Clyde Gray of Three Mile Plain defied the odds and through the nurturing of his talents became one of the world’s best boxers. His career started in 1968 and for the next 12 years Gray carved out a 69-10 record. Gray was never ranked lower than seventh amongst the world welterweights from 1972-1978 and while moving through the ranks Gray received three world title bouts.
His fans will argue that it was cuts that prevented Gray from becoming the world champion. After his last title shot in 1977, Gray prepared for his 1980 retirement. He stepped down with both Canadian and Commonwealth titles in hand and moved immediately into sports administration. Clyde Gray was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1983.
• 1979 Commonwealth winner
• Holds three world title bouts
• Ranked in top 7 among world welterweights 1972-78