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Memorable Manitobans: Anthony “Tony” Roberts (c1919-2002)

Boxer.

Born around 1919, son of Frank and Mary Roberts, he served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War and was employed by the Canadian National Railway as a switchman from 1947 until his retirement in 1978. In 1938 he won the Dominion Bantam Weight Championship of Canada and boxed in England while serving in the armed forces. His boxing record was 17 wins, 26 losses, and six draws. He also owned several race horses. He died at Winnipeg on 15 April 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 2002.

Tony Roberts, BoxRec.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 12 January 2017

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