|Real name||Theodore Flowers|
|Born||August 5, 1895|
|Died||November 16, 1927 (aged 32)|
New York City, New York
|Wins by KO||56|
Theodore "Tiger" Flowers (August 5, 1895 – November 16, 1927) was an American professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Georgia Deacon", he rose to prominence in the early 20th century, becoming the first African-American World Middleweight Boxing Champion after defeating Harry Greb to claim the title in 1926. He was inducted into The Ring Hall of Fame in 1971, The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1976, The World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990, and The International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993. A left-handed fighter, Flowers was fast and elusive, usually avoiding heavy punishment while landing quick, sharp blows.
A celebrated African-American prizefighter, Flowers is considered a trailblazer of his era, competing during a time when the boxing profession was predominantly white. Flowers is often compared, in precedence, to fighters George Dixon, the first black boxing champion who won the Bantamweight World Title in 1892, Barbados Joe Walcott, first black to win the World Welterweight title on December 18, 1901, Joe Gans, the first black to win the World Lightweight Title in 1902, and also the more controversial Jack Johnson, the first black to win the World Heavyweight Title in 1908.
In addition to becoming the first black Middleweight champion, Tiger’s unprecedented accumulation of wins (136) and knockouts (56) in his career spanning less than ten years proved to many skeptics that African-Americans could compete at the highest level. Prominent Atlanta area rapper Killer Mike, of Run the Jewels, memorialized Tiger Flowers in the song “Kill Your Masters” on RTJ2
His parents, Aaron Flowers (1878-1957) married Lula Dawson (1875-1949) on December 28, 1888, Married in Camillia, Georgia. Theodore Flowers (born February 11, 1895) was born in Mitchell County, Georgia.
Flowers’ had 5 siblings Carl Flowers (1896-1978), Gertrude (1898-?), Oc or Osee (1900-1992), Uly Smith (1908-?), Cecil Nathan(1910-1992).
Theodore Flowers married Willie Mae Spellers on November 22, 1915, and has a daughter named Verna Lee Flowers (Jackson) September 9, 1921, and Died April 18, 2021, at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles, California.
After working as a stevedore on the Georgia coast, Flowers temporarily relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1918; this is where he ultimately began boxing professionally at the age of 23.
By early 1920 he started training with manager Walk Miller. Over the next six years the lightning-quick lefthander competed all over the country in a grueling ascent to the top of the boxing ranks.
Flowers combined showmanship inside the ropes with a public persona characterized by sobriety and religious devotion; eventually becoming donned “The Deacon”. He famously carried a Bible into the ring for each fight and also shared scripture. A devoutly religious man, Flowers would recite a passage from Psalm 144 before every bout throughout his career.
Flowers’ first bout was a victory over fighter Billy Hooper; which he followed up with an impressive two-dozen straight victories before suffering his first loss to Panama Joe Gans.
Like many other African-American boxers of the time period, Flowers found it difficult to obtain fights with white fighters early in his career. He found himself primarily having to fight men of his own race, and many times over, in order to make a living. Despite this, during his era Flowers challenged many high-caliber fighters, including Maxie Rosenbloom, Sam Langford, Kid Norfolk, Johnny Wilson, Jamaica Kid, Mickey Walker and many other future Hall of Fame inductees.
By 1924, after being rated the number-one contender for Harry Greb's middleweight title by The Ring magazine, Flowers earned a shot at Greb; despite previously losing a questionable decision to light heavyweight champion Mike McTigue.
On February 26, 1926, before a crowd of 16,311 at Madison Square Garden, Flowers dethroned champion Harry Greb by split decision. He would also defeat Greb once more on August 19, 1926 to defend the title, although both match results were considered questionable.
Tiger's next and final championship bout came against Mickey Walker on December 3, 1926 in Chicago, where he was defeated for the title. A match decided by points in the end, it was considered a controversial decision in the eyes of many. The match later was investigated by the Illinois Athletic Commission, but the decision was not overturned.
Flowers immediately set his sights on a rematch to regain the title, but tragically his career would be cut short before ever gaining the opportunity.
Flowers’ final match, a victory over Leo Gates, was fought November 12, 1927. 
