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Danny W. Tucker
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Tucker in August 2018.
Statistics
Real name Danny West Tucker
Nationality American
Nickname(s) Mohawk Boy
Raptor
Class(s) 98cc
150cc
250cc
450cc
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Weight 165 lb (74.3 kg)[1]
Team(s) Falcon Motorsports KTM
Husqvarna
Kawasaki
Honda
Yamaha
Born Daniel West Mendelssohn
(1999-08-13) August 13, 1999 (age 19)
Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.
Bike number #127
#137 (formerly)
Motocross record
Total races 59
Wins 59
Wins by GP 46
Losses 0
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing Flag of the United States.svg United States
Grand Prix
Silver medal icon (S initial) 2007 Grand Prix Motocross
X Games
Gold medal icon (G initial) X Games XVI Moto X Step Up
Gold medal icon (G initial) X Games XVII Moto X Step Up
Gold medal icon (G initial) Winter X Games XVI One-on-One
Gold medal icon (G initial) X Games XVIII Moto X Step Up
Gold medal icon (G initial) X Games Foz do Iguaçu 2013 Moto X Best Whip
Gold medal icon (G initial) X Games Los Angeles 2013 Moto X Best Whip
Gold medal icon (G initial) X Games Austin 2014 Moto X Best Whip
Gold medal icon (G initial) X Games Austin 2015 Moto X Step Up
Gold medal icon (G initial) X Games Austin 2016 Moto X Best Whip
Gold medal icon (G initial) Winter X Games XX One-on-One
Gold medal icon (G initial) X Games Minneapolis 2017 One-on-One
Gold medal icon (G initial) Winter X Games XXII One-on-One
Gold medal icon (G initial) X Games Minneapolis 2018 One-on-One

Danny West Tucker ( Mendelssohn;[1] born August 13, 1999), known online as SpartanMazda, is an American professional motocross promotor, Internet personality and professional racer. He was racing from 2007–2013 and 2014–2018. Widely considered to be one of the greatest motocross riders of all time, undefeated as a professional. During his career, he held multiple world titles in four motocross classes and twice at FIM Junior Championship, won thirteen gold medals at X Games. As Amateur, he won a silver medal in the motocross division at the 2007 Grand Prix Championship, becoming the youngest amateur (at age of seven) to win a medal.

Turned professional when he was seven years old in 2007,[2][3][4] which he best known for having an series of knee injuries during his motocross career thought out the years and was the best at 250cc stroke and 450cc stroke.[5][6] He is also a 16x Grand Prix motocross world champion. Many sporting news and motocross websites, including The Track, Racer X, Motocross Times, TransWorld Motocross, Vital MX and Vurb Moto, ranked Tucker as the best motocross racer in the world fourth in a span of ten years.[7][8][9][10][11][12]

He is often referred to as the best successfully racer in history, as well as being the most fastest rider since the existence of SpeedRace, having the highest plus–minus ratio in recorded racing history.[13][14][15] Tucker has a record of 46 consecutive wins in in world title races (20 GP Wins), 26 wins (9 GP Wins) and the only motocross racer in the history of the professional motocross to have won the World Championship in four different classes: 98cc (3), 150cc (3), 250cc (26) and 450cc (2).

Tucker is one of the most successful pay-per-view attractions of all time, in any sport. He topped the Forbes and Sports Illustrated lists of the 50 highest-paid athletes of 2014 and 2015, and the Forbes list again in both 2016 and 2017,[16][17] listing him as the highest paid athlete in the world.[18][19] In 2015, he founded his own motocross raceway, Tucker Raceway. Being regarded by fellow Motocross personal and fans alike as he is considered to be one of the best professional motocross rider of all time.[20] He has generated approximately 23.8 million PPV buys and $1.67 billion in revenue throughout his career, surpassing the likes of former top PPV attractions including James Stewart Jr., Tony Cairoli, Chad Reed, Adrian Johnston, and Romain Callewaert.[21]

Early life

Main article: Tucker family
Ellison family

Tucker (third from the right) with his family members in 2015.

Danny West Tucker was born Daniel West Mendelssohn on August 13, 1999 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, into a family of motocross riders. His father, Chris K. Tucker, an former professional motocross rider (19621997) and his mother, Mary Mendelssohn–Tucker, with his older brothers, Richard and Marshall Tucker and his lesbian sister, Marisa R. Tucker. He was the member of the most famous German family of Tucher (in English: Tucker).[22][23] before changing and becoming an motocross family, which the foundation by his grandfather Albert C. Tucker (1926–2007), an former motocross rider from 1943 to 1976.

Racing dirtbikes has been part of Tucker's life since his childhood, but he never seriously considered any other profession. "I think my grandfather see it first," he said. "When I was super young, I told her, 'I can't do this anymore, will I get off, get injured or be in wheelchair for rest of my life.' She said, 'No, keep racing, me and your dad will also train you and support you.'"[24] During the 2000s, Tucker moved and lived in Manhattan, New York, where he games of Airsoft and was living his family.[25] He later said, "When I was about six or seven, I lived in New York with my family and we have a big track for dirtbikes and the house was like a mansion like, which my grandfather brought after his sixteenth win in 1957."

Tucker ancestral origin includes German, Polish, Hungarian and Italian. When Ellison was six years old, he was suffering from tremors in legs, and sometimes hands since he was ten years old. He also had Stuttering problems and learning disability, his also had Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which his family's history had this disorder.[26][27] The most time that his father spent with him was taking him to the gym to train and work on his motocross, according to Tucker. "I don't remember him ever taking me anywhere or doing anything that a father would do with a son, going to the park or to the movies or to get ice cream," he says. "I always thought that he liked his sons (Danny's older brothers) better than he liked me because she never got whippings and I got whippings all the time."

Of course he was most hobby than motocross is Airsoft since 2007.[28] He has perfect relationship with his parents and siblings, evening his family. "I had a perfect relationship with my sons and our family" the elder Tucker said. "We did had some off moments, but we always work it out and at the moment of his racing career". In 2017, he's graduated of the Manhattan Bridges High School since 2013.

Amateur motocross career

Tucker had an amateur record of 89–4.[29] and won national 2007 Motocross Season. He was nicknamed "Mohawk Boy" by his amateur teammates because of his dreadlock mohawk, a result of the motocross gear that his father and uncle (Paul J. Ellison) had taught him.[30]

2007 Grand Prix

Of course, Tucker at age seven was able to go to Grand Prix (young) division. At 2007 Grand Prix Championship, Tucker won a silver medal by reaching the semi-finals. In the first fight, Tucker led 10–2 on points over Aleksandr Azizov of Russia, before winning when the race was stopped. In the second fight, Tucker outpointed Cheng o-won of China 12–3. In the quarterfinals, the 8-year-old Tucker narrowly defeated 10-year-old Francisco Ortíz of Puerto Rico in an all-action bout to win 12–11, becoming the first U.S motocross rider to defeat a Puerto Rican in 19 years.[31] The last time this occurred was the 1988 Grand Prix Championship, when the U.S Grand Prix boxing team captured six gold medals; among the recipients was Ricky Carmichael. At semifinal bout Tucker defeated Rumen Galabinov of Bulgaria 18–1 and won silver medal. At the finals, Tucker was seriously injured and lost by a controversial decision (similar to Charles D. Kennedy's highly controversial decision loss to Francisco José Butrón at the 1985 Grand Prix)[32] Referee Carl Mörner of Sweden seen Tucker injured and stop the race, while the decision was announced giving the bout to the Swedish. Tucker the race and winning his silver medal, he was rushed to hospital and was recovering for about five months until he turned pro in August 2007.

Motocross Olympic qualification

  • Defeated William Jenkins
  • Defeated James Baker
  • Lost to Augie Sanchez (11–12)
  • Defeated Carlos Navarro (31–11)
  • Defeated Augie Sanchez (12–8) in the box-offs
  • Defeated Augie Sanchez (20–10) in the box-offs

Grand Prix results

  • Defeated Bakhtiyar Tileganov (Kazakhstan) RSCI/TKO-2
  • Defeated Artur Gevorgyan (Armenia) PTS (16–3)
  • Defeated Lorenzo Aragon (Cuba) PTS (12–11)
  • Lost to Rumen Galabinov (Bulgaria) PTS (9–10)*
*Tucker was injured during the race.

Professional motocross career

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Tucker won his first professional bout on August 26, 2007, when he defeating Ryan Williams in 2007 One-on-One Championship.[33][34] For the first time, at the age of seven, Tucker was won his first debut and defeating his opponent with an iron fist. At the time, his brothers was in rivalry with Kennedy Brothers. After he joined Motocross, his father putted Tucker in Fox Racing, which is he buys around 5 motocross gears. He won his first championships in April of 2008. Early races in his career from 2007 to 2013, Tucker won his races by getting Gold medal in X Games.

His first retirement, called an "semi-retired", when he was going to school first Motocross News will plan to schedule Tucker to one match every year until 2014. On 2 July 2009, During the The Rivalry on Championships, the rivalry between between Ellison and the Kennedys, which Tucker was little overmatched with the Kennedys. Ellison won 6 times and he lost 4 or 3 times to the Kennedys. On the final match, Tucker and the Kennedys want forced on each other, and Ellison won the match, with both Kennedys were seconds behind Tucker, which Tucker was victorious with the The Rivalry Champion. And both the Kennedys and Tucker end their rivalry. A few months after his victory, Ellison announced to taking an break from racing[35], until 2014 when Tucker return to racing.

