Percy Hayles

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Percy Hayles
Real name Percival Hayles
Rated at light/light welter/welterweight
Nationality Jamaican
Born 24 October 1940
Died 28 August 1978 (aged 37)
Boxing record
Total fights 70
Wins 34 (KO 11)
Losses 30 (KO 9)
Draws 6

Percival "Percy" Hayles (24 October 1940 – 28 August 1978 (aged 37)) was a Jamaican professional light/light welter/welterweight boxer of the 1950s, '60s and '70s who won the British Commonwealth lightweight title, and was a challenger for the Jamaican lightweight title against Bunny Grant, and World Boxing Council (WBC) light welterweight title and World Boxing Association (WBA) World light welterweight title against Carlos "Morocho" Enrique Hernandez Ramos, his professional fighting weight varied from 132 lb (60 kg; 9 st 6 lb), i.e. lightweight to 142 lb (64 kg; 10 st 2 lb), i.e. welterweight.[1] He was the 1964 Men's Winner of the Jamaica Sportsperson of the year, he was killed when he was hit by a car while riding a bicycle near Kingston, Jamaica.[2]


  1. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Biography at". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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