George Nepper, Terry Lewis, Brian Zelley, Bob Lewis, Alan Windecker, and Mike Lazare. Mike Lazare was Bronze Gloves and Emerald Gloves champion.
Vancouver Island Boxing Championships * 1964
Two champions from Nanaimo
Brian Zelley and Gilles Nepper.
Leo Rock, Chris Balatti, Gilles Nepper, Leon Nepper, Roger Nepper and Brian Zelley. 1963 to 1968
Chris Balatti, Ted Balatti, Kelly Barrows, Ken Barker, Wayne Barnes, Gerry Budzinski, Joe Buxton, Murray Glover, Tony James, Rick Johnson, Bob Lewis, Terry Lewis, Mike Lazare, Larry McFadden, Kéith McPherson, Ken Maughan, Npper brothers, Al Ranger, Leo Rock,Ken Stant, Gene Tait, Rick Tait, Alan Windecker, and Brian Zelley.
Founders of the Nanaimo Boxing Club in 1971 Dan Wright and Brian Zelley (photo from 2009 at the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony).
Nanaimo Boxing Photo Parade: By Brian Zelley Introduction: The images help to record a record, and when added with narrative it becomes a story within the boxing history.
To personal the story, the photos to the side are some of my own But each one of them tells a piece of the story about the Newcastle Boxing club in the sixties and the Nanaimo boxing club in the seventies. Newcastle Boxing Club:
The Newcastle Boxing club was founded by George Nepper
in 1963 in Nanaimo and the first training site was at the
Mewcastle Hotel basement.
Some of the coaches were Harry Pollitt, George
Nepper, Skimp Williams, and Roger Nepper
and various others for a brief period such as