Dale Walters

Dale Walters (born September 27, 1963) is a Canadian former boxer who won a bantamweight bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Dale Walters
Personal information
BornSeptember 27, 1963 (1963-09-27) (age 56)
Port Alice, British Columbia

Junior amateur boxingEdit

One of the more important junior international tournaments that Walters engaged in took place on June 6, 1976, in Victoria, BC, hosted by the London Boxing Club. The tournament was called "Northwest Counties S.A.B.A. Team of England" vs The British Columbia Team". Walters fought in the fourth bout against England's J.J. Grant.

Olympic boxing careerEdit

During Walters's 15-year amateur career he was never beaten by a Canadian boxer. Further, he never lost an amateur bout (including international competitions) on Canadian soil. The five-time national champion had a career record of 165 wins and 12 losses and was selected Most Outstanding Boxer at three National Championships. He represented Canada at the 1983 Pan American Games.[1]

Walters won a bronze medal as a Bantamweight at the Los Angeles Games in 1984. It was Canada's first Olympic boxing medal in 52 years.[citation needed]

1984 Olympic boxing resultsEdit

Below is the Olympic record of Dale Walters, a Canadian boxer who competed in the bantamweight division at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles:

Professional boxing careerEdit

Walters' professional boxing career lasted just 19 months. Competing as a bantamweight, he began with a decision victory over Clint Hannah on April 10, 1985 in Vancouver. In November 1986 he took on Canadian boxing legend Tony Pep in a bout for the Canadian featherweight championship. He was TKO'd in the 10th round. It was his last fight as a professional. Walters finished his career with a record of seven wins and one loss.

Post-retirementEdit

Walters was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996.[citation needed]

He has also worked as a boxing analyst for television and radio broadcasts throughout his career and currently owns a gym in Vancouver, BC, Ringside Fitness.[citation needed]

Walters, who briefly played in his youth, is an active supporter for the game of box lacrosse. He was instrumental in organizing an ownership group that attempted to bring professional lacrosse back to Vancouver in 2008.[2]

Halls of fameEdit

Walters has been inducted into the following Halls of Fame:

  • Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame
  • BC Amateur Boxing Hall of Fame
  • Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Panamerican Games - Caracas, Venezuela - August 14-29 1983". amateur-boxing.strefa.pl. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2015-10-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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