Saturday, December 24, 2011

1984 CANADIAN SENIOR NATIONALS BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS

1984 CANADIAN SENIOR BOXING CHAMPION: By Brian Zelley
Getting the names of the senior champions of 1984 is easy to
find, but what is a little more difficult is finding out how
each one made it into the finals and who they defeated to be
named Canadian Championm.

Those under the microscope of interest include:
Steve Beaupre, Billy Dunlop, Dale Walters, Steve Pagendam,
Sylvain Thibeault, Denis Lambert, Kelly Perlette, Lawrence Rolfe,
Rick Duff, Wayne Welsh, Wade Parsons and Lennox Lewis.


Of the 12 boxers, four were members of Team A:
Beaupre, Dunlop, Walters, and Lambert.
The three Team B members were Pagenam, Thibault and Lewis.
thr others were from the Provincial championships and box-off
action" Kelly Perlette and Rick Duff form Alberta
Rolfe and Welsh from British Columbia and Parsons from Nova Scotia.


STEVE BEAUPRE
Steve would face the winner of the Andre Charlebois
and John Farinacci bout.
In the finals Beaupre earned
a unanimous decision over Charlebois to once again we a star.

BILLY DUNLOP
Billy would have to earn a win over Gaetan leclerc of Quebec to
face Ontario's Rick Ranelli in the finals of which Billy won.

DALE WALTERS
BC's Dale Walter would win a decision over Robert Fortuna of Ontario
before facing Daniel Paul of Quebec before facing. Paul defeated
B. Mitchell of Manitoba.



STEVE PAGENDAM
Pagendam would have to win over three boxers to earn the featherweight
championship. And, that he did with victories over T Haney, Stephen Nolan,
and Darren Kinequon of Saskatchewan.

SYLVAIN THIBEAULT
Like Steve, Sylvain needed three victories to call himself 1984
Canadian champion. He earned victries over l Blain, Brad Hortie
and Greg Gayle had defeated three opponents before facing
Sylvain for the title. Greg earned a decision over John Kalbhenn,
stopped Tom Barron then struggled to win a split decision over
BC's William Lake star Roger Laflamme. Roger had earned
a split decision over the tough George Mason of the Yukon.

DENIS LAMBERT
lambert earned victories over J. Dupe, Joe Pendry and Peter Britt
to be declared champion. Of importance was the semi-final with
Britt was injury related, so  Peter Britt would bounce back to engage
in subsequent Box-off competition.

KELLY PERLETTE
An interesting welterweight competition with Kelly stopping
two opponents to get into the finals to compete against
National A team Wayne Gordon. Gordon had earned
victories over STeve Frame and B. Leger. At the end of
three active rounds in the finals, Kelly earned a 4:1 split
over Nova Scotia's Gordon.
STEVE FRAME, OTTAWA BOXER



SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT FINAL
it was guaranteed to be an excellent fight after
LENNOX LEWIS and VERNON LINKLATER punched and boxed
their way into the finals. After three action packed rounds
it was young Lennox Lewis that would win the decision as the
first step in his Olymnpic Games journey.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

JOE SANDULO and IAN CLYDE May 26, 1980 BEAVER BOXING CLUB

THE BEAVER BOXING CLUB in 1980By Brian Zelley

Before the action started on May 26, 1980 at the
Civic Centre at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Canada, there
would be a message from coach JOE SANDULO to all
that would be in attendance at the boxing show titled
The Beaver Boxing Club presents "A CARD OF CHAMPIONS"

The message from Joe and the Beaver Boxing Club was addressed
to Ian Clyde and the Canadian National Boxing Team.

Joe's opening line was to the point with great emotion:
"...I want to take this opportunity to say two things,
A very happy welcome to all the boxers and officials of the
Canadian Boxing Team and a sad farewell to one of their
members, our own IAN CLYDE.
- Joe Sandulo

By all expectations, this would be Ian's last amateur bout
in Ottawa.

After his amateur days, Ian turned pro.

OLYMPIC MOMENTS for JOEY and IAN
Joey Sandulo was part of the 1948 Canadian Olympic
boxing team along with Frederick Daigle, Armand Savoie,
Eddie Haddad, Clifford Blackburn, John Keenan, and
Adam Faul.

