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Troy Waters Passes Away at 53, After Long Battle With Leukemia

Former junior middleweight world title challenger Troy Waters has died at the age of 53 following a long battle with leukemia.

One of three boxing brothers, each of who won a national title and fought internationally, Waters was one of Australia's most stylish, accomplished and successful fighters of the 1980s and 1990s.

He unsuccessfully challenged for a world title on three occasions.

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He was outpointed by Italy's IBF world champion Ginafranco Rosi in 1989.

Waters then had title shots in the 1990s against two of the most feared and respected fighters of the era.

He was stopped in the third round of a brief but memorable contest by hard puncher and WBC champion Terry Norris, who he dropped in the second.

His last attempt was in 1994, when he lost a decision to Jamaica's WBC titleholder Simon Brown.

Waters fought for the last time in 1998, finishing with a professional record of 28-5 with 20 KOs.

He was a former Commonwealth junior-middleweight champion and came from a family of rich boxing pedigree with oldest brother, Dean, an Australian heavyweight champion and older brother, Guy, the Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion.

Waters is survived by wife, Michelle, and two teenage children, son Nate, 17, and daughter Shontae, 13.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 05-19-2018

[QUOTE=Rockybigblower;18782253]His brother killed his mom's boyfriend on his dads instruction. They don't need your prayers.[/QUOTE] Talk about an inappropriate comment. Do the planet a favor and check out early, jurrrrk.

Comment by james350 on 05-19-2018

R.I.P Troy very sad day condolences to the Waters family

Comment by jri9d0 on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=Rockybigblower;18782253]His brother killed his mom's boyfriend on his dads instruction. They don't need your prayers.[/QUOTE] But his wife and kids do, so do us all a favor and give a blow job to a loaded AR-15.

Comment by Rockybigblower on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=jri9d0;18782247]Thoughts and prayers to the Waters family. God bless.[/QUOTE] His brother killed his mom's boyfriend on his dads instruction. They don't need your prayers.

Comment by jri9d0 on 05-18-2018

Thoughts and prayers to the Waters family. God bless.

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