Photographer Stacey Snyder, formerly Stacey Verbeek, sadly passed away last week after being a part of the boxing family for years.
Predominantly based out of Dallas, Texas, Snyder followed the careers of Errol Spence Jr., Jamel Herring, and Mo Hooker as the three world champions rose through the ranks.
Snyder eventually branched out to cover broader events once the trio hit the world stage.
Contacting World Boxing News early on, Stacey permitted the use of all access shots without stipulation, for which we will always be thankful.
Learning of her premature death was a hard blow to take. WBN will miss receiving emails from Stacey whenever a big fight is in town.
Herring, who Stacey covered until the end of his career in May, led the tributes.
“One of the best people in boxing you could have in your corner and life,” said the former world titleholder.
Legendary trainer Freddie Roach added: “You will be deeply missed, Stacey. Rest in Peace, my friend.
“My most sincere condolences to the Snyder family and all those affected by this loss.”
You will be deeply missed, Stacey. Rest In Peace, my friend. My most sincere condolences to the Snyder family and all those affected by this loss #boxing #friend #family #community #photographer @dallas_boxing @WildCardBoxing1 @KingGabRosado @GoldenBoyBoxing @DAZNBoxing pic.twitter.com/Le1j6WE1zm
— Freddie Roach (@FreddieRoach) July 23, 2022
Since her passing, a common theme of how great a person she was is the best tribute to Stacey’s kind nature.
She will be missed
Boxing man Jeff Zimmerman captured a ten-count for Stacey Snyder held over the weekend and aired his views on his YouTube channel.
Boxing Photographer Stacey Snyder passed away this past week. Stacey was one of the most beloved individuals in the sport of boxing,” said Zimmerman,
“Whether you were a world champion or a four-round fighter, Stacey was always there to help not only in the ring but, just as importantly, outside.
From Dallas, she was a mainstay in the DFW fight scene and once owned the home gym, Maple Ave Boxing Gym, to unified welterweight champ Errol Spence Jr.
She recently was the photographer for former champion Jamel Herring’s fight week, who promptly retired after the fight.
Stacey was respected and loved by fellow photographers, promoters, managers, media, matchmakers, and all of boxing.
She will be missed by her family, friends, and all of boxing who knew her and loved her. She was a gem of a person. RIP, my friend.”
World Boxing News would like to send condolences to the Snyder family at this difficult time.
Stacey Snyder was one of us.
Phil Jay is an experienced boxing news writer.
Editor of World Boxing News since 2010.