MAPLE RIDGE BOXING CLUB
THE CANADIAN LIGHTWEIGHTS
For some Canadian boxers it will be an early Christmas when they receive a gold medal
and have their names listed on the wall of the National boxing champions.
Expectations would be high for current, past Canadian champions and those few
that participated in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, but past achievements
are not sure guarantees that a boxer will be the last man standing in the middle of the ring
with his or her arm held high.
The invasion of Quebec City by boxers, coaches and officials will be an opportunity for many
but only a select few will prevail.
In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the lightweight division was one of the dream divisions.
With the line-up of talent it appears that the lightweight division will be the one to watch
for action and possible upsets. ALEX RYNN of Alberta was part of that dream division in Delhi.
Now he has an opportunity to repeat his excellent performance, but there are no guarantees
with the other Alberta boxer CAM O'CONNELL and ERIC TAYLOR. Then there are the
pair from BC - JAG SEEHRA and ROBBIE CUSINE. Not to be forgotten is the
boxer from the east named MITCH CORMIER and the strong team of boxers from Quebec and Ontario.
... ,boxer,,Jag Seehra and coach Bob Pegues ( photo - April 2010 Dorothy Zelley)
THE CANADIAN LIGHT-WELTERWEIGHTS
For the light-welterweights, Quebec boxer YVES ULYSSE will be trying to top the rest.
From the far west, three BC boxers that will be trying to upset the lad from Quebec will be the
likes of DYLAN BISHOP (2010 BC Golden Boy) and the double threat from MARCUS HUME and DAVE FUNK. Not to be forgotten is ALONZO JOHNSON from Nova Scotia.
THE FLYWEGHTS to FEATHERWEIGHTS
Throughout the history of amateur boxing in Canada, we have produced an excellent group of flyweights to featherweights such as those that were there in the Sixties including WALTER HENRY and FRANK SCOTT, then came the Seventies with IAN CLYDE and many others.
Bronze Medal - 1984 LA OLYMPIC GAMES
Bronze Medal - 1966 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
In the eighties, we had SCOTTY OLSON, DALE WALTERS, STEVE BEAUPRE, COREY BURTON and many others.
1976 - OLYMPIC GAMES
GOLD MEDAL - COMMONWEALTH GAMES
1988 OLYMPIC GAMES
IBO FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION
In recent years, two boxers of interest have been Canadian champions KENNY LALLY of British Columbia and JOEY LAVIOLETTE of Nova Scotia. In the prior year competition, Joey earned a decision over Kenny, but for the December showdown they will be in different
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FACES & PLACES
ALEX RYNN - Alberta, Canada
2010 - DELHI COMMONWEALTH GAMES
DYLAN BISHOP - 2010 BC GOLDEN BOY
Dylan Bishop of the Maple Ridge Boxing Club has stepped-up the skill level in recent years and has been recognized by the BOXING BC officials in recent tournaments with the 2010 BC Golden Boy award
in April and has followed this up with his latest achievement at the Provincial Championships. Of interest, two of the BC boxers that he has faced in recent years DAVID FUNK and MARCUS HUME are expected to participate in Quebec City in the light-welterweight division.
For the front runner YVES ULYSSE, he is back from the Commonwealth Games where on 10/10/10 he dropped a decision to the English boxer BRADLEY SAUNDERS.
STEVE ROLLS was expected to attend the 2010 Commonwealth Games, but he missed the training camp and was eliminated from the team. So the question is can he bounce back
and be the last man standing in the competition. And how will the boxers from BC do following the setbacks in the previous year. The two BC boxers that will try to be part of the BC comeback will be THOMAS SPIERS and ROBERT TAYLOR
STEPHANIE WALKER of Nova Scotia is expected to be the one to beat
in the women's lightweight division.
THE MIDDLWEIGHTS - WOMEN's CHAMPIONSHIP
The two opponents are no stranger to each other as they have faced-off before.
The are MARY SPENCER and ARIANE FORTIN
TEAM SASKATCHEWAN CHAMPIONS
RING OFFICIALS - cross country