Friday, February 19, 2010
1972 - The Dawn of the Elite Champion
(Photos - Ian Clyde, and fight picture referee Joe Cooke and boxer Les Hamilton).....
THE DAWN OF THE FIRST OF THE ELITE CHAMPIONS (1969 -2010) By Brian Zelley
In many ways the year 1972 was much the same as 1971 with seven returning champions
including Ius, Hamilton, Anderson, Martinez, Arneson, Guindon and French,
but a fresh new star was about to step on the stage and his name was IAN CLYDE.
Another new boxing star would be CAROLL MORGAN who would replace Jack Meda as the
amateur Canadian heavyweight king.
Some of the returning champions such as CHRIS IUS would be around after 1972 and some wouldn't.
Of course, for those in British Columbia, the Ius name was well know with the likes of Elio Ius (boxer and coach),
Mel Ius, David Ius and then Chris Ius.