GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

GPSA Room
Massari Arena
Colo State Univ.- Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

Top Panel
Tuesday, 21 November 2017

GPSA Meetings

Below is a list of remaining meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2017 calendar year. All meeting held on the third Monday from Jan. to May and Aug. through Nov. in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

 Nov. 20

Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  Go to the Application Tab above to download and fill out an application today.

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Q.B. Pryor

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1935.
                                      
Boxing Career: Started boxing in 1928 at age 11...At age 13, Q.B. became champion in his weight class...Boxed as an amateur until age 17 and posted a win-loss record of 96-7...Pryor was the Colorado Middle Weight 1940 until drafted in 1943 WWII...Reigned as Rocky Mt. Champion for a time...he won the state titles in Texas (1939) and Idaho (1943)...Q.B. was forced to retire from boxing because of a War injury at 27...He had boxed for 16 years and had a total of 115 Pro fights.

Classic Matches: On August 18, 1941, fighting under the name of "Billy Pryor" fought the World Middleweight Champion Tony Zale in Milwaukee, WI...The crowd swelled to more than 135,000 (still recognized as the highest non-paid attendance in boxing history)...The non-title fight at Juneau Park was a promotion for the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Pabst Brewing Co...The Fight was a good one, with underdog Pryor knocking the Champ down twice...In the 9th Round Pryor was knocked down for the ninth and last time...Q.B. received $750.00 for the fight...Jack Dempsey was the referee...That fight was the first of two fights which ended with Pryor on the deck...On April 8, 1942 Pryor lost a 10 round decision loss to Ezzard Charles in Ezzard's hometown of Cincinnati, OH, who became the NBA Heavyweight Champion of the World.

What They Said: "I am certain that Q.B. will be a strong candidate for honor by GPSA and his many accomplishments in the world of boxing can be matched by no one." -- Samuel J. Corsentino  

"I turned pro so he could eat!" -- Q.B. Pryor

Occupation: Pryor worked as a steel worker at the CF&I before retiring in 1979.

Personal: Lived in Pueblo with his wife, Irene Dunn... Passed away on November 19, 2000.

 

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