Posted by Press Releases on Sep 6, 2011
The demise of a Canadian boxing team

The demise of a Canadian boxing team

After unlocking his pub on a recent weekday morning, boxer Mike Strange pulls out a photocopied picture of the Canadian team from a 1989 tour of Africa.
Half the fighters in the photo are now dead, missing, drug addicts or ex-cons.

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A couple of years ago, John Stevenson, a former Canadian junior team boxer from Newfoundland, stopped by the Highland Tap to visit his old teammate Strange, a three-time Olympian at his Niagara Falls pub.

“We were telling stories and laughing when he said, ‘Did you hear that Geronimo’s dead?’ ” Strange said.

Strange was taken aback.

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