Looking For The combination of things that will maintain the progress of the Canadian amateur boxing story is not so easy. Over the decades there have been many highlights, but there is always some internal or external source that brings the whole structure crashing down, but many good folks in the sport keep picking the sport up and moving forward despite many lost opportunities and difficulties
THE BARRIERS, PITFALLS and SETBACKS
We have seen it all in the past from coast to coast, just when we are flying high there will be that invisible hand reaching out to pull us down. Some of the examples were evident in the build-up to the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, but despite the external criticism of amateur boxing by the Australian Medical Association, and academics in Victoria, the journey continued, and our Canadian boxers and coaches came through and did well.
We have seen tournament built-up and then from internal sources we have seen them knocked to the deck with the invisible hand. Some examples include the post revival of the Vancouver Island amateur Boxing Championships, the Northern BC Winter Games, the BC Winter Games and now the Canadian Winter Games. Before our boxers in 2012 left for London there were critics that focused of the negative times from the past but forgot to mention that glorious run from 1984 to 1996. And despite the tough competition one boxer by the name of CUSTIO CLAYTON stood out as a shining star. and for our men's boxing Custio and Simon proved that we could still win bouts in the great Olympic Games.
APPRECIATION and RECOGNITION FOR OUR ACHIEVEMENTS"
To recognize and appreciate our combined achievement and contributions of the past is to build pride hope and glory for the future. One important vehicle for that is through the
CANADIAN AMATEUR BOXING HISTORY AND WALL OF FAME.