Sports Wall of Fame

Phillips, Peter

Phillips, Peter
Full size image of plaque

Peter Phillips brought attention to Niagara Falls through his many accomplishments in boxing. Accolades came from all over the world as he competed locally, nationally and internationally.
Peter was runner up for the Canadian Lightweight crown in 1938, and competed in the Welterweight Finals for the Championship of Canada. He won the Ontario Welterweight Championships in London, and was a contender in the Dominion of Canada finals.
In 1939 and 1940, Peter Phillips held the Western Ontario Championship and Eastern Canada Championship boxing titles.
In Watertown, New York, Peter was on a boxing card where he fought Sugar Ray Robinson (who boxed under the name of Walker Smith) and won the decision!
Peter enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1939 with the Lincoln and WeIland Regiment. While in the armed forces he competed for the Canadian Army, and press releases were abundant telling of his skills and sportsmanship.
Peter Phillips was killed in action in 1945. In life he was tenacious and worked hard to perfect his skills, displaying a zeal for achieving excellence. He was a great competitor, good sportsman and well liked by his opponents, peers and mentors. 

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Title 7th Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Peter Phillips d.1945 - Boxing
Creator  Simon, Pat
Description  Mayor Wayne Thomson (right) presenting plaque to an unidentified family members
Date  1996.
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