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Chuck Williams started boxing in St. Michael's Orphanage in Staten Island at age 10. "It was for survival", said Chuck. There was no head gear, mouth piece or cup, just two urchins wailing away at each other wit 16 oz slip-on gloves. Chuck had 300 plus fights during his stay at St. Michael's with one young guy..Hector Taylor beating him just about every day for a year before Father Connely (from Hell's Kitchen) told him, "bring your hands up" high with elbows in. Three jabs and a right cross. Chuck and others would listen to the great announcer Don Dunphy describe the fight between Sugar Ray Robinson and Carmen Basilio and other great boxers of that area, and tried to do in the ring what Donphy was describing on the radio. There were no TV in those days. He was in the Navy in 1951-1956 as a Navy Corpsman during the Korean War and was a medic for the U.S. Marines. He trained all Navy Welterweight and Heavyweight Champions at Age 19. He started officiating (Referee and Judge) in 1980. He worked matches with amateurs up to and including national tournaments and Olympic Trials. After receiving experience, he joined the WBC and was a judge for professional championship fights around the world.