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Frank Tate

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrank•Tate
Used nameFrank•Tate
Born27 August 1964 in Detroit, Michigan (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsKronk Gymnasium
NOC United States


Frank Tate was the 1983 National Golden Gloves light-middleweight champion, and then won a controversial gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. In the final against Canadian Shawn O’Sullivan, Tate twice received a standing eight-count but won the bout by decision.

After the Olympics Tate turned professional and won 23 consecutive bouts, winning the vacant IBF Middleweight title in 1987 by defeating Michael Olajide. He defended the title twice but then lost it in 1988 to Michael Nunn in a 9th round TKO. In 1990 Tate fought Lindell Holmes for the vacant IBF Super-Middleweight title, but lost a majority decision. Tate then moved up to light-heavyweight to fight Virgil Hill for the WBA crown in 1992, but lost a unanimous decision. He again fought Hill in 1994, but was again defeated easily. Tate fought a few more times, but then retired in 1998 with a record of 41 wins (24 by KO), and 5 losses.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Boxing USA Frank Tate
Light-Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

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