The Association of Boxing Commissions is a North American not for profit governmental entity professional boxing and Mixed Martial Arts organization that provides a framework for undertaking boxing and MMA bouts and record keeping. It is made up of members from state and tribal athletic commissions from the United States and Canada and beyond.
The organization was formed in the 1980s when a number of executive directors of various boxing commissions met to discuss how boxing was handled in their jurisdictions. The Professional Boxing Safety Act then endorsed the ABC as the primary organization to help promote the elements of the Act.
The goals of the ABC are to:
- Promote uniform health and safety standards in boxing and MMA,
- Provide accurate records for boxers and mixed martial artists,
- Increase communication between organizations, (,)
- Publish medical and training information and education for all boxing and MMA related professionals,
- Encourage adherence to, and enforcement of, applicable federal laws by each member of the ABC,
- Select and retain record keeping source for suspension and records.
Please see the Public Forum page for information on the DEHYDRATION SUMMIT in Los Angeles on Dec. 17.