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Ndidi Massay, Interim Chair

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

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2016 New York State Athletic Commission Licensees

Special Notice

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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:

New York State Athletic Commission – Proposed Regulations –19 NYCRR Parts 206–214 (pdf)

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
10:00 am at 123 William Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY on the following date:

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

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.


Action Shots from Barclays Center Card on Saturday, April 16, 2016

Action Shots from Barclays Center Card on Saturday, April 16, 2016

2016 New York State Boxing Hall of Fame Ceremony

On 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.

NYSBHOP Class of 2016

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.


Action Shots from The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, February 27, 2016

Action Shots from The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, February 27, 2016

Action Shots from Barclays Center, Saturday, January 16, 2016

Action Shots from Barclays Center, Saturday, January 16, 2016



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, styles and weights of boxing gloves are currently approved by the New York State Athletic Commission.


August in New York State
Boxing History

On August 1, 2015, Danny "Swift" Garcia scored a 9th round TKO of Brooklyn's own Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in front of a sold-out crowd.

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 38 wins (13 by KO) against 14 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 69 wins, 3 losses and one no contest.


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