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23 NOVEMBER 2014

 


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THE PROFESSIONAL BOXING REFEREE: When is it OK to stop a bout? - An excerpt from “The Professional Boxing Referee Manual”

By Armando Garcia When to stop or not stop a bout are the most difficult and critical decisions a referee has to make in the ring. If done too fast, the event is damaged completely. If done too slow, the boxer could become seriously injured or die. Only good judgment and ring experience can THE PROFESSIONAL BOXING REFEREE: When is it OK to stop a bout? - An excerpt from “The Professional Boxing Referee Manual”

It’s just not the same fighting in a State with a small commission

By Barry Druxman, referee and judge for the State of Washington The State of Washington holds about 15 professional boxing cards per year. Most of the cards are held at Native Indian gambling casinos and are not large shows. The Department of Licensing and not a commission run boxing, in It’s just not the same fighting in a State with a small commission

Inspector responsibilities

By Tony Lato, Jr., Chief Inspector for the Nevada State Athletic Commission Inspectors are individuals from all aspects of life. Currently, we have inspectors who are school administrators, educators, life insurance agents, workers at major hotels in Nevada, a collegiate boxing coach, a head Inspector responsibilities

What is Mixed Martial Arts?

By Joshua Hedges Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a combative sport that combines aspects from many different martial arts. Competitors are often skilled in boxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, karate, and other combative arts. Mixed Martial Arts dates back to the ancient Greek Olympic Games in Athens What is Mixed Martial Arts?

PRE- AND POST-FIGHT OFFICIALS MEETINGS

By Marc Ratner: Executive Director, Nevada State Athletic Commission Prior to every fight card, no matter how small or large, we have a Pre-Fight meeting. Our officials, including the judges, referees, doctors, and timekeepers, are required to arrive 45 minutes before the first bout. The PRE- AND POST-FIGHT OFFICIALS MEETINGS

The Selection Process of a Referee for a Boxing Match

By Larry Hazzard, Sr. The sport of boxing has often been described as brutal and beyond regulating. Some critics have even called for its abolishment. Although much of the criticism has been the result of unpopular judges’ decisions, referees have also had their share of mis-steps, which have The Selection Process of a Referee for a Boxing Match

The history and success of Gleason’s Gym

By Bruce Silverglade, Owner Peter Robert Gagliardi, a flyweight turned bantamweight, changed his name to Bobby Gleason in order to appeal to the predominantly Irish New York fight crowd of the era and opened the doors to the gym in 1937. Dues were two dollars a month, and the times were tough. The history and success of Gleason’s Gym

Acute head injury in a fighter – considerations for the referee

By Drs. Flip Homansky and Margaret Goodman There exists no more difficult position than that of the referee. Not only are you expected to always make the right call, but you are also required to know when a boxer has had enough. It is crucial to recognize you are part of a team. However, on Acute head injury in a fighter – considerations for the referee

What the “punch stats” don’t tell you

By Marc Ratner Judging is once again on the front burner for the nation’s boxing fans. The last couple of televised fights on HBO have ended in controversial decisions that have riled the announcers, writers, and fans. One of the tasks of an Athletic Commission is to appoint the judges for the What the “punch stats” don’t tell you

The Professional Boxing Referee: Evaluating the Professional Boxing Referee - Part One

By: Armando Garcia Considering that being a professional boxing referee is the most difficult of all sport officiating positions, a greater challenge is placed on us because there is no documented and nationally accepted system of evaluation and there isn’t or has ever been a true ‘official’s The Professional Boxing Referee: Evaluating the Professional Boxing Referee - Part One
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