The family moved to Amherstburg when Charlie
was five years of age.
At General Amherst High School he
excelled in basketball, track & field, 100yd, 220yd, 440yd, triple jump, high jump, (set record at 5'6").Won two ECSSA & WOSSA Silver Medals in 440yd.He
played on two ECSSA Basketball champions.Summers he played baseball and softball for Amherstburg in Essex County Leagues. 1944 - Joined Amherstburg Boxing Club at age fourteen.
first four bouts.Attended Canadian Army Training Camp, Ipperwash, Ontario - Won Canadian Cadet Title in 130lb class despite weighting 112lbs. Also, selected as the Camp's Most Outstanding Boxer.His
father found out he
was boxing, and would not let him continue. 1970 - Joined Windsor Amateur Boxing Club (WABC).
Over next two years had 30 fights in Windsor, Detroit, Sarnia, Chatham.Won - 28, Lost - 2.Became Ontario Southwestern and Eastern Canadian Heavyweight Champion. 1972 - Defeated Jerry Day in Saskatoon for the Canadian Light-Heavyweight Title, qualifying him for the Olympic Team.However, due to finances, the Canadian Olympic Committee
decided to take only five boxers to Munich whom they felt were most likely to win a medal, so Charlie
was first alternate.The 1976 Olympics would be in Montreal, but Charlie
, at age 35 would be over the age limit.
1973 - Charlie
turned professional, lost his
first fight, then won his
next fifteen.1970-82 - Active as a boxer, he would also train, coach, and handle corner duties for WABC boxers.
1982 - Retired as a boxer, his
professional record was 15-1. He then went on to become an outstanding Boxing Coach with Windsor Amateur Boxing Club (WABC), and Team Canada.
President of the WABC
1992- Retired from General Motors
, began spending 60 hours per week with the young WABC boxers.1993- Jerry McCarthy died and Charlie became President and Coach of WABC.
...1993 - Jerry McCarthy died and Charlie became President and Coach of WABC.