Albert Silva was involved in the sport of boxing for over 70 years.

Locally and while in the military service, Mr. Silva excelled as a championship fighter compiling a record of 100 wins and 12 losses. He held the title of O’ahu’s welterweight champion and while in the service, won the Pacific Theater Championship.

Mr. Silva is best known by his community, Waipahu, as one of the founders of the Police Activities League’s (PAL) Boxing Program and as a trainer of professional boxing World Champions including Brian Viloria and Hawai’i Sports Hall of Fame inductees Jesus Salud and Andy Ganigan.

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