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
10:00 am at 123 William Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY on the following dates:
These are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an appointment, call 212-417-5692 or email Ana.Rivas@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.
The New York State Athletic Commission would like to pass on its condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Joe Dwyer, from Floral Park, NY, a long-time fixture in the New York and national boxing community, who has passed away at the age of 76. Joe boxed as an amateur and worked for more than a decade with the New York State Athletic Commission, eventually rising to chief inspector in 1984. He also spent years as a professional boxing judge, served as the IBF championships chairman and most recently served two terms as president of the NABF, a WBC regional organization. Outside of boxing, Dwyer served in the U.S. Navy and also spent 34 years with the New York Police Department. He is survived by his wife, Linda, and three children.
The New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) would like to pass on its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of New York City boxing leader Tony Mazzarella, who recently passed away at the age of 75. Mazzarella was a former NYSAC Deputy Commissioner and Inspector, treasurer for the Ring 8 organization, and a New York State Sports Commission member. He also promoted both professional and amateur bouts throughout the area and was a major influence in the founding of the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame. Mazzarella will be sorely missed among New York’s tight-knit boxing community. (photo Courtesy of Ring 8)
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.
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.