Fight fans mourn death of long-time boxing judge Chuck Giampa

June 20, 2018 9:24 AM
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Fight fans are mourning the death last week of long-time Nevada boxing judge Chuck Giampa.

The popular and respected Giampa started his career in 1985 at Caesars Palace and judged his last fight in 2008.

The boxing website fightnews.com notes that Giampa judged 458 bouts in his a career that included all the major fighters of the era, including: Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Oscar de la Hoya, Marco Antonio Barrera – Rocky Juarez, Jermain Taylor – Ronald “Winky” Wright, Pernell Whitaker – Oscar de la Hoya, Erik Morales – Manny Pacquiao, Cory Spinks – Zab Judah, Lennox Lewis – David Tua, Paulie Ayala – Johnny Tapia, Michael Moorer – George Foreman, Lennox Lewis – Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson (rematch) –and others.

Fellow judge Richard Steele, told fightnews.com, “Boxing not only lost one of the best judges of all time, but the world lost a wonderful person and I lost a great friend. God bless him and may he now rest in peace.”

Giampa, 75, passed locally in a hospice facility