- Frank Tate (boxer)
Tate was the 1983 National Golden Gloves light middleweight champion. He won the Light Middleweight Gold medal at the
1984 Summer Olympics.
*1st round bye
Lofti Ayed(Sweden) 5-0
Romolo Casamonica(Italy) 5-0
Christopher Kapopo(Zambia) RSC 1
Manfred Zielonka(West Germany) walk-over
Shawn O'Sullivan(Canada) 5-0
Tate began his professional career that same year and won his first 23 bouts in the middleweight division, capturing the Vacant IBF Middleweight Title by beating
Michael Olajidein 1987 in Tate's 20th pro fight. Tate was only able to defend the title successfully twice, losing his belt to undefeated phenom Michael Nunnin 1988 by 9th round TKO. In 1990, Tate challenged Lindell Holmesfor the vacant IBF Super Middleweight Title, but lost a close majority decision. Following the defeat, Tate moved up to light heavyweight and defeated Uriah Grantand Andrew Maynard on a six fight win streak to set up a fight for the vacant WBA Light Heavyweight Title against light heavyweight legend Virgil Hillin 1992. Tate lost a unanimous decision. Tate was granted a rematch with Hill in 1994 but again lost a convincing decision. This was Tate's last major fight, and after several victories over limited competition, he was TKO'd by David Telescoin the 4th round, his last pro bout.
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