Tucker vs. Dioquino

Two year later, Tucker returned and decisively won his first world title (the 2010 One-one-one Championship) with an eighth-round and seven points, of The Track world #1-ranked One-on-One champion, Emilio Dioquino after his opponent's cornerman stopped the race. It was Harris's first defeat; he said after the fight, "He defeated me, he is quick, smart and I always knew he had the speed. I give him respect. He is a true champ".[36]

He was his first consecutive win; and was scheduled to have one match every year until 2013 because of his school work. With Tucker's win he became lineal champion of the year; Joseph Harris had previously beaten Jesus Valentín, whose dominance of the One-on-One challenges.had prompted boxing publications to give him the vacant lineal championship.[37][38] Tucker became the first 2007 U.S. Olympian to win a world title.[39] Following his victory Tucker's promoter Derek Homes said, "We believe in our heart of hearts that Daniel Tucker is the successor in a line that starts with Governor John Percy, goes to Leopold Peeters, then Chris K. Tucker (his father)...We believe that he epitomizes that style of racing".[40]

Tucker vs. McJohnson

In one of the more definitive and memorable fights of his career Tucker fought the hard-hitting former OnO super-featherweight champion Floyd "Chosen" McJohnson (11–0). Coming into the bout Tucker and McJohnson were undefeated. Before the race was announced Tucker had stated he wanted to race McJohnson, who was facing jail time for allegedly beating his pregnant wife. "I want McJohnson because I'm doing it for all the battered women across America", Tucker said. "Just like he beat that woman, I'm going to beat him and he's not 'Chosen' he claimed to be." At the race, Tucker roughly defeated McJohnson. Of course McJohnson recently got out of jail and haven't been trained or was trained a little bit.

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Tucker vs. Brayton

In his X Games debut, Tucker fought against One-time Bronze medal and two-time Silver medal Justin Brayton (11–3–0) on October 3, 2010 at X Games XVI. At the age of ten against eleven years old in to the Junior division of X Games. The venue was hold at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Despite both racers officially meeting, Tucker weighted in 90.2 Ibs and Bill at 94.3 Ibs. Tucker defeated Bill and won his first gold medal, at age of ten and becoming first youngest motocross racer to win a gold medal at the Staples Center, before a crowd of 10,034. With Tucker's win, he became the first Motocross racer to win the gold medal since Pernell Whitaker.[41][42]

Tucker who is been ten at the time, with scoreboards of 60–14 (Tucker), 60–52 (Tucker) and 60–10 (Tucker), all favorited to Tucker. Upon giving his third victory, he also won the "Youngest Best of the Whip" title. In coming years, Tucker's father Chris to be his trainer to present day.[43]

Tucker vs. Renner

After his victory after defeated Floyd McJohnson at Glen Halen Raceway in May 15, 2011, Ronnie "Triple R" Renner challenged Tucker to race match at X Games XVII on July 31, 2011, which Tucker accepted. In pervious year, Tucker won his first gold medal, becoming the youngest gold medalist.[44] In front of 10,392 at Staples Center, Tucker defeated Renner and won his second straight gold medal. After the race, Tucker popularity in X Games improved and even congratulations gifts by Gold medalist legends, Brian Deegan, Mike Brown, Cody Webb and Scotty Cranmer.[45][46][47]

Tucker vs. Goldscheider

After an two-months negations, Tucker and German racer Sigmund Goldscheider (future Professional Motocross/Supercross racer) agreed to race at Winter X Games XVI at the GEICO Music Stage in Aspen, Colorado on 26th of January 2012.[48]

It was billed as an Young X Games racing match between Tucker and Goldscheider, Tucker was guaranteed a purse of $300,000 as well of Goldscheider promise to earn $250,000, which both of them accepted. Several weeks before the race, Tucker teamed up with his older brothers, Charles and Richard Tucker (reunited as The Tucker Brothers) into an non-racing match against the Kennedy Brothers (Charles D. Kennedy and Richard J. Kennedy), which Tucker with his brothers defeated Richard and Charles.[49][50]

With both racers were the same age (11), Goldscheider dominated Tucker at first three rounds, which later Tucker dominated last four rounds. At the Winter X Games in GEICO Music Stage, Tucker won his third gold medal by defeated Goldscheider, with official scoreboards 60–32 (Tucker), 60–45 (Tucker) and 60–32 (Goldscheider), with Tucker's total of 152 points over Grant's 137.[51] Goldscheider also won silver medal as well, making his first silver in X Games. After the race, both Tucker and Goldscheider shook hands, with respect. Both of them, went on to turned pro in Motocross (which Tucker turns pro three years old in 2009).[52][53]

With Tucker's win, he became the first youngest motocross racer to captured and win three consecutive gold medals. The following Monday after his victory, Tucker was injured during the Airsoft game, which took few months to recover.[54]

Tucker vs. Bill

Tucker took on three-time Bronze medalist Julien Bill on 28 June 2012. Julien Bill (14–5–1) could not touch Tucker in the first round, with Bill could past fourth-five rounds, Tucker passed Bill and won the fourth-five wins, following by the sixth round. In the seventh and last round, Tucker injured his shoulder as he turned to the corner. Larry Bones pointed out, "Tucker made a comment in the corner about his right shoulder. We'll see if something's wrong with it, he seems to be rotating it, trying to keep it loose". Paul Mason Sr. noted likewise, adding "'Massage my right shoulder', he (Tucker) said, that's not a good sign".[55]

At the end of the racer, Harold Lederman had Bill winning 115–111. ESPN's Max Kellerman disputed Lederman's scoring, writing in his boxing column: "Harold Lederman, the (HBO) unofficial ringside television judge, gave the third round to Castillo, which I think demonstrates that Tucker suffers from the same scoring syndrome that afflicted Pernell Whitaker. Tucker is so seldom hit cleanly in his face, that when a clean shot is landed against him it registers all out of proportion in the observer's mind. Meanwhile, the three clean shots Tucker just landed against his opponent do not make the same kind of impression".[56]

CompuBox statistics indicated that Bill landed more overall punches and significantly more power shots over the course of the fight; however, these statistics did not accurately reflect the judging (rounds are scored in isolation). Mayweather also outscored Bill in jabs thrown and landed. Lederman's scoring for this fight may be seen as inconsistent; in both Bernard Hopkins vs. Jermain Taylor fights Lederman had Taylor winning 115–113, despite Hopkins landing more overall punches and significantly more power shots during both fights.[57][58] Taylor threw and landed more jabs, however. In the post-race interview Tucker said, "My last training day, I hurt my rotator cuff in my right shoulder, so I couldn't use my arm as I turn the way I want to. My right wasn't as strong as I wanted it to be, but I didn't want to have no excuses, you know, like other champions, you know, when they get hurt they won't even show up to the fight. I get hurt I keep fighting, you know, I want to bring the fans a victory".

Tucker vs. Butrón

On January 22, 2013, Tucker confirmed via Twitter that he will be race José Butrón for the Gold medal for the second time. Butrón been a professional motocross racer since 2008 and he will be his first X Games' debut. Both Tucker and Butrón agreed to have a match at X Games Foz do Iguaçu 2013 in Paraná, Brazil. Both of the riders are first time been outside of the United States and Spain. On April 6, 2013, Tucker starts shots on Butrón said "He [Butrón] wasn't a strong Spanish rider, he's a fool and coward." Butrón's supported by Spainish fans.[59] At the race, in front of 90,000 crowd, Butrón passed Tucker in the first, second, and third rounds. Tucker was dominated Butrón in rest of the rounds, expected seven and last round, which ended a draw as both Butrón and Tucker both pass the finish line. Tucker managed to defeating Butrón in 4–3. After the race, Tucker forgiving and apologized to Butrón for his comments back in April[60]; which Butrón forgiving him.

Tucker vs. Ridgway

On May 6th, 2013, days after Tucker defeated José Butrón, Tucker's father, Chris announced that Tucker will race against undefeated underdog racer, Chris Ridgway (12–0–2). Both of the racers met and agree that they will have an match on August 3rd, 2013 at X Games Los Angeles 2013, with Tucker's goal to win another gold medal, for the sixth time at the Staples Center.[61] Tucker catchweight of 152 pounds was established for the match.[62] In front of a sold out crowd of 1,746 at the Staples Center, Tucker defeated Ridgway by majority seven-round decision. In a race that many thought was going to be Tucker's easiest, he outclassed the younger Ridgway. Many observers at ringside thought Tucker won all seven rounds.[63][64]

Tucker announced that he retire after the race, he than appeared on Peeters-Sobieski race on September 17th, 2013.[65]

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Tucker vs. Polk

Tucker returns to Motocross for the first time in six years, he was training by Motocross legend and The G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time) Ricky Carmichael. After his match with Jose Butrón on pervious year, Tucker, aged 14; returned to Motocross in 2014, when he raced One-on-One champion James "President" Polk. Ellison quickly won the first four rounds, Ellison than won the fifth round. Polk managed to won the last two rounds (5–2). Tucker's victory over Polk and won the One-on-One championship belt, made him the mandatory challenger for O'Shields at the 2014 Motocross championship.

While competing at the seventh round of the 2014 AMA Supercross series in Dallas Texas and going in an Epic Battle with Ryan Villopoto, Ellison crashed and sustained numerous injuries including his left knee. The most serious of the injuries required surgery for a torn ACL. Consequently, Reed was forced to drop out of the 2012 title chase while sitting second in overall championship points.

After the surgery, the injury still hurting until the he was fully recovered with 2 or 3 weeks off. When he heard his friend Robert Jackson died form head injury at age of 19. He went to Jackson's funeral with injured leg, his girlfriend supporting Ellison since the couple met. Ellison was challenged by Ryan Villopoto, which leads to 2014 Rivalry on Championships on 18 October 2014, at the event, Ellison sneak passed and defeated Villopoto; and proving his record, 8–0.

Fleshwound Films once again held a record event in 2008 where several records were broken. This year, Enslow was able to participate and set a new personal best with a jump of 301 feet. However, this was far from close to breaking the record since it had been bettered by both Robbie Maddison and Ryan Capes. However, Enslow commented his jump with, "I am stoked. I may not have claimed the World Record but I am really happy with my result. That is the best I have jumped." Enslow also says he no longer has any plans to try to break the overall record since the stakes are just too high with the current record being set at 346 feet 4 inches set by Robbie Maddison. Ellison entered the 2014 One-on-One Championship where he racing against Seth Enslow in Fayetteville, Arkansas on 7 May 2014. Before the racing, he get confronted by Maddison that he claims that Ellison's cheater. At the event, Ellison almost got injured and defeated Maddison during 5th or 6th rounds by 41-32.

