern LWL DC Armory, Washington WIN
Points
April 17, 1982 Ken Willis LWLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
April 1, 1982 Tim Ward L Golden Eagle Caterers, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Nov. 5, 1981 Pat Jefferson WWWWWW DC Armory, Washington WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 11, 1980 Chris Harmon L Martin Luther King Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 24, 1980 Isidro Ruiz WW Martin Luther King Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Points