Larry Hazzard Sr. A onetime world-class referee, Hazzard became executive director of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board in 1985 and ran it with an iron fist until his unexpected (to some) dismissal on Nov. 14, 2007. Hazzard's abrasive management style didn't always set well with fighters, managers and promoters, but no one could say he wasn't hands-on and fully involved with the administration of boxing in his state.

- Bernard Fernandez