Wednesday, November 30, 2011

CHAMPIONS OF THE SIXTIES

VANCOUER ISLAND GOLDEN GLOVES and ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS
- article by Brian Zelley, editor
Source: BC Amateur Boxing News, May 1985

Island Champions of The sixties

A great tradition on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
was passed on from the Fifties with the continuation of the
Island Godenn Gloves (1960 to 1963, and in 1964
an All Island Amateur Boxing Championship tournament.
After 1964, the all Island tournament would remain dormant
until a number of members from Victoria to Gold river revived
the Vancouver Island championship twenty years later at
Parksville May 1984.

throughout the Sixties, the tournament provided and excellent
preliminary towards provincial tournaments from 1960 to 1964.



21 SELECT VANCOUVER ISLAND CHAMPIONS 1960 to 1964
Ken Aleander - Bruce Baille - Tommy Black - Mike Caird
Larry Cardinal - Danny Daniels - Buck Delaronde - Len Diggs
Fred Francis - V. Jack - Bob Mosse - Gilles Nepper
Cal Osmond - Earl Pilgrim - Wayne Powell
Fred Price - Sgt. Ed Remin - Howie Rabey
Rifleeman Walsh - Skimp williams - Brian Zelley



POST 1964 on The Island
There would be any club shows on the Island from
Victoria to Port alberni in the Sixties and one
standout "All- Star Show" show took place March 29, 1968.
at the Club Tango on View Street in Vicotria



The host club was the London Boxing Club
Top boxers that were listed in the promo ads were:
FREDDY FULLER, BRIAN ZELLEY, LES VEGAS, GARY VAN BUSKIRK,
KEN MACDONALD, BOBBY KACER, TONY JAMES and DICK FINDLAY
and 1966 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist FRANK SCOTT.

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