Jesse Valdez

A native of Houston, Texas, (Northside) Valdez was an accomplished amateur boxer who won a bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, as a Welterweight. He started boxing out of The Red Shield Boxing Club in Houston’s Northside and graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 1965. A winner of over 200 amateur bouts his accomplishments include:
Texas State Welterweight Champion (Welterweight) 1964, 65, 66, 67, 68,72
U.S.A. National Golden Gloves Champion (Welterweight) 1967, 1972
Pan American Games Bronze Medal Champion (Welterweight) 1967
U.S. Armed Forces Champion (Welterweight) 1970, 1971, 1972. Olympic Bronze Medal Champion 1972


6 Replies to “Jesse Valdez”

  1. Sir l would love to reunite with Jesse l was a member of boxing team at red shield boys club l have not seen Jesse in over 55 years and like more that anything to contact Jesse having known him since we were teenagers l now live in San Diego CA

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