1963-02-23 Dick Tiger drew 15 Gene Fullmer, Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NBA
1963-02-23 Dick Tiger drew 15 Gene Fullmer, Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NBA. Referee: Vern Bybee. Scorecards: 71-67, 68-70, 69-69. In what was a poor fight, Fullmer (160) back-pedalled throughout while the champion merely plodded after him for much of the time without showing any of the form he had displayed in their first contest. There were no official knockdowns although Fullmer slipped to the canvas on four occasions, and the fight never took off until Tiger (160) came to life in the last four rounds after being cut over the left eye in the 11th following a head clash. Also cut over the left eye, his face bruised and swollen, Fullmer somehow survived with a mixture of holding and moving as Tiger tired.