Harold Mann Dies
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George boxing legend Harold Mann has passed away after a lengthy illness at the age of 78.
(at right, Harold Mann, image courtesy P.G. Sports Hall of Fame)
Inducted into the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame in 1997, Mann was an international champion boxer, coach and teacher.
As an amateur, he won four provincial titles and three national championships. In 1962 he won a gold medal at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Australia becoming the first and only B.C. boxer to win Commonwealth gold.
In the pro ranks he won all twelve of his bouts from 1963 to 1967. He is also a member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame.
Mann is survived by his wife and three sons.