Ndidi Massay, Interim Chair
New York State Athletic Commission
123 William Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
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New York State Athletic Commission Approves Proposed Regulations To Govern Combat Sports in New York
The New York State Athletic Commission has proposed the addition of 19 NYCRR Parts 206-214 to implement the provisions of Ch. 32 of the Laws of 2016, and is providing a 45-day public comment period on the proposed regulations.
The full text of the proposed regulatory provisions has been posted. Please click the link below to view the proposed regulations:
Public comment will be received until August 27, 2016. Any interested person or entity may submit written comments (data, views, or statements) regarding the proposed regulations by mail to: James Leary, Esq., One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave., 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12231-0001; or by email to James.Leary@dos.ny.gov.
Proposed License Application Forms and Instructions
Proposed License Application Forms and Instructions are available for reference purposes. These forms are subject to change and will not be accepted for submission until September 1, 2016.
Testing (Boxing Only)The New York State Athletic Commission will hold testing for Seconds, Managers, and Matchmaker licenses at
These are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an appointment, call 212-417-5692 or email Ana.Rivas@dos.ny.gov
*2016 Licensing Period lasts from October 1st, 2015 through September 30th, 2016.
In Memory of Acclaimed Boxing Writer Jack Obermayer
The New York State Athletic Commission would like to pass on its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of long-time and acclaimed boxing writer, Jack Obermayer, who passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the age of 72.
Obermayer wrote for a number of boxing publications throughout his career and was a beloved figure at ringside, having covered over 3,500 professional fight cards. In 2010, he won the Barney Nagler Award for Long and Meritorious Service by the Boxing Writers Association of America. Our thought and prayers go out to all who knew him.
In Memory of Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)
The New York State Athletic Commission and the entire New York boxing community mourn the passing of boxing legend and three-time world heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, on June 3, 2016, but celebrate the rich legacy he left, especially in New York, both inside and outside the ring. Our condolences and prayers go out to the Ali family, his friends, and fans.
Martez Potter (1990-2016)
The New York State Athletic Commission would like to pass on its sincerest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Syracuse, NY super middleweight boxer Martez Potter, who passed away on June 1, 2016. Potter compiled an 8-0, 1 KO record as a middle and super middleweight.
2016 New York State Boxing Hall of Fame CeremonyOn Sunday, April 3, 2016, more than 300 members of New York's boxing community came together at Russo's on the Bay in Howard Beach, NY for the 5th Annual New York Stating Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Induction Ceremony.
View the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame official press release and event photos HERE.
The New York State Athletic Commission would like to thank the New York Stating Boxing Hall of Fame/Ring 8 President Bob Duffy for once again putting on a great show honoring the new inductees.
NYSBHOF Class of 2016 (L-R): Seated - Vilomar Fernandez, Dennis Rappaport, Randy Gordon and Ed Brophy; Standing: Aaron Davis and Joe DeGuardia
All photos courtesy of Peter Frutkoff
In Memory of Jospeh DeGuardia, Sr. (1930-2016)
The New York State Athletic Commission would like to pass on its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Joseph DeGuardia Sr., a highly-respected figure in the New York, and national, boxing communities, who passed away March 8, 2016 at the age of 86. He was a professional boxer and lifelong resident of Morris Park in The Bronx, where he founded the Morris Park Boxing Club. For more on DeGuardia, go here.