With a career lasting 13 years, southpaw Thomas Tate started off his career at age 23 on February 1989, last fighting in 0 and building a record of 41-7-0. Tate in his 48 fights. Tate's longest KO streak is 6 fights long out of his 48 pro career fights.
In a great first showing as a pro, Tate took Merwyn Parker the full 4 to claim his first win and became the first person to take Parker the full distance. Tate continued his pro journey, which was mostly successful at this point, by fighting 32 fights following his debut. Fights against boxers such as Tyrone Trice, Daniel Perez and Joseph Kiwanuka followed including once in 1989, 2 times in 1990 and 11 times between 1991 and 1995.
On December 4th, 1991, Tate took on and was defeated by Percy Harris in his first career defeat meaning his career tally went to 22-1-0. On December 4th, 1991, Tate took on and was defeated over the distance by Percy Harris in his first career defeat. Tate lost via PTS in a valiant effort. 2 wins followed taking Tate's winning streak to 24 wins.
Tate went into his next fight against Julian Jackson on August 1st, 1992 with a career record of 24-2-0. Continuing his career, Tate fought and was defeated next by Julian Jackson in 1992 over 12 rounds. Tate was the 3rd person to go the distance with Julian Jackson. 4 wins followed for Tate including being the 6th person to go the distance with Eduardo Ayala, 7th person to beat Tyrone Trice and 11th person to beat Melvin Wynn.
Taking another knock in his career, Roy Jones jr. was next in line for Tate with Jones jr. Coming out victorious. Tate career was at 29-3-0 following the fight. Taking a huge blow to Tate's confidence, Jones jr. Proved to be too much and stopped Tate early, becoming the first person to defeat Tate via stoppage. 3 fights followed for Tate who then went on to fight First to beat Joseph Kiwanuka, fought Rocky Gannon and fought Silvio Branco amongst others in his next 3 fights.
On October 28th, 1997, Tate went into action again and beat Joseph Kiwanuka taking the winning record to 33 wins. Tate was the first person to stop Joseph Kiwanuka and he did it in the 11th round via KO.
On April 28th, 1998, Tate was in action again with a win via TKO against Anwar Oshana taking his mostly successful record to 34-5-0. Oshana proved to be no match for Tate, and Tate became the first person to stop Oshana via TKO during round 3.
Taking another knock in his career, Tate fought Sven Ottke on June 1st, 2002 and was defeated by Ottke. Showing he is not at the level he once was, Tate took a decision loss to end his 48 fight career. The fight ended in a UD loss for Tate.