February 15 at Monklands hospital in Airdrie, United Kingdom, on 74-m to year of life died former world Boxing champion in Flyweight Walter McGowan, reports Sky Sports.
In 1961 he became the champion of great Britain among fans. Amateur Boxing Scot spent 124 battle, two lost.
Professional career Walter McGowan started in 1961. In the same year held the first title fight. The fight for the title of Scottish champion, he lost to Jackie brown.
In 1963 he became the champion of great Britain and the Commonwealth, by knocking out Jackie brown.
In 1964, Walter McGowan lost the fight for the title of European champion, the Italian Salvatore Burruni. In December 1965 the fight for the same title with Tomaso Galli ended in a draw.
June 14, 1966 Walter McGowan was world champion in Flyweight by the WBC. He won on points Salvatore Burruni. 30 December 1966, the Scot lost the belt, after losing to Thai Charchu Chinoy.
Walter McGowan spent on a professional ring of 40 fights, 32 wins.