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.

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