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Recent Boxing Passings Unnoticed by Media — Until Now

by on May.14, 2014, under Boxing News

Courtesy of the International Boxing Research Organization

 

Walter "Peanuts" Arsenault (photo courtesy of http://www.peisportshalloffame.ca)

Walter “Peanuts” Arsenault (photo courtesy of http://www.peisportshalloffame.ca)

Here are some recent passings that went unnoticed by most of the sports media.

GUINEA HILLIER – Former Melbourne, Victoria, Australia bantamweight-featherweight Reginald Frederick Hillier died on May 5, 2014 at age 62. Hillier fought professionally from 1972-1979 and compiled a career record of 19-21-6 (KO 8). Hillier won the Victoria State bantamweight title in 1975. During his career he fought fighters such as Paul Ferreria, Big Jim West, Brian Roberts, Jimmy Brown, and Johnny Aba. Most of his early fights were shown on TV Ringside. (Gary Luscombe)

TINKER PICOT – Jordan E. Tinker Picot, 82, died peacefully at his home in Quincy, MA. on April 28, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Tinker was born and raised in Dorchester and lived in the Adams Shore neighborhood of Quincy for over 50 years. A highly decorated New England amateur boxer, Tinker was a former Golden Glove Champion, New England Champion, and NEAAU Champion. Tinkers amateur record was 246-5 (160 knockouts). He turned professional in 1951 and compiled a record of 17-3-1 (KOs 17). Two of his 3 losses were to Canadian boxing legend Yvon Durelle. He was the founder and sponsor of Picots Comedy Boxing Team, a traveling boxing comedy show with the purpose of generating funds for youth charities. He was a boxing coach to many and a professional referee. In his later years, he was inducted into the Ring Four hall of fame. Tinker was a 55-year active member of the Local 7 Iron Workers Association and worked for the MBTA a majority of these years. He represented the Local 7 Union in various leadership positions such as vice president and chief shop steward. Dedicated to youth and community organizations, Tinker served as president of the Hunting Elementary PTA and president of the Adams Shore Community Association. (Quincy Patriot Ledger and BoxRec) (continue reading…)

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