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Tim Littles

Tim Littles

American super-middleweight boxer
Tim Littles
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Intro American super-middleweight boxer
Is Athlete Boxer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 2 November 1964
Age 56 years
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Biography

Tim Littles (born November 2, 1964 in Sharon, Connecticut) was an American boxer in the super middleweight division.

Amateur career

Known as "The Doctor of Styles", Littles had a successful amateur career.

Amateur highlights

  • 1985 United States Amateur Light middleweight champion.
  • 1989 Won Amateur World Championship over Torsten Schmitz from Germany in a 5-round World Championship bout in Casablanca, Morocco before turning Pro in November 13, 1989

Professional career

Littles turned pro in 1989 and became a super middleweight contender during the early to mid 1990s. His name will forever be linked with his nemesis Frankie Liles who was the WBA super middleweight champion for a stretch during the 1990s. The two fought 3 times as amateurs, starting a rivalry between the two men that would last the rest of their careers. Of the three times they fought as amateurs, Liles won every fight.

Around the same time Liles also turned pro and made their way up the rankings around the same pace. It seemed inevitable they would clash again. Littles and Liles were both fringe contenders, unbeaten, and on the verge of cracking the top ten when they met for the first time in the pro ranks. Littles would win by a 12-round decision, avenging his losses as an amateur and securing his standing as a legit contender as a pro. Liles would rebound very well after the loss, winning the WBA title from Steve Little and scoring wins over Merqui Sosa and Michael Nunn. Littles also earned himself a title shot, but he was matched much tougher than Liles was when he received his title shot; pound for pound entrant James Toney stopped Littles in the fourth round, giving him his first defeat.

Tim had two comeback fights, both KO wins, and then challenged his old rival one last time for Liles' piece of the title. Liles accepted the challenge and on June 8, 1996 a war was waged, which Liles won on a third-round TKO. This was the end of their rivalry and also effectively ended Tim Littles' career. Apart from his win over Liles, Littles' best wins were over Antoine Byrd and John Scully. All three of those bouts happened in succession in what can be considered Tim's prime.

Professional boxing record

27 Wins (18 knockouts, 9 decisions), 3 Losses (3 knockouts)
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 22-3 United States Derrick Harmon TKO 2 03/11/2002 United States Table Mountain Casino, Friant, California Referee stopped the bout at 1:59 of the second round.
Loss 28-1 United States Frankie Liles TKO 3 08/06/1996 United Kingdom Telewest Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne WBA World Super Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the third round.
Win 19-9 Kenya Chris Sande TKO 3 09/03/1996 Republic of Ireland Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Ireland
Win 17-9 United States Mike Belcher TKO 1 29/07/1995 United States Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois
Win 5-9-1 United States Caseny Truesdale TKO 5 17/03/1995 United States Worcester Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts
Loss 41-0-2 United States James Toney TKO 4 05/03/1994 United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles IBF World Super Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:03 of the fourth round.
Win 15-10-1 United States James Williamson TKO 7 03/11/1993 United States Biloxi, Mississippi
Win 9-4-1 United States Warren Williams UD 10 19/06/1993 United States The Summit, Houston, Texas
Win 24-5-1 Venezuela Armando Rodriguez TKO 1 25/05/1993 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan IBF USBA Super Middleweight Title.
Win 11-9-2 United States Lenzie Morgan UD 12 28/01/1993 United States IMA Sports Arena, Flint, Michigan IBF USBA Super Middleweight Title. 120-108, 119-110, 118-112.
Win 27-2 United States Iceman John Scully UD 12 13/11/1992 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada IBF USBA Super Middleweight Title. 120-108, 120-108, 119-109.
Win 21-0 United States Frankie Liles UD 12 07/07/1992 United States Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California IBF USBA Super Middleweight Title. 116-112, 116-112, 117-111.
Win 19-3-1 United States Antoine Byrd PTS 12 03/03/1992 United States HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas IBF USBA Super Middleweight Title.
Win 6-5 United States Willie Douglas PTS 6 18/01/1992 United States Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia
Win 7-5-1 United States Kenny Payne TKO 4 23/11/1991 United States The Omni, Atlanta
Win 8-13-3 United States Jerome Kelly TKO 5 17/09/1991 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Win 2-10 United States Ernest Perry TKO 1 27/07/1991 United States Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Virginia
Win 0-1 Mexico Ricardo Villa TKO 4 18/05/1991 United States Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada
Win 0-5 Mexico Quirino Garcia KO 3 09/04/1991 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Win 11-9 Cuba Ali Sanchez TKO 7 23/02/1991 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 1:02 of the seventh round.
Win 6-2 United States Willie Douglas UD 8 21/01/1991 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 8-9-1 United States Sylvester White KO 1 12/11/1990 United States Lakefront Arena, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Win 7-12-1 United States Danny Mitchell PTS 8 17/09/1990 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 13-9-1 United States Steve Langley UD 8 05/08/1990 United States Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win -- Mexico Juan Ramon Perez TKO 1 08/07/1990 United States Harrah's Reno, Reno, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 1:55 of the first round.
Win 2-6 United States Larry Wilkins TKO 1 01/06/1990 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 2-0 United States Tommy Clark TKO 2 19/05/1990 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 2:22 of the second round.
Win 1-6 United States Mike Serr TKO 4 10/03/1990 United States The Dunes, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 2:16 of the fourth round.
Win 2-2 United States John Tobin TKO 2 29/01/1990 United States Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win -- United States Joe Wolf KO 1 13/11/1989 United States Central Park Athletic Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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