Frank Tate

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Frank Tate

Name: Frank Tate
Born: 1964-08-27
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Hometown: Houston, Texas, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 0″   /   183cm
Reach: 72″   /   183cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Jesse Reid
Manager: Bob Spagnola
Promoter: Houston Boxing Association

Amateur Career

Tate winning a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics
  • Light Middleweight Champion at the 1983 National Golden Gloves Tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Results:
    • Semifinals: Defeated L.C. Robertson on points
    • Finals: Defeated Danny Trujillo on points
  • Light Middleweight Champion at the 1983 United States National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Results:
    • Semifinals: Defeated Danny Trujillo on points 5-0
    • Finals: Defeated Dennis Milton on points 3-2
  • Light Middleweight Champion at the 1984 Olympic Trials in Fort Worth, Texas. Results:
  • Light Middleweight Champion at the 1984 Olympic Box-Offs in Las Vegas, Nevada. Results:
    • Day 1: Defeated Ron Essett on points 5-0
  • Light Middleweight Gold Medalist at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California. Results:
    • Round of 32: 1st round bye
    • Round of 16: Defeated Lofti Ayed (Sweden) on points 5-0
    • Round of 8: Defeated Romolo Casamonica (Italy) on points 5-0
    • Quarterfinals: Defeated Christopher Kapopo (Zambia) RSC 1
    • Semifinals: Defeated Manfred Zielonka (West Germany) walk-over
    • Finals: Defeated Shawn O'Sullivan (Canada) on points 5-0

Professional Career

Tate after winning the IBF Middleweight Title
  • Defeated Troy Darrell by a twelve-round unanimous decision to win the USBA Middleweight Championship on July 12, 1987.
  • Defeated Michael Olajide by a fifteen-round unanimous decision to win the vacant IBF Middleweight Championship on October 10, 1987.
  • Successfully defended the IBF Middleweight Championship with a tenth-round TKO of Tony Sibson on February 7, 1988.
  • Lost the IBF Middleweight Championship to Michael Nunn by a ninth-round TKO on July 28, 1988.
  • Fought Lindell Holmes for the vacant IBF Super Middleweight Championship on January 27, 1990, and lost by a twelve-round majority decision.
  • Defeated Uriah Grant by a twelve-round unanimous decision to win the vacant IBF Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Championship on February 10, 1990.
  • Defeated Andrew Maynard by an eleventh-round TKO to win the NABF Light Heavyweight Championship on January 10, 1992.
  • Fought Virgil Hill for the vacant WBA Light Heavyweight Championship on September 29, 1992, and lost by a twelve-round unanimous decision.
  • Fought Virgil Hill for the WBA Light Heavyweight Championship on July 23, 1992, and lost by a twelve-round unanimous decision.
  • Defeated Norbert Nieroba by a twelve-round split decision to win the WBU Light Heavyweight Championship on August 30, 1997.
  • Retired after losing to David Telesco by a fourth-round TKO on October 9, 1998.


Preceded by:
Marvin Hagler
Stripped
IBF Middleweight Champion
1987 Oct 10 – 1988 Jul 28
Succeeded by:
Michael Nunn