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Name: James Tillis
Alias: The Fighting Cowboy/ Quick
Birth Name: James Theodore Tillis
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Height: 6′ 1″ / 185cm
Reach: 80″ / 203cm
Boxing Record: click
Trainer: Beau Williford ,Angelo Dundee,Drew (Bundini) Brown,Archie Moore
James Tillis was known best as "Quicktillis." His best career wins were in 1980 over Ron Stander and 1982 over Earnie Shavers. He was the first man to go 10 rounds with Mike Tyson. Tillis appeared in the movie "The Color Purple" as Henry "Buster" Broadnax.
Tillis grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma abandoned by his alcoholic father But was raised by his deeply religious mother & his stepfather Jerry. Tillis Wanted become a boxer when watched Ali-Liston 1 in 1964 at the age of 7.
•Amateur record: 92-8
•4 tulsa AAU titles
•3 time tulsa golden gloves champion
• Amateur trainer: Ed Duncan
• Deffeated future contender Renaldo Snipes
- James “Quick Tillis”: The Fighting Cowboy by Austin Killeen: