Boxing’s Greats of the States | Wisconsin: Tyrone Trice

By Mike Sloan Aug 8, 2017

Boxers come from every corner of the globe. Sometimes, fighters are products of their environment, favoring styles prevalent in the country or state from which they hail. Various regions of the United States are considered factories for great fighters, though that certainly is not the case with each state. In this weekly series, the spotlight will shine on the best boxer of all-time from each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. Fighters do not necessarily need to be born in a given state to represent it; they simply need to be associated with it.


Wisconsin has not produced a large number of quality boxers over the decades, so Tyrone Trice tends to stand out.

The Milwaukee native turned professional in 1983 and fought for the next 16 years. He outpointed eventual three-time world title challenger Rondey Moore in his debut and steadily moved up the ladder before landing a shot at Simon Brown for the IBF welterweight championship on April 23, 1988. Though Brown stopped him in the 14th round, Trice won his next eight bouts before suffering another technical knockout loss to the Jamaican in their rematch two years later. He later challenged the unbeaten John David Jackson for the WBO junior middleweight crown in 1991, losing a unanimous decision.

Trice never captured a world title but enjoyed a solid career until Father Time got the best of him. He retired with a 43-10 record and 35 knockouts.

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