Tucker vs. Moore

Tucker was approached by Dominic Moore asked to match with him at the upcoming X Games event in Austin, Texas the first time that both Moore and Tucker wasn't challenged or provoked by any opponent. On 7 May 2014, Ellison recently defeated Seth Enslow in an one-on-one match at the 2014 One-on-One Championship and won the One-on-One Championship. Both of the men who already respecting to each other and Moore's biggest racing against his icon at few days before X Games. At X Games, Tucker defeated Moore which Tucker winning Gold medal with his streak expended to 24–0 and Moore's first lost and winning Silver medal. The fight was earned 400,000 dollars by both Tucker and Moore.

After the match, both Tucker and Moore will be devolving never-ended friendship because of the 2011 when Moore's disqualified after his match will Harrison.

Negotiations with Charles Williams
See also: Tucker vs. Williams

On December 5, 2013, ESPN reported that three-time FIM world champion Charles N. Williams signed a contract to race Tucker on October 18, 2014. Shortly afterward, Williams denied ever signing a contract to race Ellison, telling FanHouse, "There are still some things that need to be negotiated."[66]

According to Yahoo! Sports, an eight-page contract was sent on December 11, 2013, by Pala Raceway on behalf of Tucker to Top Rank, representing Tucker, that proposed a 50–50 financial split between the sides for a race to take place on October 18, 2014.

The eight-page agreement was so detailed that it indicated which of the two racers would step onto the scale first at the weigh-in (Williams), who would walk to the track first (Williams), who would be introduced first (Tucker) and who had first choice of the locker room (Tucker). It detailed that the bout would have been on HBO Pay-Per-View at a cost of $59.95. Billing was to be "Tucker vs. Williams, presented by Top Rank, Kennedy Raceway, Pala Raceway and M-P Raceway in association with [approved sponsors and the site]." The contract also called for both race to submit to Olympic-style drug testing.

A Tucker-Williams bout at that time was expected to be the largest-grossing fight in history, in which total revenues could reach $300 million. Experts predicted the race would sell between 2.5 million and 3 million pay-per-views in the U.S.[67] He said on twitter, that he will race in 2015. He making a couple more private races with his friend, Ryan Villopoto. On January 26, 2015, Tucker suffered another knee injury, which he damage his knee collar bone. In June 5, he announced on twitter that he and his girlfriend will launched in few days. Ellison has made cameos in several music videos, Including Kid Rock's video "Bawitdaba" jumping the trailer park,[68] He has appeared in Pink's "Just Like a Pill", "So What", "Raise Your Glass", "Just Give Me a Reason", and "True Love" videos. On the 2000 Australian Warped Tour, he played bass with the band Pennywise.

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Danny Ellison in GP 2015 Championship in Manhattan, New York.

Tucker has also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, Inked, MTV's Life of Ryan, Rove Live (Australia), appeared on The Today Show, was a guest in Talkin' 'bout Your Generation and has starred in several films including ESPN/Touchstone Pictures’ IMAX film, Ultimate X, Terrafirma 5, Frenzno Smooth, Flipped Out, Crush: A Transworld Motocross Film, Seth II and several of the "Crusty Demons" series. He also has had cameo appearances in xXx and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

Second return to 150cc

Tucker vs. Washington

On June 5, 2015, Tucker defeated Justin Washington for Gold medal.[69] Plans for the fight had been jeopardized after Washington was giving an silver medal. During the race, Tucker had a tough start as he tried to cut off Washington, but he began to dominate Washington in all six rounds and the latter eventually bled. Washington injured Tucker's knee but continuing riding with the crowd of shook and amazing. With his badly injured knee, Tucker keeps racing and even though he was in huge in pain. One of the referee Mike Steele pause the race and take injured Tucker on side, Steele wanted to help to get him to the hospital, Tucker refused and wanted to keep the match going. Tucker's trainer, Dominic Moore talked to Steele that he have to get to the hospital and Steele's chilling responded, "Tucker still what the racing match to keep going". Tucker still waiting with an injured leg while both Moore and Steele turned into an argument, leading Moore to be restrained him. Moore was removed until the end of the race and the race continued for the last round. Tucker won with six rounds wins.[70]

After winning his racing match, very badly injured Tucker was taken to hospital and he's suffered an Dislocated hip and his second torn Anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL).[71] Tucker's injury was resulting was took him to recover the rest of the year and his last match in 2015 was overturned by his injury. After his fight with Washington, it was reported that Tucker won almost million dollars and rejected an two million dollars to race Floyd Karlsson, citing his split with promoter Bob Johns as the reason.[72] However, Charles D. Kennedy postponed his decision until the following year of April 2016, leaving Tucker to obtain his own motocross track Ellison's Track like Ricky Carmichael's G.O.A.T Farm and choose his next opponent.[73]

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Tucker vs. Kennedy
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Danny Tucker in 2016.

Tucker sign with O'Neal Racing on January 8, 2016; as well still signing with the Fox Racing since 2014. Despite interest in a bout with undefeated Leopold Peeters, Ellison announced that he would race against his former rival, 26-year-old Charles D. Kennedy (17–6) on March 26, 2016, in a unification bout at Ontario Raceway with Tucker's One-on-One and The Track titles at stake, as well as Kennedy's WMA title.[74] Kennedy lost the AMA Championship on March 2, 2016 to Tucker's friend and former opponent José Butrón. Tucker tweeted the news the day after his 16th birthday. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn also made a case to showcase the race. Tucker explained why he chose Kennedy, "He's former rivalry back in 2009. Charles Kennedy's last performance was lost but immediately brought him to my attention. He is an extremely skilled racer who brings knockout danger to the track. I think this is a great race for me and he deserves the opportunity to see if he can do what 16 others have tried to do before him – beat me." Kennedy was a 17-to-6 underdog going into the race.[75]

In front of a sold-out crowd of 16,268, in what was one of his toughest races, Tucker won after the race via majority decision. Kennedy injured Tucker's knee collar bone on leg and deltoid on arm. CompuBox revealed that Tucker was indeed fact injured since he was since the Tucker-Bill race in 2012. Enough though Tucker refused to go to the hospital and keep going. Tucker's injuries cause his injured leg to go limp and differently to walk or even on a dirtbike. Kennedy was fast in the first 4 rounds, winning them three, Tucker than go win rest of final rounds in the race, injured. According to Tucker in the post race interview in the hospital, Kennedy's fast approach made him change his style of race and might be second fastest racer above the G.O.A.T Ricky Carmichael.[76][77]

Kennedy was guaranteed a purse of $5.2 grand, which would also include TV revenue to PPV share. Tucker earned a minimum $32 grand. There were calls for an immediate rematch. Tucker said, "He put pressure on me and he's like second Ricky Carmichael in him and I give him that, he apologized to me for injured me but I forgive him." Tucker said. "You know I'm at hospital recovering as fast for possible rematch, let's see [...] Both Kennedy and I are good friends, yeah we have beef when I starting my professional career but me and him but the best show but this was a tough, competitive race. This is what fans want to see. "I want to give fans an exciting fight. Normally, I box and move. Tonight, I gave fans an exciting fight." Kennedy felt he won the race, believing he gave Tucker his toughest race ever. He said, "I definitely think I won. Daniel had never been hit by a man before. I had to change the gloves [after a last-minute problem with his original gloves on Friday] and I still gave him a great race. He did dominate some rounds but the majority, I dominated them."[78]

The generated around 500,000 although exact figures were not released by Showtime. The revenue of PPV sale amounted to $960 grand to $1.1 million.[79]

Tucker vs. Kennedy II

On May 1, 2016, Tucker quickly recovered that his injuries are not major and made the announcement that a rematch with Kennedy (17–7) was confirmed. The race was to take place on May 15, 2016 at the Grand Garden Arena, in Austin, Texas, with Tucker's One-on-One, WMA and The Track titles at stake, as well as Tucker's WGP light title.

In front of 16,144 at the MGM Grand, Tucker defeated Kennedy via unanimous decision. Unlike the first fight, Ellison came out better prepared for Kennedy's style. The final judges scores were 115–112, 116–111, and 116–111. ESPN scored it wider for Mayweather at 119–108.[80]

A bizarre moment occurred in round 8, while both Tucker and Kennedy turned a tight turn, Kennedy got in front of Tucker at last second, when the dirt [or] dust got inside of his helmet, beginning to cough and can't see very well. Ellison explained this in the post race, "I don't know what happened but he got me at last second of round 8. When he got in front of me, pass me when the dirt or dust, maybe both got into my nose, coughing while dirt got in my eyes, very stings and can't see well. It's like blurry but it's not that serious." Kennedy later apologized and said, "I'm sorry I got dirt in his eyes and nose, I just passed him as quickly as I could." For the sequel, Tucker earned a minimum of $32 grand and kenendy earned a career high $30 grand.[81][82][83]

The fight did well on PPV, a reported 925,000 households bought the fight, generating $60 grand. The live gate grossed nearly $15 grand, putting it at number 5 in the top 35 racing gates.[84]

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Tucker vs. Stewart Jr.
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. James Stewart Jr.

Despite having not lost over seven years, James Stewart Jr. was an underdog in the race. Tucker defeated him for Gold medal for the fifth time in a unanimous decision.[85] The Raceside statistics showed both Tucker and James Stewart Jr. were at each other in unable and most popular racing in Tucker's career, while Stewart Jr. won an silver medal as well of keeping behind and tight in the race. Tucker earned $2.3 grand for the race; Stewart Jr. was paid $1.6 grand, career earnings highs for each racer at the time. During the race, Stewart Jr. chased Tucker from behind, unable to land any meaningful passes but trying to be the busier racer; Tucker picked away with sneak passes by Stewart Jr. in the first round. This pattern continued throughout the race; the defensive-minded Tucker put on what many witnesses (and Tucker himself) called a "racing clinic" (similar to Mayweather-Baldomir fight) to take Gold medal in a lopsided 7-round decision.[86] Two judges had Tucker winning all 7 rounds, with the third giving all but two rounds to Tucker. After the race, Tucker proposed a match with Jason Remington.

Tucker vs. Tyszkiewicz
Danny W. Tucker Seven 2017

Tucker in 2017 with the signing of Seven MX.

