Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) ruled that,
effective May 1, 1994, any bouts held without the
supervision of a state commission would be
declared exhibition only and would not be counted
on the official records of participants. As
of January 1, 1997, it is a violation of federal
law to have a boxing show without the supervision
of a state commission and or tribal commission or the ABC. The
reasons behind this measure are many - all of them
good. Our policy is not to list exhibitions
on records. However, results of some of
these non-commission contests have reached print,
so we felt it necessary to list them on records to
make clear which bouts reported are counted, and
which are not. If you see bouts reported that
do not show on our records as official bouts or
with the designation NSF, demand to know the
"official" source of the information.
While some may disagree with the ABC's ruling, we
feel it is most proper - for safety and accuracy
reasons. We can thin of no other
professional sport where a manager, promoter or
participant reports a result and that result goes
into an official record. This practice has
taken place in boxing alone for years, and the
ABC's ruling has put a stop to it. We are
proud to honor the ruling.
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