Born July 27th, 1933, Hargett has been involved behind the scenes of boxing for the better part of his adult life. A former director of the North Carolina Golden Gloves, he has been involved with amateur boxing in the state for more than 25 years and has been the driving force behind the Carolinas Golden Gloves in Charlotte. A longtime member of the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame Board of Directors, Hargett often mentor amateur boxing directors all over the southeast.

Hargett is a retired insurance agent who was born and reared in Charlotte NC. He served in the US Army from 1950-1953 and has held the title of National Commander for the Regular Veterans Association since 1986. Hargett is a past president of the West Mecklenburg Optimist Club, a Mason and a Shriner.

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