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John Da Silva

 

Name: - John Da Silva
Height: - 6'3” (190cm)
Weight: - 238lb (108kg)
Born: - 11 June, 1934
From: - Pukekohe, New Zealand
Trained by: - Bert Cook
Debut: - 1958
Retired: - 1980
Also known as: - John Silva, Maori John Da Silva

Toured Australia: - 1966, 1973, 1974

Classic scientific wrestler. Excellent amateur wrestler and boxer, represented NZ in wrestling at the 1956 Olympics and 1958 Commonwealth Games. In 1955, held both the NZ amateur Hwt wrestling title and the Auckland amateur boxing title. Turned pro after the Commonwealth Games in 1958, initially wrestling in England. Became known as a world traveller, wrestling extensively in Europe and Asia, as well as stints in Florida, Hawaii and Australia.

Titles held: - British Empire / Commonwealth Hwt (6), New Zealand Hwt, South Pacific title, SPWA Tag (w/ Bunny Selwyn), 

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