Flowers was hospitalized in New York City in early November 1927, requiring surgery to remove scar tissue from around his eyes. Complications from the surgery ultimately resulted in his death on November 16, 1927 at age 32.
The tragic circumstances of Tiger’s death were similar to what caused the death of former champion Harry Greb about a year prior.
Posthumously, Theodore Flowers was honored as one of the greatest fighters of his era. The International Boxing Research Organization would rank him as number 12 on their list of Greatest Middleweights of All Time. Boxing historian Bert Sugar placed him 68th in his Top 100 Fighters catalog. The Bleacher Report named him the number 6 greatest southpaw in boxing history.
An important figure in Atlanta, Georgia's black community, Tiger was remembered as a deacon for the Butler Street CME Church and as a member of the lodges of Masons, Elks, and Knights of Pythias. His house on Simpson Road was one of the most luxurious in the city.
Estimates put the number of mourners who turned up to show their respects at around 75,000, with an additional 7,000 crammed the City Auditorium to witness a lavish memorial service. He was laid to rest at Lincoln Cemetery in Atlanta.
Tiger Flowers Cemetery in Lakeland, Florida was named for him.
Professional boxing record
|160 fights||119 wins||15 losses|
|160||Win||119–15–8 (18)||Leo Gates||TKO||4 (10)||Nov 12, 1927||Olympia Boxing Club, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|159||Draw||118–15–8 (18)||Maxie Rosenbloom||PTS||10||Nov 09, 1927||Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|158||Win||118–15–7 (18)||Joe Lohman||NWS||10||Oct 17, 1927||Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, U.S.|
|157||Win||118–15–7 (17)||Pete Latzo||UD||10||Sep 30, 1927||Artillery Park, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|156||Win||117–15–7 (17)||Joe Anderson||PTS||10||Sep 01, 1927||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|155||Win||116–15–7 (17)||Jock Malone||PTS||6||Aug 16, 1927||Dugdale Park, Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|154||Win||115–15–7 (17)||Harry Dillon||PTS||10||Aug 10, 1927||Ice Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, U.S.|
|153||Draw||114–15–7 (17)||Chuck Wiggins||PTS||10||Aug 03, 1927||Taylor Bowl, Newburgh Heights, Ohio, U.S.|
|152||Win||114–15–6 (17)||Bing Conley||PTS||10||Jul 28, 1927||Amusement Park, Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.|
|151||Draw||113–15–6 (17)||Maxie Rosenbloom||PTS||10||Jul 04, 1927||Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|150||Win||113–15–5 (17)||Bob Sage||PTS||10||Jun 17, 1927||Mack Park, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|149||Win||112–15–5 (17)||Eddie Huffman||PTS||10||May 27, 1927||Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|148||Win||111–15–5 (17)||Chuck Wiggins||NWS||10||May 13, 1927||Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.|
|147||Win||111–15–5 (16)||Chuck Wiggins||PTS||10||Apr 29, 1927||Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.|
|146||Win||110–15–5 (16)||Soldier George Jones||KO||1 (15)||Mar 29, 1927||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|145||Win||109–15–5 (16)||Lou Bogash||PTS||10||Feb 18, 1927||Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|144||Win||108–15–5 (16)||Lee Anderson||PTS||4||Jan 25, 1927||Denver, Colorado, U.S.|
|143||Loss||107–15–5 (16)||Leo Lomski||PTS||10||Jan 22, 1927||Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|142||Win||107–14–5 (16)||Tut Jackson||KO||3 (10)||Jan 06, 1927||Armory, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.|
|141||Loss||106–14–5 (16)||Mickey Walker||PTS||10||Dec 03, 1926||Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.||Lost NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring middleweight titles|
|140||Win||106–13–5 (16)||Eddie Huffman||PTS||10||Nov 22, 1926||Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|139||Loss||105–13–5 (16)||Maxie Rosenbloom||DQ||9 (10)||Oct 15, 1926||Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|138||Win||105–12–5 (16)||Happy Hunter||KO||3 (8)||Sep 16, 1926||Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|137||Win||104–12–5 (16)||Harry Greb||SD||15||Aug 19, 1926||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||Retained NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring middleweight titles|
