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Henry Tiller

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Name  Henry Tiller
Role  Boxer
Martial art  Boxing

Henry Tiller Bruno Ahlberg vs Henry Tiller BoxRec

Died  January 1, 1999, Trondheim, Norway
Olympic medals  Boxing at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's middleweight

Henry Tiller (14 June 1914 – 1 January 1999) was a Norwegian boxer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

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Amateur career

Tiller's career started in 1931, when he became Norwegian amateur junior lightweight champion at the age of 17. He rapidly grew to middleweight, where he became Norwegian champion in 1935, 36, 37, 38 & 40, before the second world war put a halt to further championships.

He fought in ten international championships, and won eight.

In 1936 he won the silver medal in the middleweight class after losing the final against Jean Despeaux. He defeated Edward Peltz (RSA), Richard Shrimpton (GBR), the two favourites Adolf Baumgarten (GER), and Henryk Chmielewski (POL). Later that same year Tiller met Despaux in two international championships in Trondheim and Oslo - both times defeating him.

Tiller fought 158 amateur bouts. Of these he lost 22 & tied on 1.

Pro career

In 1938 Tiller became the only Norwegian boxer to become English champion in middleweight, winning a clear victory over the English champion at the time, David Peck.

Life after boxing

Tiller wrote an autobiography called 'Ringen Klar', published by Aschehoug in 1941.

References

Henry Tiller Wikipedia


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