Thursday, January 17, 2013

THE GARY WOOD BOXING JOURNEY

THE GARY WOOD BOXING STORY:



   By Brian Zelley

Introduction:

It is a pleasure to be part of the Gary Wood story as a former BCABA
ring official  during Gary's days of boxing and now as one of the
administrators of the British Columbia Amateur Boxing Hall of  Fame
of which Gary is one of the nominees for 2013.

Highlights of his long journey in boxing:

(Some of the details following have been submitted to the
BC Amateur Boxing Hall of Fame courtesy of Steve Wood)










































































































































NOMINEE for 2013: BC Amateur Boxing Hall of Fame
It is great to see so many fine individuals including Gary Wood
be recognized for his participation, achievements and contributions
to the betterment of  amateur boxing.  Gary is an excellent nominee
for the Boxer category:


THE WOOD BROTHERS STEP INTO THE LEADERSHIP ROLE
*It would be the start of a new era of amateur boxing in Campbell River
with Gary, Mike and Steve Wood involved in coaching.








(photo of Gary and Mike Wood in the Campbell River new)












 Golden Memories of the Gary Wood Boxing Journey
* Many of us have a memory of Gary in action over the yeas from club shows
 to tournaments, from gym moments to dressing room moments but Gary also
 has some memories of his coaches, club mates, team mates, and the many events
 that he was a part of from a Campbell River moment or some other event over
the many years.   One of a series of memories was his  discussion of coach 
CHARLES JOHN that was valuable in the selection process
 of Charles John in 2012. 

As I look back one of  those club show moments was Gary's victory over 
Russ Lyon in March of 1985 in Victoria and the previous week he had 
earned a decision over former Canadian champion Jack Snaith and the
vision could go back to Gary's days as a junior boxer. 

Memories and Musings by Steve Wood:


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