KENNETH “CHICK” McCURRY2014 Floyd PattersonLifetime Achievement Award

Lincolnton, N.C.
Chick started boxing in 1952-53 with 40 wins and 4 losses and won the Novice Championship in Charlotte in 1953. Joined the Marines boxing at Parris Island, Quantico, Camp Lejeune, winning 40 fights and losing 5. Turned professional in 1956 and quit with a record of 10 wins and 3 losses. Handled by Angelo Dundee who handled Sugar Ray Leonard and many other outstanding boxers. Chick has coached boxing in Lincolnton since 1970 and his “wards” have won 7 national titles and 3 runner-ups. “When a kid” couldn’t play football or basketball and turns to boxing, he learns self respect for the other person. Discipline combats crime and drugs and you’re looking at good future citizens. This is what keeps me interested in boxing as it helps our youth, which are our future.

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