Dick Tiger vs. Gene Fullmer (1st meeting)

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Tiger throws a left at Fullmer

Gene Fullmer 160 lbs lost to Dick Tiger 159 lbs by UD in round 15 of 15


  • A crowd of 11,600 produced a gate of $101,000.
  • Tiger was guaranteed a flat $25,000. Fullmer received 45 percent of the gate and 66⅔ percent from closed circuit TV, which was shown in 48 cities.
  • This was Fullmer's first title defense since the National Boxing Association became the World Boxing Association. Fullmer successfully defended the NBA middleweight title seven times.

Preceded by:
Inaugural Title Fight
WBA Middleweight Title Fight
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Succeeded by:
Tiger vs. Fullmer II