Name: Gary Shaw
Birthplace: Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA
Hometown: New Jersey, USA
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Gary Shaw began his professional affiliation with boxing in 1971, when he was appointed Inspector to the New Jersey State Athletic Control Commission (NJSAC) by the chairman, former World Heavyweight Champion Jersey Joe Walcott. Shaw's 28-year tenure with NJSAC included a promotion to Chief Inspector followed by his nomination by Governor Florio and confirmation by the State Senate to the State's Regulatory Board, formerly the NJSAC, a position he held until 1999, when he became the Chief Operating Officer of Main Events, a boxing promotional company.
Many of the biggest grossing boxing events in the sport's history were promoted or co-promoted by Gary Shaw as COO of Main Events, including Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson, the biggest grossing pay-per-view fight with 1.8 million PPV buys, generating approximately $103 million in gross PPV revenue; Felix Trinidad vs. Fernando Vargas, Lennox Lewis vs. Vitali Klitschko, Ronald Wright vs. Felix Trinidad, Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo (1st meeting), Jose Luis Castillo vs. Diego Corrales (2nd meeting), Ronald Wright vs. Shane Mosley (1st meeting) and Ronald Wright vs. Shane Mosley (2nd meeting). As well, Shaw has also promoted or co-promoted many of our generation's greatest world champions, including: Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Shane Mosley, Fernando Vargas, Arturo Gatti, Ronald (Winky) Wright, Manny Pacquiao, and Diego Corrales.
Shaw created the initial concept and helped develop the TV series ShoBox: The New Generation, a live boxing program that continues to run monthly on Showtime. Shaw has promoted or co-promoted events at many of the world's most famous venues, including Staples Center, Madison Square Garden, The Playboy Mansion, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace, Wynn Las Vegas, Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Mohegan Sun Hotel Casino and Chumash Casino Resort, and international events in St. Martin, China, Poland and England. Shaw has worked in partnership with HBO, Showtime, ESPN2 and SKY, and all have televised many of the events Mr. Shaw has promoted or co-promoted. Shaw also negotiated the international sale of many of his televised events, including closed circuit and Pay-Per-View. Shaw resides in New Jersey.