Contact NYSAC:

David Berlin, Executive Director
Melvina Lathan, Chairperson

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

E-mail: athletic@dos.ny.gov
Telephone: (212) 417-5700
Fax: (212) 417-4987

Deaf, hard of hearing and speech-disabled callers, please use 7-1-1

For Media Inquiries, Please Contact info@dos.ny.gov


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2014 New York State Athletic Commission Licensees (excel xls)

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*   *   *   S P E C I A L   N O T I C E   *   *   *

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:

 
  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014
  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014
  • Monday, October 27, 2014
  • Monday, November 24, 2014
  • Monday, December 15, 2014

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.


Action from Madison Square Garden June 7, 2014

  • Andy Lee (l.) and John Jackson square off for the NABF Junior Middleweight Championship on June 7, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. Lee scored a KO in the 5th round to win the vacant belt.

    Photo credit: George Kalinsky for Madison Square Garden.
  • Javier Maciel (r.) lands a blow to the midsection of Jorge Melendez (l.) during their bout at Madison Square Garden on June 7, 2014 for the USNBC Junior Middleweight title, won by Maciel via a majority decision.

    Photo credit: George Kalinsky for Madison Square Garden.
  • Javier Maciel (r.) gets opponent Jorge Melendez )l.) against the ropes during their match on June 7, 2014 at Madison Square Garden.

    Photo credit: George Kalinsky for Madison Square Garden.
  • Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (l.) tries to fend off a blow from Marvin Sonsona (r.) during their NABF Featherweight title fight on June 7, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. Sonsona avenged an earlier loss to Vazquez via a 10 round split decision victory.

    Photo credit: George Kalinsky for Madison Square Garden.
  • Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (r.) lands a right on Marvin Sonsona (r.) during their bout on June 7, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. Sonsona earned a 10 round split decision victory.

    Photo credit: George Kalinsky for Madison Square Garden.
  • In the night’s main event at Madison Square Garden on June 7, 2014, Middleweights Miguel Cotto (l.) and Sergio Martinez (r.) faced off for Martinez’s WBC Middleweight belt. Cotto won via a 10th round TKO.

    Photo credit: George Kalinsky for Madison Square Garden.
  • Middleweights Miguel Cotto (r.) and Sergio Martinez eye each other during their fight for the WBC Middleweight Championship at Madison Square Garden on June 7, 2014.

    Photo credit: George Kalinsky for Madison Square Garden.
  • Miguel Cotto revels in his 10th round TKO of Sergio Martinez on June 7, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. The victory earned Cotto the WBC Middleweight title.

    Photo credit: George Kalinsky for Madison Square Garden.

 

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


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.

With these overriding purposes – the protection of the boxer and safeguarding of the sport – always in mind, I plan to work diligently to make sure that boxing in New York continues to flourish. I will listen to the ideas of boxing people who care about the sport and I will make certain that the Commission operates in a way that is open and transparent to its entire community, including both participants and fans.

Finally, I am always available to all our fighters, who are the lifeblood and soul of this extraordinary sport.

I look forward to meeting and working with all of you.

Sincerely,

David Berlin

 



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August in New York State
Boxing History

On August 4, 1944, at Madison Square Garden, in the midst of World War II, Beau Jack and Bob "The Bobcat" Montgomery met for the fourth time in a lightweight bout that was proclaimed "The War Bonds Fight“ (tickets were only made available to interested parties who purchased war bonds). Jack and Montgomery were enlisted men in the U.S. Army at the time of the contest, and both refused to take purses for the fight. Jack’s aggressiveness won him a majority decision in an encounter that was hard fought through every one of the 10 rounds. The official scorecards were 6-2-2, 6-1-3, and 5-5 for Jack, who the great Cus D’Amato once called “the greatest lightweight ever.” The bout raised $35,864,900 for the World War II national bond drive.

On August 18, 1936, in New York’s Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, former World heavyweight Champion Jack Sharkey, who was born in Binghamton, NY before moving to Massachusetts as a young man, was knocked out in the third round by the great Joe Louis in what would be Sharkey’s last bout of his career. Throughout his colorful career, Sharkey fought at the most iconic sports venues throughout New York State, including Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Ebbet’s Field, as well as in Syracuse’s State Fair Coliseum.  Sharkey never shied away from the best opponents of his era, taking on such greats as Louis, Primo Carnera, Max Schmeling (who he won the Heavyweight Championship from in a 15-round split decision), and Jack Dempsey, to name a few.

Sharkey finished his career with a record of 37 wins (13 by KO) against 13 losses and three draws and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1994.   Louis, who fought a total of 29 times all over New York State in his illustrious career, went to become one of the greatest athletes the world has ever known, holding the championship from 1937 to 1949, which is still a record. Louis finished his career with a record of 66 wins (52 by KO) and 3 losses.

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