First Name: Roy
Last Name: Mitchell
Sport: Boxing
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1981
Home Town: Bridgetown
County: Annapolis County

Jesse Elroy “Roy” Mitchell, a native of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, was one of Nova Scotia’s finest boxers. In 1924 he initiated his winning streak by winning the Maritime Heavyweight Championship. Mitchell’s most productive year was 1925, when he knocked out Hector Nolan, the Western Canadian champion, Dan Boyd of Boston, and Jack Reddick of Toronto for the Canadian Light Heavyweight Championship.

The next year saw one of the biggest crowds assemble to view a fight. Roy Mitchell was defeated by Mike McTique in Halifax in a ten round decision. He pushed past the defeat and in 1928 Mitchell defeated Vic MacLaughlin, a tough boxer from New York.

Mitchell’s career spanned a twelve year period and he was never counted out in a match. Roy Mitchell was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1981.

Jesse passed away in 1951.


• 1924 Maritime Heavyweight Champion
• Never counted out in a match over his 12 years
• Defeated Vic McLaughlin of New York in 1928