August 14

August 14, 1929 – Dick Tiger

Dick Tiger vs Nino Benvenuti 1969

Dick Tiger vs Nino Benvenuti 1969

Former Light-Heavyweight world champion, Dick Tiger was born on August 14, 1989 in Amaigbo, Nigeria.  He became the world heavyweight champion on May 20, 1965 after knocking down Rubin “Hurricane” Carter three times to win the ten round fight by decision.  He emigrated to the United States from Nigeria, and became one of the world’s most successful boxers.  Tiger died at the young age of 42 on December 14, 1971.