Ian Clyde was part of the 1976 team that included:
Sid McKnight, Chris Ius, Camille Huard,
Chris Clarke, Carmen Rinke, Micael Prevost and
Roger Fortin.


ian would also be part of the select few that would be picked for our 1980 Olympic team, but International politics would crush the hopes of Ian and the team, and it would be Ian that would take the lead role in accepting the disappointment with dignity and grace.

GRENIER, DOWNEY and PAGENDAM = The Best of 1984

THE BEST OF 1984 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS by Brian Zelley

As we look back to the National Championships in 1984, three boxers
would be declared the best of each of the three tournamens.
They were: Eric Grenier, Bill Downey and Steve Pagendam.

In junior National, eric grenier would edge out
Scotty Olson and Stewart Hilton.
The best bout was the Curtis Peterson - Dean Jeffries bout

In the Intermediateor Youth boxing, Bill Downey would
win the price. Some of the other Intermediate champions
would include boxers that would make a name in senior
competition in future years such as Howard and Otis Grant
and Eggerton Marcus. But, the best youth bout in 1984
was the Marc Menard - Greg Johnson lightweight bout.

But, in the senior nationals, STEVE PAGENDAM
would be a triple winner. His three victories would
earn him the Canadian senior featherweight title,
and the bout with Stephen Nolan would be the best bout.
And despite some top boxers, it was PAGENDAM that would
win the big prize of BEST SENIOR BOXER.

Stephan Nolan would win two box-off bouts at Halifax
over Tim harvy and Steve Pagendam. But, being one of
the reipients of the best fight award and to beat Steve
once was not enough to get picked for the Olympic team.
the final showdown would take place in burnaby.
And it would be Pagendam that would prevail.
But, Nolan's large body of achievements have not
gone unrecognized by the Saulte Ste. Marie Sports Hall of Fame.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

U.S.+Amateur+Boxing+Championships+%3A++Olympic+Officials+Impressed%3B+Young+Fighters+Prevail

U.S.+Amateur+Boxing+Championships+%3A++Olympic+Officials+Impressed%3B+Young+Fighters+Prevail

BRITISH and AMERICAN AMATEUR BOXERS

BEST OF THE BRITISH in the EIGHTIES
Some British names to remember from the Eighties:
Glen Brooks, Rod Douglas, Wilson Doherty,
Mark Epton, Peter English, Joe Jacobs, Jim Lyon,
James McAllister, Clyde McIntosh, Jim Moran, Alex Mullen,
Jimmy Price, and Chris Pyatt,


JIM LYONS was a member of the St. Helens boxing club.


THE BEST OF THE USA
A few of the best Mark Breland, Evander Hoyfield,
Meldrick Taylor and Pernell Whitaker.
But, there
were many others K. Banks, Riddock Bowe, Michael
Carbajal, Carl Daniels, Romallis Ellis, Todd Foster,
Tony Gonzales, Jemal Hinton, Ray Mercer and Alton Rice.

Then there were the likes of Frankie Liles and Roy Jones jr.

Friday, November 18, 2011

THE CANADIAN LIGHTWEIGHT and WELTERWEIGHTS

KELLY PERLETTE

kelly Perlette form Spruce Grove, Alberta is one of those boxers
that was a champion in the seventies. In fact, August 11, 1978 was
declared "KELLY PERLETTE DAY" in Spruce Grove.
Kelly along
with long-term champion Ian Clyde would be two of the veterans
that would play a role in the beginning of the new decade. He is now
an inductee of the Spruce Grove Hall of Fame.

THE CANADIAN LIGHTWEIGHT SENIOR CHAMPIONS: By Brian Zelley


From 1980 to 1989, there was a cross-section of boxers that
would hold the Canadian lightweight senior title including
Sylvain Thibeault, Asif Dar, Florent Mallais,
Jeff Hill, Kevin Howard John Kalbhenn and Billy Irwin.

