Dick Tiger

1929 - 1971

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Dick Tiger (born Richard Ihetu; August 14, 1929 – December 14, 1971) was a Nigerian professional boxer who held the undisputed middleweight and light-heavyweight championships. Tiger emigrated to Liverpool, England to pursue his boxing career and later to the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dick Tiger has received more than 446,511 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Dick Tiger is the 108th most popular boxer, the 45th most popular biography from Nigeria and the most popular Nigerian Boxer.

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  • 2.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among boxers, Dick Tiger ranks 108 out of 496Before him are Héctor Méndez, Gerald Dreyer, Oscar Casanovas, Bernard Hopkins, Bep van Klaveren, and Ulderico Sergo. After him are Anthony Joshua, Harry Spanjer, Emanuel Steward, Charles Mayer, Boris Lagutin, and Jean Delarge.

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Among people born in 1929, Dick Tiger ranks 401Before him are Win Tin, Júlia Sigmond, Yevgeniy Chazov, Richard Rush, Doina Cornea, and James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife. After him are Kenneth MacMillan, Evert Gunnarsson, Villy Sørensen, Ivor Allchurch, Kazimierz Kutz, and Acker Bilk. Among people deceased in 1971, Dick Tiger ranks 184Before him are Maude Fealy, Earl Thomson, Geoffrey Lawrence, 1st Baron Oaksey, Lauro Amadò, Betty Bronson, and Tor Johnson. After him are Billy Gilbert, Ciro Verratti, Erik Almlöf, Hank Mann, Brock Chisholm, and Carl Blegen.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Dick Tiger ranks 45 out of 309Before him are Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912), John Onaiyekan (1944), Daniel Amokachi (1972), Obafemi Martins (1984), Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1924), and Kelechi Iheanacho (1996). After him are Abubakar Shekau (1974), Finidi George (1971), Ernest Shonekan (1936), Victor Ikpeba (1973), Sunday Oliseh (1974), and Uche Okechukwu (1967).

Among BOXERS In Nigeria

Among boxers born in Nigeria, Dick Tiger ranks 1After him are Samuel Peter (1980), and Peter Konyegwachie (1965).