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Kai Yip

Boxing Athlete - Inducted 1978

Kai Yip started boxing in 1954 at the age of fourteen and competed in over 100 bouts during his career. In 1954, he claimed the Provincial Junior 100 lb. boxing championship, and in 1955, he won both the 110 lb. title and the Golden Gloves. He was the Provincial Senior and Golden Glove 112 lb. Champion in 1956. That same year, he was the Canadian Champion in that class. Kai Yip won the Provincial Senior and Canadian Senior Championship in the 119 lb. class in 1958. He represented Canada at the British Empire Games in Wales.

After Induction

He coached in Lethbridge, and volunteered his time with many local organizations. He was the Canadian Olympic Teams Boxing Coach in 1984.


1985 - Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame

1987 - Canadian Amateur Boxing Hall of Fame


Kai Yip passed away February 15, 2017 in Lethbridge.