Monday, October 10, 2011
THE ROGER ADOLPH BOXING JOURNEY
THE ROGER ADOLPH BOXING STORY: by Brian Zelley
The Early Years of the long journey
Throughout the 1950's and 60's, it was part of the Golden Age of
Amateur Boxing in British Columbia with many excellent boxers,
coaches and trainers. Of the many boxers, one of the finest was
ROGER ADOLPH. Roger started his boxing at the
Kamloops Indian Residential School, but would also move
to the Vancouver region and become a valuable member of
the South Hill Boxing Club later known as the Firefighters
under the coaching of BERT LOWES and PAT WEST.
In 1963, he would win his first National title on the team
coached by coaches Bert Lowes and Elio Ius. Also,
Roger would be engaged in numerous club shows and
tournaments in the Pacific Northwest.
In recent years, Roger has been involved with the
Just-Do-It organization in Lillooet, BC also he is
a coach along with others.
Roger would turn pro in the Sixties and move to London, England
and live in North London in the land of the Spurs and Gunners.
However, his pro experience was cut short due to problems with cuts.
Many of his ten bouts were fought at the Town Hall in Shoreditch.