04.08.07 - By Jim Amato: A very good fighter from the state of Ohio passed away recently. Roy Dale, a middleweight from Cincinnati who boxed fifty professional contests from 1969 to 1980 has died at the age of 58. Dale won nine of his first ten fights but in fight # 11 he was stopped Philadelphia's Richie Kates. No shame there. Kates would go on to meet WBA light heavyweight champion Victor Galindez in two brutal title fights.
Over the course of his career, Roy Dale would meet top shelf opposition like Miguel DeOliveira, Tom Bogs and Juan Carlos Duran. In 1973 he met reigning world's middleweight champion Carlos Monzon in a non-title fight. The great King Carlos halted Dale in the fifth round.
Roy ended his career with a very respectable 31-19 record. May he rest in peace.