|136||Win||103–12–5 (16)||Battling Jim McCreary||DQ||3 (10)||Aug 10, 1926||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|135||Win||102–12–5 (16)||Eddie Huffman||PTS||10||Jul 24, 1926||Ascot Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|134||Win||101–12–5 (16)||Lee Anderson||KO||2 (?)||Jul 11, 1926||Coliseum, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|133||Win||100–12–5 (16)||Ray Neuman||PTS||10||Jun 28, 1926||Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|132||Win||99–12–5 (16)||Young Bob Fitzsimmons||NWS||10||Jun 18, 1926||Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|131||Win||99–12–5 (15)||Allentown Joe Gans||UD||10||Apr 16, 1926||South Main Street Armory, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|130||Win||98–12–5 (15)||Harry Greb||SD||15||Feb 26, 1926||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||Won NBA, NYSAC, and The Ring middleweight titles|
|129||Loss||97–12–5 (15)||Mike McTigue||SD||10||Dec 23, 1925||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|128||Win||97–11–5 (15)||Frank Moody||PTS||10||Dec 10, 1925||Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|127||Win||96–11–5 (15)||Benny Ross||PTS||6||Nov 30, 1925||Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.|
|126||Loss||95–11–5 (15)||Chuck Wiggins||NWS||10||Oct 27, 1925||East Chicago, Indiana, U.S.|
|125||Win||95–11–5 (14)||Jock Malone||NWS||10||Oct 23, 1925||Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.|
|124||Win||95–11–5 (13)||Ted Moore||TKO||6 (10)||Sep 07, 1925||Taylor Bowl, Newburgh Heights, Ohio, U.S.|
|123||Win||94–11–5 (13)||Jock Malone||PTS||10||Aug 28, 1925||Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|122||Win||93–11–5 (13)||Allentown Joe Gans||NWS||10||Aug 21, 1925||Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.|
|121||Win||93–11–5 (12)||Lou Bogash||NWS||10||Jul 24, 1925||Aurora Bowl, Aurora, Illinois, U.S.|
|120||Win||93–11–5 (11)||Pat McCarthy||PTS||10||Jul 20, 1925||Braves Field, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|119||Win||92–11–5 (11)||Jack Stone||TKO||4 (12)||Jun 26, 1925||Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.|
|118||Win||91–11–5 (11)||Lee Anderson||DQ||3 (10)||Jun 08, 1925||Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|117||Win||90–11–5 (11)||Lee Anderson||UD||10||Jun 08, 1925||Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|116||Win||89–11–5 (11)||Jock Malone||NWS||10||Jun 05, 1925||East Chicago, Indiana, U.S.|
|115||Win||89–11–5 (10)||Lou Bogash||PTS||12||May 26, 1925||State Street Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.|
|114||Win||88–11–5 (10)||Pal Reed||PTS||10||May 18, 1925||Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|113||Win||87–11–5 (10)||Battling Mims||KO||5 (?)||May 04, 1925||Macon, Georgia, U.S.|
|112||Win||86–11–5 (10)||Lou Bogash||KO||5 (12)||Apr 29, 1925||Savannah, Georgia, U.S.|
|111||Win||85–11–5 (10)||Lou Bogash||PTS||10||Mar 20, 1925||Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|110||Win||84–11–5 (10)||Sailor Darden||NWS||12||Mar 16, 1925||Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.|
|109||Loss||84–11–5 (9)||Jack Delaney||KO||4 (12)||Feb 26, 1925||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|108||Loss||84–10–5 (9)||Lou Bogash||DQ||3 (10)||Feb 16, 1925||Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|107||Win||84–9–5 (9)||Jackie Clark||TKO||5 (12)||Feb 14, 1925||Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|106||Win||83–9–5 (9)||Jamaica Kid||TKO||10 (12)||Feb 05, 1925||Lakeside Park Pavillion, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.|
|105||Win||82–9–5 (9)||Ted Moore||NWS||12||Feb 02, 1925||Sussex Avenue Armory, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.|
|104||Win||82–9–5 (8)||Bill Savage||KO||2 (10)||Jan 29, 1925||Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.|
|103||Win||81–9–5 (8)||Tommy Robson||TKO||8 (12)||Jan 28, 1925||Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|102||Loss||80–9–5 (8)||Jack Delaney||KO||2 (12)||Jan 16, 1925||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|101||Win||80–8–5 (8)||Dan O'Dowd||TKO||6 (10)||Jan 07, 1925||Marieville Gardens, North Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.|
