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Name: Ricky Anderson
Sport: Boxing
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2003
Home Town: Halifax, Halifax County

Biography: Ricky Anderson of Halifax, Nova Scotia had a great boxing career spanning from 1974 to 1986. Anderson had an amateur record of 85 wins and 12 losses. His first success was becoming the Nova Scotia Fly Weight Champion in 1974. He followed that up with a silver medal at the Canada Games in Lethbridge in 1975.

He won the Canadian Olympic Trials in 1980 but did not compete due to the Canadian boycott that year. He won numerous gold medals at Canadian and International events. His professional record was 19 wins and two losses.

Anderson became Canadian Welterweight Champion after defeating Guerrero Chavez in 1985 and was rated 5th in North America. He lost his title to Donnie Poole in a title defence that same year. Anderson regained his welterweight title in 1986 defeating John Herbert. He successfully defended his belt in 1986 with a unanimous decision over Deni Seguion. Ricky Anderson retired in 1986 due to knee injuries.
Facts: • Won Gold Medal Acropolis Cup Tournament in Athens
• Employed as a Drug Prevention Officer
• 1st Cdn to defeat a Cuban Boxer, 1977
• Gold Medallist North American Championships 1981
• Silver Medallist World Cup Boxing Montreal, 1981
• 2-Time NS Male Athlete of the Year, 1980 & 1982
• Won the Canadian Welterweight Crown in 1985
• Won Canadian Welterweight Crown again 1986
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