Syd Vanderpool

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Syd “The Jewel” Vanderpool (born September 23, 1972 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) [1] was a NABO (North American Boxing Organization) champion boxer (super middleweight), ranked #1 in the world in 2004 by the International Boxing Federation. Vanderpool fought world champions Bernard Hopkins and Jeff Lacey, and had a victory over Glen Johnson.[2]

After retiring from competitive boxing in May 2005 with a professional record of 35 wins and 4 losses with 23 ko's, Vanderpool became the CEO of the Boxing By Syd Athletic Centre in Kitchener. [3] The youngest of five brothers, Vanderpool was encouraged by his father, who build a full size boxing ring in their backyard. According to Vanderpool, success is not about how great of a boxer one can be, but is measured by the quality of meaningful relationships acquired while working toward a goal.[2]

Syd also has 3 children Alexus, Wynter and Jaelen with his wife Michelle who he has been married to since 2002.


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