What happened to James Quick Tillis?

What happened to James Quick Tillis?

Tillis was shockingly bombed out in one round, apparently slipping on a wet spot in the ring as Witherspoon hit him. After the fight, Tillis’ trainer Angelo Dundee left him and advised him to retire, as he had just suffered his third defeat in thirteen months.

Did Tyson knock out Tillis?

Tyson Wins but Not by a Knockout : Decision Over Tillis Snaps a Streak by Young Heavyweight. It looks as if boxing will have to wait a few more fights for its savior, a curious block of muscle known as Mike Tyson, 215 pounds of promise that as yet remains unfulfilled.

Who went 12 rounds with Tyson?

James “Bonecrusher” Smith
— A fight that was supposed to be measured in seconds, seemingly dragged on for hours Saturday night before Mike Tyson scored a unanimous 12-round decision over James “Bonecrusher” Smith.

Who took Mike Tyson the distance?

Tyson’s KO streak ended in his 20th fight, as James Tillis took Tyson the distance in a 10-round bout on May 3, 1986. Mitch Green would do the same 17 days later, but Tyson then rattled off seven more KOs in a row — culminating in his first heavyweight title fight.

What round did Tyson beat Tillis?

Round 5
Tillis came out in Round 5 with added aggression and landed shots to the head of Tyson, who failed to throw punches on the inside. Tyson came on in the final minute of the round, with a pair of body shots that appeared to hurt Tillis and a flurry upstairs.

Who won Tyson or James?

21 years ago this coming Friday, James “Buster” Douglas defeated “Iron” Mike Tyson by a 10th round TKO to become the undisputed heavyweight champion in one of the biggest upsets in sports history.

Did Bonecrusher Smith knock down Mike Tyson?

— Don King promoted the heavyweight title unification bout as “the nuclear explosion in the desert.” But there was no detonation Saturday night as Mike Tyson scored a unanimous decision over James “Bonecrusher” Smith in a lackluster 12-round bout at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Did Tyson win his last fight?

The fight against McBride took place in Washington DC on 11 June (2005) and despite the former heavyweight champion appearing to be ahead on points on the judges’ scorecards through the first six rounds, he failed to answer the bell for the 7th round and was ruled defeated by technical knockout.

Who has beat Mike Tyson?

James “Buster” Douglas
Twenty years ago next Thursday, James “Buster” Douglas defeated “Iron” Mike Tyson by a 10th round TKO to become the undisputed heavyweight champion in one of the biggest upsets in the history of sports.

Who is James Tillis and what did he do?

James Tillis (born July 5, 1957) is a retired professional boxer and actor. Known as “Quick”, he was known for his fast hand speed, quite astonishing for a man of his size and build. A natural southpaw, Tillis turned around to orthodox midway in his amateur career.

When did James Tillis challenge for the world title?

Tillis challenged for the WBA world heavyweight title in 1981, but was defeated in a fifteen round unanimous decision fight against Mike Weaver.

When did James Tillis lose to Greg Page?

In November 1982, Tillis fought former amateur rival Greg Page for the USBA Heavyweight title. He knocked Page down, but again tired and was the victim of an eighth-round knockout loss. Page would go on to win the world title.

When did George Tillis win the heavyweight title?

In June 1982, Tillis came off the floor to outpoint the hard-hitting legend Earnie Shavers. He blew that momentum only a few months later, being upset by late substitute (and future world champion) Pinklon Thomas. In November 1982, Tillis fought former amateur rival Greg Page for the USBA Heavyweight title.