THE LIGHT-WELTERWEIGHTS:
Ricky Anderson, George Mason, D. MacNeil, Dennis Lambert,
Gregory Gayle, Howard Grant, Asif Dar and Marc Leduc.


THE WELTERWEIGHTS:
Jamie Ollenburger, Frank Nolan, Derrick Frazer,
Wayne Gordon, Kelly Perlette, Joe Pendry, John Shaw,
Nick Rupa, Manny Sobral and Greg Johnson.



JAMIE OLLENBERGER, another champion of 1980
getting beyond the lost potential 1980 Oympic
action. Sadly, Jamie would be involved in
a traggic accident and he is now one of our
"Lost Warriors".

BANTAMS and FEATHERS, THE BOYS OF ACTION

The fast and the furious feathers and bantams. The Eighties
-by Brian W. Zelley
The first name that comes to mind for those of us from
British Columbia is Dale Walters. But, in July 1984k,
I took time to sit with boxerSteve Pagendam an chat
about the team of 1984 and his brother Jamie Pagendam.

When we look back to the action of the Eighties, there were
a number of champions in the bantamweight and featherweight
senior open class. One of the champions late in the decade
was Saskatchewan boxer Wesley Sunshine. But,
travelling back to 1984, I remember him and all the other
competitors in the Junior Nationals. Not in the habit of
remembering every boxer in every tournament but for this
one, I was picked as one of the folks that had to pick
the best boxer of 1984 Junior Nationals, so it was a
case of watching every bout and coming to some fair
decision.

Some of the other bantams and feathers in the eighties
were Danny Thompson, Bill Ranelli, Stephen Nolan,
Bill Downey and Geronimo Bie. Each would follow his
own path, and some would be remembered while others
may be forgotten or only remembered by a small circle
of friends, but that's the way it has always been.

So this small piece is to try and recognize the boxers
from Bill Downey to Wesley Sunshine. And, thank them
for their contribution to the sport of amateur boxing
in Canada.

.FLYWEIGHTS OF THE EIGHTIES

LIGHT-FLYS and FLYS; BY BRIAN ZELLEY

Looking back before the Eighties, we had names such as
Walter Henry, Jak Snaith and Ian Clyde. And Ian who
first became senior chamion in 1973 was there to begin
the new the Eighties.


Remember when they touched gloves and had their hands
raised high under the bright lights:
Rick and Danny Ranellli, Steve Beaupre, Sotty Olson,
Corey Burton and Billy Dunlop.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

THE CANADIAN AMATEUR CHAMPIONS 1980 to 1989

THE STORY OF THE CHAMPIONS by Brian Zelley





THE EIGHTIES:
Looking back between 1980 and 1989 there are many intereting
stories and the early ones include the likes of:
IAN CLYDE and JAMIE OLLENBERGER

BEYOND 1980 there was that interesting 1984 year

BEYOND 1980
There would be many interesting stories and events with a variety of
names from ASIF DAR, LENNOX LEWIS, DALE WALTERS and many others.

1982 Commonwealth Game
Willie DeWit and Shawn O'Sullivan, Gold
and Kevin mcDermott, bronze.

THE 1984 SENIOR BOX-OFF
A dozen boxers would arrive in Burnaby, BC in time for the actuob
that took place from May 25 to 27th. at the BCABA Training Centre.

Two of the boxers would have to engage in two bouts to determine which one
would be considered for the Olympic Team. In the first bout, the winner
between Canadian champion Dennis Lambert and Peter Britt was
Peter. However, to replace a champion required two wins, and in the
second bout Lambert pulled out the win and became a Olympic team
member.
Steve Pagendam would earn a decision over Stephen Nolan
to secure a spot on the team, along with John Kalbhenn and
Rick Duff. Shawn O'Sullivan would win over Lawrence Rolfe.
Alberta's RICK DUFF would get past Darrell Flint to
earn a shot. But, Manitoba's KEN JOHNSON would decision
BC's Wayne Welsh, the Canadian champion, but, Johnson would
not be selected for the Olympic Team for Los Angeles.



Then there would be the training camp in July 1984
with most of the 1984 Olympic team members, and some
of the other boxers such as Steve Beaupre
various coaches and officials such as Taylor Gordon.

1984 LA OLYMPIC MEDALS
Willie deWitt, Shawn O'Sullivan and Dale Walters



1985 SENIOR NATIONALS
The 1985 Senior Nationals would be very interesting.
There were some surprises with BC boxer Joe Pendry
winning the Canadian welterweight title, and two
boxers than were on the 1984 Olympic team were
defeated along before the finals.

Selected as best 1985 fighter was ASIF DAR.
Even back in his junior days, Asif was a classy
and winning boxer. In 1980 after punching his
way into the finals, he met Victoria's
Cliff Ballendine. Dar not only won the
fight in the Junior Nationals but was selected
as the best junior boxer in Canada.

1986 Commonwealth Games, Canadiam medals:
Scotty Olson, Steve Beaupre, Bill Downey, Asif Dar,
Howard Grant, John Shaw, Dan Sherry, Brent Kosolofski,
Dominic D'Amico and Lennox Lewis.

POST 1988 OLYMPIC GAME, OLD FACES AND THE NEW BREED
After the 1988 Olympic Games, some would turn pro like
Lennox Lewis, others would remain a couple more years,
and others would say goodbye. Then there were new faces
that had won titles in the juniors and youth boxing.

At the close of the Eighties some of the 1989 senior champions
would be and important part of the Nineties such as
MARK LEDUC and BILLY IRWIN.

A NINETIES MARK LEDUC MOMENT:

1980 THE VETERAN CHMPION IAN CLYDE
Of the 1980 champions, the most experienced one was IAN CLYDE.
Ian first won a senior title in 1973 and continued to be an active
champion until 1980. He had been in previous International
tournaments including the 1976 Olympic Games, but the team
of 1980 lost out on the chance to represent Canada in 1980
due to a political boycott of the USSR. Being the team
leader, Clyde took the difficult step to announce his
understanding of the decision by the Canadian Government.

Two of the other 1980 champions were returning
champions from 1979. Laurie Mann and Kevin
Howard.
Boxer Jamie Ollenberger
had paid his dues in his early years of boxing,
but in 1980 he was one of the best and exciting
boxers from BC and he was 1980 BC Golden Boy.
Ollenberger would be a repeat BC Golden Boy
in 1981,then he would turn pro.

THE 1980 OLYMPIC BOXING TEAM MEMBERS
Ian Clyde, Stephen Nolan, Patrick Fennell and Ricky Anderson.

(Photo: Courtesy of Ian Clyde).

TREASURE CHEST OF GOLDEN MEMORIES
- from boxers, coaches, officials and fans -


brian zelley
There are many interesting moments, one of mine
was attending the 1984 Canadian Olympic Team
training centre experience in July, but
there were many others
(Photo: taken at the Olympic team training centre in July
in Burnaby, BC.) In the picture is Alan Brown,two time junior
national champion in the early eighties and former boxer and
an official Vic Murdoch, and Brian Zelley, then a director of
Boxing BC (BCABA).

A Few of the Asif Dar moments and memories.:
The above events are just two from Asif's fantastic treasure chest.

Thoughts from Ian Clyde

Monday, November 14, 2011

1985 CANADIAN BOXING SENIOR NATIONALS

1985 SENIOR NATIONALS: by brian zelley

Introduction
In the June 1985 issue of the BC Amateur Boxing News
I prepared a three page report on the Senior Nationals starting
with the BC Amateur Boxing team then listing many
of the competitors from other provinces.

Then i started to summarize the results. So for this report
I will copy the details of that June 1985 story, then update
it with some bits and pieces so many years later.

BC BOXING TEAM
Augusto Dos Reis, John Henry Wilson, Tim Cessford,
Joe Pendry, Joe Martin, Andrew Riley, Terry Dermott,
Alex Bankier, Gary Serko, Wayne Welsh, and Brian Lansing.

Coaches: Ken Marjoram and Mike Sartori. Manager: Dave Thompson.

