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Name: James Tillis
Alias: The Fighting Cowboy/ Quick
Birth Name: James Theodore Tillis
Born: 1957-07-05
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 1″   /   185cm
Reach: 80″   /   203cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Beau Williford ,Angelo Dundee,Drew (Bundini) Brown,Archie Moore

James Tillis Gallery

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 Highlights

•Amateur record: 92-8

•4 time AAU champion

•3 time state golden gloves champion

• Amateur trainer: Ed Duncan

• Defeated future contender Renaldo Snipes

• 1975 and 1976 regional golden gloves champ.

Pro accomplishments

  • North American Heavyweight Champion
  • 2011: inducted into the Rochester Boxing Hall of fame.
  • 1990: Fought an Exhibition with Larry Holmes.

External Links

  • James “Quick Tillis”: The Fighting Cowboy by Austin Killeen: [1]