On July 28, 2017, Tucker signed with Seven MX[87], an motocross brand founded and created by James Stewart Jr. in 2013. Tucker's first racing under Seven brand was the long-anticipated race against four-time One-on-One champion WMC Junior titleholder Casimir Tyszkiewicz on August 2, 2016. Tyszkiewicz's belt was on the line, which required Ellison to move up in weight from 147 pounds to 154. However, Tucker was outweighed by more than 1 pounds the night of the fight, coming in at only 155 pounds. Despite Remington's insistence that money was not a factor, the Tucker-Remington bout set the record for most PPV buys for a motocross racing match with 2.7 million households, breaking the previous record of 1.99 million for Undertaker Harry Edward-Paul Mason Sr. About $120 grand in revenue was generated by the PPV, another record. Including percentages Remington earned $58 grand for the bout, the highest purse ever for a fighter; the previous record was $35 grand, held by Paul Mason Sr and Edward. Ellison earned about $25 million for the fight.[88]

At one time, Chris K. Tucker negotiated to train Remington and be in his corner during the race, but Remington decided to train with Floyd Charles. Tucker won the race by a split decision in 7 rounds, capturing the WMC title. However, many analysts and ringside observers felt Tucker should have received a unanimous decision. During the early rounds Remington had some success cutting off the track, attempting to pound Tucker on the outside. Despite his activity on the inside, however, on the rump going for the jump, Tucker crash and hit he's right shoulder to the ground hard; causing Tucker a torn ACL and Torn rotator cuff.[89] By the middle of the race, it was seen as an even bout by the announcers. A injured Tucker tried to used his injured arm to pass Remington, stunning him and turned the tide in the middle and late rounds, often passing Remington at will, even Remington tried to hurt Tucker even more. Official scorecards read 56–32 (Tucker) and 58–52 (Tucker) from the middle and late rounds, and 58–52 (Remington). CompuBox had Tucker out-landing Remington 114–84 in total fast and speed throughout the fight. After the race, Tucker was rushed to hospital and was treated within a week, Tucker said that he felt his shoulder and arm shaking during the race.

Tucker vs. Philippe

He recovered from his latest race against Jason Remington, Tucker agreed to race against French racer, "Citizen" Louis F. Philippe (18–4). This marked between French and American fans who win this fight. The race was located at Paris Raceway in Paris, France, the third race that Tucker outside of the country. At the race, Tucker defeated Philippe in all 7-rounds. Tucker earned about €323.00 ($386 grand) and Philippe earned €100.00 ($119 grand).

Tucker vs. Baggett

Tucker confirmed via Twitter that he will race and put the One-On-One Championship on the line against Suzuki undefeated Blake Baggett (22–0) in Seattle, Washington for the 2016 One-On-One Motocross Season on October 4, 2016. Baggett wants Tucker that both of the racers to take a drug test, even Tucker doesn't take ant drugs as they passed the drug test. Ellison defeated Baggett with all ten rounds while the two rounds goes to Baggett. This will be the first time in Baggett's career to be defeated. CompuBox had Tucker defeats Baggett 55–50 (Tucker) and 53–50 (Baggett). The scorecards read with the victory of Tucker (105–103).

Super 150cc

Tucker vs. Pierce

After his race against Blake Baggett, Tucker confirmed to race against James Pierce on November 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona for an One-on-One championship.[90] Before his race against James, James Pierce said in the interview with Motocross Feed, "I'll broke that Ellison's 0!". Tucker's response, "He can do batter than that, do something about it on November 1st!". Few weeks before the race, an brawl between Pierce and Tucker at Pala Raceway. Tucker explained the brawl, "Well, it's about few weeks before my racing match against James Pierce. Which I'm glad that me and him racing respectfully, but I didn't know he was in the Pala Raceway when I was training. He come up to him with his, I think his FOX or Shift racing gear. While training or practice, as I about to turn to the corner, he stopped in front of me, get off his bike and he threw a punch at me and push me of my bike." Tucker said, "I had to defended myself, and I think we at the dirt about good 60 seconds until my father and other riders rushed and break up the fight. I was angry at James and said at him that it's on November 1st. I think James hating me way before the match, I don't know."

In front of a sold out crowd of 5,753, Tucker defeated Pierce by majority seven-round decision and going his twentieth victory (20–0). The official scores of 58–51 (Tucker), 58–55 (Tucker), and 50–58 (Pierce). After the race, Pierce seemly flustered and demanded an re-match Tucker, which Tucker decline.

Tucker vs. DeMartile

The Tucker Raceway confirmed that Tucker was scheduled a racing match against Dare DeMartile at Aspen, Colorado, in the event of Winter X Games XX on January 29, 2016. It's confirmed that DeMartile and Tucker was in relationship since twelve years old. Tucker was recently won his fifth gold medal at X Games Austin 2016 against Nate Adams.

Both Tucker and DeMartile said that they doesn't want to have any gold or silver medals at X Games, but it confirmed to be One-on-One Match. At the race, Ellison defeated DeMartile, scores were 55–50 (Tucker) and 53–50 (Tucker). DeMartile and Tucker shook hands as respect, and contuning racing together to this day.

Fourth return to 150cc

Tucker vs. Johnston
Main article: Adrian Johnston vs. Danny W. Tucker

The pay-per-view race between Tucker and The Track #1-ranked contender Adrian Johnston took place July 13, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium, where fans heavily supported Johnston. Before the race Tucker was confident, describing Johnston as "a C+ fighter," "a fake" and "a blown-up club fighter".[91] Tucker entered the track with SeVen Rival Militant Gear.[92] Johnston entered the track with his FOX Racing gear. Near the end of round one, Tucker pushed Johnston's head down in close; Johnston broke, leaving himself vulnerable while Tucker continued to pressure him. Johnston then return fire as he tried to kick Tucker to the ground in round five and hitting Tucker's injured knee; Tucker capitalised, sending Johnston crashed with more pressure for what was scored a crash.[93] In front of a sold out crowd of 48,492 at U.S. Bank Stadium, Tucker defeated Johnston by majority seven-round decision.

In a race that many thought was going to be Tucker's toughest, he outclassed the younger Johnston. His undefeated motocross record improved to 39–0 and won his sixth gold medal. In the post-race interview Tucker praised Johnston (soon to be friends after the race), claiming that his pre-fight comments "were just to sell tickets". To many boxing experts, Tuckerr's dominance of Johnston solidified his position as one of the best pound-for-pound racers in the world.[94] Racer X had Tucker out-landing Johnston 60–31,[95] with Johnston landing only 2 couple rounds wins (anything other than an pressure).[96] Tucker said, "The race is amazing, but in my opinion if Johnston had a chance to beat me in the sixth round, he could like swing passed me and take a win. But this is my toughest fight, yet." Compubox stats showed Tucker's dominance in the race, having six points and one point to Johnston, $320.4 grand and who earned a base purse to Johnston.

Second return to 250cc

After his race against Johnston, Tucker now an #1-ranked contender of The Track title. On September 17, 2017, Tucker fought a non-title bout against Charles "Lucky" Hansson. In round four, Hansson crashed multiple time and Tucker defeated Hansson and won Hansson's The Track title.

Return to Super 250cc and retirement

Tucker vs. Kennedy
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Richard J. Kennedy
Danny W. Tucker Cahuilla Creek 2017

Tucker at Cahuilla Creek in 2017.

Tucker's next match was the long-anticipated race against six-division champion and Super 250cc titleholder Richard J. Kennedy on September 24, 2017. Kennedy's belt was on the line, which required Tucker to move up in class from 150cc to 250cc. However, Tucker was outweighed by more than 10 pounds the night of the race, coming in at only 150 pounds. Despite Kennedy's insistence that money was not a factor, the Tucker-Kennedy bout set the record for most PPV buys for a boxing match with 2.7 million households, breaking the previous record of 1.95 million for Evander Holyfield-Mike Tyson II. About $120 million in revenue was generated by the PPV, another record. Including percentages Kennedy earned $58 million for the bout, the highest purse ever for a racers; the previous record was $35 million, held by Tyson and Holyfield. Tucker earned about $25 million for the fight.[97]

At one time, Chris Tucker negotiated to train Richard J. Kennedy and be in his corner during the racer, but Kennedy decided to train with Freddie Roach. Tucker won the race by a split decision in 12 rounds, capturing the Super 250cc title. However, many analysts and ringside observers felt Tucker should have received a unanimous decision. During the early rounds Kennedy had some success cutting off the ring, attempting to pound Tucker on the inside. Despite his activity on the inside, however, many of Kennedy's punches were ineffective and landed on Tucker, which he passed him on the track. By the middle of the race, it was seen as an even bout by the announcers. Tucker turned the tide in the middle and late rounds, making Kennedy crash multiple times at will. Official scorecards read 60–52 (Tucker), 59–53 (Tucker), and 59–53 (Kennedy).

Tucker vs. Dungey
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Matthew Dungey

After his fight with Kennedy, Tucker decided to relinquish his WBC light-middleweight championship,[98] retaining his 250cc title. On September 28, 2017, it was announced that Tucker would come out of his brief retirement to fight The Track light welterweight champion Ryan Dungey; the bout was promoted by Kennedy's raceway company (Kennedy Raceway) and Tucker Promotions. The fight was entitled "Undefeated"; it took place November 19, 2017, at the Dutch Sport Park, in Bloomingdale, Michigan, the biggest welterweight showdown between two undefeated racers since De La Hoya met Félix Trinidad in 1999. During the run-up to their fight Mayweather claimed he was the greatest boxer ever: "I respect what Robinson and Ali did for the sport. But I am the greatest and this is my time."

Tucker controlled the race from the beginning, knocking Dungey out in the 10th round to retain the welterweight championship.[99] Hatton suffered a cut over his right eye in round three; from that point, his pace and movement began to slow. In round six, Hatton lost a point for punching the back of Tucker's head as he was draped over the ropes. During the tenth round, Hatton was caught by a checked left hook thrown from Tucker's hip; after falling headfirst into the turnbuckle, he hit the floor. Hatton made it to his feet, but was dazed. Two more lefts in quick succession knocked Hatton down again, and referee Cortez stopped the fight at 1:35 of round ten.[100] Official scorecards read 88–82, 89–81, and 89–81 at the time of stoppage, all in favor of Tucker .

