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Léo Noël

Category

Athlete

Sport

Boxing

Hometown

Moncton

Year Inducted

1987

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Léo Noël

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

The year 1986 was a momentous one for the lightweight boxer Léo Noël: it was the year of his induction into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame and the Moncton Sports Wall of Fame. This sportsman from Cocagne received the honours 14 years after leaving the ring, where he had been since winning the Maritime Golden Gloves title in 1962. After compiling a perfect (119-0) amateur boxing record, he went on in his professional career to 42 wins, four losses and one draw. His subsequent contribution to youth and sports in Moncton was extensive. It is hardly surprising that the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame proudly adds his name to its list of honoured members. Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame on June 6, 1987.

Quick Facts

  • Won the Maritime Golden Gloves title in 1962 

  • Won the NB-PEI Lightweight crown in 1963 

  • Won Maritime Lightweight title and ranked fifth in Canada in 1966 

  • Won Eastern Canadian title in 1967 

  • Fought against Al Ford for Canadian title and lost in the eighth round by TKO in 1971 

  • Retired from boxing in 1972