THE BEAVER BOXING CLUB in 1980By Brian Zelley
Before the action started on May 26, 1980 at the
Civic Centre at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Canada, there
would be a message from coach JOE SANDULO to all
that would be in attendance at the boxing show titled
The Beaver Boxing Club presents "A CARD OF CHAMPIONS"
The message from Joe and the Beaver Boxing Club was addressed
to Ian Clyde and the Canadian National Boxing Team.
Joe's opening line was to the point with great emotion:
"...I want to take this opportunity to say two things,
A very happy welcome to all the boxers and officials of the
Canadian Boxing Team and a sad farewell to one of their
members, our own IAN CLYDE. - Joe Sandulo
By all expectations, this would be Ian's last amateur bout
After his amateur days, Ian turned pro.
OLYMPIC MOMENTS for JOEY and IAN
Joey Sandulo was part of the 1948 Canadian Olympic
boxing team along with Frederick Daigle, Armand Savoie,
Eddie Haddad, Clifford Blackburn, John Keenan, and
Ian Clyde was part of the 1976 team that included:
Sid McKnight, Chris Ius, Camille Huard,
Chris Clarke, Carmen Rinke, Micael Prevost and
ian would also be part of the select few that would be picked for our 1980 Olympic team, but International politics would crush the hopes of Ian and the team, and it would be Ian that would take the lead role in accepting the disappointment with dignity and grace.