|100||Win||79–8–5 (8)||Billy Britton||TKO||4 (10)||Jan 05, 1925||Mechanics Building, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|99||Win||78–8–5 (8)||Joe Lohman||TKO||3 (10)||Jan 01, 1925||Rink S.C., Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|98||Draw||77–8–5 (8)||Frankie Schoell||PTS||6||Dec 26, 1924||Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, U.S.|
|97||Win||77–8–4 (8)||Jack Townsend||TKO||5 (10)||Dec 15, 1924||Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|96||Win||76–8–4 (8)||Johnny Wilson||TKO||3 (10)||Dec 09, 1924||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|95||Win||75–8–4 (8)||Battling Gahee||TKO||2 (12)||Dec 01, 1924||Columbus, Ohio, U.S.|
|94||Win||74–8–4 (8)||Clem Johnson||NWS||12||Nov 27, 1924||Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, U.S.|
|93||Win||74–8–4 (7)||Jerry Hayes||KO||2 (4)||Nov 10, 1924||Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|92||Win||73–8–4 (7)||Hughie Clements||TKO||2 (4)||Nov 10, 1924||Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|91||Win||72–8–4 (7)||George Robinson||PTS||12||Nov 01, 1924||Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|90||Win||71–8–4 (7)||Joe Lohman||DQ||4 (10)||Oct 23, 1924||Moose Arena, Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.|
|89||Win||70–8–4 (7)||Cleve Hawkins||KO||3 (?)||Oct 21, 1924||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|88||Win||69–8–4 (7)||Jamaica Kid||TKO||8 (12)||Oct 11, 1924||Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|87||Win||68–8–4 (7)||Battling Gahee||TKO||4 (12)||Sep 30, 1924||Weller Theater, Zanesville, Ohio, U.S.|
|86||Win||67–8–4 (7)||Tut Jackson||KO||2 (12)||Sep 29, 1924||Canton Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, U.S.|
|85||Win||66–8–4 (7)||Lee Anderson||UD||12||Sep 22, 1924||Columbus, Ohio, U.S.|
|84||Win||65–8–4 (7)||Jamaica Kid||UD||12||Sep 15, 1924||Columbus, Ohio, U.S.|
|83||Win||64–8–4 (7)||Tut Jackson||TKO||8 (10)||Sep 01, 1924||League Park, Martins Ferry, Ohio, U.S.|
|82||Loss||63–8–4 (7)||Harry Greb||NWS||10||Aug 21, 1924||Legion Stadium, Fremont, Ohio, U.S.|
|81||Win||63–8–4 (6)||Oscar Mortimer||TKO||6 (12)||Aug 12, 1924||Soledad Roof, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|80||Win||62–8–4 (6)||Jack Townsend||TKO||11 (12)||Aug 02, 1924||Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|79||Win||61–8–4 (6)||Jamaica Kid||DQ||3 (12)||Jul 22, 1924||Riverside Arena, Covington, Kentucky, U.S.|
|78||Win||60–8–4 (6)||Lee Anderson||DQ||11 (12)||Jul 03, 1924||Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|77||Win||59–8–4 (6)||Jamaica Kid||NWS||10||Jun 27, 1924||Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.|
|76||Win||59–8–4 (5)||Battling Gahee||NWS||10||Jun 20, 1924||Fremont Theatre, Fremont, Ohio, U.S.|
|75||Win||59–8–4 (4)||Joe Lohman||PTS||12||Jun 14, 1924||Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|74||Win||58–8–4 (4)||Willie Walker||TKO||7 (12)||May 14, 1924||Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|73||Win||57–8–4 (4)||Ted Jamieson||PTS||12||May 03, 1924||Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|72||Win||56–8–4 (4)||George Robinson||PTS||12||Apr 29, 1924||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|71||Win||55–8–4 (4)||Jimmy Darcy||PTS||12||Apr 19, 1924||Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|70||Win||54–8–4 (4)||Dave Thornton||KO||2 (?)||Apr 09, 1924||Bijou Ring, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|69||Win||53–8–4 (4)||Lee Anderson||PTS||12||Mar 29, 1924||Commonwealth Sporting Club, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|68||Win||52–8–4 (4)||Bob Lawson||KO||6 (8)||Mar 19, 1924||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|67||Win||51–8–4 (4)||Jamaica Kid||NWS||10||Mar 03, 1924||Fremont Theatre, Fremont, Ohio, U.S.|
|66||Win||51–8–4 (3)||Battling Gahee||PTS||12||Feb 25, 1924||Barberton Stadium, Barberton, Ohio, U.S.|
|65||Win||50–8–4 (3)||Bob Lawson||TKO||10 (12)||Feb 18, 1924||Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.|
