He put boxing and London on the map in the 1990s when he was named Canadian amateur boxer of the year in 1994 and competed in the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta. Casey began his boxing career with the East End Club at the tender age of 13 and under the tutelage of the late Ken McNorgan, his coach and trainer, blossomed into an accomplished athlete. Among his early victories was gold medal in the 1989 Ontario Winter Games and a silver in the 1991 Games. He also won the 1991 Golden Gloves in Dettroit. He was several times Canadian champion in intermediate and senior divisions, fighting mostly at 57 kg.
Casey was a true ambassador for London as he competed for Team Canada in many international competitions. He took silver medals in the Liverpool, Eng. multi-nation meet and the Copenhagen Cup, lost in round 2 of the world championships in Berlin, won gold in the Oceanic Cup in Cali, Colombia and was a silver medallist in the North American championships in Puerto Rico.
Casey retired after the 1996 Olympics, his dream of boxing in the Olympics fulfilled despite not winning a medal. There he fought his 100th and last amateur bout — a first-round defeat at the hands of South African Phillip Nbou that ended with a controversial referee stoppage. This leftl him with a record of 81 wins and 19 losses. Certainly he was London’s most successful boxer of the past 25 years.