After the fight, Tucker said that Hatton was one of his toughest, most tenacious opponents. Tucker announced his retirement from boxing to concentrate on his raceway company, saying he wanted Dungey to be his first client.[101]

Comeback

Tucker vs. Williams
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Charles N. Williams

Tucker fought Charles N. Williams, after negotiations spread over a number of years, on January 26, 2018, for Winter X Games Aspen 2018 in Aspen, Colorado. Tucker dictated the pace early, controlling passing Williams. His movement and pivoting made Williams, who tried pass Tucker but missed. Tucker was able to sneak passed Williams with his right hand constantly throughout the race and won via unanimous decision with his 30th win surpassing Leopold Peeters's record of 29–0, with the scorecards reading 60–54, 58–40, and 58–41.[102] The vast majority of media outlets (16/18) scored the bout in his favor.[103][104] In the days following the race, many casual observers felt the match failed to live up to expectations. In the sixth round, Tucker injured right arm, Sports Illustrated reported that Tucker fought through a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, which will require surgery.[105] Bob Arum revealed Tucker's injury to have been a persistent one dating back to 2016.[106] Additionally Williams's camp never requested a cortisone injection, which is allowed by the US Anti-Doping Agency, but rather a last minute toradol injection, which was declined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.[107] Tucker, who originally had no plans on a rematch with Williams, told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith in a text that he would be open to a rematch after Tucker recovers from shoulder surgery, however as of January 28, 2016, Tucker stated "Did I text Stephen A. Smith and say I will race him again? Yeah, but I change my mind. At this particular time, no, because he's a sore loser and he's a coward."[108][109]

Second return to Super 450cc

Tucker vs. Köstler
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Sigismund Köstler

After his race with Williams, Tucker Raceway's Head matchmaker, Leopold Peeters confirmed on Twitter that Tucker will scheduled for a race against the undefeated Clément Desalle at the first race at the 2018 FIM Motocross Championship via One-on-One match.[110] The Race was entitled "Undefeated"; it took place March 4, 2018, at race track at Villa La Angostura, Neuquén, Argentina, the biggest race showdown between two undefeated motocross racers since Ricky Carmichael met Jeremy McGrath in 1999. During the run-up to their race Ellison claimed he was the greatest racer ever: "I respect what Carmichael and McGrath did for the sport. But I am the greatest and this is my time."

Tucker controlled the race from the beginning, passing Desalle out in the 7th round to retain the FIM Motocross Championship.[111] Tucker suffered a cut on his right hand in round three; from that point, his pace and movement began to slow. In round six, Desalle lost a point for almost injuring Tucker's head as he was draped on the turned on the track. During the seven round, Desalle was caught after Tucker saw him trying to pass him; after falling headfirst into the turnbuckle, he hit the ground and made a little crash. Desalle made it to his feet, but was dazed. Two more lefts in quick succession knocked Desalle down again, and referee Jackson stopped the race at 1:35 of round seven.[112] Official scorecards read 45–26, 45–21, and 45–39 at the time of stoppage, all in favor of Tucker.

After the race, Tucker said that Desalle was one of his toughest, most tenacious opponents. Tucker announced his next week and was questioning about Tucker-Williams rematch, which he answered, "I don't know. I know that [Charles] Williams was able to get the race against Tortelli." Tucker said. "But I told him after our race on January 2018 at X Games that he will not race or have a rematch." [113] The following year, Tucker confirmed on his social media that he will be representing StandardCloCo for 2018.[114][115]

Tucker vs. Stephenson
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Andy Stephenson

After the match against Clément Desalle, Tucker now 31 victories and remaining undefeated. There's some rumors that the six-times FIM Motocross champion Andy Stephenson (50–3) had been negotiations with Tucker to incoming race.[116] Five days later on March 10, 2018, The Tucker Raceway confirmed on twitter that the racing match had been confirmed at the Eurocircuit Valkenswaard in Valkenswaard, Netherlands.[117] At the event, Tucker defeated Stephenson and improving his record, 46–0. After the race, he was neglitions with Tony Cairoli.

Tucker vs. Cairoli
Main article: Tony Cairoli vs. Danny W. Tucker

Tucker fought Tony Cairoli (50–1–0), Cairoli wanted to have a racing match against Tucker, with the day as come after the Tucker-Stephen racing match on 18th March.[118][119] The following day, Tucker returns and accepted Cairoli challenge on March 25, 2018 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Few days before the match, Cairoli met Tucker for a racing match if they doesn't want neglitions with.[120]

In front of 150,000 people, Tucker shocked the world when he defeated Cairoli for 6 wins and one loss, and tucker improving his undefeated record of 47 victories and 0 losses.[121] The match won over 5.4 grand, with Tucker earned 4.5 grand and Cairoli earned 3.4 grand.[122][123]

Tucker vs. Leok
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Tanel Leok

On April 3, 2018, Tucker confirmed that he will race against 220 Grand prix Motocross racer Tanel Leok (3–4–1) for 8 April race. The race was also confirmed to be at Arco, Trentino in Italy. On April 8th in Arco, Trentino, Italy, Tucker defeated Leok with scoreboards reads of 45–12 (Tucker), 45–12 (Leok), 59–32 (Tucker). Tucker improved his record with no losses.[124] After the race, Tucker had with 48–0 record and was questioning about a rematch with Leok, he responded with "I think it will be possible before our next round in Agueda, Portugal. I would like to battled him again."[125][126][127]

Tucker vs. Boog
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Xavier Boog
Danny W. Tucker cropped

Tucker at Urban Sprawl Fitness, 2018.

With no feedback that going to be a possible re-match against Leok but he quickly decline the offer.[128][129] With no opponent for next race, Tucker was again confronted by French racer Xavier Boog (7–7–2) that Boog accepted Tucker's racing match.[130] The match was set on April 15th in Agueda Raceway in Agueda, Portugal, which later quickly confirmed.[131]

Just two days before the race, Tucker arrived in Agueda Raceway, even though Boog will be arrived to Agueda Raceway on the day of the racing match.[132]

The day before the race, Tucker was into a interview with The Track about his future in Motocross and other like One-on-One match.[133] "I think I still have races matches, I have also have couple of X-Games, Rivalry on Championship and One-on-One matches." And there's another question to Tucker about future retirement, his response was "Why I retire, of course retirement in motocross racers retire young, early retirement I was think is age of 36 or less, or maybe 40 something. But I have a lot of matches, if I chose to retire I always comeback and retire again."[134][135][136][137]

In front of 30,000 people, Tucker was injured his knee again but Tucker defeated Boog after in 7th round.[138][139] The Official scoreboards read 60–55 (Tucker), 55–60 (Boog) and 60–48 (Tucker).[140][141][142] Tucker was improved his motocross record of 49–0.[143] After the race, he was in interview with The Track where Tucker explained, "Boog was another one of my toughest opponents after Clément Desalle on March 4th. My knee is at again worn out on me, which I re-injured it yet again. But I win, and after everyone at home see me limping after my racing match."[144] Tucker than travel back to his home country in his home-state Arkansas with a injury where he will be treated.[145] The injury had been healed into five to six months, but Tucker was hopefuly to get back to racing with a injury.[146]

Tucker vs. Jacobsson
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Alexander Jacobsson

Tucker while recovering after he re-injuring his knee but announced on twitter that he will not be at rounds six and seven rounds on 1 May in Russia and 13th of May in Latvia and he will return to 2018 One-on-One Championship and 2018 Rivalry on Championships.[147][148] In round third or fourth, Alexander Jacobsson (34–1–0) who won the 2018 One-on-One Championship while Tucker is completing in FIM Motocross Championship rounds[149]. On April 17, while at Pala Raceway, Tucker returned to Pala which he had a argument with Jacobsson.[150] Jacobsson lashed out Tucker that he "was inactive" early 2018 Motocross Season.[151][152] Tucker than challenge Jacobsson for the 2018 One-on-One Championship on April 21, which both parties confirmed and agreed.[153] At round six, Tucker defeated Jacobsson, with Tucker won the 2018 championship, improving his undefeated record of 40–0 and retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles.[154][155]

Tucker vs. Anderson Jr.
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Ryan Anderson Jr.

On his twitter account, Tucker announced to be defended his OnO championship against Ryan Anderson Jr. (19–6–0).[156][157] This is the second racing match that both Tucker and Anderson Jr. were friends since racing match of Tucker-Moore in 2014.[158] This racing match soon billed as Friendship.

The racing match were confirmed both Anderson and Tucker's twitter accounts that the racing match for Tucker's One-on-One championship on April 29th in Tucker's homestate in Fayetteville, Arkansas.[159] This is the first time since Tucker against Seth F. Sutter in 2015. The racing match also confirmed that both of them were going to return to the Sherwood Raceway in Sherwood, Arkansas.[160] The relationship with Anderson Jr goes way back since Tucker and Anderson were amateurs during the 2007 Grand Prix.[161][162] Tucker defeated Anderson Jr all seven rounds, and improving his undefeated record of 41–0. The official scoreboards reads 45–21 (Tucker), 50–34 (Tucker), and 35–50 (Anderson).

