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Name: Bobby McQuillar
Alias: Bobby McQuillan
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died: 1986-04-00 (Age:62)
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Port Huron, Michigan, USA
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- 1941 Robert McQuillan born in Memphis, TN and a student in Lackawanna High School in Buffalo, NY won the Buffalo, New York Golden Gloves' championship at featherweight and made the final of the New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, it has been reported he fought his last bout in that tournament with a sprained wrist. He represented New York at the Intercity Golden Gloves at featherweight. In 1942 he won the National AAU at lightweight by ko in the 2nd vs. Lenoard Patton of Hammond, IN. McQuillan has also been reported as being a poet.
- Beat world champions Sandy Saddler, Joe Brown and Jimmy Carter.
- Name reported as "McQuillan" while he was in Buffalo, NY; "McQuillar" after 1944.
- Brother of Petey McQuillan of Detroit, Michigan.
- Although later reports stated he retired from the ring and never boxed again because of Kid Dinamita's death, it seems he had been banned for life by Illinois because of a heart condition discovered on Oct 17, 1948, just prior to his next scheduled bout.
- Died of cancer April 1986, buried at Forest Lawn in Buffalo, NY.
- Uncle of trainer Billy Giles
- Trained Chico Vejar and Tony Anthony, among others.
| National AAU Lightweight Champion