Willie De Wit
Boxing Athlete - Inducted 1993
Willie de Wit's recognition as an amateur boxer began when he earned his first provincial title by winning the 1979 Alberta Light-Heavyweight Championship. He repeated the win in 1980. He was declared the 1980 Alberta Golden Gloves Champion; 1980 Los Angeles Mayor's Cup Champion; and, the 1981 British Columbia's Golden Glove Champion. He was named the 1981 New Zealand Games Champion and twice crowned the Canadian Heavyweight Champion. He won the 1982 Canadian Super Heavyweight title; the North American Heavyweight Championships in successive years and at the same time won international recognition as the 1982 Commonwealth Games Heavyweight Champion. He was declared the World Amateur Heavyweight Champion in 1983 and 1984. Willie de Wit fought to win the silver medal as a heavyweight at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Before his retirement from professional boxing in 1987, he won twenty-two bouts, lost one, and earned one draw.
2017 - Willie DeWit was appointed an Alberta Court of Queen's Bench judge in March.