Throughout the decades, British Columbia has carved an interesting
chapter in the Canadian Amateur Boxing history book.
"BOXING in BC" will attempt to tell or outline slices of that
history and touch on the here and now such as club shows
in British Columbia, Provincial tournaments and the involvement
of BC boxers in National and International events. And follow
some of the champions such as Ken Lally, Stefn Melideo, and
Jessy Brown and other stars or fallen stars.
The Names on the wall 2010 to 2013 * It has been an interesting journey over the four years discussing names, potential nominees, nominees and then the inductees from 15 in 2010 to the large group in 2013. But, now the journey will continue into 2014 with a nomination process that will begin in Sept. 2013. The Pioneers:
* those selected in the pioneer category are Vic Murdoch - 2013 Tommey Paonessa - 2011
The All Rounders:
* the three all-rounders are Roger Adolph - 2012 Lennie Walters - 2011 Derrick Hoyt - 2013 Junior and Youth
* The three junior/youth boxers selected are: Alan Brown - 2011 Tony Duffy - 2012 Mickey Griffin - 2013
* above link covers Campbell River Eagles, Alan Brown and pioneer Tommy Paonessa. Women In Boxing: Garside - Gigliotti - Lapointe - O'Reilly - Taylor Boxers: Allan Bayne, Chris Ius, Dale Walters, Dick Findlay, Donnie Orr, Eddie Haddad, Frank Scott, Fred Desrosiers, Freddy Fuller, Gary Wood, Gordie Lawson, Harold Mann, Jack Snaith, Jamie Ollenberger, Jimmy Walters, Laurie Mann, Lindie Lindmoser, Manny Sobral, Matt O'Brien, Michael Olajide jr., Sid McKnight. The Boxers links: Frederic Stephen Fuller: http://fullerboxingstory.blogspot.ca/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddy_Stephen_Fuller
Builders: There are 20 builders from Bert Lowes to Wally Doern. 2010: Dave Brown, Elio Ius, Fred Fuller Pat O'Reilly and Rick Brough
Special Categories: * Campbell River Eagles Boxing Club * Nanaimo Boxing Club http://nanaimoboxing.blogspot.ca * Spruce Capital Boxing Club * the Boyce family * 1967 International Centennial Diamond Belt * 1984 Junior Nationals and Senior box-offs
HALL OF FAME: By Brian Zelley The Introduction Since 2010, there have been numerous individuals, clubs, and other inductees into what became the British Columbia Amateur Boxing Hall of Fame. This has required for years of effort of remembering and documenting the many stories which forms the backbone and nerve center of amateur boxing in BC. When we go through the many stories, there are many examples of joint involvement in many of the clubs or events that outlines some of the sigThe Individuals ips, and national tournaments and events. The history will primary cover the time period from 1939 to 2013. Individual Names:
Other Categories: the Boyce family, the Campbell river Eagles Boxing club the Nanaimo Boxing club, Spruce Capital Boxing club, 1967 International Centennial Diamon Belt championships, and 1984 Junior Nationals and Senior Open Box-offs. Some Of The Faces:
Back to the Forties:
* by taking the story back to the forties
it takes us back to the first complete decade of
Golden Gloves action and also begins with some
of the names such as:
Tommy Paonessa, Vic Murdoch, Eddie Haddad
and Elio Ius, but it also begins the story of those
such as Jimmy Walters. With these five early names
they are all different but along the way they
helo to connect the other inductees and the many folks
that have been or are still involved in amateur boxing. 1948 BC Golden Gloves * It was ten years since the Sun Golden Gloves began in Vancouver in 1939, but the 1948 Golden Gloves would highlight the names Paonessa, Haddad and Ius along with others.
Some of the names: Ius, Jamel, Langston, May, Haddad, McPhee, Baxter, and Walters. * part of the 1948 story would see boxer Eddie Haddad earn a spot on the Canadian Olympic Boxing team. The team of Canadian boxers: * the 1948 Olympic Games, London, England Joe Sandulo, Fred Daigle, Armand Savoie, Eddie Haddad, Gerald Blackburn, Jack Keenan and Adam Faul.