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Tiger Jones

Born: Mar 14, 1928

Death: Aug 20, 1994

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Nationality: United States

Tiger Jones

Date of Birth : Mar 14, 1928
Date of Death : Aug 20, 1994
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Ralph "Tiger" Jones was a boxer during the 1950s. Trained by Gil Clancy, Jones was a fixture of televised boxing in the 1950s, known for an aggressive style that pleased fans. His overall record was 52 victories, 32 losses and five draws. He became a professional boxer in 1950. In 1955 he scored an upset over Sugar Ray Robinson. Robinson was highly favored in the fight, which was Robinson's second during a comeback. That was only one of his wins against top-level fighters of that era. He also beat Joey Giardello and Kid Gavilan. Fighters to whom he lost include world champions Gene Fullmer, Johnny Saxton, Paul Pender, and Carl "Bobo" Olson. In all, he fought six world champions on ten different occasions. After he retired, Jones drove a cab and worked for a canning company. He was survived by three sons and two grandchildren.

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