Some of the other Boxers: (note: excluding province and towns)
Steven D'Sousa, John Farinacci, Scotty Olson, Jeff Hill,
Steve Beaupre, Chuck Evans, Mark Menard, Fitzroy Solomon,
Asif Dar, Frank Sigmer, Steve Nolan, Mike Spiry, Robert McDonald,
Howard Grant, Bud Bird, Rod Simonds, Tom Walker, Tom Young,
Wayne Chandler, Greg Gayle, Otis Grant, Kelly Perlette,
Randal Thompson, Dan Sherry, Mario Therrien, Darryl Flint,
Vittoria Salvatore, Tops Florres, Claude Bouher, ken Serbu,
Bob Kwiatkowski, Bailey Heumer, michael Moffa, Jamie Pagendam,
Mark Lotus, Bill Downey, Phil Flamand, kevin Greely,
George Mason, Curtis Fidler, Isaac Lewis.



LIGHT-FLYWEIGHT
Victoria's AUGUSTO DOS REIS faced the tough SCOTTY OLSON
of Alberta. In 1984, Olson was the Junior light-flyweight champion.
In the selection of best junior for 1984 Olson was the best of eight
going into the final. His excellent performance over Quebec's
RENE CADRAN made him a strong choice. However, the picture
perfect performance by ERIC GRENIER ...made Grenier the top choice.
In the June 1984 issue of the BC AMATEUR BOXIG NEWS, I stated:
If the choice was limited to heart and determination
Alberta's Scotty Olson would be the top contender...
Olson defeated Dos Reis and won the 1985 senior championship by
defeating STEVE D'SOUSA of Quebec.

FLYWEIGHT
Astoria's TERRY DERMOTT lost out to JEFF HILL,
In the finals, Hill lost a 4/1 decision to STEVE BEAUPRE.


FEATHERWEIGHT
Vernon's JOHN HENRY WILLSON had an outstanding performance
in 1984 when he won an Intermediate National Championship. John
earned a spot on the BC Team with a win over classy boxer
RICK ALBRECHTSEN of williams Lake. This time John Henry
dropped a decision to Quebec's classy MICHEL MOFFA.
However, Moffa dropped a 4/1 decision to JAMIE PAGENDAM.
Back in 1984 when I spoke to Olympic boxer STEVE PAGENDAM
at the Canadian Olympic Team training site, Steve told me that
he had a brother who was better...Well Jamie is on his way with
his victory over Michel.

LIGHTWEIGHT
BC Team member ALEX BANKIER dropped a 5/0 decision to
STEVE NOLAN. In the final, Nolan lost to ASIF DAR
of Ontario who was named the 1985 OUTSTANDING FIGHTER.

LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT
parksville's TIM CESSFORD won his opening round, but
then lost to GREG GAYLE. In the finals Gayle defeated
Howard Grant.

WELTERWEIGHT
Kimberley's JOE PENDRY was in a division with two members
of the 1984 Olympic Team, WAYNE GORDON and DENNIS LAMBERT.
Lambert won his first bout then lost out toe DEWITH FRASER.
Pendry faced WAYNE GORDON and won a split decision. In the finals,
Pendry had to settle for a 3/2 split decision win over Dewith Fraser.

LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT
BC's GARY SERKO lost a decision to OTIS GRANT in the
semi-finals, then Grant stopped Alberta's KELLY PERLETTE.

MIDDLEWEIGHT
BC's JOE MARTIN defeated LINDON LINKLATER in his
first bout, but lost to National A team member DARRYL FLINT
In the finals, Flint was upset by DANNY SHERRY.

LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT
Kelowna's 1984 Canadian champion WAYNE WELSH started strong
by stopping his first opponent, but lost out to EGERTON MARCUS.
Marcus then defeated DANIEL DESROCHERS who had won the semi-finals
with a victory over National A team member KEN JOHNSON.

HEAVYWEIGHT
ANDREW RILEY was eliminated and then DOMENIC D'AMICO
won gold, Peter Petric silver, Bill Hickey and Wade Parsons bronze.

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT
BRIAN LANSING of Elk Valley defeated his first opponent but
in the finals, he lost out to highly rated LENNOX LEWIS.

