Tommy Hicks

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Tommy Hicks (born June 27, 1944) is an American former light heavyweight boxer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hicks was born in Lockport, New York.[1] He attended Ithaca College.[2]


Hicks won the Buffalo Golden Gloves tournament in 1965 in the 175 Novice Division, and in 1967 won the Open 175 Division and finished third in the Nationals in Milwaukee.[2]

Hicks began boxing professionally part-time in 1967, while continuing to work as a teacher.[2] Fighting from 1967 to 1974, he won 18 fights, 10 by knockout, while losing 12, 8 by knockout, and drawing 3.[1] On October 30 1971 Hicks challenged Bob Foster (boxer) for the World Boxing Council Light Heavyweight title at Scranton Pennsylvania. Hicks was stopped in the 8th round. [3]

He was inducted into the Buffalo Boxing Hall of Fame.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Tommy Hicks: Boxer". Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Tommy Hicks | Buffalo Veterans Boxers Association". June 27, 1944. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Foster Retains Share of Crown". The New York Times. October 31, 1971.