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Friday, 16 August 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN HENRY DURAN TILLMAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL BOXER WHO WON OLYMPIC GOLD AT HEAVY WEIGHT : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "!
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Henry Durand Tillman born August 1, 1960 is a former American boxer.
Tillman twice defeated Mike Tyson as an amateur, winning both bouts via close decisions. Tillman went on to win heavyweight gold at the Los Angeles Olympics.
Tillman turned pro in 1984 as a cruiserweight and had a disappointing professional career, primarily due to a weak chin. In 1986, he was knocked down twice and upset by Bert Cooper via a decision. However, in 1987 he was able to secure a shot at WBA Cruiserweight Title holder Evander Holyfield. Holyfield dropped Tillman three times en route to a 7th round TKO, according to WBA rules. Tillman later lost to Willie DeWitt in a rematch of their 1984 Heavyweight Olympic Final bout. In 1990, he took on Mike Tyson in Tyson's comeback bout after his loss to James "Buster" Douglas. Tyson knocked him out in the first round. He finished his professional career with a record of 25-6-0 with 16 knockouts.