Percy's boxing career lasted from 1940-1951, during which he earned the New Brunswick Welterweight Crown in 1946. He had an impressive record, 65 Amateur and 15 Pro, losing only 3 of the 80 fights. Turk lost his chance to compete in the 1948 Olympics due to prejudice. He was disqualified in the Montreal Olympic Trials by a referee who told him his knuckles were out of joint. "My knuckles were no more swollen than his" Percy stated emphatically, referring to the referee who shattered his dreams of an Olympic Medal. Retaining his passion for boxing, he continues as a trainer and coach for OBR Speed Gloves.
(Photo courtesy of The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame)