Trustee Election
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  • PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS
  • YOUTH SPORTS PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS
  • BOXING
Winning Issue » BOXING


There is no private organization that administers and regulates the sport of boxing as the NCAA does for college sports or as the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB do for professional sports. For many decades, there has been a wide range of rules and policies governing boxing competition. States, Indian tribes, boxing federations, fight promoters and TV networks have all influenced boxing regulations for their own benefit. This sport has long been associated with the exploitation of boxers, corrupt judges and self-serving unscrupulous promoters. Critics claim the questionable outcomes of many matches and the inexplicable rankings of some contenders, apparently designed to push the careers of certain fighters, are examples of this corruption. Boxing critics say this sport lost credibility with the public long ago. They say boxing is long overdue for regulations which set uniform standards for fight contracts, contender rankings, qualifications of referees and judges, and requiring states to accept each other’s decisions. The also say that more must be done to protect the health of boxers.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.2351 - Professional Boxing Safety Enhancement Act of 2015



Options


  • I oppose reforming current boxing policy and wish to defeat H.R.2351 - Professional Boxing Safety Enhancement Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support establishing the U.S. Boxing Administration to protect the general interests of boxers, ensure uniformity, fairness and integrity in professional boxing, oversee all professional boxing matches, ensure that professional boxing laws are enforced, and wish to either reintroduce H.R.1065 - United States Boxing Commission Act (109th Congress 2005-2006), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Janice Schakowsky (IL) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
  • I support protecting the health and safety of boxers by updating the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996 to require additional minimum health and safety standards; requiring boxers seeking certification to provide to state boxing commissions test results showing they are negative for HIV and Hepatitis, and wish to pass H.R.2351 - Professional Boxing Safety Enhancement Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. John Kline (MN) and/or Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support establishing the U.S. Boxing Administration to protect the general interests of boxers, ensure uniformity, fairness and integrity in professional boxing, oversee all professional boxing matches, ensure that professional boxing laws are enforced, and wish to either reintroduce H.R.1065 - United States Boxing Commission Act (109th Congress 2005-2006), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Janice Schakowsky (IL) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Janice Schakowsky (IL) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting her to favorably consider either reintroducing H.R.1065 - United States Boxing Commission Act (109th Congress 2005-2006), or a similar version thereof.

If elected as a trustee, AAIB will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for protecting the general interests of boxers, ensuring uniformity, fairness and integrity in professional boxing, overseeing all professional boxing matches and ensuring that professional boxing regulations are enforced.

The American Association for the Improvement of Boxing (AAIB) was founded by Rocky Marciano and Stephen B. Acunto 40 years ago and continues to advocate its concern regarding medical safety, administrative competency and financial accountability for the professional fighter. It also continues to have doctors, referees and other officials conduct clinics for amateur boxers and people that want to work in an official capacity in boxing. AAIB states that it expends serious time and effort regarding the problems in the ring game and how they can be resolved by researching issues and taking positions concerning the sport of boxing. AAIB advocates the uniformity of regulatory standards throughout the states and cooperating in the advancement of a federal boxing commission; publicizes and disseminates information pertaining to all areas of boxing designed toward the improvement of the sport; promotes the acceptance of boxing by community organizations and the adoptions of boxing into the physical education curriculum at all levels of public and private education; propagandizes the merits of boxing as a science and art, body developer and conditioner; examines the nature of any and all existing unfavorable influences in boxing and advancing recommendations; and documenting data in conjunction with the improvement of boxing.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
June 4, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
June 10, 2020