Full name: Henry Durand Tillman
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: August 1, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Smittys Boxing
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Henry Tillman won a silver medal in heavyweight at the 1983 Pan American Games, and twice defeated Mike Tyson as an amateur. After winning a gold medal in the heavyweight class at the 1984 Olympics, Tillman turned professional but never managed to win a major title. In 1987 he fought [Evander Holyfield] for the WBA cruiserweight title, but lost by 7th round TKO. In 1990 Tillman fought Tyson as a pro, with Tyson winning in a first round knockout. Tillman retired in 1996 with a professional record of 25 wins (16 by KO) and 6 losses.
At the 1984 Olympics, Tillman met Gina Hemphill, [Jesse Owens]â granddaughter, who carried the Olympic Torch into the Los Angeles Coliseum at the Opening Ceremony. They married in 1987, but divorced in the 1990s. Tillman had a difficult life, having served time in prison twice before the 1984 Olympics. In 2004 he was sentenced to 37 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal identity theft charges.
|1984 Summer||23||Los Angeles||Boxing||Men's Heavyweight||United States||USA||1||Gold|
|1984 Summer||23||Los Angeles||Boxing||United States||USA||Final Round||Match 1/2||1||1984-08-11||Tillman (USA) , deWit (CAN)||decision||5||60||59+||59||60||60||298|
|1984 Summer||23||Los Angeles||Boxing||United States||USA||Semi-Finals||Match #2||1||1984-08-09||Tillman (USA) , Musone (ITA)||decision||5||59||59||60||60||59||297|
|1984 Summer||23||Los Angeles||Boxing||United States||USA||Quarter-Finals||Match #3||1||1984-08-08||Tillman (USA) , Taufo'ou (TGA)||referee stops contest (head blow)||2||2:59|
|1984 Summer||23||Los Angeles||Boxing||United States||USA||Round Two||Match #5||1||1984-08-06||Tillman (USA) , Singh (IND)||referee stops contest (head blow)||1||1:46|
|1984 Summer||23||Los Angeles||Boxing||United States||USA||Round One||Match #9||1||1984-07-31||Tillman (USA)||bye|