GPSA Locations

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

GPSA Room
Massari Arena
CSU-Pueblo
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 jrrysis@yahoo.com

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William M. "Billy" Yalotz

Occupation: Spent 10 years as an amateur and professional boxer (1929-39) in the welterweight division...Worked as a boxing trainer and coach for six years (1935-41).

Achievements: Yalotz had approximately 147-25 amateur and professional fights based on information in his scrapbook and personal fighting log book...Amassed a total record of 97-38-12 with a professional mark of 48-25-7...Won 30 fights by knock-out and 18 professionally... Scored 67 decisions and five technical knock-outs as an amateur and recorded 12 draws and 25 decisions as a professional...Lost a total of 38 fights, seven by draw...He lost only one fight by a knock-out. That fight was shortly after his father died and Yalotz felt he just wasn’t 100% ready to fight under the circumstances... He fought all over Colorado, in the Cleveland, Ohio area (his brother lived in Cleveland) and had quite a few fights in California...While in California he fought in two World Champions' camps - Jackie Fields when he fought Young Cobet III and also Jimmy McLarnin when he was training to fight Young Corbet III... An article in his scrap book from the Evening Harold & Express by Sid Ziff confirmed that Bill Yalotz caught McLarnin twice with his left hand (Bill was a Southpaw) once "sat McLarnin on his seat and the other staggered him back on his heels."..He was also very involved with the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion working as a fighter and later as a coach and trainer to teach young fighters and help develop local boxing talent...Yalotz also fought at the Steel YMCA...

Personal: Passed away in 1988 at age of 80...Inducted posthumously into the GPSA Hall of Fame in 2012.

 

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