Name: Duane Thomas
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died: 2000-06-13 (Age:39)
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height: 5′ 9½″ / 177cm
Boxing Record: click
Trainer: Emanuel Steward
On December 5, 1986, Thomas won the vacant WBC light middleweight title via a 3rd round TKO over John "The Beast" Mugabi at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Thomas would lose the title eight months later, in Merignac, France, by way of a 12 round unanimous decision to Lupe Aquino.
He was shot to death in front of an East Detroit party store over a minor drug dispute.
| WBC Light Middleweight Champion
1986 Dec 5 – 1987 Jul 12