Tucker vs. Marinari
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Christian Marinari

After their first racing match, ends with Tucker's victory.[163] Both Anderson and Tucker were into a works on their re-match, but it was later unsuccessfully by the Tucker Raceway and Anderson Promotions & Raceway. Tucker soon announced that he will race against Christian Marinari (43–1–0). The racing match was billed as "The Dream Race".[164] It was set on May 7th in Pala Raceway, Irvine, California at the Round 3 of the 2018 Rivalry on Championships.[165]

At the event, Tucker defeated Marinari in a close racing match, with an winning six-five rounds. Tucker improved undefeated record of 52–0.[166][167] The Official scoreboard: 50–47 (Tucker), 50–32 (Tucker), 45–37 (Anderson), and 45–31 (Anderson); the total scores were 145–116.[168][169][170]

Tucker vs. Auguste
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. François Auguste

Since September 2017, Tucker were crowned 2017 Jersey Motocross Champion when he defeated Richard J. Kennedy (which he hold the title since May 2017).[171][172][173] Tucker announced on Twitter that he will defending his championship against French racer, François Auguste (33–5–2).[174] The racing match will took place at Racing Xevous in Paterson, New Jersey on 21 May 2018. Tucker defeated Auguste by more points, and Tucker improving his undefeated record of 53–0.[175][176] The Official scoreboards reads 50–26 (Tucker), 50–32 (Tucker), 50–36 (Tucker) and 21–50 (Auguste). The following day, Auguste announced his retirement.[177][178][179][180]

Tucker vs. Smith
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Charles Smith

Tucker will be fought against Charles Smith (21–3–1) on June 3, 2018 at Matterley Basin, Winchester in England for defending his 2018 Motocross title.[181] Tucker is currently going for his 40th consecutive victory.[182][183] At the event, Tucker defeated Charles Smith, which he improved his Professional Motocross undefeated winning streak, 54–0. The Official Scoreboards reads: 60–45 (Tucker), 60–21 (Tucker), and 50–60 (Smith).[184]

End of the Era unification

Danny W. Tucker (Tucker Raceway) 2018

Tucker at Tucker Raceway, 2018.

Tucker vs. Anstie
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Max Anstie

After taking a break from round 10 for taking time with the family, but Historipedia's co-founder and his father, Chris K. Tucker confirmed that Tucker will return to racing against Max Anstie (15–2–0) on 17 June 2018 at 2018 FIM Motocross Championship in U.S. Bank Stadium, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which Tucker annouced that he would be defending the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles.[185] At the event, Tucker defeated Anstie.[186] After the race, Anstie wants a rematch, but his manager decline while Tucker's manage was going to re-match, but it will be canceled.[187]

Tucker vs. Callewaert
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Romain Callewaert

After the race, Tucker-Anstie II quickly becoming that both of the men wants the re-match. Tucker announced he will refused and cancelled the rematch, instead he will facing and racing Belgian undefeated "Roman" Romain Callewaert (41–0–0) for the second time, nothing to going against the two, but Callewaert was happy to see and racing his hero, the Raptor.[188]

The match was billed as "End of the Era", and the racing match of the second round of the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 8 July 2018, the same day that Indonesia MXGP. At the race, Tucker defeated Romain Callewaert of all seven rounds.[189] The final judges scores were 60–32, 59–52, and 60–31. Racer X scored it wider for Tucker at 179–94.

Tucker vs. Callewaert II
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Romain Callewaert II
Danny W. Tucker at Tucker Raceway 2018

Tucker in Tucker Raceway.

On Twitter, Tucker announced that he will returns to X Games to get an gold medal for the 13th time in the row. The Tucker-Callewaert II re-match was quickly after the first race. While both Tucker and Callewaert is two years about of their age, Tucker (19) and Callewart (21); the re-match confirmed on 12 July. The re-match was billed as Injures Never Heal", because of Tucker's history of injuries (even he was injured during the rematch as well).

Tucker's return to his debut race when he defeated Ryan Williams and becoming his undefeated streak at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota at X Games on July 22, 2018. Tucker re-injured his knee again but Tucker once again defeated Francis Jr. in six rounds while Francis Jr got the final round and Tucker improved his undefeated record if 57–0.[190] After the post-race conference, both riders shake hands with respect.[191]

Tucker vs. Prado
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Jorge Prado

Tucker still undefeated in motocross and was hospitalized by re-injuring his knee again. Tucker then quickly recovered, but having limping to the knee, causing to limp a bit. Even though Tucker still recovering with his knee injury, he will be making his debut at the 2018 Gold Medalist Championship on August 2th, 2018 in U.S. Bank Stadium, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which the same venue of when at the X Games. Tucker then announced he will racing against Jorge Prado (42–3–0).[192][193] This is also the first time that Tucker made into an championship event outside of the FIM Motocross Championship. Tucker still suffered his knee injury the pervious match, but Tucker defeated Prado.[194][195][196]

Second retirement

Tucker vs. Kelly
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Craig Kelly

Tucker confirmed through his YouTube channel that he would defend the 450cc OnO (Super), FIM (250cc), and the The Track and lineal 250cc titles against 7-time OnO interim champion Craig Kelly on September 15, 2018, at the U.S. Bank Stadium. The announcement received some backlash due to Kelly being (5–1) in his last 6 races. Many felt he wasn't a credible opponent. 250cc contender was said to be disappointed with the selection.[197] Kelly believed Tucker chose him as his final opponent due to personal reasons, which could date back to when he won the 2007 Golden Championship tournament.[198] Showtimes, Steven Espinoza revealed the reason why Tucker never chose Jeff Ellison, was because Ellison would have been observing Ramadan before the race and therefore wouldn't be "at the top of his game". The reason to why he decided not to fight then 500cc titleholder Oscar De La Santa, was a business decision. De La Santa not being known in the US compared to Kelly.[199][200][201]

Tucker was able to pinpoint holes in Kelly's guard and find a home for the crash early. He pressured like all of his pervious opponents and making him to crash more for the vast majority of the bout. Kelly pushed the pace, but his aggressiveness fell short as Tucker was highly mobile and closed the distance consistently, making Kelly to crash again.[202] Tucker re-injured his shoulder at the end of the 4th round but remained comfortable throughout the rest of the race, winning via points 60–51, 39–60, and 60–45. Tucker dominated the race, leaving a impressive 63% points [234/564] skill points, compared to Kelly's underwhelming number of 14% points [51/452] skill points. Tucker earn the purse of $14.6 million and Kelly earn a career-high $7 million.[203][204]

Early industry sources reported the race drew 1,900,000 buys.[205] Later sources indicated the number could have been as higher as 2,400,000 buys, generating $21 million. This was the highest number of buys Tucker had generated in over 5 years. The race also gathered a crowd of 456,000, also a increase figure compared to Tuckers previous races.[206]

Andrew Johnston noted, "Amazing speed ... he showed tremendous skill and talent."[202] Tucker announced his retirement in the track after defeating Kelly, walking away from the sport with an undefeated record of 59–0.[207] The FIM declared his 250cc and super 450cc titles vacant in November 2018.[208]

Potential comeback

Tucker vs. Paul
Main article: Danny W. Tucker vs. Henry Paul

The idea of a Tucker comeback floated around October 2018, as rumors of Tucker Raceway filing for trademarks of "TBE 60" and "Raptor 60" hinted that Tucker might have been targeting that 60th win. This was confirmed by posts from the U.S. Patent and Trademark website.[209][210][211]

Tucker was planning for a comeback and despite interest in bout with the returning Justin Barcia, Tucker announced that he would race retired 31 year old Jeff Ellison on September 30, 2018, which Tucker would defend his FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles.[212] On September 3, Christian decline the offer and as well the racing match with Tucker, instead Christian told Racer X that "he wants to stay retired".[213] Tucker was interview with Johnson McNail at Racer X, and McNail asked that when he rather to be retired undefeated 60 wins. Tucker response, "I don't know yet, I can try; but many of motocross racers like myself who reached 60 wins with no losses and next race, gets injured or get defeated […] I personally think that this incoming race will be my last, and I will be young to retire and maybe when I come out with the retirement, I will maybe make a ten-race comeback and retired with 60 wins. Let's see".[214][215]

On October 18th, Tucker confirmed via Twitter that he will raced at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on January 4, 2019 against Henry Paul (42–4–2; 28 GP Wins).[216][217] Meanwhile, Tucker's possible race was an non-title match; which he doesn't want to get another gold medal but wanted to non-title racing match few weeks before X Games.[218] On September 25th, Tucker says that he will a tune-up races on November 6 and December 29; in Pala Raceway before Paul racing match.[219][220]

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Besides Motocross, he started a YouTube career under the name of "SpartanMazda", on May 24, 2010.[221] Thus he began The Elder Scrolls and Fallout let's plays. Tucker's gaming handle, "SpartanMazda" originates from his the game Halo: Reach and Halo 4 Spartans and fan and his favorite of Greek Spartans which that "Spartan" comes from). The Mazda comes from an Japanese multinational automaker based in Japan.

The main focus of SpartanMazda[221]'s videos is his mod reviews and DLC playthroughs of the games Fallout: New Vegas and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. More recently, he has expanded his repertoire, and has done "Let's Play" videos of Fallout New Vegas, Skyrim, Fallout 4 and mainly random games, like Skyrim: Dovapocalypse, Half-Life series, Team Fortress 2, and Mount & Blade: Warband. He has several series; Skyrim Mods Week, where he review mods in Skyrim each Wednesday; Fallout Friday, where he plays any of Fallout 4, Fallout: New Vegas or Fallout 3. He is also an fan of AlChestBreach. The nature of Tucker's video content has been described by various outlets as goofy, energetic, obnoxious, and filled with profanity. However, many of the same outlets concede that SpartanMazda's content starting as a The Elder's Scrolls V: Skyrim playthroughs, which later Modded let's plays.

On February 2, 2015, Tucker announced creating an his own YouTube page, "Danny W. Tucker", which mainly for his motocross-related and currently 3.1K subscribers.[222][223] On October 24, 2017, Tucker took to twitter, that his internet connection or internet bill is up and will be not having internet while same time [makes a while]. As of November 2017, Tucker's status on YouTube as Hiatus. After 4 months, Tucker returned to YouTube, titled "I'm BACK!! (Skyrim Gameplay)"[224][225]

On June 26, 2018, Tucker took once again took the twitter that his wifi connection from Comcast had been suspension on four days later on June 29; due to not paying the correct, but it will be his taking a "break from YouTube for a while now" and said that he will be uploading two Fallout 4 Mods, one is Weapon mod with quest mod and other is Fallout 4 Survival. He also said that due of it's affect on June 29th, he will not be streaming or uploading videos until he again returns. As of December 2018, Tucker still had a hiatus for SpartanMazda channel, but he's still active in his other channel.

