Tommy Hicks

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

Light heavyweight, or junior cruiserweight, is a weight class in combat sports.


Early life

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

Ithaca College Private college in Ithaca, NY USA

Ithaca College is a private liberal arts college in Ithaca, New York. The college was founded by William Egbert in 1892 as a conservatory of music and is set against the backdrop of the city of Ithaca, Cayuga Lake, waterfalls, and gorges. The college is best known for its large list of alumni who have played substantial roles in the media and entertainment industries.


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]

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

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  1. 1 2 3 "Tommy Hicks: Boxer". Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Tommy Hicks | Buffalo Veterans Boxers Association". June 27, 1944. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2015.