Fort Mill, S.C.
Walters started his famed career in 1942 as a member of the Royal Cards Boxing Team in Winnsboro, S.C. where he earned the Charleston, S.C. Golden Gloves championship in 1947. He competed as a heavyweight in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 through 1953 claiming the Pacific Coast Championship and was a semi-finalist in the World Air Force Tournament. In 1956 Walters won the Carolinas Golden Gloves heavyweight championship. He was a semi-finalist in New York City Golden Gloves championship at Madison Square Garden. He boxed professionally from 1957 through 1959. After hanging up his gloves, Walters stayed busy volunteering as a Boy Scouts leader and instructing boxing in Fort Mill.