08Jun/16
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Tribute to Muhammad Ali

Tolling of the Bell – For all the boxing fans who have attended a boxing match, and heard the bell toll ten times for a boxer who has passed, the forlorn sound is forever imprinted on one’s heart.  Muhammad Ali’s death has reminded us all of the simple solace that sad sound makes, but it is not enough.

THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME was truly a champ for his bravado and his bragging, his dangerous and damaging fists and his fancy footwork, and his courage through it all:  winning the Olympic medal, losing his medal, beating the best, becoming world champ and then stripped of that honor, losing to the best, beating the best, again, and grace under the pressure of Parkinson’s.

Unfortunately, stripping Muhammad Ali of his title came at the hand of Boxing Commissions in 1967, but that was before the creation of the Muhammad Ali Act and such an action would never happen again without a vote of the entire Association of Boxing Commissions in an open meeting.   The Association of Boxing Commissions feels honored to have our name forever tied to the name of the ‘The Champ’ through the Muhammad Ali Act (the federal professional boxing act that offers safety and anti-exploitation measures).

The tolling of the bell is not enough to comfort us for the loss of Ali.  So let us suffer now, and attempt to “live the rest of our lives as a champion.”

10Feb/16
Dennis Munson Jr.

Wisconsin Assembly approves bill to regulate all combat sports

The Assembly passed a bill Tuesday to regulate all unarmed combat sports that involve blows to the head, a measure introduced after the death of an amateur kickboxer in Milwaukee.

The bill passed on a voice vote without debate. The measure now moves to the Senate, where it will receive a committee hearing on Wednesday.

The bipartisan measure comes in the wake of the death of Dennis Munson Jr. who died after an unregulated kickboxing bout in Milwaukee in March 2014.

Munson, 24, collapsed after his fight at the Eagles Club and later died of complications from head trauma, according to the medical examiner.

Of Tuesday’s vote, Munson’s sister, Brandy Gee, said, “I am beyond overjoyed that the bill has been passed. I am truly thankful for everyone who saw the need to have this sport regulated after witnessing my brother’s tragic death. So many lives will be saved by what happened in Madison today… This is just the beginning.”

The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc), said it puts in place important safety protocols.

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09Feb/16
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28th Annual ABC Conference Agenda

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Start Time:

End Time:

Session

Location:

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

Officials Registration

Foyer, 2nd Floor

9:00 AM

4:30 PM

Boxing Official Judy Training – Duane Ford

Ballroom 2

9:00 AM

4:30 PM

MMA Official Ref Training – John McCarthy

Ballroom 3

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Start Time:

End Time:

Session

Location:

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

Officials Registration

Foyer, 2nd Floor

9:00 AM

4:30 PM

Boxing Official Referee Training – Jay Nady

Ballroom 2

9:00 AM

4:30 PM

MMA Official Judge Training – John McCarthy

Ballroom 3

6:00 PM

7:30 PM

Welcome & Personality Improvement Reception

Ballroom 4 or Plaza Area

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Start Time:

End Time:

Session

Location:

7:45 AM

6:00 PM+

ABC/COMMAND Certification – John McCarthy

Ballroom 5

7:45 AM

8:30 AM

Registration

Foyer, 2nd Floor

8:30 AM

8:45 AM

Welcome Remarks by President  Michael Mazzulli

Ballroom 2&3

8:45 AM

9:00 AM

Introduction of Members

Ballroom 2&3

9:00 AM

9:10 AM

Welcome by the NSAC

Ballroom 2&3

9:10 AM

9:30 AM

Welcome by former Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman

Ballroom 2&3

9:30 AM

9:45 AM

Presentation of 2015 minutes & current financials

Ballroom 2&3

9:45 AM

10:30 AM

Presentation of Boxing Registry RFP responses

Ballroom 2&3

10:30 AM

10:45 AM

15 minute break

10:45 AM

11:15 AM

ARP’s Dr. Larry Lovelace Lacerations

Ballroom 2&3

11:15 AM

11:45 AM

Erik McGraken

Ballroom 2&3

11:45 AM

1:00 PM

Lunch Break

On Your Own

 

