Daren Zenner Wiki – Daren Zenner Biography
Daren Zenner, the Canadian boxer with 27 wins, has died suddenly. Zenner was ranked 7th in the world at one point in his career. Zenner fought his first professional bout in 1990 and retired in 2000.
According to his obituary, Zenner died on May 13. He was 48 years old. Zenner would have turned 49 on May 30. His passing is described as “sudden.” Zenner is survived by his four daughters.
Facts You Need to Know
30 May 1971, Grande Prairie, Canada
13 May 2020
Early Life, Family
Zenner grew up in Bezanson, a hamlet in northern Alberta, 250 miles east of Edmonton. According to an article written by Zenner’s mother, Wanda, for the website Discover Bezanson, Zenner was a track-and-field athlete, as well as a basketball, hockey and fastball player in his youth. Wanda Zenner wrote that it was Zenner’s grandfather, who had boxed in the army, who turned his grandson on to boxing. As a result, the family turned their family garage into a boxing gym. Wanda Zenner said her son fought his first-ever boxing match at the age of 14.
Zenner is survived by his four daughters Francesca, Amanda, Christy, Danielle.
Zenner won a gold medal at the Alberta Winter Games in 1988. Following that victory, Zenner moved to Edmonton to begin professional training, his mother wrote in 2019. Wanda Zenner said her son’s first trainer was Canadian boxing champion Ken Lakusta.
Zenner fought his first professional fight in July 1990. His first fight was a victory over Mexican fighter Ariel Conde in Las Vegas, according to BoxRec. Zenner moved to the Bronx, New York, in 1991 to continue his professional training. Over a 12-month period between October 1994 and October 1995, Zenner won the USBA Regional Super Middleweight Championship, the Westchester USBA Championship and the New York State Super Middleweight Championship.
Over the course of his career, Zenner fought 33 times, winning 27 with 19 knockouts. In December 1997, Zenner fought in a major fight for the WBO Light Heavyweight Title against champion Dariusz Michaelczewski in Hamburg, Germany. The fight was stopped in the 6th round “due to cuts.”
Zenner’s final fight was a victory over Robert Thomas in July 2000 in Covington, Tennessee.
Death and Cause of Death
An obituary on the Bear Creek Funeral Home web site says Daren Zenner died suddenly on May 13. He would have turned 49 this year.
The retired boxer grew up in Bezanson.
His obituary says he won gold at the 1988 Alberta Winter Games, then moved to Edmonton then to the U.S. to pursue his career.
He won the USBA Regional Super Middleweight championship in 1994, then won the Westchester USBA and New York State Middleweight championships in 1995.