Buddy Daye

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Buddy Daye
Statistics
Real name Delmore William Daye
Rated at Featherweight
Super-featherweight
Nationality Canadian
Born 1928
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia,
Canada
Died October 1995
Boxing record
Total fights 28
Wins 17
Wins by KO 10
Losses 11

Delmore William "Buddy" Daye (1928 – October 1995) was a Canadian professional boxer and community activist.

Early life[edit]

Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Daye moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia as a young man. Daye was a merchant mariner for a short period of time in young adult life. On June 30, 1964, Daye won the Canadian Super Featherweight title. Daye lost the title on January 15, 1966 to Les Gillis. Gillis defended the title on August 7, 1966 against Rocky Gil Boulay. Daye fought nine matches from 1959 to 1966 of which he only won two. Daye's last boxing match was on September 10, 1966 to Leo Noel of Saint John, New Brunswick. Daye was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1981.[1]

Based on multiple public sources such as Wikipedia citing false and unverifiable boxing record information pertaining to Buddy Delmore Daye (BoxRec Global ID 23549), please note that the "incorrect" record of a total of 88 fights, 81 wins, 71 knockouts, and 7 losses has been updated on Wikipedia as of July 3, 2016.

Daye was a community activist in Halifax's North End and supporter of Africville. Daye ran for the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party in the electoral district of Halifax Needham in the 1967 provincial election.

In 1990 he became the first African Nova Scotian Sergeant-at-Arms for the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. He served until his death from cancer in October 1995.

In 1996 his photograph was placed as a permanent memorial in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.

In June 2006, a street was renamed in his memory in the North End of Halifax, between Göttingen and Maynard streets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buddy Daye Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

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