Induction into The Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame and Surprise Party

cabbagetown-boxing-clubContributed by Jennifer Doiron

Johnny Kalbhenn was left almost speechless, as everyone knows that never happens! His fiancée Jennifer with the help of the amazing community came together at the Cabbagetown Boxing Club Friday May 4th to throw him a surprise party.  We would like to thank the following businesses for their generous contributions to this successful event: The Irv, Starbucks, Steak and Chops, The CYC staff, and everyone else for helping to put this all together.

 
Councillor Lucy Troisi presented a letter of congratulations from Toronto Mayor John Tory. Peter Wylie, head coach, mentor, and great friend to Johnny, had some very kind words to say about their many years together, with so many laughs. After an amazing night with great friends, past fighters, up and coming fighters, Johnny travelled to Woodstock on May 5th to receive his award and was inducted into The Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame.

 
Johnny has had a remarkable career starting at the age of 6 and boxing for the next 22 years. He became Canadian Campion (1981-1984 amateur) and (1989-1990 professional), placed 5th in The Common Wealth Games (1982), and placed 9th in the 1984 Olympics. With so many other amazing accomplishments in his career, he is exceedingly deserving of his induction into The Boxing Hall of Fame.  Congratulations Johnny!

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