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Tyrell Biggs

Full name: Tyrell Biggs
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 218 lbs (99 kg)
Born: December 22, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Tyrell Biggs won the super-heavyweight gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, after winning the 1982 World Championships. In 1983 he won bronze at the Pan American Games. Biggs turned professional shortly after the Los Angeles Olympics and won his first bout over Mike Evans by decision in November 1984. Biggs fought professionally through 1998, ending with a record of 30 wins (20 by KO) and 10 losses.

Biggs never fought for a professional title but was ranked highly for much of his career. He did fight Mike Tyson, who punished him before winning by TKO in the seventh. Much of Biggs’ career and later life was hampered by problems with drug and alcohol addiction. He spent several stints in drug rehab in an attempt to overcome his problems.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Super-Heavyweight United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Super-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1984-08-11 Biggs (USA) , Damiani (ITA) decision 4 59 58 59 59 59 294
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1984-08-09 Biggs (USA) , Salihu (YUG) decision 5 60 60 59 60 60 299
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1984-08-08 Biggs (USA) , Lewis (CAN) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Boxing United States USA Round One Match #8 1 1984-08-03 Biggs (USA) , Barrientos (PUR) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
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