Syd "The Jewel Vanderpool" - Hanging Up The Gloves?

28.04.05 - Former #1 ranked super middleweight boxer in the world, Syd “The Jewel” Vanderpool plans to make a career announcement Sunday, May 1st, 3:00pm at Philthy McNasty’s 50 Westmount Road North in Waterloo. Following the announcement, the community is invited to celebrate and offer up congratulations..

Boxing since the age of six, the 32-year-old Kitchener native has been lauded for his exceptional abilities and his world-class caliber. The former provincial and national amateur champion finished with a stellar amateur record of 90-11.

Turning professional as a middleweight boxer, Vanderpool turned pro in March 1993. His professional record stands at 35-4 23KOs. Vanderpool was the North American Champion from 1997-1988, and he challenged for two world titles in 2000 and 2004.

Syd has a passion for working with young people. He speaks, and does boxing clinics at many area schools in the community. His goal is to open The Destiny Centre, a youth facility that will empower champion athletes and build champion citizens.

Photo: Jean Heguy

Article posted on 28.04.2005

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