1:00 PM

1:30 PM

ARP’s Dr. Eddie Ayoub Dehydration Presentation

Ballroom 2&3

1:30 PM

4:00 PM

Closed Session – Member Voting

Ballroom 2&3

Rules Comm. Report (Boxing & MMA)/ Vote

Finance Committee Report/Vote

Medical Committee Report /Vote

Legislative Committee Update

Regional Director Updates /Vote

Previous Sanction Issues /Vote

Addition of International Commissions to Body/Vote

Housekeeping/Previous Issues/Vote

4:00 PM

4:30 PM

Questions/Suggestions from Commissions

Ballroom 2&3

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

Updated Commission Regulation

Ballroom 2

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

Indian Affairs Committee

Ballroom 3

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Start Time:

End Time:

Session

Location:

8:30 AM

9:15 AM

Inspector Guidelines/Forms-Mazzulli, Foster (Case Studies, Ethics, Lead Inspectors)

Ballroom 2&3

9:15 AM

10:15 AM

International Boxing Issues: headphones, weight classes, 30 sec. alarm/WBC-Suliaman

Ballroom 2&3

10:15 AM

10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

Dr. Margaret Goodman VADA

Ballroom 2&3

11:00 AM

11:30 AM

Pat English Follow Through on Drug Tests

Ballroom 2&3

11:30 AM

11:45

noon

Vendor Introductoins

Ballroom 2&3

11:45 AM

1:00 PM

Lunch Break

On Your Own

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

MMA Trends, Rules, & Updates/ McCarthy, MacDonald, Randy Coture, Jeremy Horn

Ballroom 2&3

2:15 PM

2:45 PM

ABC MMA Trainers Program & Pro Boxing Training Program

Ballroom 2&3

2:45 PM

3:00 PM

15 Minute Break

3:00 PM

3:15 PM

WSB/IABA Recent Developments/Olympics

Ballroom 2&3

3:15 PM

4:00 PM

Voting Review for Wednesday’s Session

Ballroom 2&3

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

A Conversation with Art Davies – Happy Hour

Ballroom 2

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Start Time:

End Time:

Session

Location:

9:00 AM

9:20 AM

USADA Drug Testing update and legalities

Ballroom 2&3

9:20 AM

9:40 AM

Jeff Novitzky Decoding PED Usage on Social Media

Ballroom 2&3

9:40 AM

10:15 AM

Medical Committee, members, physician-based studies, drug collection

Ballroom 2&3

10:15 AM

10:45 AM

Matchmaking / Trampler (Sirb & Foster)

Ballroom 2&3

10:45 AM

11:00 AM

15 Minute Break

11:00 AM

11:30 AM

IBF – Peoples

Ballroom 2&3

11:30 AM

1:00 PM

Lunch Break

On Your Own

1:00 PM

4:30 PM

Member Voting by Ballot:

Ballroom 2&3

Professional Boxing Record Keeper RFP

WSB

Bylaw Update Vote

Transition Plans

Site Selection for 2017

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Ballroom 2,3,4

7:00 PM

11:00 PM

Annual Banquet

Surprise Boxing Legend Keynote speaker

Ballroom 2,3,4

Renown Referee Tony Weeks & his Doo-Wop Band provide LIVE entertainment

** As you can see from the details above, the Agenda is packed and reflects input anddesires from the Body. The ABC may need to rearrange to accommodate two other presentations not yet finalized. If the Agenda changes, you will be notified.

13Jan/16
Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

2016 ABC Conference – July 30-Aug 3 – Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, NV

2016 Annual Conference

REGISTRATION FORMS

Officials Training: July 30th and 31st
Association Meeting: August 1st – 4th
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
702-730-7777

The reservation link is posted below. The room rate, even after INCLUDING the Business Fee of $20 for Sunday through Wednesday, August 3 is still at the published CONUS rate. Room rate for 7/30 & 7/31 will be $120.00 per night. Please note, if you make reservations in any other way besides the link published below, you will be subject to the higher business fee of $33.50 per day. Make plans to attend and obtain approval for your travel as soon as possible since the number of rooms confirmed is the same as in San Diego and the Las Vegas Conference is sure to be the largest in some time.

https://resweb.passkey.com/go/XABC2016