| Drederick Tatum|
|Relatives|| Unknown mother|
Manager: Lucius Sweet
|First Appearance||Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment|
|Voiced By||Hank Azaria|
Drederick Tatum is a former boxer of Springfield. He seems to have quit boxing. He used to be known to have a bad temper since he was put under arrest because of pushing his mother down the stairs, but now he can control his actions.
Drederick Tatum was a former Olympic Gold medallist, first became World Heavyweight Champion after defeating Watson in the heavily promoted "Bout to Knock the Other Guy Out!" He grew up in Springfield, recalling that that town was a dump (since he once said this: "If you ever see me there again you'll know I really [bleeped]-up bad"). He later served time in prison after pushing his mother down the stairs. While serving time in Jail, he was apparently intimidating to the other prisoners and guards, as evidenced by the fact that he managed to quell a prison riot simply by telling them to say "Hey guys, come on! Shut up!" without even leaving his cell. In a Parole hearing, he admits he has regrets about pushing his mother down the stairs, and if he had an opportunity to go back in time, he'd "certainly reconsider it." He also says that he also thinks Homer Simpson, his opponent, is a good man, although he is going to make orphans of his children. Upon his release, he was booked for a match against Homer, during his small-time as a boxer who had never been knocked out. Drederick was managed during this time by Lucius Sweet, a vicious boxing promoter. He didn't seem upset at all that Homer was saved by Moe by the latter airlifting him out of the ring, and in fact expressed that it showed how much Moe cared for Homer as his promoter. He also visited the school to make a speech; however, Lisa ended up using him to test her hypothesis that bullies tend to attack nerds due to a certain chemical in their sweat, which evidentially proved to be true as Nelson reacted unwillingly but instinctively going up to Drederick and punching him, while Drederick told Nelson to stop otherwise he will kick him. He was also a friend of Carl (they met at a party held by Dr. Hibbert), which proved beneficial to have Homer help Marge train in the mixed fighting tournament to end it. His house also has a few exotic animals.
Behind the LaughterEdit
- Drederick Tatum is a parody of Mike Tyson, right down to his criminal record and high-pitched, lisping voice and his mansion full of exotic animals.
- In Tatum's first few appearances he looked a lot different than he does now. (E.g. he had no beard, a more snout-ish nose (like Chief Wiggum) and his hair was more flat.)