Quick Tillis is Tulsa’s Legend

FIGHTIN’ COWBOY: From left, James “Quick” Tillis, Johnnie “Big Daddy” Ball and Tommy “Little Daddy” Wallace. Tillis is available for autographs and a good story every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Big Daddy’s BBQ, 11th & Garnett.

James “Quick” Tillis, known to many as the “Fighting Cowboy” boxed for 30 years. Tillis fought the likes of Mike Tyson and Earnie Shavers and won three gold gloves. He has spent time as an actor, playing Buster in “The Color Purple.” Tillis is also an author and an entrepreneur. Quick’s autobiography is titled, “Thinkin Big: The Story of James “Quick” Tillis, The Fightin’ Cowboy.”

Most of all, he is a Tulsan with a fantastic story. For a feature-length story on Quick Tillis, visit www.gtrnews.com.

Updated 04-27-2010

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