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THE WBO MOURNS THE PASSING OF STAN GALLUP

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Stan Gallup.

The entire World Boxing Organization family is greatly saddened by the passing of Stan Gallup, World Boxing Organization Vice President and “New Mexico’s Mr. Boxing.” Stan died Saturday, February 21, 2009 at the age of 86. Stan was a devoted family man, a success in his business, and an invaluable contributor to Boxing at every level.


Stan had an illustrious military career, serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. After the war, Stan was a co‐owner of a New Mexico radio station and he later founded and operated a successful sporting goods business and was a member of the Board of Advisors to Ringside Boxing Gear.

Stan was devoted to boxing, participating as an athlete, a ring official, and an administrator. Stan was a member of the WBO Executive Board and WBO Vice President at the time of his death. On hearing of Stan’s passing, Francisco Valcarcel, WBO President said, “Stan was a great personal friend to me and a great source of experience, wisdom, counsel and judgment to the WBO. The WBO and the entire world of Boxing will miss Stan dearly.” Stan was also a member of the Board of Directors of the North American Boxing Organization. Said NABO Executive Director Mark Reels, “Stan was a great friend and a valued NABO Director. It is a blessing that Stan was active and vital his entire life. I talked to him last week and he told me he had a great time supervising a NABO Championship in Montreal on January 30, 2009.”

Known as “New Mexico’s Mr. Boxing” Stan participated in the administration of professional boxing in New Mexico and consulted on the organization of boxing commissions for several Indian Tribal Boxing Commissions.

Stan was particularly devoted to amateur boxing. He founded the Golden Gloves of America Tournament in 1964, organized its geographical franchise system which is still in place today, and was Executive Director from 1968 until 1999. Stan was elected to the Golden Gloves of America Hall of Fame in 1979 and continued to serve the Golden Gloves until his death.


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