Year of Induction: 2009
Yvon Durelle, the legendary “fighting fisherman” from Baie Ste. Anne, N.B., assumes his rightful place on the City of Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame. His career began in 1948 with a bout against Sonny Ramsay in Chatham, N.B. He fought many times in the arenas of Chatham and Newcastle, before expanding his spectacular career to the world stage. Durelle, to be inducted posthumously to the Miramichi Wall, is already a member of the New Brunswick Sports Wall of Fame (1971), the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame (1975), and the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame (1989).