Henry Tiller is considered the best middleweight boxer Norway has produced to date. His career started in 1931, when he became Norwegian junior lightweight champion at the age of 17. He rapidly grew to middleweight, where he became Norwegian champion in 1935, '36, '37, '38 & '40, before World War II put a halt to any further championships.
He fought in ten international championships, winning eight. Among his biggest accomplishments is his silver medal from the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, when he defeated Edward Peltz (RSA), Richard Shrimpton (GBR)--and the two favorites Adolf Baumgarten (GER) and Henry Chmielewski (POL)--before being defeated by Jean Despeaux(FRA) in the final. Later that same year Tiller met Despeaux in two international championships in Trondheim and Oslo - both times defeating him.
In 1938 Tiller became the only Norwegian boxer to become the English champion in middleweight, winning a clear victory over the English champion at the time, David Peck.
Tiller wrote an autobiography called 'Ringen Klar', published by Aschehoug in 1941.
Tiller fought 158 amateur bouts. Of these he lost 22 & tied on 1.
Club: B.K. 1930
Amateur & professional middleweight boxer