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 Orvin Bud Combs

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Orvin Bud Combs

Birth
Rocky Rapids, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Death
27 Jun 1968 (aged 22)
Yale, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Burial
Williams Lake, Cariboo Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Memorial ID
177522838 View Source

Orvin was a small town farm boy who excelled and became a Boxing Champion at an early Age.He Won the Alberta Golden Boy Laurels in 1963 and this was his 3rd Big Boxing Coup for the year.He also won the 1962 Canadian 119 pound Championship in Toronto and the 125 pound Gold Metal at the Canadian Games trial at Weyburn Sask. On both occasions he was the Prime choice for the Canadian Boxing Empire Games in Perth Australia and the Pan American Games in Paulo Brazil but he was to young for both, by just 2 weeks for The Pan American. He achieved a great deal in a short period of time and all was achieved after suffering from a serious injury at the young age of 9. Orvin had his leg mangled in a plainer mill belt and was told he may never walk again, but he persevered and against the odds became a Real Champion in more ways than one.

Orvin was a small town farm boy who excelled and became a Boxing Champion at an early Age.He Won the Alberta Golden Boy Laurels in 1963 and this was his 3rd Big Boxing Coup for the year.He also won the 1962 Canadian 119 pound Championship in Toronto and the 125 pound Gold Metal at the Canadian Games trial at Weyburn Sask. On both occasions he was the Prime choice for the Canadian Boxing Empire Games in Perth Australia and the Pan American Games in Paulo Brazil but he was to young for both, by just 2 weeks for The Pan American. He achieved a great deal in a short period of time and all was achieved after suffering from a serious injury at the young age of 9. Orvin had his leg mangled in a plainer mill belt and was told he may never walk again, but he persevered and against the odds became a Real Champion in more ways than one.


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  • Created by: Theresa
  • Added: 19 Mar 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 177522838
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177522838/orvin-bud-combs: accessed ), memorial page for Orvin Bud Combs (20 May 1946–27 Jun 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 177522838, citing Williams Lake Cemetery, Williams Lake, Cariboo Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Maintained by Theresa (contributor 49179165) .