From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)
Stoner, Fred T., Sr.
(born: 1908 - died: 1981) In 1960, Fred T. Stoner, Sr. was the first African American to be named to the Kentucky Boxing Commission. Stoner was a boxing trainer in Louisville, KY, for Cassius M. Clay [Muhammad Ali], Rudell Stitch, and other lesser known boxers. In addition to being a trainer, Stoner was also a barber, and is listed in the 1939-40 Caron's Louisville (Kentucky) City Directory. Fred T. Stoner, Sr. died in Jeffersonville, IN, on November 1, 1981, and is buried in Louisille Cemetery in Louisville, KY [source: Indiana Death Certificate #81-046956]. For more see "Another first," Los Angeles Sentinel, 03/03/1960, p.C6; and "Kentucky Boxing Commission selects first Negro," Jet, 03/17/1960.