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David Berlin, Executive Director
Melvina Lathan, Chairperson

New York State Athletic Commission
123 William Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038

Telephone: (212) 417-5700
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2014 New York State Athletic Commission Licensees (excel xls)

Special Notice

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The New York State Athletic Commission will hold testing for Seconds, Managers, and Matchmaker licenses at
1:00pm at 123 William Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY on the following dates:

  • Monday, November 24, 2014
  • Monday, December 15, 2014

These are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an appointment, call 212-417-5700 or email

*2015 Licensing Period lasts from October 1st, 2014 through September 30th, 2015.

Ruling of Special Interest - March 26, 2014
Matter of SAC v. Yagobi et al.

The City University of New York and the New York State Athletic Commission Launch “Fight For Your Future” Initiative for New York Boxers

First of its Kind in the U.S. Pilot Program Will Provide Educational, Mentorship and Career Opportunities

The City University of New York (CUNY), in conjunction with the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC), USA Boxing Metropolitan Association (“Metro”) and Daily News Charities, Inc.,have announced the launch of a pilot program that will provide professional and amateur boxers in New York State educational opportunities in order to help them compete in today’s economic environment. The program, titled “Fight for Your Future,” aims to provide career options outside the squared circle. 

Fight for Your Future Group PictureThe initiative will allow participants the opportunity to continue their education by either obtaining a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), enrolling in a CUNY undergraduate or graduate program and to be awarded scholarships based on academic merit to help them graduate from a CUNY school. CUNY will administer the program, while NYSAC, USA Boxing Metro and the Daily News will assist in recruiting applicants from the State’s boxing community and help promote the program to their respective communities. Through this exciting new program, which is the first of its kind in the country, boxers will now have educational opportunities available to them that are much like those afforded to athletes in other sports.

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An Open Letter from David Berlin, Executive Director, New York State Athletic Commission

To The Entire Boxing Community:

David Berlin, Executive Director, New York State Athletic CommissionAs most of you may already know, I have recently been appointed as the Executive Director of the New York State Athletic Commission. Many of you know me from my work as an attorney representing fighters, as well as others in the boxing community. Some of you also know me from my articles about boxing and the law that have focused largely on ways to implement positive change in the sport and how to protect the boxers who ply their trade in what has been rightly called “the hardest game.” I have always believed that boxers who display their courage and dignity in the ring deserve the sport’s protection.

The health and safety of our fighters are of paramount importance and New York has proven itself a leader in this area. The Commission also protects boxers by working to ensure that the sport remains healthy and vibrant in our State and is run in a professional manner. We will continue to work with promoters to bring shows to New York so boxers have the opportunity to get in the ring and earn a living. We will also continue to make sure that competent referees and judges are in place to make the right decisions during a bout and arrive at a fair outcome at fight’s end.
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Injury Awareness

CONCUSSION: Let's Knock Out Brain Injuries in Boxing!

DEHYDRATION: Stay Hydrated and Avoid Injury Inside and Outside The Ring

Approved Gloves

See what brands, models and weights of boxing gloves are currently approved by the New York State Athletic Commission.

November in New York State
Boxing History

On November 10, 2007, at Madison Square Garden, Miguel Cotto, who hails out of Caguas, Puerto Rico, fought in front of a strong pro-Puerto Rican contingent that followed his every move, scoring a 12-round unanimous decision victory over “Sugar” Shane Mosley in an action-packed match to retain his WBA Welterweight Title. Cotto has won titles in four different weight divisions and has a career record of 39 (32 by KO) wins against four losses. He has fought 11 times in New York State, in what can be called his “second home,” always receiving strong fan support. 

On November 13, 1984, in Kingston, NY, Juan “Kid” Meza produced what was hailed as the upset of the year in boxing by knocking out the heavily favored and undefeated Jaime Garza to win theWBC world Super Bantamweight Championship title. Meza became the first challenger in boxing history to be dropped in round one, get up and knock the world champion out in the same first round.

On November 23, 1980, former two-weight division world champion and current Showtime boxing analyst, Paul “Paulie” Malignaggi, was born. Malignaggi, who resides in Brooklyn, New York, has 33 wins against six losses in his professional career. He has fought 16 times in his home Empire State.

On November 24, 1948, Carmen Basilio, who was born in Canastota, NY, made his professional boxing debut in Binghamton, NY, knocking out his opponent, Jimmy Evans, in the third round. Basilio, nicknamed “The Upstate Onion Farmer,” went on to win both the Welterweight and Middleweight titles later in his career. His nickname derived from his father’s profession as an onion farmer, in which Carmen toiled in as well before his boxing career took off. He was known for taking on all comers, including Kid Gavilan and Gene Fullmer, and for his unrelenting style of always coming forward. He usually absorbed incredible punishment in order to break his opponents will. Perhaps his most famous opponent and fight came against Sugar Ray Robinson on September 3, 19567, as he won the Middleweight championship of the world by beating Robinson in one of the most exciting 15-round decisions in the history of the middleweight division. In 1990, he was among the greats inducted into the inaugural class of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, which was built in Canastota, NY, in honor of Basilio. Basilio ended his professional career with a record of 56 wins (27 by KO), 16 losses and seven draws.

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