Chick started boxing in 1952-53 with 40 wins and 4 losses and won the Novice Championship in Charlotte in 1953. He joined the Marines boxing at Paris Island, Quantico, and Camp Lejeune winning 40 fights and losing 5. He 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 4 national titles and 3 runner-ups.
“When a kid couldn’t play football or basketball and turns to boxing, he learns self respect and respect for the other person. Discipline combats crime, drugs and you’re looking at a good future citizen. This is what keeps me interested in boxing as it helps our youth which is our future.”