The Association Of Boxing Commissions is currently huddled in Las Vegas at the beautiful Flamingo Casino & Hotel, their meetings to last through July 30.
On Wednesday, July 27, the Commissioners voted to elect their Officers, and the votes went as follows:
· President - Tim Lueckenhoff was elected to an unprecedented third term. Mr. Lueckenhoff was elected by acclamation.
· Vice President (2)
1. Dr. Flip Homansky (28 votes)
2. Mike Mazulli (23 votes)
· Secretary - Joanna Aguilar (By acclamation)
Congratulations to the new Officers, we wish them well.
In other action, the ABC has ruled that all fighters 147 lbs and below will use 8 ounce gloves, those 147 and above will use 10 ounce gloves.
In addition, after August 10, the ABC will no longer supervise fights in states that don't have Commission(s).
Fight Fax will remain the ABC's official record keeper. BoxingRec made a strong presentation but failed to get the nod.
Aladdin Freeman was among the first media members to congratulate Mr. Lueckenhoff on his re-election, and managed to get his first statement following the swearing in and selection of year 2007 site. Mr. Lueckenhoff expressed excitement at having been elected for an unprecedented third time.
He added that his main priorities are:
1. To continue to work with referees and judges to improve the quality of the fights.
2. To continue to work with sanctioning organizations to ensure they conduct meaningful events.
3. Wants to work with all commissions, not just Nevada, to form a National Commission before the government steps in. This is his main goal.
The membership agreed to hold their 2006 convention in historic Philadelphia. PA, and the Miccosukee Gaming and Resort was elected as the host for the year 2007. Billy Cypress, chief of the Miccosukee Tribe (Miami, Florida), serves as Director for Region 2.
The members of the ABC will be tackling some very important issues trough this coming Saturday, and the agenda is packed with interesting and thought provoking issues. Everything from a Reyes Gloves representative to avoiding ring disaster will be covered over the next 72 hours by this dedicated group.
This is the agenda:
THURSDAY JULY 28
8:30 AM 9:00 AM Welcome
· Vote on Bylaw Changes
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Weigh-in Procedure
Presenter: Greg Sirb, PA
Dr. Flip Homansky
9:45 AM 10:30 AM Unified Championship Rules
· Concussive Fouls to the Head
· Gloves/Manufacturer Choices
10:45 AM 11:45 AM “How to Choose the Right Mouth Piece?”
Presenter: Dr. Adam Persky, Dentist
11:45 AM 12:30 PM “Hand Injuries Consistent with Boxing.”
Presenter: Dr. Charles Melone
1:30 PM 2:30 PM “Proper Hand Wrapping Techniques.”
Presenter: Jim Erickson, ND
Presenter: Dr. Joe Estwanik
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Tribes Compacting with State Commissions
Presenter: Steve Bashore, General Manager,
· Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
3:00 PM 3:30 PM ABC Medical Committee Update
(Dr. Margaret Goodman)
3:30 PM 4:00 PM AAPRP Update (Dr. Michael Schwartz)
4:00 PM 5:00 PM The Law and Foreign Boxers
Presenter: Cecile Glunt, IRS Senior Tax Specialist
FRIDAY JULY 29, 2005
9:00 AM 10:30 AM Meeting with the Sanctioning Organizations
· Criteria for Ratings of Boxers
· Minimum Medical Testing for Title Fights
10:45 AM 11:45 PM Inspectors Training
Presenters: Marc Ratner, NV
Tony Lato, NV Chief Inspector
Michael Mazzulli, Mohegan Athletic Unit
11:45 AM 12:30 PM Administrators’ Procedure for Handling a Serious
Injury or Death in the Ring Avoiding the Ring Disaster
Presenter: Dr. Margaret Goodman
Dr. Larry Lovelace
1:30 PM 2:30 PM Regulation of Professional Wrestling
· HIV and Hepatitis Concerns
· Insurance and Liability
Presenter: Richard Herring, WWE
A Look into the Life of a Professional Wrestler
Presenter: Dr. Joe Estwanik
2:30 PM 3:30 PM Reyes Boxing Gloves
Presenter: Elizabeth Reyes
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