NUNN MOVES EAST

Boxing News - - Flashback -

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.”

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