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Tony Tubbs : biography

February 15, 1958 -

Tony Tubbs (born February 15, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a retired professional heavyweight boxer and former WBA heavyweight champion of the world in the 1980s.

People's Choice Heavyweight Tournament

In December 1993, Tubbs took part in the one-night People's Choice Heavyweight Tournament in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. He knocked out Willie Jackson in the first round and won three-round decisions over 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Tyrell Biggs, Jose Ribalta, and Daniel Dăncuţă to win the tournament. Depending on pay-per-view revenue, he had a chance to win $1 million. He ended up with $170,000.

Early Pro Career

Tubbs, nicknamed TNT, made his professional debut on June 14, 1980, with a first-round knockout of Bruce Scott.

After 11 fights, he fought fellow undefeated prospect Clarence Hill on August 7, 1982 and won by a ten-round unanimous decision. After outpointing slick stylist Jimmy Young (who had defeated George Foreman) on April 10, 1983, he was signed by Don King and began rising quickly up the rankings while appearing on several King undercards.

On March 15, 1985, he faced future WBA Heavyweight Champ James "Bonecrusher" Smith in a WBA title Eliminator. Tubbs won by a unanimous decision, taking his record to 20-0 (15 knockouts).

Professional boxing record

|- |align="center" colspan=8|47 Wins (25 knockouts, 11 decisions), 10 Losses (5 knockouts, 5 decisions), 0 Draws, 2 No Contests |- | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Result | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Record | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Opponent | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Type | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Round | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Date | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Location | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #e3e3e3"|Notes |-align=center |Win |47-10 |align=left| Adam Smith |UD |6 |04/11/2006 |align=left| Waterfront Hotel, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |46-10 |align=left| Jason Waller |TKO |7 |06/08/2006 |align=left| Grand Victoria Casino, Rising Sun, Indiana, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |45-10 |align=left| Danny Wofford |UD |6 |25/02/2005 |align=left| Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |44-10 |align=left| Brian Minto |SD |10 |30/12/2004 |align=left| Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |43-10 |align=left| Brian Sargent |TKO |1 |29/10/2004 |align=left| Civic Arena, Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |42-10 |align=left| Abraham Okine |TKO |8 |25/07/2003 |align=left| Lakeview Resort, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |42–9 |align=left| Gilbert Martinez |UD |10 |17/01/2003 |align=left| Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |42–8 |align=left| Michael Shanks |TKO |2 |26/03/2002 |align=left| Cumberland Place, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |41–8 |align=left| Mario Oscar Melo |KO |5 |30/08/1997 |align=left| El Polideportivo, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |40–8 |align=left| Brian Nielsen |TKO |4 |20/10/1995 |align=left| Cirkusbygningen, Copenhagen, Denmark |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |40–7 |align=left| Alexander Zolkin |MD |12 |25/08/1995 |align=left| Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |40–6 |align=left| Andre Crowder |KO |1 |29/03/1995 |align=left| Shoemaker Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |39–6 |align=left| Jimmy Thunder |PTS |12 |06/12/1994 |align=left| The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States |align=left| |-align=center |style="background:#ddd;"|NC |39–5 |align=left| William Morris |NC |10 |04/10/1994 |align=left| The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |39–5 |align=left| Everett Martin |UD |10 |22/02/1994 |align=left| The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |38–5 |align=left| Daniel Dăncuţă |UD |3 |03/12/1993 |align=left| Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |37–5 |align=left| Jose Ribalta |UD |3 |03/12/1993 |align=left| Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |36–5 |align=left| Tyrell Biggs |UD |3 |03/12/1993 |align=left| Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |35–5 |align=left| Willie Jackson |KO |1 |03/12/1993 |align=left| Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |34–5 |align=left| Jimmy Ellis |KO |1 |16/08/1993 |align=left| Boise, Idaho, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |34–4 |align=left| Melton Bowen |UD |10 |27/04/1993 |align=left| The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |33–4 |align=left| Alexander Zolkin |UD |10 |02/02/1993 |align=left| The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |32–4 |align=left| Jesse Ferguson |UD |10 |24/11/1992 |align=left| The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |31–4 |align=left| Bruce Seldon |UD |10 |14/10/1992 |align=left| Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |30–4 |align=left| Lionel Butler |KO |1 |18/08/1992 |align=left| Bayfront Auditorium, Pensacola, Florida, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |30–3 |align=left| Leon Taylor |TKO |8 |16/02/1992 |align=left| Las Vegas, Nevada, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |29–3 |align=left| Riddick Bowe |UD |10 |20/04/1991 |align=left| Caesar's Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |29–2 |align=left| Lawrence Carter |RTD |6 |20/10/1990 |align=left| Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |28–2 |align=left| Mike Cohen |TKO |6 |28/07/1990 |align=left| Trump Castle, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States |align=left| |-align=center |style="background:#ddd;"|NC |27–2 |align=left| Orlin Norris |ND |12 |21/11/1989 |align=left| Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |27–2 |align=left| Ladislao Mijangos |KO |3 |24/06/1989 |align=left| Bakersfield, California, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |26–2 |align=left| Eddie Richardson |DQ |8 |06/05/1989 |align=left| Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |25–2 |align=left| Michael Evans |UD |10 |20/04/1989 |align=left| Redondo Beach, California, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |24–2 |align=left| Mike Tyson |TKO |2 |21/03/1988 |align=left| Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan |align=left| |-align=center |Win |24–1 |align=left| Eddie Gonzales |TKO |3 |29/09/1987 |align=left| Celebrity Theater, Anaheim, California, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |23–1 |align=left| Jerry Halstead |UD |10 |30/05/1987 |align=left| Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |22–1 |align=left| Mike Jameson |UD |10 |20/04/1987 |align=left| Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Loss |21–1 |align=left| Tim Witherspoon |MD |15 |17/01/1986 |align=left| The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |21–0 |align=left| Greg Page |UD |15 |29/04/1985 |align=left| Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |20–0 |align=left| James Smith |UD |10 |15/03/1985 |align=left| Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |19–0 |align=left| Tim Miller |TKO |2 |16/01/1985 |align=left| Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |18–0 |align=left| Jerry Williams |TKO |7 |09/11/1984 |align=left| Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |17–0 |align=left| Tom Trimm |TKO |2 |18/03/1984 |align=left| Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |16–0 |align=left| Gordon Racette |PTS |10 |09/09/1983 |align=left| Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |15–0 |align=left| Jimmy Young |UD |10 |10/04/1983 |align=left| Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |14–0 |align=left| Larry Givens |TKO |7 |25/02/1983 |align=left| Cincinnati, Ohio, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |13–0 |align=left| Steve Zouski |TKO |5 |18/09/1982 |align=left| Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |12–0 |align=left| Clarence Hill |UD |10 |07/08/1982 |align=left| University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |11–0 |align=left| Clayman Sandman Parker |TKO |1 |12/06/1982 |align=left| Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |10–0 |align=left| Baker Tinsley |KO |3 |11/04/1982 |align=left| Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |9–0 |align=left| Don Halpin |UD |8 |18/12/1981 |align=left| David Lawrence Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |8–0 |align=left| Jesse Brown |TKO |1 |21/11/1981 |align=left| Erlanger, Kentucky, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |7–0 |align=left| Dennis Wimberly |TKO |2 |21/08/1981 |align=left| Dunn Centre, Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |6–0 |align=left| Mike Creel |TKO |3 |29/11/1980 |align=left| Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |5–0 |align=left| Larry Sims |TKO |3 |22/11/1980 |align=left| Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |4–0 |align=left| John L Johnson |TKO |1 |14/11/1980 |align=left| Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |3–0 |align=left| Ron Draper |PTS |6 |07/11/1980 |align=left| HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |2–0 |align=left| Ron Draper |TKO |4 |02/08/1980 |align=left| Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States |align=left| |-align=center |Win |1–0 |align=left| Bruce Scott |TKO |1 |14/06/1980 |align=left| Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States |align=left| |-align=center

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