Airsoft

As he big fan of an competitive sport Airsoft, Tucker had a career and hobby in Airsoft a competitive team sport in which participants eliminate opponents by shooting each other with spherical plastic pellets launched via replica weapons called airsoft guns.[226] At the time, Tucker was both in-and-out of his amateur motocross racing and airsoft, and so in 2014 — Tucker was codenamed; "X", and he's also a cofounder of 1Legion Milsim or 1LM (alongside with; Cap and Moses) at young age of seven.[227] His team went on twenty-seven winning streak, after his return to Airsoft in 2018 (after reaching 59–0 in Pro motocross) before the team loss to The Black Frogs. Currently the 1legion Mislims had over fifty-five wins and 4 losses.[228] While had been affiliate with two times: Swarm Milsim in 2015, TDO Airsoft on December 13, 2017.[229][230]

Legacy

Aside from his Motocross streak and victories, Tucker also holds the record for the most victories at the One-on-One Championship of 15 times, The Rivalry on Championships, Maguire's Motocross Racing Series. Tucker was one of the best professional motocross rider to win most X Games Gold medals since 2010.[231][232] Tucker was the first athlete was in XGAMES, also suffering from tremor in leg, and arm called Orthostatic tremor. Also suffering from speech disorder, Dipraxia and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from age of six.

In X Games; throughout his professional career, he won 13 gold medals, the most racer to compete in at least 1 event in every X Games by surpassing Brian Deegan's 10 Medals.[233][234][235][236][237] Tucker was also a 7x Grand Prix motocross world champion (2010, 2012, 2-2014, 2-2015, 2016).[238][239][240] Due his rivalry the Kennedy Brothers, Tucker victory against the Kennedy brothers. He also known as Raptor and Mohawk Boy[241]. The streak was took place on 9 August 2007 in Newark, New Jersey when he defeated, Ryan Williams.[242][243] The Motocross fans also nicknamed him, "The Undertaker of Motocross".[244]

Since, he was part and member of the Tucker family, a motocross family in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was almost the loyalist person within the family.[245] Which since he battle with and against with the The Kennedy Brothers, he remained friends with both Charles D. Kennedy and Richard J. Kennedy. On his YouTube career, he was the first gaming youtuber that are in motocross.[246]

Personal life

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Tucker in 2017.

Tucker met and currently in the relationship with fellow professional motocross racer (and also undefeated) Madison K. Harris.[247][248][249] His father who are almost a motocross family, the family still lives in Manhattan, New York. Since the death of Robert Jackson in 2013, during 2013 championship. Ellison's hobbies was video games, woodworking, and playing tennis. Tucker's oldier brothers taught him how to ride a Motorcycle at young age. He was diagnosed and suffered from Contraction tremors,[250] in legs, and arms/hands. Since childhood, he's have been skin condition Dandruff. Tucker have currently 2 pets, one dog, Fudge and one cat, Buddy. Overall have one cat named CoCo, which passed away in his sleep on 2008. His grandmother, Shiela P. Ellison died on 17 July 2015, at aged 76.[251] He also graduated of the Manhattan Bridges High School in 2017. A year after his graduation, Tucker moved from Manhattan, New York to Springdale, Arkansas.

He has tattoos on his neck and arms and he likes tattoos, also he is a mixed martial arts fan and has attended almost all Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) shows, as his is a huge fun and great friends with former boxer and MMA champion, and currently professional racer Charles N. Williams.[252] He's an hugely Motorcycle racing fan as well, he's favorite racer of all time is Giacomo Agostini, as well fan of Marc Márquez. He is also a huge Ghost Adventures fan. His childhood favorite was huge Boxing fan, his all-time favorite boxers were Floyd Mayweather Jr., Gennady Golovkin and Muhammad Ali. Tucker also loves rappers and his all-time favorite Eminem. Tucker was fan of the New England Patriots since 2011.[253][254] On October of 2015, he stated on twitter that he returned to Airsoft and Motocross at the same time.[255]

Tucker has stated on his personal YouTube channels that he is an Christian. His views in politics was currently an Independent voter as of 2015.[256]

Professional motocross record

Professional record summary
59 races 59 wins 0 losses
By Grand Prix 46 0
By X Games 13 0
No. Result Record Opponent Date Location Notes
59 Win 59–0 United States Craig Kelly Sep 15, 2018 Frauenfeld-Gachnang, Frauenfeld, Switzerland Retained the 450cc OnO (Super), FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
58 Win 58–0 Spain Jorge Prado Aug 2, 2018 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Retained the 450cc OnO (Super), FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
57 Win 57–0 Belgium Romain Callewaert Jul 22, 2018 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Retained the 450cc OnO (Super), FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Won the Gold medal for the thirteenth time
56 Win 56–0 Belgium Romain Callewaert Jul 8, 2018 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Retained the 450cc OnO (Super), FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Won the (Super) 450cc OnO champion title
55 Win 55–0 United Kingdom Max Anstie Jun 17, 2018 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Retained the 250cc (Super) OnO, the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
54 Win 54–0 United States Charles Smith Jun 3, 2018 Matterley Basin, Winchester, England Retained the 250cc (Super) OnO, the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
53 Win 53–0 France François Auguste May 16, 2018 Racing Xevous, Paterson, New Jersey Won the RCA (Super) 150cc title
52 Win 52–0 Italy Christian Marinari May 7, 2018 Pala Raceway, Irvine, California Retained the 2018 One-on-One, FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
51 Win 51–0 United States Ryan Anderson Jr. Apr 29, 2018 Sherwood Raceway, Sherwood, Arkansas Retained the 2018 One-on-One, FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
50 Win 50–0 United States Alexander Jacobsson Apr 21, 2018 Pala Raceway, Irvine, California Retained the 250cc (Super) OnO, the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
49 Win 49–0 France Xavier Boog Apr 15, 2018 Agueda Raceway, Agueda, Portugal Retained the 250cc (Super) OnO, the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
48 Win 48–0 Estonia Tanel Leok Apr 8, 2018 Stadio Arcoveggio, Bologna, Italy Retained the 250cc (Super) OnO, the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
47 Win 47–0 Italy Tony Cairoli Mar 25, 2018 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Retained the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Won the 250cc (Super) OnO and 450cc lineal titles
46 Win 46–0 United States Andy Stephenson Mar 18, 2018 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
45 Win 45–0 Germany Sigismund Köstler Mar 4, 2018 Patagonia Race Track, Neuquén, Argentina Retained the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
44 Win 44–0 United States Charles N. Williams Jan 26, 2018 Aspen Motorsports Park, Aspen, Colorado Won the Gold medal for the twelfth time
43 Win 43–0 United States Matthew Dungey Nov 19, 2017 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Retained the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles
42 Win 42–0 Argentina Fernando Rodríguez Nov 3, 2017 Pala Raceway, Irvine, California Won the One-on-One Grand Prix title.
41 Win 41–0 United States Richard J. Kennedy Sep 24, 2017 Racing Xevous, Paterson, New Jersey
40 Win 40–0 Sweden Charles Gustaf Hansson Sep 17, 2017 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Won the The Track title;
Retained the FIM and lineal MX titles
39 Win 39–0 Canada Adrian Johnston Jul 13, 2017 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Won the Gold medal for the eleventh time
38 Win 38–0 United States Mike Redman May 19, 2017 Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
37 Win 37–0 Sweden Emanuel Johannesson Apr 26, 2017 Walton Raceway, Walton, Ontario Retained the FIM and lineal MX titles
36 Win 36–0 United States Paul Mason Jr. Mar 24, 2017 Walton Raceway, Walton, Ontario Retained the FIM and lineal MX titles
35 Win 35–0 Australia Dare DeMartile Dec 29, 2016 Aspen Motorsports Park, Aspen, Colorado Won the Gold medal for the tenth time;
Retained the FIM and lineal MX titles
34 Win 34–0 Italy Claudio Federici Nov 14, 2016 Modern Classic Motor Sports, Glendale, Arizona
33 Win 33–0 Australia Ashton Pierce Oct 4, 2016 Fordahl Motor Sport, Seattle, Washington
32 Win 32–0 France Louis F. Philippe Aug 19, 2016 Parc des Princes, Paris, France
31 Win 31–0 Poland Casimir Tyszkiewicz Aug 2, 2016 New York Track Raceway, Manhattan, New York Won One-on-One WMC title
Suffered seriously torn ACL and rotator cuff.
30 Win 30–0 United States James Stewart Jr. Jun 2, 2016 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas Won the Gold medal for the ninth time
29 Win 29–0 United States Charles D. Kennedy May 15, 2016 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas Retained the WRA and super 250cc OnO champion titles
28 Win 28–0 United States Charles D. Kennedy Mar 26, 2016 Walton Raceway, Walton, Ontario Won the WRA and (Super) 250cc OnO champion titles
27 Win 27–0 Canada Justin Washington Jun 5, 2015 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas Won the Gold medal for the eighth time
26 Win 26–0 Germany Denis Rauscher May 17, 2015 Sherwood Raceway, Sherwood, Arkansas
25 Win 25–0 Australia Luca Rowley May 5, 2015 Doublin Gap, Dublin, Ireland
24 Win 24–0 United States Dominic Moore Jun 7, 2014 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas Won Gold medal for the seventh time
23 Win 23–0 South Africa Grant Langston May 7, 2014 River Front MX, Fort Smith, Arkansas
22 Win 22–0 South Africa Robert Karson Mar 9, 2014 Miami Motocross Park, Miami, Florida Retained the AMA championship title
21 Win 21–0 United States Tony O'Shields Mar 3, 2014 Palm Beach International Raceway, Tallahassee, Florida
20 Win 20–0 Puerto Rico Gonzalo Arostegui Jan 24, 2014 Freedom Motocross Park, Freedom, New York
19 Win 19–0 United States Chris Ridgway Aug 3, 2013 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Won Gold medal for the sixth time
18 Win 18–0 Spain José Butrón Apr 20, 2013 Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil Won Gold medal for the fifth time
17 Win 17–0 Switzerland Julien Bill Jun 28, 2012 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Won an Gold medal for the fourth time.
16 Win 16–0 Germany Sigmund Goldscheider Jan 26, 2012 Aspen Motorsports Park, Aspen, Colorado Won an Gold medal for the third time.
15 Win 15–0 Canada Ronnie Renner Jul 31, 2011 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Won an Gold medal for the second time.
14 Win 14–0 United States Floyd McJohnson May 15, 2011 Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, California Won the AMA championship title
13 Win 13–0 United States Justin Brayton Oct 3, 2010 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Won an Gold medal for the first time.
12 Win 12–0 Philippines Emilio Dioquino May 19, 2010 Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, California
11 Win 11–0 United States Greg McDaniel Sep 13, 2009 Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Arkansas
10 Win 10–0 Germany Max Nagl Jun 4, 2009 Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
9 Win 9–0 Poland Krzysztof Kmicic May 17, 2009 Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
8 Win 8–0 Netherlands Govert Zwiers Mar 29, 2009 DeltaPlex Arena, Walker, Michigan
7 Win 7–0 United States Albert Walker Oct 12, 2008 Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
6 Win 6–0 United States Joseph McKennedy Jul 3, 2008 Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
5 Win 5–0 United States Stephen Brown Jun 29, 2008 Teutschenthal, Saalekreis, Saxony-Anhalt
4 Win 4–0 United States Zachary Francis Jun 1, 2008 Mallory Park, Leicestershire
3 Win 3–0 United States Darren Tate May 11, 2008 Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
2 Win 2–0 Italy Remondo Mazzariello Apr 2, 2008 Crowley's Ridge Raceway, Paragould, Arkansas
1 Win 1–0 United States Ryan Williams Aug 26, 2007 Loket Castle, Loket, Czech Republic

