Local world-class boxer to be honoured at awards
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this story contains images and names of people who have passed away.
AS CURRENT and former Queensland boxers prepare to gather on the Gold Coast next week for their annual awards day, one of South Burnett's own will be recognised at the prestigious ceremony.
World champion Cherbourg boxer Jeffrey "Mitta” Dynevor, who passed away in 2008, will be inducted into the Queensland Hall of Fame along with two other inductees.
On Sunday, July 21 the induction ceremony will be held at Association's Club House in Yatala.
Mr Dynevor's nephew Jeffrey Dynevor, who was named after his uncle, said their family was proud to be attending the event next week.
"We are very happy for our uncle who has been recognised for all of his achievements as boxer,” Mr Dynevor said.
Queensland Retired Boxing and Supporters Association President Scott Tweedie said he will be doing the presentation about Mr Dynevor's life and his induction.
"It's a spectacular sight to see so many boxers in the one place who fly in from all over the country just to be at the event,” Mr Tweedie said.
"I didn't know Jeffrey physically but we both trained at Taroom for boxing.”
"He left just before I started training there with Henry Jarvis,” he said.
"Henry used to always talk to me about Jeffrey Dynevor, Eddie Barney and Adrian Blair who were all phenomenal boxers from Cherbourg.”
Mr Tweddie said in order to be inducted into the Hall of Fame the boxer has "to tick a lot of boxes off on the criteria.”
As the first Aboriginal person to win a Commonwealth gold medal, Mr Tweedie said the world-class boxer was definitely a worthy inductee.
Mr Dynevor along with the mayor of Cherbourg, Arnold Murray and other family members will be in attendance as Mr Tweedie inducts the Cherbourg boxer into the Hall of Fame.
The other two boxers who are being inducted along side Mr Dynevor are Gavin Topp, a professional boxer and and Ronald Doo, a former heavy weight champion.