Despite the many years in operation such as the BC Golden Gloves that began in 1939, there was no official BC Boxing Hall of Fame.
However, in recent months major steps have been taken to make it a reality
NANAIMO BOXING HISTORY 1963 to 2012: by Brian Zelley The modern history of the Nanaimo Amateur Boxing: The modern era begins in 1963 with the formation of the Newcastle Boxing Club by George Nepper . Other primary coaches were Harry Pollitt and Skimp Williams. Also, Rene Nepper and the Seriani brothers helped out along with Gardiner Smyth. Jerry Sorensen, Roger Nepper and others helped. The second club was the Nanaimo Boxing Club which was founded by Brian Zelley and Dan Wright in 1971. The present coach for the Nanaimo Boxing Club is former seventies boxer Barry Creswell. Some of the earliest boxers in action for the club would be Darren Lussier, Wayne Peace, Bob Pegues, Dan Wright and Brian Zelley. Some of the trainees would be John Ormandy, Stu Springett and various persons from Ladysmith such as Bob Jamison. Other boxers in the early years would be Mickey Griffin, Alan Toth, Jack Snaith, Fred Wicks and many more. In 1974 another new one would be Barr
NAMES of INDUCTEES Al Cool, Alan Stockdale, Alexander Scotty Jackson, Arnold McEwen, Asif Kamran Dar, Barry Creswell, Barry Krangle, Bert Lowes, Bert Wilkinson, Betty Clark, Billy Townsend, Bob Decker, Bob Pegues, Brian Zelley. Charles John, Chris Ius, Clarke McLellan, Dale Walters, Dave Brown, Dave Wylie. Dick Findlay, Dick St. Louis, Dominic Figliomeni, Donnie Orr, Ed Williams, Eddie Haddad, Eddie Mulhern, Elio Ius, Frank Gigliotti, Frank Scott, Fred Desrosiers, Gary Wood, George Angelomatis, George Armson, George Chuvalo, George Nepper, George Shiels, Geronimo Bie, Gordie Lawson, Harold Mann, Harold Twist, Jack Meda, Jack Snaith, Jamey Ballard, Jamie Ollenberger, Jeannine Garside, Jeff Yule, Jerry Shears, Jim Gallagher, Jimmy McLarnin, Jimmy McMillan, Jimmy Walters, Joe Bayley John Gamble, John Skanks, Jordan Kodiak, Joseph Pendry, Ken MacD9nald, Ken Marjoram, Kenny Lally, Kit Munro, Laurie Mann, Lennie Walters, Leif Albrechtsen. Lennox Lewi