Stanley Christodoulou

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Stanley Christodoulou (Greek: Χριστοδούλου) (born 31 January 1944 in Johannesburg) is a South African international boxing judge and referee. Christodoulou has judged bouts in his native South Africa, as well as internationally with the WBA, with whom he is involved in leaderships roles dealing with officiating. He began his boxing career in 1963 and refereed his first world title bout in 1973 when Romeo Anaya and Arnold Taylor fought for the world bantamweight title.[1]

Christodoulou was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York on 13 June 2004. He was the first man to referee world title fights in all 17 weight categories, and the third to oversee 100 world title bouts. Christodoulou served as executive director of the South African Boxing Board of Control, and has twice been named South African boxing's 'Man of the Year'.

He is a member of the World Boxing Association's International Officials Committee, and in 1980 was named the WBA's 'Referee of the Year'.[2]

Some of the notable bouts Christodoulou has refereed include:

Thomas Hearns v Pipino Cuevas

Aaron Pryor v Alexis Argüello (First bout)

Marvin Hagler v Roberto Durán

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http://www.southafrica.info/about/sport/greats/stanley-christodoulou.htm#.USPNe6WW8uc

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