|Birth name||Henry Durand Tillman|
August 1, 1960 (age 55)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Tillman twice defeated Mike Tyson as an amateur, winning both bouts via close decisions. Tillman went on to win heavyweight gold at the Los Angeles Olympics against highly touted Canadian boxer Willie de Wit
Tillman turned pro in 1984 as a cruiserweight and had a disappointing professional career, primarily due to a weak chin. In 1986, he was knocked down twice and upset by Bert Cooper via a decision. However, in 1987 he was able to secure a shot at WBA Cruiserweight Title holder Evander Holyfield. Holyfield dropped Tillman three times en route to a 7th round TKO, according to WBA rules. Tillman later lost to Willie DeWitt in a rematch of their 1984 Heavyweight Olympic Final bout. In 1990, he took on Mike Tyson in Tyson's comeback bout after his loss to James "Buster" Douglas. Tyson knocked him out in the first round. He finished his professional career with a record of 25-6-0 with 16 knockouts.
In the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street, Dev stated that Henry Tillman was the greatest heavyweight never to have won a world heavyweight championship.
In July 2004, Tillman was sentenced to 37 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal identity theft charges.
Professional boxing record
|25 Wins (16 knockouts, 9 decisions), 6 Losses (4 knockouts, 2 decisions) |
|Loss||28-3-2||Terry "Turbo" Davis||KO||7||1992-09-15||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States||NBA Continental Americas Heavyweight Title.|
|Win||32-14-1||Eddie "Young Joe Louis" Taylor||TKO||6||1992-04-21||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Win||28-16-1||Mark "White Lightning" Lee||UD||10||1992-03-26||Irvine, California, United States||99-90, 98-92, 100-89.|
|Win||15-30-2||Rick "King Kong" Kellar||TKO||4||1990-11-29||Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States|
|Win||5-12||Lynwood Jones||UD||10||1990-10-26||Daytona Beach, Florida, United States||100-90, 100-90, 99-91.|
|Win||12-30-6||Danny Blake||UD||10||1990-08-30||Daytona Beach, Florida, United States||99-91, 99-91, 99-91.|
|Loss||37-1||"Iron" Mike Tyson||KO||1||1990-06-16||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Tillman knocked out at 2:47 of the first round.|
|Win||9-9-2||Tim Morrison||TKO||2||1990-02-17||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||3-5||Gerardo Valero||KO||2||1990-01-30||Reseda, California, United States|
|Win||8-5-1||Danny Wofford||PTS||10||1989-12-09||Daytona Beach, Florida, United States|
|Loss||20-1-1||Willie de Wit||UD||10||1988-03-29||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||94-100, 94-98, 95-97.|
|Loss||13-14-2||Dwain Bonds||TKO||8||1987-11-20||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||25-12||Danny "Smiley" Sutton||KO||7||1987-08-22||Columbia, South Carolina, United States||Sutton knocked out at 1:37 of the seventh round.|
|Win||13-3-1||Kevin P Porter||UD||10||1987-07-11||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||6-11-1||Woody Clark||TKO||7||1987-06-07||Providence, Rhode Island, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:59 of the seventh round.|
|Loss||13-0||Evander "Real Deal" Holyfield||TKO||7||1987-02-14||Reno, Nevada, United States||WBA World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:43 of the seventh round.|
|Win||9-11-1||Stanley Ross||TKO||4||1986-12-26||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||11-5-2||Tyrone Booze||UD||10||1986-10-17||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10-7-1||Oscar Holman||TKO||6||1986-09-24||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13-3||Cedric Parsons||KO||1||1986-08-19||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Parsons knocked out at 2:20 of the first round.|
|Loss||11-1||"Smokin" Bert Cooper||UD||12||1986-06-15||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||NABF Cruiserweight Title. 113-114, 112-115, 113-115.|
|Win||29-9||Bash Ali||TKO||1||1986-04-22||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||NABF Cruiserweight Title.|
|Win||18-3||Reggie Gross||UD||10||1986-03-04||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||8-2, 9-1, 10-0.|
|Win||6-3||Sylvester Lee||TKO||1||1986-02-02||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the first round.|
|Win||5-3-2||Richard Scott||UD||6||1985-09-18||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||6-0, 4-1, 4-2.|
|Win||8-2||Larry Phelps||TKO||2||1985-08-11||Hollywood, California, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:11 of the second round.|
|Win||28-30-5||Leroy Caldwell||PTS||6||1985-06-30||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||2-11-1||John "Rocky Young" Williams||TKO||1||1985-05-12||Tyler, Texas, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:57 of the first round.|
|Win||2-1||Andre Crowder||TKO||1||1985-04-18||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||7-2-1||Mickey Pryor||TKO||4||1985-03-05||Dallas, Texas, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:51 of the fourth round.|
|Win||1-0||Uriah "Bossman" Grant||TKO||2||1984-12-07||Houston, Texas, United States|
- "Henry Tillman". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- Boxing record for Henry Tillman. BoxRec.com.