ABOUT US

  HALL OF FAMERS

  DICK KADIS AWARD

  OTHER HONORS

  BANQUET INFO

  PAST BANQUETS

  PLAQUE DIRECTORY

  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  RANDOM INDUCTEE

  WEBSITE CREDITS

  SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Carmie Price

Boxing ∙ Baden

 

 

 

 

Carmie Price had one of the most impressive amateur boxing careers of any Beaver County resident. The number of titles he won from 1953 to 1958 is unmatched by any other local fighter. The list of victories includes the 1958 Eastern and National Golden Gloves titles in the 126 pound class. As an amateur, Carmie won 107 of his 121 bouts, including 69 by knockouts, and he was stopped only once. Included in his titles were the 1953 and 1954 Pittsburgh Golden Gloves titles in his class. After enlisting in the Army in 1955, he captained the All Pacific Army championship boxing team for three years, winning the All Army lightweight title in 1956. After his discharge, Carmie fought for the Ambridge Boys Club and won the Pittsburgh Golden Gloves lightweight title in 1958, which earned him a trip to Madison Square Garden in New York, where he became the first and only Beaver Countian to win an Eastern Golden Gloves title. Three weeks later, on March 24, 1958, he won the National Golden Gloves title before 15,000 fans and brought home Beaver County’s only National Golden Gloves Championship Belt. Price began his brief but successful pro career in 1959 and fought over 25 professional bouts, mostly in the Los Angeles area. He retired in 1961, resided in Freedom, and coached boxing at the Youth Development Center in New Castle. He was inducted into the Beaver County Boxing Hall of Fame in 1974.