Eddie Wenstob (Above) came in at #4 on the list. Where does your favourite boxer rank? (Photo: Boxrec.com)
The following is a list of Alberta’s top five P4P professional boxers of all time, as ranked by Boxrec.com. How do they match up with your top 5?
1. Clonie Tait – Edmonton, Alberta
Lightweight Clonie Tait (34-8-2, 16KO) of Edmonton, Alberta, tops Boxrec.com’s list of Alberta’s P4P best, coming in at #20 in the nation overall. Fighting in the days of “newspaper decisions,” Tait compiled an additional 23 fights in which no official winner was stated. The media of the time, more often than not, considered Tait the winner in these contests, awarding him a record of 12-8-3 in “newspaper decision” bouts. Tait was a celebrated Canadian lightweight champion, first winning his laurels in 1917 against Johnny O’Leary (30-12-15, 9KO) of Seattle, Washington. Tait successfully defended his national championship eight times and, according to Boxrec, never lost in Canadian title action.
By Josh Brown, Waterloo Record
WATERLOO — It’s “The Whip” versus the whippersnapper.
Fitz “The Whip” Vanderpool will have 19 years on opponent Brandon “Bad Boy” Cook when the pair touch gloves in the boxing ring for the vacant Canadian junior middleweight championship in 10 days.
“I guess he better say ‘hi Dad’ when we meet,” said Vanderpool, 45, with a smile. Read More…
By Bill Beacon, Metro News
MONTREAL – There will be much to get used to in the coming months for former amateur world boxing champion Artur Beterbiev.
The 28-year-old light heavyweight will begin his professional career in Canada after signing a three-year deal with Montreal promoter Yvon Michel.
“Everything is so different here, everything is new,” the bearded Beterbiev said Tuesday through an interpreter. “It’s a different city, different languages, different people, training is different, new people around me. It’s very exciting.” Read More…
By Iain Colpitts, Mississauga News
MISSISSAUGA – Mississauga’s Amanda Galle capped off an eventful year by receiving Boxing Ontario’s Female Athlete of the Year Award on May 11 at Boxing Ontario’s Professional Development Day and Awards Gala in Toronto.
Galle, 24, was given the award after winning silver at the 2012 national championships and following with golds at the provincial championships and Ringside World Championships. Read More…
MONTREAL (May 22, 2013) –The interesting battle preceding the much-anticipated showdown on Saturday night, June 8, between the most dangerous super middleweight, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (20-1-0, 17 KOs), and World Boxing Council (WBC),The Ring Magazine and linear light heavyweight champion, “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-2-0, 17 KOs), features a pair of international stars adding spectacular excitement for boxing fans in attendance as well as those watching on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark,” live from the historic Bell Centre in Montreal.
By Tim Campbell, Winnipeg Free Press
There will be cake today for Olivia Gerula, for more than one good reason.
- It’s the 34-year-old boxer’s birthday;
- The countdown is finally on to her next fight, a title bout May 24 in White Plains, N.Y.;
- A frustrating string of cancelled, scrubbed or postponed fights appears to be, at long last, over.
Known as “The Predator,” Gerula, will meet Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Ronica Jeffrey for the IWBF super featherweight championship of the world at the Westchecster County Center.
“I’ve decided that I’m allowed to have birthday cake all day because birthday cake is free of calories,” Gerula said Tuesday, in a decidedly upbeat mood that a 17-month lull without a fight — not of her doing — is about to end. Read More…