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Walter Newton

Full name: Patrick Walter Newton
Gender: Male
Born: January 2, 1902 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 19, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: St. Helena Boxing Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Boxing

Related Olympians: Brother of Chris Newton.


During the 1920s Walter Newton was one of the top amateur boxing prospects in Canada and competed out of the St. Helena Boxing Club of Toronto, Ontario. After successfully capturing the Olympic trials he represented his country in the featherweight division at the 1920 Summer Olympics, where he received a bye in the first round, but lost by decision against [Nick Clausen] in his first bout. The following year he was the Canadian amateur featherweight and lightweight champion prior to moving to Chicago, Illinois in 1922 to fight for the Illinois Boxing Club. He continued to compete until the 1930s, at which point he took up the role of instructor at his club, a position that he held until his death in October of 1945.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 18 Antwerpen Boxing Men's Featherweight Canada CAN 9T

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1920 Summer 18 Antwerpen Boxing Canada CAN Round Two Match #1 2 1920-08-22 Clausen (DEN) , Newton (CAN)
1920 Summer 18 Antwerpen Boxing Canada CAN Round One Match #2 1 1920-08-21 Newton (CAN) bye
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