|64||Win||49–8–4 (3)||Sonny Goodrich||PTS||12||Jan 31, 1924||Bellinger Theater, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|63||Win||48–8–4 (3)||Herbert Moore||KO||2 (?)||Jan 23, 1924||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|62||Win||47–8–4 (3)||Sailor Darden||PTS||12||Dec 28, 1923||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|61||Win||46–8–4 (3)||Rufe Cameron||KO||4 (?)||Dec 06, 1923||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|60||Draw||45–8–4 (3)||George Robinson||PTS||12||Nov 27, 1923||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|59||Loss||45–8–3 (3)||Fireman Jim Flynn||RTD||5 (?)||Sep 17, 1923||Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|58||Win||45–7–3 (3)||Jamaica Kid||PTS||10||Sep 04, 1923||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|57||Win||44–7–3 (3)||Whitey Black||NWS||10||Jul 30, 1923||Danceland Arena, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|56||Win||44–7–3 (2)||Tut Jackson||PTS||12||Jul 18, 1923||Springfield, Ohio, U.S.|
|55||Draw||43–7–3 (2)||Tut Jackson||PTS||12||Jul 03, 1923||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|54||Win||43–7–2 (2)||Rufe Cameron||PTS||10||Jun 20, 1923||Bijou Ring, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|53||Win||42–7–2 (2)||Panama Joe Gans||NWS||12||May 25, 1923||Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.|
|52||Win||42–7–2 (1)||Sailor Tom King||PTS||15||May 15, 1923||Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|51||Loss||41–7–2 (1)||Kid Norfolk||KO||1 (12)||May 08, 1923||Springfield, Ohio, U.S.||For world colored light heavyweight title|
|50||Win||41–6–2 (1)||Jamaica Kid||NWS||12||Apr 20, 1923||Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.|
|49||Win||41–6–2||Jack Ray||KO||3 (?)||Mar 19, 1923||Central Garage Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|48||Win||40–6–2||Battling Mims||PTS||8||Feb 28, 1923||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|47||Win||39–6–2||Bob Lawson||PTS||8||Feb 21, 1923||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|46||Win||38–6–2||Frank Carbone||DQ||10 (15)||Dec 22, 1922||Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|45||Win||37–6–2||Eddie Palmer||TKO||10 (15)||Dec 13, 1922||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|44||Win||36–6–2||Kid Davis||KO||3 (10)||Dec 01, 1922||L Street Park, Brunswick, Georgia, U.S.|
|43||Win||35–6–2||Eddie Palmer||PTS||8||Nov 11, 1922||Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.||Exact date unknown|
|42||Win||34–6–2||Battling Gahee||PTS||8||Oct 10, 1922||Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|41||Win||33–6–2||Kid Davis||KO||1 (?)||Sep 09, 1922||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|40||Win||32–6–2||Kid Paddy||KO||1 (?)||Aug 30, 1922||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|39||Win||31–6–2||Andy Kid Palmer||PTS||15||Aug 22, 1922||Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|38||Loss||30–6–2||Jamaica Kid||RTD||2 (12)||Jul 26, 1922||Riverside Arena, Covington, Kentucky, U.S.|
|37||Draw||30–5–2||Kid Norfolk||PTS||8||Jul 04, 1922||Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|36||Loss||30–5–1||Sam Langford||KO||2 (10)||Jun 05, 1922||Ponce de Leon Ballpark, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|35||Win||30–4–1||Frankie Murphy||PTS||15||May 16, 1922||Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|34||Loss||29–4–1||Lee Anderson||KO||7 (15)||May 09, 1922||Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico||For world colored light heavyweight title|
|33||Win||29–3–1||Billy Britton||PTS||15||Apr 11, 1922||Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|32||Win||28–3–1||Jim Jam Barry||KO||5 (15)||Mar 28, 1922||Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|31||Win||27–3–1||Chihuahua Kid Brown||KO||1 (15)||Mar 21, 1922||Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|30||Draw||26–3–1||Jim Jam Barry||PTS||15||Mar 07, 1922||Garden Play Arena, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|29||Win||26–3||Gorilla Jones||KO||9 (15)||Feb 21, 1922||Gonzalez Garden Arena, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico||Won vacant Southwest middleweight title|
Not to be confused with Gorilla Jones
