The Regulation of Boxing
A History and Comparative Analysis of Policies Among American States
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
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 51 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
Table of Contents
Foreword by George Kimball 1
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
Chapter Notes 205
Book Reviews & Awards
“a fascinating compendium of information…a must-read”—The Ring.