Freddie Little

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Freddie Little
Freddie Little 1970.jpg
Freddie Little c. 1970
Statistics
Rated at Light middleweight
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality American
Born (1936-04-25) April 25, 1936 (age 81)
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 retired American professional boxer who held the world light middleweight championship.

Professional career[edit]

Little turned professional in 1957 and challenged the World light middleweight title against Ki-Soo Kim, but lost by split decision in 1967. In 1968 he challenged for the title 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 technical knockout.[1]

In 1969 Little captured the vacant World light middleweight title winning by decision against Stanley Hayward.[2] He defended the belt twice before losing it to Carmelo Bossi in 1970 by decision. He retired in 1972.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Freddie Little. Boxrec.
  2. ^ "Freddie Little - Lineal Junior Middleweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia. 

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Sandro Mazzinghi
Vacated
World Light Middleweight Champion
17 Mar 1969– 9 Jul 1970
Succeeded by
Carmelo Bossi
Preceded by
Sandro Mazzinghi
Stripped
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
17 Mar 1969– 9 Jul 1970
Succeeded by
Carmelo Bossi
Preceded by
Sandro Mazzinghi
Stripped
WBC Light Middleweight Champion
17 Mar 1969– 9 Jul 1970
Succeeded by
Carmelo Bossi