Frank Tate (boxer)
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Frank Tate Boxer
Frank Tate
Real nameFrank Tate
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1964-08-27) August 27, 1964 (age 55)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights46
Wins by KO24

Frank Tate (born August 27, 1964, in Detroit, Michigan) is a former American professional boxer.

Amateur career

Tate was the 1983 National Golden Gloves light middleweight champion. Tate was training at the Kronk Gym.[1] He also won the light middleweight gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics[2] even though he had standing eight-counts administered to him twice in the second round of the gold medal bout against Canadian fighter Shawn O'Sullivan. When Tate received his gold medal, he was booed by the American audience due to the controversial decision.

Olympic results

Professional career


Tate began his professional career in December 1984. At 20-0, Tate won the vacant IBF middleweight title by beating Michael Olajide over fifteen rounds at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas in October 1987. Tate successfully defended his title against Tony Sibson with a tenth round stoppage in Staffordshire, England, before losing his belt to undefeated phenom Michael Nunn in nine rounds at Caesars Palace in July 1988.


In January 1990 at Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, Tate boxed Lindell Holmes for the vacant IBF super-middleweight title, losing a close majority decision.


Following the defeat, Tate moved up to light-heavyweight and defeated Uriah Grant and Andrew Maynard on a six fight win streak to set up a fight for the vacant WBA title against Virgil Hill in 1992. Tate lost a unanimous decision. After four more wins, 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 stopped in four rounds against David Telesco in his final pro bout.

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
46 fights 41 wins 5 losses
By knockout 24 2
By decision 17 3
Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
Loss 41-5 United States David Telesco TKO 4 (10) 09/10/1998 United States Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
Win 41-4 United States Tyler Hughes TKO 7 (10) 11/07/1998 United States Hilton Hotel, Reno
Win 40-4 Mexico David Humberto Gamez TKO 1 (8) 29/05/1998 United States Sheraton Hotel, Houston
Win 39-4 Germany Norbert Nieroba SD 12 (12) 30/08/1997 Germany Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin
Win 38-4 United States Gary Butler TKO 2 (8) 24/06/1997 United States Argosy Festival Atrium, Baton Rouge
Win 37-4 United States Cliff Nellon UD 10 (10) 15/03/1997 United States Dallas, Texas
Win 36-4 Mexico Everardo Armenta Jr. UD 10 (10) 09/04/1996 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio
Win 35-4 United States Dominick Carter TKO 8 (12) 25/10/1995 United States Pontchartrain Center, Kenner, Louisiana
Loss 34-4 United States Virgil Hill UD 12 (12) 23/07/1994 United States Civic Center, Bismarck, North Dakota For WBA light-heavyweight title.
Win 34-3 Mexico Rosendo Rosales KO 2 (10) 18/12/1993 Mexico Estadio Cuauhtemoc, Puebla
Win 33-3 Mexico Everardo Armenta Jr TKO 9 (10) 10/09/1993 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Win 32-3 United States Ron Cramner KO 6 (10) 13/08/1993 Canada Cloverdale, British Columbia
Win 31-3 Jordan Ramzi Hassan SD 10 (10) 09/01/1993 United States Houston, Texas
Loss 30-3 United States Virgil Hill UD 12 (12) 29/09/1992 United States Civic Center, Bismarck, North Dakota For WBA light-heavyweight title.
Win 30-2 United States Tim Johnson TKO 6 (10) 27/03/1992 United States Clarion Hotel Ballroom, Saint Louis, Missouri
Win 29-2 United States Andrew Maynard TKO 11 (12) 10/01/1992 United States Paramount Theatre, New York Won NABF light-heavyweight title.
Win 28-2 Italy Yawe Davis SD 12 (12) 03/08/1991 Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Selvino Retained IBF Intercontinental light-heavyweight title.
Win 27-2 Jamaica Uriah Grant UD 12 (12) 10/02/1991 United States Trump Castle, Atlantic City Won IBF Intercontinental light-heavyweight title.
Win 26-2 United States Greg Everett TKO 7 (10) 27/09/1990 United States Waterloo Village, Stanhope
Win 25-2 United States William Clayton TKO 6 (10) 05/05/1990 United States Brown County Arena, Green Bay
Loss 24-2 United States Lindell Holmes MD 12 (12) 27/01/1990 United States Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans For vacant IBF super-middleweight title.
Win 24-1 United States Jimmy Bills UD 10 (10) 24/01/1989 United States Four Seasons Arena, Great Falls
Loss 23-1 United States Michael Nunn TKO 9 (15) 28/07/1988 United States Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas Lost IBF middleweight title.
Win 23-0 United States Sanderline Williams UD 10 (10) 21/05/1988 United States George R Brown Convention Center, Houston
Win 22-0 United Kingdom Tony Sibson TKO 10 (12) 07/02/1988 United Kingdom Bingley Hall, Stafford Retained IBF middleweight title.
Win 21-0 Canada Michael Olajide UD 15 (15) 10/10/1987 United States Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas Won vacant IBF middleweight title.
Win 20-0 United States James Williams TKO 6 (8) 10/09/1987 United States Houston, Texas
Win 19-0 United States Troy Darrell UD 12 (12) 12/07/1987 United States Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City Won USBA middleweight title.
Win 18-0 United States Mark McPherson TKO 6 (10) 10/05/1987 United States Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City
Win 17-0 United States Marvin Mack UD 10 (10) 27/03/1987 United States Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City
Win 16-0 United Kingdom Winston Burnett TKO 8 (8) 04/03/1987 United Kingdom Festival Hall Super Tent, Basildon
Win 15-0 United States Kevin Watts MD 10 (10) 26/12/1986 United States Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City
Win 14-0 United States Curtis Parker UD 10 (10) 22/08/1986 United States Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City
Win 13-0 Guyana Brian Muller TKO 7 (10) 27/06/1986 United States Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City
Win 12-0 United States Ricky Stackhouse TKO 6 (10) 24/04/1986 United States Houston, Texas
Win 11-0 United States Jerry Williams UD 10 (10) 16/02/1986 United States Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Win 10-0 United States Randy Smith UD 8 (8) 18/01/1986 United States Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City
Win 9-0 United States Bruce Calloway TKO 3 (8) 13/11/1985 United States Ramada-Houston Hotel, Houston
Win 8-0 United States Thomas Smith UD 6 (6) 11/08/1985 United States Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood
Win 7-0 United States David Barrow UD 6 (6) 05/06/1985 United States Atlantis Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
Win 6-0 United States Calvin Prejean TKO 4 (6) 09/04/1985 United States Hyatt Regency Downtown, Houston
Win 5-0 United States Ron Lee Warrior KO 2 (6) 18/03/1985 United States Hyatt Regency Hotel, Houston
Win 4-0 United States Carl Orville TKO 2 (6) 04/03/1985 United States Landmark Hotel, Metairie
Win 3-0 United States Phil Jones KO 4 (6) 17/02/1985 United States Hyatt Regency Hotel, Houston
Win 2-0 United States Joe McKnight KO 5 (6) 18/01/1985 United States Summit, Houston
Win 1-0 United States Mike Pucciarelli TKO 1 (6) 07/12/1984 United States Houston Professional debut.

See also


  1. ^ Essett advances to USABC finals By DAVID KNIGHT, The Indianapolis Star, December 17, 1982, p. 68.
  2. ^ "U.S. light middleweight Frank Tate earned a gold medal..." UPI. Retrieved .

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Title last held by
Marvin Hagler
IBF middleweight champion
October 10, 1987 - July 28, 1988
Succeeded by
Michael Nunn

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