Chris was one of the many outstanding boxers that were part of the North West Eagles Boxing Club in North Vancouver. His primary coach was his uncle Elio Ius. Another key boxer at the club during the Ius boxing journey in the Seventies was Les Hamilton. Others were Dan Wright and David Ius.
Chris Ius was a four-time senior national boxing champion in 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1976. During this six-year period some of the other top ranked champions were Carmen Rinke, Chris Clarke, Clevland Denny,Ian Clyde, Marv Arneson and Sid McKnight.