Friday, December 18, 2009
VANCOUVER ISLAND BOXING
Recently Island Sports News Network published a brief overview of Vancouver Island Amateur Boxing.
The article is not a complete history but it covers various eras from the Fifties to 2009.
One of the many highlights of the Fifties was the 1954 Vancouver Island Golden Gloves
VANCOUVER ISLAND BOXING, FIFTIES
The piece was done in 2009, and formed part of the story
that appeared on the "Island Sports News" original site
but in the conversion to a new site, the 2009 stories were
lost. Here the Fifties part has been reposted from a source
from a Nanaimo Information site.
The key tournament in the Fifties story was the
1954 Vancouver Island Golden Gloves tournament
and the GOLDEN BOY was BERT WILKINSON who would be
an Island Boxing Commissioner in the Sixties, and
in the early Nineties would be part of the boxing
volunteer team for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.
VANCOUVER ISLAND BOXING, The Sizzling Sixties.
the sixties had many interesting moments from winners in the
1960 BC GOLDEN GLOVES to the participation by four Island boxers in
the 1967 International Diamond Belt Centennial Championships.
THE SEVENTIES, new beginnings
There are a number of important things that happened to Vancouver Island boxing
in the Seventies from new clubs to some important tournaments. One fresh new
beginning would happen in 1979 when the late RICK BROUGH became
the new Island Commissioner.