View Full Version : Frank Tate


Benncollinsaad
09-01-2009, 02:53 PM
Does anybody have any info on this fighter? He was the man Michael Nunn beat for the IBF MW title. He had won it by beating Michael Olajide, Tate. Later he moved up to LHW and fought against Virgil Hill twice for the title, losing both times. A big man in both divisions at 6'2. His record is 41(25)-5(2).

mrboxer
09-10-2009, 09:55 AM
frank tate was a good fighter he won olympic gold when he defeated tough canadian shawn osullivan in a fight filled with plenty of action,tate would become world champ and have a good career

tyger
09-11-2009, 12:18 AM
I believe he is the older brother of Thomas Tate the former super middleweight contender.

Stab Judah
09-11-2009, 03:27 AM
I followed both of them during the early 90's.
Older brother of Thomas Tate who was a good middleweight contender during the 90's. His biggest fights were losses to Roy Jones and Julian Jackson.
http://static.boxrec.com/wiki/7/7d/Tate.Thomas2.jpg
http://www.checkoutmycards.com/CardImages/Cards/083/592/02F.jpg
Here is a good interview of Frank.
http://www.doghouseboxing.com/Ken/Hissner090509.htm



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Benncollinsaad
09-12-2009, 07:06 AM
Didn't like the way Thomas Tate carried himself in the ring before the Jones fight. He looked like a total pompous ass.

I have always wondered wether the two were related. You forgot that Tate fought Michael Nunn for the IBF MW title and lost by 9th round TKO.

$partacus
09-13-2009, 03:49 AM
He was in Emmerdale, died of an heart attack. :lol1:

Stab Judah
09-17-2009, 08:14 AM
Didn't like the way Thomas Tate carried himself in the ring before the Jones fight. He looked like a total pompous ass.

I have always wondered wether the two were related. You forgot that Tate fought Michael Nunn for the IBF MW title and lost by 9th round TKO.

Me neither times like that are when I wish the fighters trainer would come over and slap them upside the head and say
"You know you don't have a damn chance hear right?"


Here's some more of Thomas, can't find any more of Frank.

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Stab Judah
09-17-2009, 08:19 AM
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Benncollinsaad
09-17-2009, 09:58 AM
Me neither times like that are when I wish the fighters trainer would come over and slap them upside the head and say
"You know you don't have a damn chance hear right?"


Here's some more of Thomas, can't find any more of Frank.

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Lol. He sure didn't!:D Jones made short work of him. But he fought well against Jackson, he was the first one to take him thru 12 rounds, innit so? He also beat Merqui Sosa, hard puncher and much bigger man.

Shame there aren't any real fights with Frank.:( Wonder why. He did fight guys like Nunn and Virgil Hill, twice. Unbelievable how guys like him and Nunn could fight at 160. I think they were two biggest men ever to fight eachother for a MW title! Frank 6'2 and Michael 6'3.

ringsidemike
09-17-2009, 04:59 PM
Frank lives in Houston and is training fighters. He's co-trainer of Lanardo Tyner.

Benncollinsaad
09-17-2009, 06:02 PM
Frank lives in Houston and is training fighters. He's co-trainer of Lanardo Tyner.

Cool, thanx for that info man, appreciate it.;)

Benncollinsaad
10-20-2009, 02:37 PM
This is weird. The first time I read about him, I had a feeling I would like him. And I still don't know that much about him. But what I know gives me respect for him. And after I read this interview, I know he's a nice guy. He admits he lost both fights to Virgil Hill.

I just instantly found him interesting. Btw, have you seen the footage of him fighting Mickey Rourke? It was an exhibition bout, not sure what year.