Thursday, May 13, 2010
SILVER GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIP - 1978
"SILVER GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIP" - By Brian Zelley, :The Sportcaster" - February 8, 1978
(Photo - 1975 Silver Gloves Champion Danny O'Sullivan & Brian Zelley)
HENRY HEGGELUND and MATT MONTGOMERY won championships
for Victoria Athletic Association in the 1978 Silver Gloves at
Vancouver Feb. 3 & 4.
Heggelund pounded out three victories in the tournament with a
combination of excellent boxing skill, punching power, durability
and conditioning. Heggelund won the senior novice welterweight
championship with wins over BRIAN WEST of Vancouver,
JAMES FIDDLER of Campbell River and BILL LEWIS of Nelson.
Henry also won a special award of senior silver boy runner-up.
The last Victorian to win a championship and the special award
was DANNY O'SULLIVAN in 1975.
Mat Montgomery earned the junior silver gloves championship
in the 95 lb. division when he stopped S Fettis of
Port Kells Boxing Club.
TOM TURNBULL was edged in the finals of the intermediate
novice light-middlewweight division by VERN KLASSEN of
of the NFA Boxing Club. Turnbull blasted his way into the finals
with a second round victory in an elimination bout.
(Note: Both Henry and Danny were two of the ex-boxers to attend the
2010 BC Golden Gloves tournament hosted by Boxing BC and
the Capitsal City Boxing Club.)