Spider “Chuck” Jones
Lifetime Achievement Award
Award Sponsor BBPA
An award winning journalist in both the music and boxing fields, Jones is a three time former amateur Golden Glove Champion and was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of fame in 1996. Spider was recently voted “Boxing Commentator and M.C. of the Year” by the Board of Governors for the World Boxing Federation.
Spider is also a highly popular motivational speaker who is much admired for his diligent work among the youth. His inspirational life story “Out of the Darkness” reveals his amazing rise from the impoverished, gang infested, inner-city projects of Detroit and Windsor and how, as a grade five dropout, he eventually returned to school at the age of thirty to become an honour student. Spider’s favourite thing is talking to his Nighthawks, whether it be about sports, entertainment, or hot issues.