1985 THE CHAMPIONS


CANADIAN AMATER BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS
SENIORS, march 29 to 31, 1965. Hosted by MEDICINE HAT BOXING CLUB.

Supported by Molson Alberta Brewery Ltd., marketing manager Jody Bishop.
Mayor of Medicine Hat: TEDD J. GRIMM.

Friday, September 23, 2011

BC AMATEUR BOXING NEWS, October 1984



OCTOBER 1984: by Brian Zelley, editor

This would be the first issue of the 1984/1985 year
in amateur boxing with the main news being the AGM
of the BC Amateur Boxing Association
It took place on September 9th. in Burnaby, BC

Elected Board Members:
George Armson, Fred Fuller, Sid Knopp, Marg O'Reilly,
Larry Carney, Shirley Knopp, Bert Lowes, Brian Zelley,
Dave Thompson, Glynn Jones and Stan Smith.


Special Constitution Committee members:
George Armson, George Shiels and Cliff Ivers.


Special Reports
Dr. Raj Sandhu, Medical Report, and
Bill McAllister, BC Sports.


GOLD RIVER Event, July 19, 1984
guest boxer GREG JOHNSON from Ontario
performed some exhibition sparring in the Village Square
with Gold River boxer ALAN BROWN.


Photo Gallery
Throughout the issue there were numerous photos
including a boxing picture on the front cover
Scott Cessford and Kit Munro.
Others included:




Danny Thompson, Deep Butter, Brian Zelley, Darryl Olsen,
Stanley F. Smith, Jimmy Hunter, referee Vic Murdoch
refereeing a bout in Nanaimo, sparring with Alan Brown
and Greg Johnson, Brother O'Grady and Sixties boxer
Gary Van Buskirk at an Emerald Gloves event,
Jerry Shears, Champion Steve Beaupre, 1984 Canadian champion
Wayne Welsh, and Dorothy Runacres presentin a trophy to a
Nanaimo Boxer in the mid-Seventies.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

BC BOXING NEWS NOVEMBER 1983

BC AMATEUR BOXING NEWS, November 1983 by brian zelley

A TOURNAMENT - October 22, 1983, Burnaby

A senior and intermediate novice tournament and some of the boxers were
Jessie Kaellis, Eddie Lee, Jason Trottier, Jim Cumberland
Ray Abraham, Paul Wade, Tim Cessford, and Isaac Gock.

JASON TROTTIER was declared the best Intermediate boxer.
ISAAC GOCK was declared the best senior boxer,

flashbacks - 1960 Golden Gloves with ALAN CURTIS Golden Boy


THE NOVEMBER 1983 edition
It was the first issue that I was involved in at the Provincial
level. I had no idea how long my term would last, but the first
issue there was not a lot activity to report on but on the front
page, there was a quote from BOB CHAMBERS 1954

If we can instill in our boxers the will to win fairly
and at the same time maintain the concept of our
democratic principles, then at least part of our future
senior citizens will ensure no one will violate the terms of
human dignity."
BOB CHAMBERS, 1954
Greater Victoria Amateur Boxing Association.


THE JIMMY SYME AWARD

As part of this first edition another important was the importance
of duty beyond the ring. To emphisize this important concept part
of the edition covered the early Jimmy Symes Award winners.

The following had photos included in the issue:
Wayne Boyce, Chris Ius, Mickey Griffin, Laurie Mann
John Herman, Cliff Ballendine and Alan Brown.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

NOTHING LASTS - FADE TO BLACK

NOTHING LASTS, IT ALL FADES TO BLACK:
by brian zelley



It was three long years of producing news in
a regular publicationon Vancouver Island boxing
and then BC boxing. Countless hours
researching, communicating, attending events but
it all ended in January 1986 when the Executive
of the BC Amateur Boxing Association wanted
more control over the content and micro-managing.

Prior to that, arrangements were made to produce
a BC BOXING GUIDE
and the cost would have been covered by advertising.
But, some coaches in boxing thought that advertising
for a guide may take away from their opportunities
to get advertising dollars, so the time and money
investedin the venture went south and the prelim
stuff and outlines were trashed.

So, without support, the writing was on the wall
and it was time to say goodbye concerning the future
publications of the BC AMATEUR BOXING NEWS.

