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Dick Tiger

W L D
60 19 3
27 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 82 rating
rounds 677 ranking
KOs 33%
 
global ID 9010
birth nameRichard Ihetu
born 1929-08-14
death date1971-12-15 / age 42
debut1952-01-01 / age 22
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
reach
71″   /   180cm
residence
Amaigbo, Nigeria
birth place
Amaigbo, Nigeria

Career Record

82 total bouts, view in calendar
verified
unverified
unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
167Emile Griffith
63
11
0
157
 L 
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Petey Della 2-7   judge: Al Berl 2-7, Harold Lederman 2-8
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168½Andy Kendall
26
5
6
175
 W  
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Jimmy Devlin 9-1   judge: Frank Digesu 9-1, Bill Recht 8-2
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166Nino Benvenuti
78
2
1
164
 W  
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Tony Perez 7-2   judge: Al Berl 6-3, Joe Armstrong 6-4
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167Frank DePaula
19
5
3
174½
 W  
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Tiger down twice in the 2nd, DePaula down twice in the 3rd. Mercante scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.
1968 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
referee: Arthur Mercante 7-6   judge: Al Berl 8-2, Mike Davidowitch 8-2
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168Bob Foster
29
4
0
173¼
 L 
KO4/15
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
time: 2:05   referee: Mark Conn
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168¾Roger Rouse
34
5
3
174½
 W  
TKO12/15
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
Rouse was knocked down once in the 9th, 10th, and 12th rounds.
time: 0:36   referee: Jimmy Olivas   judge: Harold Buck 51-46, Anthony Smercina 51-46, Ralph Mosa 53-44
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167Jose Torres
39
2
1
173
 W  
SD15/15
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
referee: Harold Valan 8-7   judge: Johnny Dran 8-7, Joe Eppy 7-8
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Abraham Tomicadebut
 W  
TKO5/10
Mile One Park, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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167Jose Torres
39
1
1
175
 W  
UD15/15
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
referee: Johnny LoBianco 10-5   judge: Tony Castellano 8-6, Frank Forbes 10-4
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160Emile Griffith
49
7
0
150½
 L 
UD15/15
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Castellano's scorecard was 7-7-1 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.
referee: Arthur Mercante 5-9   judge: Frank Forbes 6-7, Tony Castellano 7-8
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162¾Peter Mueller
132
24
14
158¼
 W  
KO3/10
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
time: 0:57
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158½Joey Giardello
98
24
8
160
 W  
UD15/15
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
referee: Johnny LoBianco 9-5   judge: Al Berl 10-5, Tony Castellano 8-6
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163Rubin Carter
23
7
0
159
 W  
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Carter was knocked down twice in the 2nd and once in the 4th.
referee: Zach Clayton   judge: Jimmy Riccio 9-1, Johnny Dean 8-1, Zach Clayton 6-2
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165Juan Carlos Rivero
49
12
1
169¾
 W  
TKO6/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
The bout was stopped after Rivero was knocked down for the first time in the 6th.
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160¼Joey Archer
42
1
0
162½
 L 
SD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Zach Clayton 3-6   judge: Al Berl 4-5, Tony Castellano 5-4
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164¾Don Fullmer
32
10
2
162¾
 W  
UD10/10
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Fullmer substituted a week before for Rocky Rivero
referee: Tony LaBranch
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163¼Jose Gonzalez
28
9
1
161¼
 W  
TKO6/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
A left hook knocked Gonzalez down for an eight count. Referee stopped the bout after he rose.
referee: Arthur Mercante
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159Joey Giardello
93
24
8
158
 L 
PTS15/15
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
referee: Paul Cavalier 5-8
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159¾Gene Fullmer
55
5
3
160
 W  
RTD7/15
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, Nigeria
vacant WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Fullmer's manager Merv Jensen asked to have the bout stopped after the seventh.
time: 3:00   referee: Jack Hart
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160Gene Fullmer
55
5
2
160
 D 
PTS15/15
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
WBA World middleweight title
referee: Vern Bybee 69-69   judge: John Romero 68-70, Pat Diskin 71-67
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159Gene Fullmer
55
4
2
160
 W  
UD15/15
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California, USA
vacant WBA World middleweight title
referee: Frankie Carter 10-1   judge: Jack Downey 9-5, Vern Bybee 7-5
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160Henry Hank
52
14
3
158¾
 W  
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Arthur Mercante 10-0   judge: Leo Birnbaum 9-0, Bill Recht 8-1
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160¾Florentino Fernandez
30
3
0
160
 W  
TKO5/10
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Bout was stopped between the 5th and 6th rounds, due to a badly broken nose suffered by Fernandez.
time: 3:00   referee: Mike Kaplan
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160½William Pickett
24
1
0
159½
 W  
UD10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Pickett was a last minute substitute for Florentino Fernandez, who was unable to get a visa in time for the fight. Pickett was knocked down in the 4th.
referee: Mark Conn 7-3   judge: Frank Forbes 8-2, Tony Rossi 8-2
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161Hank Casey
27
4
5
159
 W  
SD10/10
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
referee: Freddie Adams 8-1   judge: Eddie Brown 5-4, Ernie Cojoe 3-5
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160¼Spider Webb
34
5
0
159¾
 W  
KO6/10
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
Webb was down once in the 2nd, and twice in the 6th. Mercante and Rossi gave all five rounds to Tiger, Recht scored one even and gave the rest to Tiger.
time: 2:41   referee: Arthur Mercante 5-0   judge: Tony Rossi 5-0, Bill Recht 3-1
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158¾Gene Armstrong
19
2
1
158½
 W  
TKO9/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
