Saturday, May 25, 2013

Vancouver's Firefighters/South Hill Boxing Alumni

Vancouver's Firefighters/South Hill Boxing Alumni

Dick Findlay, Frank Scott, Freddy Fuller

Bert Lowes

                                                  Dave Wylie and Freddy Fuller

                                          Freddy Fuller ** Dick Findlay ** Dave Wylie
                                       Brian Zelley ** Gordie Lawson ** Jimmy Walters
                                    John Gamble ** Frank Scott ** Lindy Lindmoser

                                              Firefighters boxing club 1970

Saturday, May 11, 2013


INDUCTEES 2010 to 2013: by brian zelley

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

Alan Brown

* above link covers Campbell River Eagles, Alan Brown and 
pioneer Tommy Paonessa.

Women In Boxing:
 Garside - Gigliotti - Lapointe - O'Reilly - Taylor

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:

Frank Albert Scott:

Jack Snaith:
*the link also covers boxer Gary Wood.

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
*  Spruce Capital Boxing Club
*   the Boyce family
*  1967 International Centennial Diamond Belt
*  1984 Junior Nationals and Senior box-offs  

Saturday, May 4, 2013

BC boxing story - history


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.