The Passing Of Jimmy Thunder
Banner Promotions has issued the following statement on the
passing of it's former fighter, heavyweight Jimmy Thunder,
who passed away on Wednesday due to complications of a brain
tumor at age 54 in New Zealand.
"My heartfelt condolences go out to Jimmy's family. I was
saddened to hear that Jimmy passed away," said Artie Pelullo,
President of Banner Promotions. "He was a real good guy and
true professional. It was my pleasure to be associated with
Jimmy. He was a good fighter who gave the fans a lot of
exciting fights when we promoted him, especially on the
Tuesday Night Fights series on USA Network, where he had one
of the fastest knockouts in boxing history when he knocked
out Crawford Grimsley in 13 seconds. It's always sad to see
someone pass away at a young age."
Included in Thunder's record that read 35-14 with 28
knockouts were wins over three former heavyweight champions,
Tony Tubbs, Trevor Berbick and Tim Witherspoon.