Jack Tillman

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Name: Jack Tillman
Born: 1945-00-00
Hometown: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Mike Cusimano


Jack Tillman is the brother of Joe Tillman and Jerry Tillman, and the son of Gene Tillman. Jack was an accomplished baseball player in high school and was given a scholarship to the University of South Alabama. Tillman lost his amateur status, however, after taking a professional boxing match in Florida and was forced to give up baseball.

"My brother Joe was fighting pro, and I was training with him," Tillman said. "Well, I ended up just pure accidentally took a fight in Pensacola, Florida, because they couldn't find no welterweight and beat a boy that had 20 pro fights... back then if you turned pro in another sport you couldn't go back. I didn't realize it until after I had that pro fight. I came back and my two brothers put a fight on here (Mobile, AL) and I won that. I went on to New Orleans and fought for Mike Cusimano, who later on was my manager, and won that. Before I knew it, I had already won 20 straight fights, overnight just like that."

On February 13, 1973, Jack defeated former-world champion Billy Backus to claim the WBA North American Welterweight Title.

After retiring from the ring, Tillman served as the sheriff in Mobile County, Alabama, from 1994-2006. [1]