Francis Rocky MacDougall of Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, was a two-time Canadian featherweight champion who was known for his tenacity and aggressive style. He fought his way out of Sydney and rose through the ranks before claiming the Eastern Canadian title in February 1965 over Rocky Boulay of Montreal.
Later that same year, he challenged Marcel Bellefeuille of Quebec City for the Canadian title and came away the winner with a third round TKO. He lost his title in 1966, but won it back in 1969 in an eleven round TKO over Jackie Burke of Saint John. MacDougall held the Canadian title until he retired in 1971.
After his retirement he turned to refereeing and judging the sport he loved, gaining international standing. Francis MacDougall was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1987.
Francis passed away on June 12th, 2009.
• 2 Time Canadian Featherweight Champion
• Won the Eastern Canadian Title 1965
• Won Canadian Title 1965 and 1969
• Won 27 of his 34 Professional Fights
• Held the Canadian Title until Retirement in 1971
• Graduated with Degree in Education St. F.X.
• Coach for Provincial Boxing
• Referee and Judge with International Standing
• Chief Referee and Judge for Nova Scotia