Saturday, February 20, 2010
1974 -Canadian Boxing Champions & Contenders
1974 - West vs East Canadian Boxing: By Brian W. Zelley
In 1974, it was an interesting East vs West match-up for the Canadian
Amateur Boxing titles. DON ORR was expected to face JULES BOSSE, but
the actual match was Victoria boxer WAYNE CROWE vs JULES BOSSE. Once again,
Quebec's IAN CLYDE won the National senior championships with a victory over
BC boxer Rick Eady, but not all reigning champions were victorious.
Three time champion DALE ANDERSON was replaced by CAMILLE HUARD.
Richmond's BILL GARIEPY was expected to win a title, but it was
STAN WILLIAMSON that had his arm raised.
In pre-fight publicity, some of the other line-ups were:
GUY BOUTIN vs TONY SALVATORE - CLEVELAND DENNY vs LORNE DAIGNEAULT
- MICHAEL PREVOST vs STEVE TOHILL,
Back in the early part of the 1967-1968 boxing season, my first fight as a member of the Firefighters was
against Richmond's BILL GARIEPY of which I won the decision, so it was nice to see Gariepy move into Canadian National competition. WAYNE CROWE was fighting at the Victoria Boy's Club in 1974, and he would return to the National stage in 1976.