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Northwest Amateur Action for 2001
(Schemes, schedules & results from the last show of the last century)

By Katherine Dunn

January 3, 2001

Re-igniting Seattle

The indomitable genii of Seattle’s Hillman City Boxing Gym is owner Bob Jarvis whose occasional forays into promotion have attracted lots of attention--and let’s admit it--controversy, to boxing in the Northwest. It was Jarvis who kicked off the recent revival of women’s boxing by staging the first sanctioned women’s amateur bout in the United States back in October of 1993, featuring the now legendary Dallas Malloy in a winning effort over Heather Poyner. More recently--in October of 1999---Jarvis promoted the professional fight card at the Seattle Center which featured the infamous “female vs male” boxing match between the now-retired Margaret McGregor of Bremerton, WA and an out-classed male jockey from British Columbia. Both events drew reporters and headlines from Tokyo to London and splashed debate and vitriol over the talk show circuit.

Now re-immersing himself in his role as amateur coach for the Hillman City Boxing Club, Jarvis says he’s been busy working on changes to his gym which will allow him to host amateur shows on the premises. Jarvis says he’s enlarged his downstairs ring to a regulation 21 foot square and plans to install video and sound taping equipments so that all bouts can be taped. Never afraid of the big picture, Jarvis says he’s hoping to create a future web site where bout tapes could be posted.

Jarvis plans to present his first amateur show sometime in February and would like to do a show every few weeks. He aims to encourage other local clubs to put on events as well. Jarvis points out that the city of Seattle currently has five amateur boxing clubs---his own Hillman City Gym, the classic Bumblebee boxing club, the newer 10th Avenue and Southpark boxing clubs, and coach Cappy Kotz’s Capitol Hill Boxing Club. With the addiition of clubs in the near vicinity such as South Everett and Snohomish, Jarvis insists that 2001 can be a busy and eventful year for the Seattle amateur scene.

Amateur Schedule (so far) for 2001

January 5, 6, 7--The Medford Bulldogs Boxing Club hosts a two-part tournament including competition for the US Amateur Boxing senior Oregon championships, and the regional Silver Gloves--competition for boxers aged 10 through 15. The three day tournament takes place in the Olsrud Arena at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. The Silver Gloves region includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming and boxers from all five states will compete. Regional winners advance to the National Silver Glove Tournament in Lenexa, Kansas beginning on January 30 and continuing through February 3.

January 27--The Knott Street Boxing Club hosts an amateur smoker in their home arena at Matt Dishman Community Center in Portland. First bout starts at 7 p.m.

Jan.27 & 28--Tacoma Junior Golden Gloves-- at the Al Davies Boys & Girls Club in Tacoma.

Feb. 9 & 10--Tacoma Golden Gloves-- in Tacoma, WA

February 23 & 24---The West Portland Boxing Club hosts the annual Fred Enslow Amateur Tournament in their home arena, The Garden Home Recreation Center in Portland.

March 2 & 3---The Oregon Golden Gloves at the Multnomah Kennel Club dog track in Portland. March 8-16, The US Amateur Boxing, Inc. National Tournament takes place at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

March 30 & 31-- The Washington State Championship Tournament in Yakima, WA.

Also on March 30& 31--the Golden Glove Regional Tournament in Las Vegas.


a December 23, 2000 show hosted by Portland’s Grand Avenue Boxing Club took place at the Portland Police Athletic Association Club, also known as the Police Arena.

Results of the nine bouts (three rounds each) were as follows:

90 lbs, Chad Jackson of Summit Boxing club in Tacoma, Wa won over Caleb Leonard of Sweet Home Boxing in Sweet Home, OR.

125 lbs, Mike McCully of South Everett B.C. in Everett, Wa won over Adrian Garza of Tri-Cities Boxing Club in Burbank, WA.

130 lbs, Roger Cantrell of Summit B.C., Tacoma won over Jonathan Leonard of Sweet Home B.C.

160 lbs, Reggie Lowe of South Park Boxing Club in Seattle, WA. stopped Mike Lougheed of Hard Knox Boxing Club in Eugene, OR. in the first round.

160 lbs, Bo Fischer of Wilsonville Boxing club, Wilsonville, OR won over Nick Fry of Longview Boxing Club, Longview, WA.

175 lbs, Benji Raddick of the Kelso Boxing Club in Kelso, WA won by a dramatic knock-out of Nick Librande of the Grand Avenue Boxing Club in Portland, at 1:32 of the first round.

180 lbs, Chris Gale of Cal’s Olympic Boxing Club in Port Orchard, WA. won over Josue Cielos of South Park Boxing in Seattle.

Heavyweight Joe Gusman of Summit Boxing in Tacoma won by walkover after Chris LaGrasso of Longview Boxing Club, Longview, WA withdrew before the bout.

Super-heavyweight, Brian Torzewski of Tacoma Boxing Club, Tacoma, WA stopped Sean Lancaster of Kelso Boxing Club, Kelso, WA. by retirement after the second round.

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