Paul Doucet (D)
The decade that preceded the on-set of World War II has been described as the golden years of Lightweight and Welterweight professional boxing in Canada.These were the years of Johnny Greco, Dave Castilloux, Gus Mell, Johnny Lifford, Kid Hart, Baby McLeod and Bathurst’s “Kid Lulu” – Paul Doucet. His manager, Jack Carroll, developed a package that was the combination of the classic boxer and windmill fighter - a combination that produced 30 wins (including 15 knock-outs!) in 37 bouts. His was too short a life - only 22 years; and his was too short a boxing career - only four years.But in those years he won three titles - the Maritime and Eastern Canadian Lightweight Championships and the Canadian Junior Welterweight Championship. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 1st, 1985.
Held Maritime Lightweight title in 1938 and the Canadian Junior Welterweight title in 1939
Competed in 37 fights from 1936 to 1938, achieving an overall record of 30 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws
Was ranked number 3 contender for the Canadian Lightweight Crown
Fought Maurice Arnault, Welterweight Champion of France, and Dave Castilloux, Canadian Lightweight Champion