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Entering the world as Domenic Figliomeni in 1969, this exceptional athlete entered the boxing ring as Domenic 'Hollywood' Filane, when he joined the Schreiber Boxing Club in 1983. In just two short years he was making a name for himself at the provincial and national levels. Claiming a silver medal in the 80-85 lb Junior 'C' Light Flyweight division at the 1985 Ontario championships, he put in a bronze medal performance at his first ever appearance at the Canadians that year.

Returning to the ring following a three year hiatus, he earned a spot on the National team and claimed a bronze medal at the 1989 Canada Cup International Boxing Tournament. Crowned the 1990 Canadian champion, he represented Canada with distinction for more than a decade bringing home medals from around the world.

Included amongst his collection are medals from USA National and Detroit Golden Gloves championships, the 1996 Multi Nations Championships in Liverpool and the 1997 Francophone Games in Madagascar. Crowned the 1996 Sweden Box Open International Champion, he also earned gold medals for Canada in dual meets against teams from the USA, Italy and Ireland.

Competing in World Championships and attending both the 1995 and 1999 Pan Am Games, Domenic represented Canada in three Commonwealth Games, returning home with bronze medals from Auckland in 1990 and Victoria in 1994. A two-time Olympian, he proudly wore the maple leaf in Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996. A great ambassador for his hometown, whenever he got the chance, Domenic would also proudly display the Schreiber flag at sporting venues around the world.

Throughout all of the 1990s the Canadian Light Flyweight crown sat firmly atop this exceptional athlete's head. With 10 consecutive wins to his credit his name remains in the Canadian boxing record books as the first person ever to accomplish such a feat.

Hanging up his gloves in 2001, he returned to where it all began, operating Hollywood Filane Sportswear and passing on the knowledge he gained as a proud contributor to Canada's boxing history, to the next generation of Schreiber boxers.

Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 25, 2004

Domenic "Hollywood" Filane

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