Dale Walters

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Dale Walters
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Born September 27, 1963
Port Alice, British Columbia

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

Junior Amateur Boxing[edit]

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. [1] The tournament was called "Northwest Counties S.A.B.A. Team Of England" vs The British Columbia Team". Dale fought in the fourth bout against England's J.J. Grant. As described in the souvenir program.[2]

Olympic Boxing Career[edit]

"During Dale 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 5-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.[3] 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.

Olympic Boxing Results[edit]

Professional Boxing Career[edit]

Walters began his professional career in 1985 as a Bantamweight. In 1986 he took on Canadian legend Tony Pep and was TKO'd in the 10th round, his last fight as a professional. Walters finished his career with a record of 7 wins and 1 loss.

Post-Retirement[edit]

Walters was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996. 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.

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.[4]

Halls Of Fame[edit]

Dale Walters has been inducted into the following Halls of Fame:

  • Burnaby Sports Hall Of Fame[5]
  • BC Sports Hall Of Famem[6]
  • BC Amateur Boxing Hall Of Fame

References[edit]

  1. ^ the "Sportcaster
  2. ^ Official boxing program
  3. ^ "9.Panamerican Games - Caracas, Venezuela - August 14-29 1983". amateur-boxing.strefa.pl. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 
  4. ^ http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/sports/story.html?id=e55db3b0-4c34-4ff8-bf13-71262b159b64
  5. ^ Burnaby Sports Hall Of Fame
  6. ^ BC Sports Hall Of Fame