1963-08-10 Dick Tiger w rtd 7 (15) Gene Fullmer, Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, Nigeria - WORLD

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1963-08-10 [[Dick Tiger]] w rtd 7 (15) [[Gene Fullmer]], Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, Nigeria - WORLD. Referee: Jack Hart. Relentlessly chasing Fullmer (160) for round after round, belting in punches to head and body whenever he had the opportunity, the champion forced the American to retire on his stool at the end of the seventh. This was the first world title fight ever held in West Africa and the fans loved it. Fullmer never expected Tiger (159¾) to maintain such a fast pace and battered from pillar to post, with his right eye almost closed, he eventually announced his retirement on 23 July 1964.   
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1963-08-10 [[Dick Tiger]] w rtd 7 (15) [[Gene Fullmer]], Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, Nigeria - WORLD. Referee: Jack Hart. Relentlessly chasing Fullmer (160) for round after round, belting in punches to head and body whenever he had the opportunity, the champion forced the American to retire on his stool at the end of the seventh. This was the first world title fight ever held in West Africa. Fullmer never expected Tiger (159¾) to maintain such a fast pace, and battered from pillar to post, with his right eye almost closed, he eventually announced his retirement on 23 July 1964 without taking anymore fights.   
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:07, 20 June 2013

1963-08-10 Dick Tiger w rtd 7 (15) Gene Fullmer, Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, Nigeria - WORLD. Referee: Jack Hart. Relentlessly chasing Fullmer (160) for round after round, belting in punches to head and body whenever he had the opportunity, the champion forced the American to retire on his stool at the end of the seventh. This was the first world title fight ever held in West Africa. Fullmer never expected Tiger (159¾) to maintain such a fast pace, and battered from pillar to post, with his right eye almost closed, he eventually announced his retirement on 23 July 1964 without taking anymore fights.

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