BC AMATEUR BOXING NEWS - January 1986
My last publication of THE NEWS happened to
be at a time when numerous pro and amateur
boxing cards were being cancelled in places
like Nanaimo, Vancouver and Victoria while the
insiders of Boxing in BC were pumping up the volume
that good things were going to happen. In some cases
a few good things did happen, but the best thing
for the future would be Victoria obtaining the
1994 COMMONWEALTH GAMES and the rest is history.

BC AMATEUR BOXING NEWS - January 1986

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
George Armson, Sid Knopp, Larry Krangle, Marg O'Reilly,
Bink Bakkan,Jean Bayne, Dave Thompson,Brian Zelley,
Bert Lowes, Larry Carney and Terry Copeland.


AREA REPS:
Dick St. Louis, Mike Moore, Don McDonald,
George Shiels, Cliff Ivers and George Angelomatis.


CABA Executive and Committee Heads
Herbert Embuldeniya, George Goff, Bill Starr,
Dick MacLean, Jerry Shears, Stuart Charbula,
Denis Bradley, Taylor Gordon, Ken Johnson,

 and Matt Mizerski.

CLUB SHOWS and TOURNAMENTS
1985 Emerald Gloves, Silver Gloves and
Comox Valley Boxing club show.

Silver
The Champions:
Bruce Flack, Rick Funk, Dylan Mulder, Rob Dellapenna,
 Randy Galler, Johnny Belfry, Al Bayne, Geronimo Bie,
 Mike Marrello, Doug Thomas, Todd Lynch, Lee Demarni,
Jason Broad, Brad Bergette, Terry MacLauley.

Finalists:
Stewart Brown, Tyler Piddocke, John Margetts Ben Fecht,
 Jeff Janco, Damion Guibault, Brian Lumsden, David Flack,
 Mike Cleary, Robb Garrett, Jim Saunders, Reno Pinetto,
 Pat Solderholme, Pat Liddy, Dirk Erickson.

1985 Emerald Gloves

A sample of the boxing Champions
***Eddie Lee, Daniel McGarvie, Tony Duffy,
 Troy Taylor, Terry Copeland, Gary Wood, 
John Margetts and Pat Palmer.

COMOX VALLEY CLUB SHOW - November 23, 1985
Best Bout - George Mercredi vs Glen Moyles.
Best Comox Boxer TODD GOOD


As 1985/1986 faded into the dust there would be many 
interesting times ahead for BC boxers including
Olympic Games and other International tournaments.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

BC BOXING NEWS - February 1985


BC AMATEUR BOXING NEWS - February 1985
News Director - Brian Zelley, President - George Armson

Front Page -Photo from "Upper Islander"
- RAY ABRAHAM (Astoria) VS JIM HUNTER (CR Eagles)

Page 2 - included recipients of the
Harold Mann Boxing Achievement Award (1971 to 1984)
Elio Ius, Bert Lowes, Ed Williams, Pat O'Reilly,
Walter Boyce, Stan Smith, Tommy Paonessa, Irving Mann,
Marg O'Reilly, Mike Moore, Fred Fuller, Tommy Yule
Lindy Lindmoser, and Sylvia Gallagher


Page 3 - 1985 Diamond Belt Tournament -
January 19, 1985 - Victoria, BC

Diamond Boy - RICK ALBRECHTSEN of Williams Lake.
Al Harper, Diamond Boy runner-up and the best bout
Alex Bankier (Astoria) - Tim Cessford (Parksville)

Page 4 - LOWES LOWDOWN and STOP,BOX & BREAK
- Bert Lowes reported on Ladner coach Len Barker and
John Kovak, Jim Fair, and Dr. Raj Sandhu, and George Shiels.

Page 5 - Coaches' Corner with JOHN KOVAK. Elk Valley club.
Also, golden oldie photo from 1954 with boxer EDDIE ROBERTSON
and coach NICK LYSTAR


Page 10 and 11 FLASHBACKS - Profiles of
Danny MacDonald, Harold Handlin, Paul Calve,
andJack Snaith then a "Between Rounds on
boxing news and views from the Comox Boxing Club and
boxer PAUL DODD to the likes of Art Smith and Brian Sacho.

