GPSA Locations

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

Massari Arena
Pueblo, CO 81007

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

Top Panel
Friday, 03 December 2021

GPSA Meetings

Below are the TENTATIVE meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2022 calendar year. All meeting are held on the third Monday of the month in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

Jan. 17 Feb. 21 Mar. 21 Apr. 18
May 16 Aug. 22 Sept. 19 Oct. 17


Banquet Date/Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  The 2022 Banquet is tentatively set for Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Go to the Application tab above to download and fill out an application today.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Jerry Sisneros, President of the GPSA. His email address is

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Joseph "Joe Awful" Coffee

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S.

College:  Went to  the University of Denver

Boxing Career: Spent 10 years (1910-28) boxing professionally at the Flyweight division..."The Battling Newsboy of Pueblo" started his boxing career when he was 15 years old.  In his first year as a professional he whipped Sidney "Kid" Plank for the Flyweight Championship of Colorado...Joe won the Bantamweight division from Jimmy Kelleher of Trinidad and in 1922, still growing, He beat Don "Terror" Long for the Colorado Featherweight Championship... Coffee put together a record of 5 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw in 12 Featherweight fights...Others Coffee fought were: Sid Terris, Joe Black, Jimmie McLarnen, Joie Stanger, Stewart McLean, Jack Doyle, Eddie Shea, Fidel la Barba, Buddy Taylor, Billy Petrolle "The Fargo Express"

Date Opponent Location Win/Loss No. of Rounds
Feb. 2, 1922 Sidney (Kid) Belt Pueblo, CO W by Pts 10
Apr. 20, 1922 Frankie West  Denver, CO W by Pts  6
Aug. 22, 1923 Eddie Mack Albuquerque, NM L by DQ 6
Sept. 3, 1923 Eddie Mack Albuquerque, NM L by Pts 12
Sept. 3, 1924 Bud Hamilton Pueblo, CO L by KO 4
Oct. 17, 1924 Ernie (Kid) Ross Denver, CO W by Pts 3
Oct. 31, 1924 Bud Hamilton  Denver, CO DQ 4
Nov. 11, 1924 Joe (King) Leopold Denver, CO L by Pts 3
Jan. 27, 1925 Harry Bramer Denver, CO L by Pts 3
Dec. 13, 1927 Charley Lupica Denver, CO W by Pts 0
Feb. 28, 1928 Don Long Denver, CO  W by Pts 10
Apr. 27, 1928 Eddie Mack Denver, CO L by Pts 10













Coaching career: Joe was both a Boxing Coach and Football Trainer at the University of Denver

Achievements: In February of 1976, the GPSA sent a telegram to Joe “Awful” Coffee congratulating him on his Induction into the Colorado Hall of Fame

Occupation: Coffee was a contact Manager for the May Co., in Denver - before entering the restaurant business... Was the owner of the Ringside Lounge - 1120 Seventeenth St., Denver, CO

Personal: Passed away on March 7, 1994


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