Sunday, November 17, 2013


BRITISH COLUMBIA AMATEUR BOXING HALL OF FAME: The Top 5: 1) Dale Walters, 2) Rick Brouigh, 3) Matt O'Brien, 4) Michael Olajide Jr., 5) Charles John and 66 to see the rest.  There will be 11 new names added in 2014 including Jeff Yule

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Canadian Boxing - 2014 Final Team Selection

FINDING THE 2014 A TEAM by Brian Zelley

As expected the featherweight and lightweight senior open divisions
or the 56kg and 60kg classes will have some interesting potential results,

For the featherweights, it will be some old familiar names:
Francois Pratte *****  Rodolpho Velasques
Kenny Lally  *********  Julio Escorcia

The Lighweights 
Based on the 2013 Canadian Golden Gloves,
and the 2014 Elite Men's Nationals, there 
is no one standout, any thing can happen
when the opening bell rings:

David Gauthier, Lucas Badhi, 
Alex Rynn and Brad Katona
Lucas is the youngest boxer in
this group and is trained by one
of our top all time boxers:
Billy Irwin.

                        Billy Irwin and some boxers
                    including Lucas, Josh and Gabe

The Women Boxing

It should be no surprise but the hot story
will be another bout between
Ariane Fortin vs Mary Spencer
The First Round of Action - Day 1
Well for the first evening of action
there were some surprises
and then the announcement
by Boxing Canada
that 2 A-Team member were out
BC's Kenny Lally took a pass, and
Nova Scotia's Custio Clayton was
out with a wrist injury.
And, for other A - team members
and Canadian champions all did not
go has planned.
Both Alex Rynn and Yves Ulysse
lost in their prelim bouts.



* Junior and Youth:  by Brian Zelley
The tournament takes place in Quebec City on November 17th.

The BC boxing team will cconsist of junior and Youth boxers and
and coaches Bob Pegues and Graham McIntosh along with team
manager Mehran Beghie aka Hotstuff.,

Juniors - Curtis Anderson, Liam Tia, Austin Riggs,
and Noah Patterson 

Youth... Liam O'BRIEN, Cody BROWN  and Aj BOPARI

                         (photo courtesy of Graham McIntosh 
                            includes two of the Team BC boxers)

Ontario's Billy Irwin is presently in Quebec with
his boxers which includes brothers Josh and Gabe Lupia

Josh Lupia is scheduled for action in the youth
featherweight division which includes others
including: Kevin Grimard and Tommy Barnes

Gabe Lupia will be in the youth lightweight division
which includes: Cody Brown and Sheldon Wilcox.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

2014 Potential Nominees CABWOF

'THE ROAD to the 2014 Boxing Wall: by Brian Zelley

2014 Potential Nominees CABWOF: Canadian Amateur Boxing Wall of Fame

The above link is the first of many steps that will be taken
before the final selection for January 1, 2014 and it begins
with twenty plus names, but there will be more by the end
of November 2013.  In includes current active boxer
Ariane Fortin of Quebec, and old timers like 1948 Olympic
boxer Eddie Haddad with Manitoba and British Columbia
boxing connections.  Then we have other suggestions
such as Empire Games gold medalist Wilf Greaves of
Alberta.  Then Ontario's Andrew Kooner.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Top Names in BC Boxing 1939 to 2012

Top Names in BC Boxing 1939 to 2012: Top names in various categories of boxers and/or builders connected to BC and they have all received a minimum of ten thumbs ... FROM various ranking sites