David Berlin, Executive Director
Melvina Lathan, Chairperson
New York State Athletic Commission
123 William Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
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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:
These are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an appointment, call 212-417-5700 or email Michael.DeSane@dos.ny.gov
*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.
On August 25, 2014, the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) paid a visit to the Willis Avenue Boxing Gym, located at 401 East 141st Street in The Bronx, as part of a series in which Commission personnel and other members of the boxing community visit boxing-oriented gyms around the State to drive home positive messages to children and other gym members. The two-story gym is run and operated by owner Joey Delva.
NYSAC Chairwoman Melvina Lathan was joined by referee Sparkle Lee, judge Waleska Roldan, as well as professional fighters Louis Cruz and Bryant Cruz (not related) in addressing the assembled crowd on topics such as education, nutrition, health, and safety, to name a few. In all, there were 25 athletes, many from the immediate neighborhood (who attend for free), and five trainers on hand to partake in this interactive session.
An Open Letter from David Berlin, Executive Director, New York State Athletic Commission
To The Entire Boxing Community:
As 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.