James Tillis

James Tillis1 post

James Tillis is a former professional boxer born in 1957 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During his career, his nickname was Quick. Tillis won four state AAU championships and three state Golden Gloves titles in his amateur career. He turned pro in 1978 and won his first fight with a knockout of Ron Stephany in the first round. Notable opponents Tillis had in his career were Mike Tyson, Greg Page, Tim WitherspoonCarl Williams, and Tommy Morrison. He retired in 2001 with a record of 42 wins and 22 losses.

3 May, 1986

Tyson v Tillis: W 10

Tyson is taken the distance for the first time in his career at Glen Falls, NY, ending his perfect record of 19 straight KOs.  Tillis proves to be a step up in class from the opponents fought to date, but a unanimous decision takes Tyson to 20-0.

Mike Tyson VS James Tillis 1986-05-03

Do you love news? Help us add and summarize the world's news. Find out more