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Out of Darkness: The Spider Jones Story ECW Press

Spider Jones was born in 1947. In the summer of 1958 he began working at the Windsor Arena. At a very young age he had the opportunity to meet many famous musicians that helped inspire a love of music. However, it was a chance meeting with famous radio deejay Alan Freed that first fostered his dream of a career in broadcasting.

During a turbulent young adulthood, which included gang activity, Spider spent time as a sparing partner with many famous boxers including Mohammed Ali. In 1979, at the age of 30, Spider Jones followed his dreams and enrolled in broadcast journalism at Seneca

Out of Darkness: The Spider Jones Story ECW Press

  College. Following graduation George Chuvalo gave Jones his big break as the co-host of a television series called ‘Famous Knockouts’. In 1987 Jones launched
his radio program ‘The Spider’s Web’ on CHWO Radio in Oakville. The Spider’s Web soon moved to a new home on CFRB 1010 AM in Toronto.

In 1996 Spider Jones was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame as a journalist/commentator. Also in 1996 he was named the Canadian Boxing Commentator of the Year. Spider Jones is also a highly sought after motivational speaker. In 2005 Spider Jones was the Master of Ceremonies for the very successful ‘Fight Night at the Caboto’ hosted by the African Canadian Community Centre of Windsor and Essex County. For more information on Spider Jones please visit www.spiderjones.com.
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