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Name: Bob Beaton
Sport: Boxing
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1980
Home Town: Port Hood, Inverness County 

Biography: Robert Beaton was born on June 19, 1912 in Port Hood, Cape Breton. Beaton was a good hockey player and coach, but he was best known for his work in the boxing ring. A fine fighter in the 1930s (twelve professional bouts - all wins - nine by knockouts), Beaton turned to refereeing in 1935 and continued until 1977.

He handled over 500 main events, 38 Canadian Championships and three British Empire Championships. Beaton was credited with introducing the “three judge” system in 1954 in Pictou County, which was adopted throughout the United States and Canada. He was also a member of the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority.

Facts: • 12/12 wins in professional boxing in the 1930's
• Handled over 500 main events as a referee
• Credited with introducing the 3 judge system, 1954
• Member of Nova Scotia Boxing Authority
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