Whereas “Huge John” Tate misplaced simply thrice in 37 fights, as said above, he misplaced his heavyweight title to Mike Weaver after holding it for lower than a yr when he beat Gerrie Coetzee by choice to take the belt on October 20, 1979. After dropping to Weaver, Tate misplaced once more in his subsequent struggle to Trevor Berbick getting knocked out once more this time in spherical 9. He wouldn’t lose once more till his closing struggle in 1988 a choice loss to Noel Quarless. Following his boxing profession, sadly John Tate grew to become a drug addict, was arrested and ended up having to panhandle for earnings. On April 9, 1998, John Tate died in a automobile crash, simply 42 years previous.
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