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WELTY, Roger

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WELTY, Roger. (Dubuque, IA-- ). During the early 1940s, Welty was a main event boxer in Dubuque. He did little boxing in the service, but while attending school in Iowa City fought in one more Golden Gloves tournament in 1949. Welty won the State Olympic Tryouts in Cedar Rapids in 1948, but lost in the regional finals. A retired school principal, he lived in Camanche, Iowa.