Dr. Julian Compton [1940-2010] was a humanities professor at Florida A&M University, boxing researcher and long-time member of the International Boxing Research Organization. He was the designer of Data Boxing, a comprehensive boxing simulation game that started as a research project in 1967. The heavyweights in Data Boxing were evaluated on up to 155 variables. Data Boxing was featured in the December 1977 edition of Ring Magazine, the May 1977 and December 1977 editions of Boxing Illustrated, The People's Almanac , Computer Sports Matchups  and in the December 13th, 2006 issue of the Tallahassee Democrat. Dr. Compton co-authored The World Champion Boxing Quiz and Computer Sports Matchups. He was also a contributor to Boxing Illustrated magazine, Table Top Sports and All Sports Digest.