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Dick Tiger
Global ID9010
sexmale
birthdate 1929-08-14
death date 1971-12-15 (42)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 8″   /   173cm
reach71″   /   180cm
country Nigeria
residenceAmaigbo, Nigeria
birth placeAmaigbo, Nigeria
birth nameRichard Ihetu
won 60 (KO 27) + lost 19 (KO 2) + drawn 3 = 82
rounds boxed 677 KO% 32.93
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1970-07-15Emile Griffith63-11-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1010
referee: Petey Della 2-7 | judge: Al Berl 2-7 | judge: Harold Lederman 2-8
1969-11-14Andy Kendall25-5-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Jimmy Devlin 9-1 | judge: Frank Digesu 9-1 | judge: Bill Recht 8-2
1969-05-26Nino Benvenuti78-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Tony Perez 7-2 | judge: Al Berl 6-3 | judge: Joe Armstrong 6-4
1968-10-25Frank DePaula19-5-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 7-6 | judge: Al Berl 8-2 | judge: Mike Davidowitch 8-2
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

1968-05-24Bob Foster29-4-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALKO415
time: 2:05 | referee: Mark Conn
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1967-11-17Roger Rouse33-5-3
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO1215
time: 0:36 | referee: Jimmy Olivas | judge: Harold Buck 51-46 | judge: Anthony Smercina 51-46 | judge: Ralph Mosa 53-44
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
Rouse was knocked down once in the 9th, 10th, and 12th rounds.
1967-05-16Jose Torres39-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1515
referee: Harold Valan 8-7 | judge: Johnny Dran 8-7 | judge: Joe Eppy 7-8
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1967-02-05Abraham Tomica
Mile One Park, Port Harcourt, NigeriaWTKO510
1966-12-16Jose Torres39-1-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Johnny LoBianco 10-5 | judge: Tony Castellano 8-6 | judge: Frank Forbes 10-4
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1966-04-25Emile Griffith49-7-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Arthur Mercante 5-9 | judge: Frank Forbes 6-7 | judge: Tony Castellano 7-8
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Castellano's scorecard was 7-7-1 in rounds, but went to supplemental scoring.
1966-02-18Peter Mueller132-24-14
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyWKO310
time: 0:57
1965-10-21Joey Giardello98-24-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Johnny LoBianco 9-5 | judge: Al Berl 10-5 | judge: Tony Castellano 8-6
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1965-05-20Rubin Carter23-7-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Zach Clayton | judge: Jimmy Riccio 9-1 | judge: Johnny Dean 8-1 | judge: Zach Clayton 6-2
Carter was knocked down twice in the 2nd and once in the 4th.
1965-03-12Juan Carlos Rivero49-12-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO610
The bout was stopped after Rivero was knocked down for the first time in the 6th.
1964-10-16Joey Archer42-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Zach Clayton 3-6 | judge: Al Berl 4-5 | judge: Tony Castellano 5-4
1964-09-11Don Fullmer32-10-2
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Tony LaBranch
Fullmer substituted a week before for Rocky Rivero
1964-07-31Jose Gonzalez28-9-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO610
referee: Arthur Mercante
A left hook knocked Gonzalez down for an eight count. Referee stopped the bout after he rose.
1963-12-07Joey Giardello93-24-8
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALPTS1515
referee: Paul Cavalier 5-8
WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
1963-08-10Gene Fullmer55-5-3
Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, NigeriaWRTD715
time: 3:00 | referee: Jack Hart
vacant WBC World middleweight title
WBA World middleweight title
Fullmer's manager Merv Jensen asked to have the bout stopped after the seventh.
1963-02-23Gene Fullmer55-5-2
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USADPTS1515
referee: Vern Bybee 69-69 | judge: John Romero 68-70 | judge: Pat Diskin 71-67
WBA World middleweight title
1962-10-23Gene Fullmer55-4-2
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California, USAWUD1515
referee: Frankie Carter 10-1 | judge: Jack Downey 9-5 | judge: Vern Bybee 7-5
vacant WBA World middleweight title
1962-03-31Henry Hank52-14-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 10-0 | judge: Leo Birnbaum 9-0 | judge: Bill Recht 8-1
1962-01-20Florentino Fernandez30-3-0
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO510
time: 3:00 | referee: Mike Kaplan
Bout was stopped between the 5th and 6th rounds, due to a badly broken nose suffered by Fernandez.
1961-12-16William Pickett24-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Mark Conn 7-3 | judge: Frank Forbes 8-2 | judge: Tony Rossi 8-2
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.
1961-05-15Hank Casey27-4-5
Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWSD1010
referee: Freddie Adams 8-1 | judge: Eddie Brown 5-4 | judge: Ernie Cojoe 3-5
1961-04-15Spider Webb34-5-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO610
time: 2:41 | referee: Arthur Mercante 5-0 | judge: Tony Rossi 5-0 | judge: Bill Recht 3-1
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.
1961-02-18Gene Armstrong19-2-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO910
time: 1:21 | referee: Ruby Goldstein | judge: Walter Brightmore 49-43 | judge: Bill Doty 47-44 | judge: John Schreiner 47-45
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.
