James Tillis
Global ID803
birthdate 1957-07-05
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
reach80″   /   203cm
US ID006848
aliasThe Fighting Cowboy/ Quick
country USA
residenceTulsa, Oklahoma, USA
birth placeTulsa, Oklahoma, USA
birth nameJames Theodore Tillis
won 42 (KO 31) + lost 22 (KO 11) + drawn 1 = 66
rounds boxed 394 KO% 46.97

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
2001-04-13Rob Calloway37-3-0
Civic Center, Saint Joseph, Missouri, USALTKO910
time: 2:59 | referee: Joe Cortez | judge: Fred Fensom | judge: Brett Miller | judge: Mike England
1999-10-16Tim Puller19-5-0
Issaquah, Washington, USALUD1010
judge: Tom McDonough | judge: Morris McCollum | judge: Barry Druxman
Scores 98-92, 99-91, 98-92.
1996-08-30Cliff Couser8-3-2
Quay Centennial Building, Vancouver, Washington, USALTKO610
referee: Paul Field
1996-06-21Craig Payne12-12-1
Quay Centennial Building, Vancouver, Washington, USAWUD88
1995-12-07Will Hinton15-5-1
Denver, Colorado, USANCNC3
1992-10-08Alexander Zolkin12-0-0
Columbus, Ohio, USALUD1010
88-100 | 89-100 | 89-99
1992-02-28Stan Johnson3-28-0
Union Hall, Countryside, Illinois, USAWTKO310
time: 2:20
1991-11-22Danny Blake12-35-6
Peoria, Illinois, USAWSD1010
1991-01-11Tommy Morrison24-0-0
Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALTKO18
time: 1:51 | referee: Joe Cortez
Tillis down three times
1990-12-07Carlton West3-4-0
Valley Sports Arena, Roanoke, Virginia, USAWTKO3
1989-03-20Adilson Rodrigues33-2-0
Toledo, Parana, BrazilLUD1010
89-99 | 91-99 | 91-99
Tillis was knocked down in round 5.
1989-01-14Arthel Lawhorne20-13-2
The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USALUD1010
1988-11-30Gary Mason27-0-0
Elephant & Castle Centre, Southwark, London, United KingdomLTKO510x3
time: 1:50 | referee: Mickey Vann
1988-07-16Evander Holyfield18-0-0
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, USALRTD510
time: 3:00 | referee: Richard Steele | judge: Keith MacDonald | judge: Lillian Runningwolf | judge: Doug Tucker
1988-04-09Rodney Smith8-8-0
Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO2
1987-10-16Dennis Jackson11-2-0
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO510
time: 0:50
1987-06-23Johnny Du Plooy13-0-0
Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaLTKO1010
referee: Stanley Christodoulou
1987-03-24Frank Bruno28-2-0
The Arena, Wembley, London, United KingdomLTKO510x3
time: 1:57 | referee: John Coyle
Cut eye and nose
1987-03-06Ronnie Douglas
Fort Smith, Arkansas, USAWTKO5
1987-01-08Mike Williams9-0-0
Marriot Brookhollow, Houston, Texas, USALTKO810
time: 2:48 | referee: Barry Yeats
Williams down once, Tillis down in 8th
1986-11-11Avery Rawls10-1-0
Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USADMD1010
referee: Richard Steele | judge: Art Lurie 97-94 | judge: Dave Moretti 95-95 | judge: Jerry Roth 95-95
1986-10-28Lorenzo Boyd15-7-0
Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
time: 2:42
1986-10-18Eddie Richardson11-5-0
Mesquite, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1986-09-15Joe Bugner58-11-1
Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLPTS1010
1986-07-29Art Terry1-0-0
Continental Inn, Lexington, Kentucky, USAWUD88
80-70 | 80-70 | 80-72
1986-06-17Mark Young8-8-0
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWKO810
1986-05-03Mike Tyson19-0-0
Civic Center, Glens Falls, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Joe Cortez | judge: Bernie Friedkin 4-6 | judge: Al Reid 4-6 | judge: Tony Moret 2-8
Tillis down in 4th.
