Chief Roger Adolph. Boxing
Series: Chiefs and Champions
Roger Adolph got into a fight playing basketball at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. He won the Golden Gloves in 1964, 1965, and 1966, in Tacoma, Portland, and Seattle, then turned pro. After two and a half years in England, Roger ended his professional boxing career and returned home. Chief Roger Adolph has served his community for more than 17 years as chief negotiator for his people. Roger claims he would not be the leader he is today if it were not for boxing. "Sports," he says, "is the prime vehicle for developing future leaders."