Bryan Gibson

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For those of a similar name, see Brian Gibson (disambiguation).

Bryan Gibson (born November 10, 1947 in Kentville, Nova Scotia) is a retired boxer from Canada, who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics, and is the first boxer of African descent from Nova Scotia (and possibly all of Canada) to compete in the Olympics. There he was defeated in the first round of the men's middleweight division (– 75 kilograms) by East Germany's Bernd Wittenburg. He now coaches the Evangaline Trail Amateur Boxing Club in Kentville, Nova Scotia (his hometown). He has coached a variety of amateur boxers including some amateur national champions and a gold medallist at the most recent Canada Games. He is also a bus driver for the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board in Nova Scotia, Canada.