The Regulation of Boxing: A History and Comparative Analysis of Policies Among American States

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McFarland, Mar 23, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 233 pages
This first nationwide study of boxing regulations in the United States offers an historical overview of the subject, from the earliest attempts at regulating the sport to present-day legislation that may create a national boxing commission. It examines the disparity of regulations among states, as well as the reasons for some of these differences. The work features interviews with boxing officials, analysts and boxers, and includes the results of a national survey of state athletic commission personnel. In-depth case studies of boxing regulations in Nevada and Kansas provide a close look at different states’ methods, and Argentina’s centralized system of regulation is presented as a comparison to the U.S. approach.
 

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Contents

Foreword by George Kimball
1
Preface
7
Introduction
13
1 A History of Boxing Regulations
23
2 Data Analysis
63
Boxing in Nevada
108
Boxing in Kansas
151
5 An Alternative Model? Boxing in Argentina
163
Conclusion
190
Chapter Notes
205
Bibliography
213
Index
215
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Robert G. Rodriguez teaches at Texas A&M University–Commerce. He has attended hundreds of boxing matches, including many world championship bouts, as a reporter, photographer and fan.

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