Friday, May 18, 2018

RIP Troy Waters

Former Australian boxer, Troy Waters passed away today at the age of 53. Waters, who fought professionally from 1984 to 1994, died after a long battle with leukemia. Waters was born on April 23, 1965 in London, England. As a professional, he held the Commonwealth (British Empire) Super Welterweight, Australian Super Welterweight, and World Boxing Board Super Welterweight Titles over the course of his long career. Waters fought a number of notable opponents during his career including, In Chul Baek, Lloyd Hibbert, Gianfranco Rosi, Terry Norris, Simon Brown, and Felix Trinidad. 

Water retired with an impressive record of 28 wins (20 by knockout) and five losses in 1998, after he defeated Ambrose Mlilo by technical knockout. Waters was inducted into the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame in 2009.

RIP Champ.