Armstrong was knocked down in the 3rd and 7th round. After he was knocked down again in the 9th and rose unsteady, referee Ruby Goldstein chose to stop the bout.
time: 1:21   referee: Ruby Goldstein   judge: Walter Brightmore 49-43, Bill Doty 47-44, John Schreiner 47-45
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159Wilf Greaves
32
15
1
160
 W  
TKO9/15
Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
time: 1:20   referee: Johnny Smith
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160Wilf Greaves
31
14
1
160
 L 
SD15/15
Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
referee: Johnny Smith 5-6   judge: Louis Schwarts 6-3, Les Wilox 5-7
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161Victor Zalazar
19
3
1
161
 W  
MD10/10
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
referee: Jimmy McCarron 99-95   judge: Tom McNeeley Sr. 99-94, George Flate 96-96
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160½Gene Armstrong
18
1
0
159½
 W  
UD10/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
referee: Walter Brightmore   judge: John SchreinerBill Doty
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160Holly Mims
49
21
6
155
 W  
MD10/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
referee: Bernie Weismann 47-47   judge: John Bray 48-43, Harold Marovitz 49-43
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161Joey Giardello
82
19
6
160
 L 
UD10/10
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
referee: Don Gonzalez 44-45   judge: Charley Bill 44-45, Herb Williams 45-47
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160Joey Giardello
82
18
6
162
 W  
UD10/10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
referee: Walter Brightmore 48-45   judge: Jim McManus 47-43, John Schreiner 47-45
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162Gene Armstrong
17
0
0
157
 W  
PTS10/10
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USA
Armstrong was knocked down in the 3rd.
referee: Joey Harrison 6-4
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162Rory Calhoun
39
7
2
162
 L 
SD10/10
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USA
The fans tossed paper cups into the ring after the decision was announced.
referee: Joe Palmer 5-3   judge: Richie Fazio 4-6, Harold McGrath 4-6
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163½Rory Calhoun
39
7
1
163¼
 D 
PTS10/10
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
referee: Mark Conn 5-5   judge: Bill Recht 6-3, Bill Forst 4-5
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161¾Randy Sandy
22
12
2
156½
 W  
PTS10/10
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
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161Randy Sandy
21
12
2
159½
 L 
PTS10/10
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
referee: Frank Wilson
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163Yolande Pompey
34
6
4
165
 W  
PTS10/10
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
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161¾Spider Webb
27
3
0
159½
 L 
PTS10/10
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
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Billy Ellaway
51
18
1
 W  
TKO2/10
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Ellaway down four times in the bout.
time: 1:15   referee: George Balshaw
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158¾Pat McAteer
49
4
2
158½
 W  
KO9/15
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
referee: Tommy Little
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163Johnny Read
21
4
1
164
 W  
KO6/8
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
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162¼Jimmy Lynas
25
16
7
161¼
 W  
KO7/8
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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162¾Jean Ruellet
48
34
11
157½
 W  
PTS8/8
City Hall, Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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163Paddy Delargy
4
7
2
161
 W  
KO6/10
Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Pat McAteer
48
4
0
 D 
PTS10/10
Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
referee: Ike Powell
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164¼Jean Claude Poisson
12
20
6
158¾
 W  
PTS10/10
Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
referee: Ike Powell
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163½Phil Edwards
39
2
3
160½
 W  
PTS10/10
Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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164¼Alan Dean
9
10
1
157
 W  
PTS8/8
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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167Willie Armstrong
29
15
2
175
 L 
PTS8/8
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom
Armstrong down three times
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160¼Marius Dori
21
4
5
159
 W  
TKO7/8
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
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162¾Terry Downes
2
0
0
157½
 W  
TKO5/8
Town Hall, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom
Also reported as Downes retiring after 6th round
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165¾Johnny Read
19
3
1
160
 W  
TKO2/8
National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
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162Alan Dean
8
6
0
159½
 W  
PTS8/8
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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165½Alan Dean
7
6
0
163
 L 
PTS6/6
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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162Jimmy Lynas
18
9
5
159½
 W  
PTS8/8
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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162½Wally Scott
4
1
2
159½
 W  
TKO4/8
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom
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163Alan Dean
7
4
0
159½
 W  
PTS8/8
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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164½Dennis Rowley
6
10
1
163
 W  
KO1/8
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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159½George Roe
34
25
1
 L 
PTS8/8
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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162Jimmy Lynas
15
9
5
160
 L 
PTS8/8
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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161Gerry McNally
10
2
2
159½
 L 
PTS8/8
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Boxing News 3 February 1956 p12
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162Alan Dean
6
3
0
 L 
PTS6/6
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Bolaji Johnsondebut
 W  
PTS8/8
Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos, Nigeria
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John Amadebut
 W  
KO2/0
Lagos, Nigeria
 W  
KO
2/0

