Joe Louis Valdez

Born in Galveston,Texas, raised and lived his life in Houston, Texas. Boxed out of the Magnolia Y.W.C.A. for Coach Santos Montemayor and was the Regional, State, and National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Champion in 1968. Also participated in the 1968 Olympic Trials, losing to eventual winner and 1968 U.S.A Boxing Team representative James Wellington. Mr. Valdez is remembered by his local boxing peers as a top-notch boxer and proud representative of the Magnolia Neighborhood and Magnolia Y.W.C.A Boxing Club.

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  1. Mr Joe Louis Valdez was a great example of fighters trained by Santos Montemayor Magnolia Y boxing team went out to fight and bring the most outstanding boxing team trophy every time promoter knew we were out to take the show Thank You Santos your Greatest you were always there for us

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