Freddie Little

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Freddie Little
Freddie Little 1970.jpg
Freddie Little c. 1970
Rated at Light middleweight
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality American
Born (1936-04-25) April 25, 1936 (age 79)
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 light middleweight boxer.

Professional career[edit]

Little turned professional in 1957 and challenged 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 technical knockout.[1]

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


  1. ^ a b Freddie Little. Boxrec.
Preceded by
Sandro Mazzinghi
World Light Middleweight Champion
17 Mar 1969– 9 Jul 1970
Succeeded by
Carmelo Bossi