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Allan Bayne (2005)

Boxing Athlete

He was an eight-time Silver Gloves champion, nine-time B.C. champion and 11-time Golden Gloves champion. On two occasions, Prince George’s Allan Bayne was named Golden Boy, an honour shared by only two other fighters in B.C. boxing history. In more than 160 amateur boxing matches, the Spruce Capital Boxing Club southpaw came out on the losing end just 23 times. He won a further three matches as a professional.

Bayne’s prowess in the amateur ranks extended well beyond the borders of B.C. His boxing career included wins at the Houston and Tacoma Golden Gloves tournaments and at the prestigious Blue and Gold tournament in Los Angeles in 1992. In late 1993, Bayne, after finishing runner-up four times at nationals, won the light middleweight (156 pounds) gold medal at the Canadian Amateur Boxing Championships in Winnipeg. In 1994 at the age of 22, he reached the final of the light middleweight division at the St. Georges Challenge Cup in Liverpool, England. Despite not being able to finish his fight due to a cut forehead after butting heads with his Russian opponent, Bayne was still voted top boxer at the 18-country tournament.

Later that year, as the only B.C. boxer on Team Canada, he competed at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria. Bayne lost by knockout in the first round to Rival Cadeau of Seychelles, who at the time was the eighth-ranked light middleweight in the world.


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