1980, Art Fry (Boxing)

artfryArt Fry was inducted to the Hall of Fame for his achievement as an athlete, coach and builder of boxing in the Yukon.

He was born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1912 and by age 16 he was a professional boxer. He boxed for two years as a pro in Vancouver and in 1929 moved to Dawson City. By 1931 he was boxing again and distinguished himself as the Yukon/Alaska champion in several weight classes. Art Fry retired from the ring in 1941.

Not only was Art an athlete but he developed boxing throughout the territory. In 1970 he founded a new boxing club in Dawson City and coached many athletes at the recreational and competitive level. He was also instrumental in forming the Yukon Amateur Boxing Association. His contributions to boxing and his community were recognized by being awarded the 1977 Coach of the Year award from the Yukon Sports Federation (now Sport Yukon) and the 1980 Lifestyle Award from the Government of Canada. Art Fry passed away on June 24, 1994 in Dawson City, Yukon, at the age of 81.