It’s is a sad day today in New Zealand boxing, as another Senior boxing judge has passed away from a long battle of cancer. John Gillespie passed away 6th of November, Sunday afternoon.
Gillespie has been a long time member of NZPBA, a senior official and current Vise President. In his officiating career he has achieved much including:
Refereeing on the Cameron vs Tua undercard, Anthony Mundine vs Xavier Toliver, Two Joseph Parker fights, Three Robert Berridge fights, Six Gunnar Jackson fights and
Judged Cameron vs Minto, Three Gunnar Jackson fights, Robert Berridge vs Daniel MacKinnon, IBF middleweight title Final eliminator Sam Soliman vs Giovanni Lorenzo and Jeff Horn vs Fernando Ferreira da Silva.
To Leslie and family and all the extended family we express our Deepest Sympathy and Condolences on your loss, and we mourn the sad loss to the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association Inc of a fine member and Ring Official.
John will be sincerely missed by us all.
May he rest in peace