1986-01-25Tyrell Biggs7-0-0
Americana Host Farm, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USALUD88
referee: Frank Cappuccino | judge: Rudy Battle 33-39 | judge: Paul Battle 33-39 | judge: Joe O'Neil 34-39
1985-09-07Gerrie Coetzee29-4-1
Ellis Park Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaLUD1010
94-99 | 93-99 | 96-97
1985-05-20Marvis Frazier13-1-0
Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USALUD1010
referee: Joey Curtis | judge: Lillian Runningwolf 91-98 | judge: John McSweeny 92-96 | judge: Herb Santos 91-97
Frazier was given a standing 8-count in the 2nd round.
1984-12-15Bashir Wadud11-11-1
Genesee Theater, Waukegan, Illinois, USAWUD1010
judge: Mike Glienna 100-90 | judge: Sonny Duncan 100-90 | judge: John Ricci 100-90
1984-10-23Carl Williams15-0-0
Atlantis Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALUD1010
referee: Steve Smoger | judge: Lynne Carter 2-8 | judge: Richard F. Murry 3-7 | judge: Phil Newman 1-9
1984-08-20Michael Bennett0-2-0
Miami, Oklahoma, USAWKO1
1984-07-10Billy Joe Thomas5-15-0
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWKO3
1984-04-26Bobby Crabtree16-1-1
Excelsior Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWKO310
1984-02-09Otis Bates10-5-2
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWKO2
1983-09-23Tim Witherspoon16-1-0
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USALTKO112
time: 2:16 | referee: Pete Rademacher
vacant NABF heavyweight title
Title had been vacated by Michael Dokes when he won the WBA title.
1983-07-09Lynwood Jones2-4-0
DiVinci Manor, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO4
1983-05-22Larry Givens3-13-0
Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO2
1983-04-25Grady Daniels8-17-0
Congress Americana Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO4
1983-03-28Leroy Boone15-13-2
Congress Americana Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS1010
1982-11-26Greg Page19-1-0
Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USALTKO812
time: 0:43 | referee: Mark Tessman | judge: Dave McCullough | judge: Barry Yeats
USBA heavyweight title
Page was down in the 2nd, Tillis was down in the 8th. The bout was stopped when his trainer Angelo Dundee entered the ring to stop the bout.
1982-08-14Pinklon Thomas19-0-0
Stouffers Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio, USALTKO810
time: 0:58 | referee: Jackie Keough
1982-06-11Earnie Shavers67-10-1
Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1010
referee: Joey Curtis | judge: Herb Santos 96-92 | judge: Chuck Minker 97-91 | judge: Lou Tabat 96-92
1982-03-13Jerry Williams4-5-0
Sands Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO310
1981-10-03Mike Weaver23-9-0
Horizon Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, USALUD1515
referee: Stanley Christodoulou 142-146 | judge: Ismael Wiso Fernandez 143-145 | judge: Rogelio Perez 142-147
WBA World heavyweight title
1981-03-09Tom Fischer29-5-0
Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Stanley Berg 49-41 | judge: James DiVito 49-41 | judge: Harold Marovitz 47-43
1980-11-13Domingo D'Elia24-1-3
International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO412
time: 1:40 | referee: Nate Morgan
1980-08-14Mike Koranicki22-6-2
International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
1980-06-12Eric Sedillo13-2-0
Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO410
referee: Brian O'Shea | judge: Nate Morgan | judge: Brian O'Shea | judge: Stanley Berg
1980-05-15Walter Santemore16-8-0
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
1980-04-17Frank Schram19-10-0
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO210
time: 1:54 | judge: Mike Glienna | judge: Albert Tremari | judge: Al James
1980-03-03Ron Stander38-16-2
International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO710
time: 3:00
1980-02-01Roy Wallace23-29-2
International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
1979-12-13Al Jones10-27-2
Civic Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWKO4
1979-11-20Harry Terrell12-7-0
Circle Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO110
time: 2:06
1979-10-19Bob Whaley
Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO18
1979-09-07Jimmy Cross25-17-1
Circle Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO26
referee: Brian O'Shea | judge: Collins Brown | judge: James DiVito | judge: Harold Marovitz
1979-07-30Charles Atlas8-21-0
International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO26
1979-07-20Henry Porter6-0-0
University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO6
1979-06-11George Gofarth1-0-0
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO56
referee: Stanley Berg
1979-03-31Rocky Lane
Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO1
1979-02-28Sylvester Wilder4-35-0
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO34
referee: Nate Morgan
1979-02-02Dave Watkins0-3-0
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO18
1978-12-15Al Bell4-13-3
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO14
1978-11-18Ron Stephany0-3-0
DePaul Alumni Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO14


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