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Léo-Charles Pelletier






Eel River Crossing

Year Inducted


Sport Ambassador


Léo-Charles Pelletier



It’s a long way from a church basement in Eel River Crossing, NB to Such places as Havana, Moscow, Munich, Berlin, and New York City. Between 1968 and 1978 Léo-Charles Pelletier negotiated those distances on the strength of his boxing skills. He climbed into the amateur ring for 132 bouts in his eleven year career - and had his gloved hand raised in victory 112 times. He won 34 of his 39 international bouts as a member of Canada’s National Boxing team. So, at least in a sporting sense, his favorite colour was gold! Throughout his career, and ever since, he has given to his community and his province the kind of dedicated service and commitment that were the hallmarks of his outstanding career through his contributions as coach, recreation council member, sport executive, and youth counsellor. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, May 29, 1993

Quick Facts

  • Member of the Canadian national team from 1972-78 

  • Maritime Gold Gloves champion from 1968-78 

  • Eastern Canadian Gold Gloves champion from 1972-76 

  • Two-time Canadian Amateur Welterweight champion (1973, ’74) 

  • Registered an overall record of 112-20 in international bouts 

  • Won a silver medal in the 1973 North American championship 

  • Named NB Boxer of the Year in 1971, ’72, ’73

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