|28||Loss||25–3||Kid Norfolk||KO||3 (10)||Jan 30, 1922||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|27||Win||25–2||Battling Burke||KO||4 (8)||Jan 11, 1922||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|26||Win||24–2||Jack Ray||KO||2 (?)||Jan 01, 1922||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|25||Loss||23–2||Panama Joe Gans||KO||5 (15)||Dec 15, 1921||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|24||Win||23–1||Battling Gahee||PTS||8||Nov 08, 1921||Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|23||Win||22–1||Whitey Black||PTS||8||Oct 24, 1921||Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|22||Win||21–1||Battling Gahee||PTS||10||Oct 18, 1921||Business Men's A.C., Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|21||Win||20–1||Chihuahua Kid Brown||KO||3 (10)||Sep 26, 1921||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|20||Loss||19–1||Panama Joe Gans||KO||6 (15)||Aug 08, 1921||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|19||Win||19–0||Kid Williams||KO||3 (?)||Aug 01, 1921||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|18||Win||18–0||Jack Moore||KO||2 (12)||Jul 12, 1921||Pekin Theatre, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.|
|17||Win||17–0||Battling Mims||PTS||10||Jul 07, 1921||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|16||Win||16–0||Battling Troupe||KO||4 (10)||Jun 14, 1921||Business Men's A.C., Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Whitey Black||KO||1 (?)||Jun 06, 1921||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|14||Win||14–0||Jim Fain||KO||4 (10)||May 23, 1921||Business Men's A.C., Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Chihuahua Kid Brown||KO||2 (?)||May 05, 1921||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|12||Win||12–0||Chihuahua Kid Brown||TKO||8 (10)||May 02, 1921||Business Men's A.C., Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Battling Mims||PTS||10||Nov 09, 1920||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Billy Hooper||PTS||10||Sep 27, 1920||Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Battling Mims||PTS||10||Apr 04, 1920||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|8||Win||8–0||Billy Hooper||PTS||20||Mar 17, 1920||Brunswick, Georgia, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Sailor Darden||PTS||15||Mar 03, 1920||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|6||Win||6–0||Roughhouse Baker||KO||3 (?)||Feb 02, 1919||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|5||Win||5–0||Battling Mims||PTS||10||Jan 01, 1919||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|4||Win||4–0||Battling Mims||PTS||15||Jun 06, 1918||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|3||Win||3–0||Battling Hazel||KO||8 (?)||Apr 04, 1918||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|2||Win||2–0||Battling Henry Williams||PTS||20||Mar 03, 1918||United States of America||Exact date and location unknown|
|1||Win||1–0||Billy Hooper||KO||11 (?)||Jan 01, 1918||Brunswick, Georgia, U.S.||Exact date unknown|
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- Kaye, Andrew (May 8, 2003). "Tiger Flowers (1895-1927)". New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2014-04-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- All-Time Middleweight Rankings IBROresearch.com Retrieved on 2014-04-29
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- Seekins, Briggs. "Manny Pacquiao and the 25 Greatest Southpaws in Boxing History". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 13 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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- Andrew M. Kaye, The Pussycat of Prizefighting: Tiger Flowers and the Politics of Black Celebrity (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2004).
- Herman "Skip" Mason Jr., Black Atlanta in the Roaring Twenties (Dover, N.H.: Arcadia, 1997).
- A Tiger Rose out of Georgia: Tiger Flowers Champion of the World by Bob mee.
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- IBHOF Bio - Tiger Flowers
- Theodore "Tiger" Flowers historical marker
| World Middleweight Champion
February 26, 1926 – December 3, 1926
| Latest born world champion to die
November 16, 1927 – October 29, 1949