Henry “Hank” Milligan

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With a multi-sports starring background at Alexis I. du Pont and Princeton, he gained his greatest sports recognition in the boxing ring. In 1983, he won the national amateur heavyweight title,
defeating Henry Tillman, an eventual Olympic gold medallist. Milligan didn’t make it to the Olympics because he was knocked out by Mike Tyson in the trials. He was Delaware’s “Athlete of the Year” in
1983. He ran up an amateur record of 41-6 with 31 knockouts before turning pro and winning 13 more (12 by KO) and losing two before retiring in 1987. At Princeton, he won a record 10 varsity letters
in football, wrestling and baseball.



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