Sad news to report. Longtime Beltway trainer Vardell McCann passed away earlier this week reportedly of a heart attack.
McCann was a part of the Beltway Boxing scene for more than 50 years, first as a boxer, then as a trainer, primarily at the Hillcrest Boxing Gym. Also, McCann worked with the celebrated "Hard Corps" group of Derrell Coley, Reggie Green, Gerry Payne and Reuben Bell.
McCann was very well respected throughout the community. As recently as this past February, McCann was among many legendary local figures honored by the Potomac Valley Association of USA Boxing for his service. Vardell McCann was a truly wonderful person who was a pleasure to know. He will truly be missed!