NUNN MOVES EAST
ATLANTIC City staged a lot of boxing in the 1980s – and not just title fights, but smaller bills too. One such, at an unspecified venue, was topped by Michael Nunn winning a unanimous 10-round decision over Mike Tinley at Resorts International.
We called it Nunn’s “US Eastern debut” given that the “6ft 2ins southpaw from Los Angeles had done all his previous pro boxing on the West Coast in L.A. and Las Vegas.”
“Second To” Nunn, then 23 and recording his 18th successive victory, was actually from Davenport in Iowa. He would go on to hold the world middleweight title later in the decade.
Tinley did land a solid right in the first round, we noted, but “he got few chances thereafter and was missing wildly by the closing rounds.”