1960-11-30Wilf Greaves32-15-1
Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaWTKO915
time: 1:20 | referee: Johnny Smith
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
1960-06-22Wilf Greaves31-14-1
Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaLSD1515
referee: Johnny Smith 5-6 | judge: Louis Schwarts 6-3 | judge: Les Wilox 5-7
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
1960-04-01Victor Zalazar19-3-1
Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWMD1010
referee: Jimmy McCarron 99-95 | judge: Tom McNeeley Sr. 99-94 | judge: George Flate 96-96
1960-02-24Gene Armstrong18-1-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Walter Brightmore | judge: John Schreiner | judge: Bill Doty
1959-12-30Holly Mims49-21-6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWMD1010
referee: Bernie Weismann 47-47 | judge: John Bray 48-43 | judge: Harold Marovitz 49-43
1959-11-04Joey Giardello82-19-6
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USALUD1010
referee: Don Gonzalez 44-45 | judge: Charley Bill 44-45 | judge: Herb Williams 45-47
1959-09-30Joey Giardello82-18-6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Walter Brightmore 48-45 | judge: Jim McManus 47-43 | judge: John Schreiner 47-45
1959-09-02Gene Armstrong17-0-0
Convention Hall, Camden, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Joey Harrison 6-4
Armstrong was knocked down in the 3rd.
1959-07-17Rory Calhoun39-7-2
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Joe Palmer 5-3 | judge: Richie Fazio 4-6 | judge: Harold McGrath 4-6
The fans tossed paper cups into the ring after the decision was announced.
1959-06-05Rory Calhoun39-7-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USADPTS1010
referee: Mark Conn 5-5 | judge: Bill Recht 6-3 | judge: Bill Forst 4-5
1959-05-12Randy Sandy22-12-2
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1959-03-19Randy Sandy21-12-2
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
referee: Frank Wilson
1958-10-14Yolande Pompey34-6-4
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1958-06-24Spider Webb27-3-0
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1958-05-01Billy Ellaway51-18-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWTKO210x3
time: 1:15 | referee: George Balshaw
Ellaway down four times in the bout.
1958-03-27Pat McAteer49-4-2
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO915x3
referee: Tommy Little
Commonwealth (British Empire) middleweight title
1958-02-25Johnny Read21-4-1
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWKO68x3
1958-02-03Jimmy Lynas25-16-7
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomWKO78x3
1958-01-13Jean Ruellet48-34-11
City Hall, Hull, Yorkshire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1957-11-28Paddy Delargy4-7-2
Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands, United KingdomWKO610x3
1957-11-11Pat McAteer48-4-0
Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomDPTS1010x3
referee: Ike Powell
1957-10-21Jean Claude Poisson12-19-6
Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
referee: Ike Powell
1957-09-09Phil Edwards39-2-3
Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1957-07-25Alan Dean9-10-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1957-07-15Willie Armstrong29-15-2
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool, County Durham, United KingdomLPTS88x3
Armstrong down three times
1957-06-04Marius Dori21-4-5
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWTKO78x3
1957-05-14Terry Downes2-0-0
Town Hall, Shoreditch, London, United KingdomWTKO58x3
Also reported as Downes retiring after 6th round
1957-04-29Johnny Read19-3-1
National Sporting Club, Piccadilly, London, United KingdomWTKO28x3
1956-11-09Alan Dean8-6-0
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1956-10-18Alan Dean7-6-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS66x3
1956-07-02Jimmy Lynas18-9-5
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1956-05-28Wally Scott4-1-2
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool, County Durham, United KingdomWTKO48x3
1956-05-10Alan Dean7-4-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1956-05-03Dennis Rowley6-10-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO18x3
1956-03-22George Roe34-25-1
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS88x3
1956-03-01Jimmy Lynas15-9-5
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United KingdomLPTS88x3
1956-01-27Gerry McNally10-2-2
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United KingdomLPTS88x3
Boxing News 3 February 1956 p12
1955-12-08Alan Dean6-3-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomLPTS66x3
1955-08-31Bolaji Johnson
Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos, NigeriaWPTS88
1955-05-01John Ama
Lagos, NigeriaWKO2
Date unknown
1955-01-31Raheem Fagbemi
Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos, NigeriaWPTS88
1955-01-01Koko Kid0-1-0
Amaigbo, NigeriaWKO6
Date unknown
1954-11-01Peter Okptra
Lagos, NigeriaWKO8
Date unknown
1954-07-18Super Human Power
Rex Cinema Hall, Aba, NigeriaWPTS88
1954-06-12Mighty Joe
Rex Cinema Hall, Aba, NigeriaWPTS66
1954-02-01Robert Nwanne
Lagos, NigeriaWKO2
Date unknown
1954-01-29Tommy West3-1-0
Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos, NigeriaLPTS66
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.
1953-05-20Tommy West2-1-0
African Tennis Club, Lagos, NigeriaLRTD715
Nigerian middleweight title
Tiger retired due to an injured thumb.
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