In 1962, Dick Tiger won the world middle weight boxing championship.


Tiger inspired lots of Nigerians to go into boxing.

Inspired by the late Dick Tiger and Hogan Kid Bassey, Obisia won many laurels in the amateur ranks which included gold medals at the 1973 All-African Games and the 1974 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand.

"The Lion of Mid-West."The match was declared a draw, although I thought Wonder Boy won.

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Dick Tiger was an honorary Biafran army officer and tried to rally US support for Biafra.

Hisproperties in Lagos had been confiscated -- his apartments, hisservice station in Aba, the beauty parlor and cosmetics shop, thebookstore, the Mercedes, the tens of thousands of dollars saved bythe man in secondhand suits -- all were gone.

I am also looking for photos and information on thefollowing sports heroes that inspired me.

Bassey was the second African to become a world boxing champion.

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It didn't figure to be an easy evening forTiger.

Dick Tiger punching speedbag
December 7, 1961

Dick Tiger poses with flexed arm and gloves

Dick Tiger high angle with glove in camera
New York City
March 30, 1962

Gene Fullmer Grimaces Dick Tiger Punches
San Fransciso, California
October 23, 1962

Dick Tiger hoisted on shoulders after defeating Gene Fullmer
San Fransciso, California
October 23, 1962

Dick Tiger lifted on shoulders for defeating Gene Fullmer
San Fransciso, California
October 23, 1962

Dick Tiger in sweats skips rope
New York City
November 12, 1963

Joey Giardello in a middleweight championship fight with Dick Tiger.

I would never have recognized Tiger in theflesh.

Giardello and Tiger fought 4 times from 1959 to 1965, all decision affairs, with Giardello winning the second and third fights and Tiger the first and fourth.

He was the darkest man I had ever seen.

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I stared atthe knotty, heavily muscled body.

Jose Torres (right) punches Dick Tiger
New York City
May 16, 1967

Dick Tiger and Bob Foster spar
New York City
May 24, 1968

Bob Foster punching Dick Tiger
New York City
May 27, 1968

Dick Tiger knocked down by Bob Foster.