Freddie Little

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Freddie Little
Rated at Light middleweight
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality American
Born (1936-04-25) April 25, 1936 (age 78)
Picayune, Mississippi, U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights 58
Wins 51
Wins by KO 32
Losses 6
Draws 0
No contests 1

Freddie Little (born April 25, 1936), is a former American boxer at light middleweight.

Professional career[edit]

Little turned pro in 1957 and challenged for the World, WBC, and WBA light middleweight title against Ki-Soo Kim, but lost by split decision in 1967. In 1968 he challenged for the belt against Sandro Mazzinghi. The bout stopped with Mazzinghi bleeding from cuts over both eyes. The ringside officials ruled a "No-Contest", though under normal circumstances Little would have won by "TKO 8". .

In 1969 Little captured the vacant title by decisioning Stanley Hayward. He defended the belt twice before losing it to Carmelo Bossi in 1970 by decision. He retired in 1972. Career Record: W51(KO 32) / L6(KO 1) / D0 (1 NC) TITLES: Southern Middleweight Title WBC Light Middleweight Title WBA Light Middleweight Title

Manager: Whitey Esneault

Preceded by
Sandro Mazzinghi
World Light Middleweight Champion
17 Mar 1969– 9 Jul 1970
Succeeded by
Carmelo Bossi

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