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Theodore "Tiger" Flowers
Birth: Feb. 14, 1897
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1927
New York
New York, USA

Professional Boxer. First African-American to become the World Middleweight champion. He was an unusual boxer, especially for his time, a religious man, generous philanthropist, a ferocious boxer and a steward in Atlanta's historic Butler Street C.M.E. Church. The 5 foot-10 left-hander won his first 28 professional fights, from 1918 until late 1921. He won the Middleweight Championship fight against Harry Greb on February 26, 1926 in a 15-round decision. In 1927 Flowers died in Harlem of an infection after going to the hospital for eye surgery. His funeral was held in Atlanta at the City Auditorium to accommodate the throngs of people who wanted to attend. Thousands more lined the streets after the funeral as the procession made its way to Lincoln Cemetery. Tiger Flowers was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993. His Record: 115-14-6 (bio by: Curtis Jackson) 
Lincoln Cemetery
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 33.46003, -84.27706
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 24, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8534
Theodore Tiger Flowers
Added by: Curtis Jackson
Theodore Tiger Flowers
Added by: David N. Lotz
Theodore Tiger Flowers
Added by: Curtis Jackson
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Rest In Peace
- gary etheridge
 Added: Apr. 12, 2016

- chris graziano
 Added: Feb. 14, 2016
Medicine has come a long way. I am sorry modern medical knowledge was just beginning. You would be less likely to die of and eye infection today. You were very young. R.I.P.
- paying homage
 Added: Sep. 15, 2015
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