Back Page - photos - JOE SANDULO. CURTIS FIDDLER and RONNIE JOE.



The passing of Paul Calve, July 2014
RECENT NEWS



BOXING NEWS - March 1985

BRITISH COLUMBIA AMATEUR BOXING NEWS - March 1985
-News Editor - Brian Zelley, BCABA President - George Armson



Page two - AT THE BELL focused on the SPIRIT of CO-OPERATION

Page three - STOP, BOX & BREAK covered some of the BOXING CANADA rule changes.

Page four - BETWEEN ROUNDS - included a brief look at JERRY SHEARS,
the founding president of BOXING CANADA.

also mention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the
BRITISH COLUMBIA AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION.
Names mentioned in 1985 were Jean Baine, Nadine Bayne,
Maria Carriera, Sabrina Carriera, Audrey Wilson,
Roxanne Montgomery, Cheri Miner, Bette Leon, Stella Fuller,
Carole Brown, Ida Smith, Shirley Knopp and Marg O'Reilly.

Page eight - 1972 list of clubs and club officials.

Page nine - RING ROUND-UP
.Sparwood Club Show with referees Alan Stockdale and Billy Watson.
.Queensborough Boxing Club show with some of the stars being
AL HARPER of Port Kells, Manny Sobral, Scotty Scott and Tim Howie.

Page five - COACHES' CORNER - focus on BOB DECKER.

Page six - FLASHBACKS
.look back at a 1956 VICTORIA OPTIMISTS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT
boxers included Johnny Phillips, Mickey Mazur, Gary Oakden,
Brian O'Hare, Skimp Williams, Rip Kirby, Bobby Hicks,
Norm Jorgenson, Richard Murickami, Tommy Delveccio,
Harold Mann, Jimmy Walters and Lindy Lindmoser.
Some of the officials - Paul Calve, Tom Crabbe,
Vic Simmons and Howard Curling.

.1975 and 1976 events Emerald Gloves and a 1976 list
of executive, clubs. coaches and officials.

Page seven - look back at 1978 Edmonton and BC Golden Gloves
and 1978 BC Junior Golden Gloves. DERRICK HOYT was the
BC GOLDEN BOY.

Page ten - BC NORTHERN WINTER GAMES (Boxing) and list of
boxers in 1985 BC WINTER GAMES at Osoyoos some names to remember
MIKE MURRAY (Nanaimo Boxing Club) and RUSS LYON (Crofton)

.Also, the 1985 Senior Team Challenge (six bouts).

Friday, January 28, 2011

BC AMATEUR BOXING NEWS

B C AMATEUR BOXING NEWS: February 1984, editor brian zelley
HIGHLITES
FRONT COVER
.Williams Lake boxer and coach
.BCABA Honorary Life Members - 21

PAGE 2
.BC Winter Games purposes
.BCABA president's message - Appreciation to Fans

PAGE 3
.SHORT JABS - message from JERRY SHEARS
on the BC AMATEUR BOXING NEWS.

.Qualifications for admission to
CABA list of Certified Coaches

PAGE 4
.Coaches' Corner by BOB DECKER
.Focus on former coaches
Jim Hills and Skimp Williams
.DALE WALTERS - 1971 TO 1976
.The first 21 Golden boys
Phil Vickery to Al Curtis

PAGE 5
.1984 Intermediate and Senior BC GOLDEN GLOVES
January 21, 1984.
.Photo of Jamie Ballard -
1982 Junior Canadian Champion and recipient of
the Jimmy Symes Award

PAGE 6
.Kelowna boxing club show - January 14, 1984
.Kent Security Institution - Special boxing show

PAGE 7
williams Lake Boxing show - January 14m 1984
.Medical Inspections prior to competitive bout

PAGE 8
.Message re. 1984 BC Winter Games - Fort St John
.Flashbacks - 1983 BC Winter Games - Revelstoke, BC
.photo - 1979 BC Winter Games Nanaimo boxer
RON WILLIAMS