THE BOB PEGUES STORY: by brian zelley
BOB PEGUES - THE COACH
(Bob and boxer Jag)
BCLocalNews.com - Inner City Boxing Club brings home gold and silver from senior nationals
THE BOB PEGUES STORY: By Brian Zelley
With two boxers by the names of KENNY LALLY and JAG SEEHRA,
boxing coach BOB PEGUES has shined as a coach for several years.
As we look through the passages of time we drift back to 1968 in
Nanaimo. The Newcastle Boxing Club founded by GEORGE NEPPER
was in the final season before it was closed. A new club
would not be formed until 1971, but in the summer of 1969,
a young Bob Pegues expressed an interest for a new club,
but due to a variety of circumstances a new club was not formed until 1971.
Bob would become one of the early members of the Nanaimo Boxing Club.
GEORGE NEPPER, Founder of the Newcastle Boxing club,
with boxers Lewis, Lewis, Zelley and Windecker. (1963 - 1968).
BOB PEGUES - The Boxer - The seventies
NANAIMO BOXING CLUB FOUNDERS
Wright - Zelley - 39 years later.
As the Seventies faded, many of those that were involved in amateur
boxing during the Sixties and Seventies would also fade away and
be forgotten But, as time shed new light, the Nanaimo boxer
BOB PEGUES would rise again as a boxing coach and travel down
the road to excellencein Prince George and beyond British Columbia
to be a team coach in National or International competition. Once
again boxer KENNY LALLY has earned a National title and will be
thrust into Internationl competition with one eye, heart and soul
focused on a spot on the Canadian Olympic Boxing Team for a date
with destiny in the 2012 LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES BOXING .
Another important part of the Pegues story is the story of
JAG SEEHRA and how he overcame difficulties with his vision
to rise to a new high level of performance in 2010. Part of Jag's
new level of attitude and achievement was displayed on
Vancouver Island in April at the 2010 BC GOLDEN GLOVES
hosted by the CAPITAL CITY BOXING CLUB. For the recent
National tournament, there could be no expectations, but Jag
excelled and punched his way into the finals to win Silver and
a fresh new outlook and potential along the winding boxing highway.
THE NEXT ROUND - For Bob, Kenny and Jag - there should be
many next rounds, but there can be no predictions only hope, wishes,
dreams, attitude, action, and achievements with the best possible
ring skills and strategy. For the rest of us, it is nice to be able to
follow the journey of each of them.