Tommy Brooks

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Tommy Brooks (born June 6, 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is a boxing trainer and a former boxer. He is best known as the trainer of Evander Holyfield. [1]

Knoxville, Tennessee City in Tennessee, United States

Knoxville is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Knox County. The city had an estimated population of 186,239 in 2016 and a population of 178,874 as of the 2010 census, making it the state's third largest city in the state after Nashville and Memphis. Knoxville is the principal city of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which, in 2016, was 868,546, up 0.9 percent, or 7,377 people, from to 2015. The KMSA is, in turn, the central component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area, which, in 2013, had a population of 1,096,961.

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Amateur boxing career

As an amateur Brooks was the 1975 National AAU Middleweight champion.

Professional boxing career

Brooks turned pro and had a reported career record of 7-3. After his boxing career he became a trainer.

Boxing Trainer

Among the boxers/boxing world champions who have trained under Brooks at some point of their career are:

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References

  1. Dunn, Katherine (2009). One Ring Circus: Dispatches from the World of Boxing. Schaffner Press, Incorporated. p. 187. ISBN   9780980139426 . Retrieved 25 May 2015.

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