Andrew Tabiti, also known as Omotunde Tabiti, is a professional boxer from the United States. Born on September 20, 1989, he gained recognition in the cruiserweight division and made a notable challenge for the vacant IBF cruiserweight title in June 2019. As of February 2021, he holds an impressive ranking as the fifth-best active cruiserweight, according to The Ring magazine.
Tabiti commenced his professional boxing journey on July 19, 2013, with a convincing victory over Andrew Howk, securing a first-round stoppage. He hones his skills at the renowned Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, where he receives training from notable coaches such as Floyd Mayweather Sr., Jeff Mayweather, and Otis Pimpleton.
One of Tabiti’s distinguishing features is his exceptional speed and reflexes, complemented by explosive punching power, a rare combination for a fighter of his size.
In May 2016, Tabiti clinched the NABF cruiserweight title after a decision win against Keith Tapia. He successfully defended the NABF title in February 2017 with a corner stoppage victory over Quantis Graves in Temecula, California. Continuing his success, he retained the NABF cruiserweight title and added the USBA cruiserweight title to his collection in August 2017.
The semi-final match took place on June 15, 2019, where Tabiti fought against Yuniel Dorticos for the vacant IBF cruiserweight title. Unfortunately, Dorticos delivered a devastating knockout in the tenth round, landing a perfectly placed right hand that ended the bout instantly. Despite the loss, Tabiti’s talent and skill in the ring have earned him a notable reputation among boxing enthusiasts.