Sports and Entertainment Publications, LLC announced today that Chuck Giampa, who served as a top boxing judge for decades in the sport, has been named ratings chairman for THE RING Magazine, the international best selling boxing magazine which was founded in 1922.
THE RING, long considered by the industry as the “The Bible of Boxing,” pioneered the concept of boxing rankings and has been awarding the prestigious Ring Championship belt to genuine world champions since heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey first received the belt in 1922. THE RING Ratings are compiled by the Ratings Chairman, the Editorial Board, and the Ratings Panel consisting of leading boxing journalists from around the world.
Fights qualifying for the THE RING Championship belt are determined by the Ratings Chairman and the Editorial Board under the guidance of THE RING‘s Championship Policy. Since then, over 300 additional Ring Champions have been crowned, with the most recent Ring Champion being Junior Welterweight, Danny Garcia on July 14, 2012.
Giampa was appointed as a judge in 1984 and has had an illustrious career, judging many memorable championship fights including the Holyfield-Tyson II “Bite Night” fight and the Holyfield-Bowe “Fan Man” fight. He has judged over 130 world championship fights in addition to many regional and international title fights in Italy, England, Wales, France, Germany, Panama, Argentina, Korea and Japan. He retired from his position as a boxing judge in 2008 to pursue a career as a boxing consultant and continue as a sports columnist.
“I love boxing and have stayed very involved in the sport since my retirement as a top boxing judge,” said Giampa, who has recently spent his time as an international boxing consultant and sports columnist. “I am honored to accept this position as THE RING Magazine Ratings Chairman and look forward to guiding the process of selecting future champions for THE RING Magazine. I know how important it is for fighters to receive this title and I will make sure the process of selecting these worthy champions is fair and of the highest standards.”