The Regulation of Boxing

A History and Comparative Analysis of Policies Among American States


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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

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.

Bibliographic Details

Robert G. Rodriguez
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 233
Bibliographic Info: 51 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3862-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5284-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Foreword by George Kimball      1

Preface      7

Introduction      13

1. A History of Boxing Regulations      23

2. Data Analysis      63

3. Case Study: Boxing in Nevada      108

4. Case Study: Boxing in Kansas      151

5. An Alternative Model? Boxing in Argentina      163

Conclusion      190

Chapter Notes      205

Bibliography      213

Index      215

Book Reviews & Awards

“a fascinating compendium of information…a must-read”—The Ring.