Sunday, November 15, 2009
BRIAN ZELLEY - Amateur Boxing
The term Zelley's Round is a term used by the Sportcaster sports paper published in Victoria, BC, Canada
in the Seventies and Eighties. During this time period, I belonged to four different boxing clubs in Victoria.
To cover events that were not covered in detail in the local daily paper, I wrote numerous articles on boxing
with a Greater Victoria connection. In the early years, the term "Zelley's Round" was not used.
An example of the early years was:
"A Tournament Of Champions" - By Brian Zelley, "The Sportcaster", November 14, 1974
This article covered Victoria boxers engaged in a "tournament of Champions" that took place
in Nanaimo, BC on November 2, 1974. The event was hosted by the Nanaimo Boxing Club.
The three boxers engaged in activity were DAN WRIGHT, TERRY ORR, and IAN WEIR.
The article also touched on a bout by boxer Ian Weir on October 26, 1974
when he faced Del Morgan of North Dakota.
It also, commented on a Canadian bout that featured University of Victoria studen Wayne Crowe
on Wild World of Sports television show in November relating to a May 1974 Championships.