- by brian Zelley
The story of the Bert Lowes boxing story,
covers many decades and hundreds of boxers
from the South Hill and Firefighters Boxing
Clubs, to his role as head boxing official in
British columbia and Canada.
He was well known in boxing circles on
an International basis for officiating in numerous International
tournaments such as the Olympic Games, and in 1994
served on the security detail at the 1994 Commonwealth Games
PAT WEST and BERT LOWES and their boxers
Freddy Fuller Dick Findlay Dave Wylie
Brian Zelley Gordie Lawson Jimmy Walters
John Gamble Frankie Scott Lindy Lindmoser
BRITISH COLUMBIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME - INDUCTEE
As of 2011, Bert Lowes is one of seven boxing names in the
British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame. The others to share this
distinction are Jimmy McLarnin, Billy Townsend, Harold Mann,
Tommy Paonessa, Dale Walters and Lennie Walters.
AWARDS and RECOGNITION
Bert Lowes has received and given many awards. One of the
most cherished non-boxing awards in the Harold Mann
Achievement Award for distinguished long-term service
to the sport of amateur boxing in British Columbia. Lowes
was one of the early recipients of this annual award.
For several years in the Eighties, there was a special
"Bert Lowes Award" presented to a excellent boxer
THE HERE AND NOW 2011
Herbert (Bert) Lowes has been gone for 11 years,
but his image and influence remains in the footprints
of amateur boxing history. In October 2011, Bert was
nominated for a place in the
BC AMATEUR BOXING HALL OF FAME.