Mt. Holly, NC
McManus was the Carolinas Golden Gloves champion in 1951, 1953, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1962 and represented the Carolinas at the National Golden Gloves championships in New York City several times. He boxed in the National Golden Gloves Finals at Madison Square Garden once. During his military career, McManus posted a 10-0 record while serving as a paratrooper. He was named outstanding boxer at tournaments in Charlotte, Greenville, S.C., Raleigh, Durham, Mt. Holly, N.C., Gastonia, N.C., and Charleston, S.C. His record was 291-9-0.