Lagos, Nigeria
Date unknown
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Raheem Fagbemidebut
 W  
PTS8/8
Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos, Nigeria
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Koko Kid
0
1
0
 W  
KO6/0
Amaigbo, Nigeria
 W  
KO
6/0

Amaigbo, Nigeria
Date unknown
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Peter Okptradebut
 W  
KO8/0
Lagos, Nigeria
 W  
KO
8/0

Lagos, Nigeria
Date unknown
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Super Human Powerdebut
 W  
PTS8/8
Rex Cinema Hall, Aba, Nigeria
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Mighty Joedebut
 W  
PTS6/6
Rex Cinema Hall, Aba, Nigeria
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Robert Nwannedebut
 W  
KO2/0
Lagos, Nigeria
 W  
KO
2/0

Lagos, Nigeria
Date unknown
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Tommy West
3
1
0
 L 
PTS6/6
Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos, Nigeria
This bout was previously displayed as a 12 round win for Tiger. The date, result, and venue was changed based on the research of Adeyinka Makinde who wrote a bio on Tiger.
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Tommy West
2
1
0
 L 
RTD7/15
African Tennis Club, Lagos, Nigeria
Nigerian middleweight title
Tiger retired due to an injured thumb.
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Simon Eme
0
1
0
 W  
PTS8/8
Lagos, Nigeria
 W  
PTS
8/8

Lagos, Nigeria
Date unknown
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Blackie Power
2
0
0
 W  
PTS6/6
Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos, Nigeria
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Lion Ringdebut
 W  
TKO6/0
Lagos, Nigeria
 W  
TKO
6/0

Lagos, Nigeria
Date unknown
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Tommy Westdebut
 L 
PTS10/10
Rex Cinema Hall, Lagos, Nigeria
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Easy Dynamitedebut
 W  
KO1/0
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Exact date unknown
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Koko Kiddebut
 W  
PTS8/8
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Exact date unknown
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Simon Emedebut
 W  
KO2/0
Aba, Nigeria
 W  
KO
2/0

Aba, Nigeria
Date unknown
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unverified
unsanctioned
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Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
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