Chris Ius

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Chris Ius (born January 14, 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a retired boxer from Canada, who represented his native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1972. In both tournaments he was eliminated in the third round.

Boxing Club[edit]

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[1] and David Ius.[2]

Canadian Championships[edit]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1973 Boxing BC ranking of top boxers in British Columbia
  2. ^ "BC Amateur Boxing News"
  3. ^ Boxing Canada archives