Dave Hilton Sr.

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Name: Dave Hilton
Alias: Sr.
Born: 1940-08-29
Birthplace: Edmunston, New Brunswick, Canada
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height: 5′ 7″   /   170cm
Boxing Record: click

Career Review

  • David Hilton was born in Edmonton, Canada on August 29, 1940. His family moved to Kentucky in 1955.
  • Amateur boxer from 1956-1957. He posted an amateur boxing record of 71-1; winning the Texas Golden Gloves and the Kentucky Golden Gloves Featherweight Titles.
  • Hilton's sister, Mary Ann, was a former Miss Canada.
  • In the 1960s, Hilton was managed by Bill Piezant and trained by Coco.
  • Hilton, being Jewish, fought with a Star of David on his boxing trunks.
  • Father of professional boxers Matthew Hilton, Dave Hilton Jr., Alex Hilton, and Stewart Hilton.

sons Alex, Dave and Matthew Hilton pictured


  • Ring Magazine, November 1967, page 30: ROMANO, HILTON< SMITH RATE HIGH AS "MAYBES", by Jerry Caturano