Monday, 3 November 2014

Sunday, 2 November 2014


From Boxer to Coach: by Brian Zelley

Coach wins top honour

The above nesw article reveals Barry's reasons for joining a boxing
club back in the mid seventies, and some of his moments as a coach
for the Nanaimo Boxing clu

                                                               Creswell images

Videos of Nanaimo boxing



the Nanaimo boxing dance in the rain

Between  1963 to 1968
*The two Nanaimo boxers tosee action
in open senior tournaments were
Brian Zelley and Tony James
* we each fought in the
BC Golden Gloves

Saw action in  Nanaimo shows
Nanaimo Boxing Club 
The above list includes Nanaimo
and other boxers to see action
in Nanaimo club shows or tournaments.
But, many of the Nanaimo boxers
were junior and/or novice boxers.  

For the Nanaimo boxers, each one
has his own story of why, when, how
and what they did.  Some like Alan Brown,
Brian Zelley, Dan Wright and Jack Snaith
would be experienced when they
joined the Nanaimo Boxing club,

Of the Nanaimo boxers of the seventies
three standouts are
Barry Creswell,Jack Snaithl and 
Mickey Griffin

In 2014 two that are
boxing coaches are:
Barry Creswell * Bob Pegues


Sunday, 26 October 2014

Introduction to Shadow Boxing In The Rain

Boxer: by Brian Zelley

The road to  being open senior boxer is paved with many unknowns.
Many try, but most fade away and quit before the dance in open senior competition.
My first open senior bout took place in early 1966 after I had ten novice bouts.
For many others that I trained with in various clubs some would
but many never made it past ten bouts.

This blog will try to tell the story of those that did and did not and the "whys" and "hows".