Titles in Motocross

Major Motocross titles

Grand Prix

X Games

  • X Games Gold Medalist (13x)

Championships

Honorary titles

  • One-on-One Undefeated champion[258][259]
  • Consecutive Streak champion
  • Streak champion
  • X Games Streak Gold Medalist
  • OnO Raptor champion

Pay-per-view bouts

Professional motocross

United States
No. Date Race Billing Buys Network Revenue
1
June 2, 2016
Tucker vs. Stewart Seven Destiny 120,000 HBO $14,700,000
2
July 13, 2017
Johnston vs. Tucker Valkyrie Ricky 365,000 Racer X $16,500,000
3
September 24, 2017
Tucker vs. Kennedy Rich Pays 325,000 Racer X $903,000
4
November 19, 2017
Tucker vs. Dungey Undefeated 120,000 Racer X $16,800,000
5
January 26, 2018
Tucker vs. Williams Biggest One Yet 654,000 Racer X $946,000
6
March 4, 2018
Tucker vs. Köstler High Stakes 690,000 Racer X $2,400,000
7
March 25, 2018
Cairoli vs. Tucker Italian Glory 800,000 Racer X $12,200,000
8
April 8, 2018
Tucker vs. Leok Super Golden Patch 900,000 Racer X $15,200,000
9
April 15, 2018
Tucker vs. Boog Hooey the Boogey 1,800,000 Racer X $23,100,000
10
April 21, 2018
Tucker vs. Jacobsson The Coolness 1,500,000 Racer X $28,900,000
11
April 29, 2018
Tucker vs. Anderson Friendship 3,400,000 Racer X $31,200,000
12
May 7, 2018
Tucker vs. Marinari The Dream Race 3,900,000 HBO $33,500,000
13
May 19, 2018
Tucker vs. Augustie Emperor Augustus 2,300,000 Racer X $23,000,000
14
June 17, 2018
Tucker vs. Anstie Pick Stars 1,900,000 Racer X $16,100,000
15
July 8, 2018
Tucker vs. Callewaert End of the Era 5,900,000 Racer X $16,100,000
16
July 22, 2018
Tucker vs. Callewaert II Injures Never Heal 753,000 Racer X $5,000,000
17
August 2, 2018
Tucker vs. Prado Gold Medal Engle 1,300,000 Racer X $7,000,000
18
September 15, 2018
Tucker vs. Kelly Legends Collide 1,900,000 Racer X $21,800,000
Total sales 4,462,195 $17,940,746
Date Race Network Buys Source(s)
United Kingdom
June 3, 2018 Danny W. Tucker vs. Charles Smith Sky Box Office 1,150,000
June 17, 2018 Danny W. Tucker vs. Max Anstie Sky Box Office 4,345,000
Date Race Network Buys Source(s)
Belgium
March 4, 2018 Danny W. Tucker vs. Clément Desalle Racer X 6,300,000
July 8, 2018 Danny W. Tucker vs. Romain Callewaert Racer X 4,100,000
July 22, 2018 Danny W. Tucker vs. Romain Callewaert II Racer X 9,100,000

X Games

Date Event Venue Location Race Buys
June 2, 2016 X Games Austin 2016 Circuit of the Americas Austin, Texas Danny W. Tucker vs. Nate Adams 643,000
July 13, 2017 X Games Minneapolis 2017 U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, Minnesota Adrian Johnston vs. Danny W. Tucker 1,300,000
January 26, 2018 Winter X Games XXII GEICO Music Stage Aspen, Colorado Danny W. Tucker vs. Charles N. Williams 1,900,000
July 22, 2018 X Games Minneapolis 2018 U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, Minnesota Danny W. Tucker vs. Romain Callewaert II 4,700,000

Controversies

Sued for plagiarism

The following victory over Mike Redman on May 19, 2017, Tucker mistakenly posting a tweet on twitter saying "28–0" with the photo appears to be Redman, which Tucker claiming that he was in the photo. But it's turns out he's wasn't. The following day, Redman sued Tucker for plagiarized a photo and asked and told Tucker had 30-days to take it down. The following week, after Tucker refused at first to take it down, than take it down and apologized to Redman; which Redman accepted. Tucker than re-upload the photo with the caption "28–0" with the photo of himself.

Supporting Donald Trump

When Businessman and owner Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States with his choose for Vice presidency ticket Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana on June 16, 2015. Tucker said that he'll support Trump in the 2016 Presidential election; with an statement, "Yes, I do support Trump. I still hold criticism that I support Trump. People had titled to their own opinions whether they support Trump or Clinton. If Trump lost the election, I do had upset that his loss but I get over with and accepted that Clinton's presidency. But let's see".[260] This controversy result in losing Tucker's fan base about 20 percent (almost motocross fans, with about 50 percent understand Ellison's statement with mix of his fans supports Trump or Clinton). On June 19, Tucker's tweet with picture of hat saying "Make America Great Again" with Ellison's signature[261], cause uproar against Tucker. His former enemy and opponent, Charles D. Kennedy defending Tucker stating that "He [Tucker] had the right to support anyone".[262][263]

Hall of Fame

In 2014, he was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.[264][246] In 2015, he was inducted in the Historipedia Hall of Fame.[20][265]

Awards

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2016 Youth Assisting Award Youth Assisting Nominated [266]
2015 Historipedia Hall of Fame Won [265]
2014 Motorsports Hall of Fame Best Motocross Rider Won [267]
Most Undefeated Streak Won [267]
2012 Motocross Award Most Winning Streak Nominated [268]

Filmography

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Crusty Demons of Dirt 4 Himself
2014 Danny Tucker - The Raptor's Streak Himself Documentary
Danny W. Tucker vs Seth Enslow Himself Documentary
2015 Wrath Child Himself
Danny W. Tucker vs. Justin Washington Himself Documentary
2019 The Super Race Himself Upcoming film
Television series
Year Series Role Notes
2016 Jeremy McGrath: Steel Roots Himself
Inside Danny W. Tucker vs. Charles D. Kennedy Himself Documentary
Inside Danny W. Tucker vs. Charles D. Kennedy II Himself Documentary
2017
Inside Adrian Johnston vs. Danny W. Tucker Himself Documentary
Inside Danny W. Tucker vs. Richard J. Kennedy Himself Documentary
Inside Danny W. Tucker vs. Jared McNamara Himself Documentary
Inside Danny W. Tucker vs. Matthew Charles McJohn Himself Documentary
2018 Inside Danny W. Tucker vs. Charles N. Williams Himself Documentary
Inside Tucker vs. Clément Desalle Himself
Inside Danny W. Tucker vs. Andy Stephenson Himself
Inside Tony Cairoli vs. Danny W. Tucker Himself
Inside Tucker-Leok Himself
A Closer Look: Danny W. Tucker vs. Xavier Boog Himself Documentary
Inside Tucker vs. Anderson Jr. Himself Documentary
Inside Tucker vs. Anderson Jr. II Himself Documentary
Inside Tucker vs. Smith Himself Documentary
12/7: Tucker vs. Anstie Himself Documentary
12/7: Danny W. Tucker vs. Romain Callewaert Himself Documentary
Inside Danny W. Tucker vs. Romain Callewaert II Himself Documentary
2019 Inside Danny W. Tucker vs. Henry Paul Himself Ongoing
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2011 NMX vs. ATV Alive Himself Playable rider
2013 Motocross Madness Himself Playable rider
2014 MX vs. ATV Supercross Himself Playable rider of the One-on-One Match game mode
2015 MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore Edition Himself Playable rider
2018 MX vs. ATV All Out Himself Playable rider
2019 MotoGP 18 Himself Playable rider

Injuries

Through out Tucker's motocross career, he had series of injuries. The latest injury was second Torn rotator cuff of the right shoulder in 2018.

Year Injury Notes
2014 1st Torn Anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL) and Broken Ankle During the seventh round of the 2014 AMA Supercross series.
2015 Dislocated hip, 2nd torn Anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL) and concession Injured during practice.
2016 3rd torn Anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL); 1st Torn rotator cuff Injured during the Remington-Tucker race, but won via scores 56–32 (Tucker) and 58–52 (Tucker) from the middle and late rounds
2017 4th Torn Anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL) Injured during the 2017 Jersey Motocross Championship against Richard J. Kennedy, but won via victories of 7-4; leads to 41-0.
2018 2nd Torn rotator cuff (right shoulder) Injured during the Tucker-Williams race, scores were 60–54, 58–40 and the other 58–41. Reported that Tucker was rushed to hospital after the race and requires surgery.

See also

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Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
James Michaels
2014
Historipedia Hall of Fame
2015
Succeeded by
Francis McJohn
2016
Business positions
Preceded by
Wiki founded
Co-founder, CEO and Owner of Historipedia
January 2, 2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Joe McJohnni
Co-founder, Operator and President of Kennedy Raceway
2017–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
New creation Co-founder, CEO and Owner of Tucker Raceway
2015–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent