Gary Shaw Passes at 79

Sad to report the passing Gary Shaw, 79, who has been successful at many levels in the boxing business. As a boxing regulator, Shaw worked for 28 years with New Jersey Athletic Commission. He jumped across the aisle to then became Cheif Operating Officer for Main Events for 2.5 years, culiminating with the megafight between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson. He then started Gary Shaw Productions, where he had a long successful run, mainly working with Showtime. In August 2021, Shaw joined the WBA as Chief of Staff to WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza. Shaw had struggled with health problems in his later years.

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  • Thank you for your contribution, Gary Shaw and congrats on a life well lived.

  • Great humble and kind professional. May he rest in Peace and may God comfort his family and loved ones…

  • Had a very good run as promoter, always wondered what happened to GSP. Rest in peace Sir

  • Def a familiar face around the NJ Boxing scene. Sorry to hear he’s been having health problems. Had a great run, and well-deserved rest.

  • Myself and Brad Goodman were matchmakers for a series of shows @ Edgewater Casino Laughlin, Nevada for many years.
    Gary was tough guy, no nonsense, no excuse that I respected and for me was a daily reminder this industry of boxing is a serious business and not a game.

    Peter Mckinn

  • Gary was a tough guy, no non-sense and no excuse promoter. Myself and Brag Goodman were matchmakers @ Edgewater Casino for GSP.
    I respected his tough line to work hard and his understanding that boxing is not a game.

    Pedro Mckinn

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