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Self-congratulatory California State Athletic Commission thinks they can win Canelo vs. GGG fight

Friday, October 21st, 2016

The California State Athletic Commission thinks they can get the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight in Los Angeles and is in overdrive to kiss the ass of promoter Tom Loeffler.

California enacts new concussion law for kids under age 18 in boxing and martial arts

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Anyone under the age of 18 participating in a youth sports program in the state of California will now be subject to new concussion & head injury protocols requiring at least a seven day break from full return to sporting activities.

How do you lose $430 million in a year? Al Haymon’s PBC could become boxing’s MySpace

Monday, August 8th, 2016

The reported $925 million dollar investment by Kansas hedge fund Waddell & Ivy into Al Haymon’s boxing venture could become the fight sport’s version of Rupert Murdoch’s disastrous investment in MySpace.

California rejects enforcing Nevada’s suspension of fight promoter Roy Englebrecht

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Roy Englebrecht is continuing to do business as a fight promoter in California despite being suspended in the state of Nevada for perjury. And the California State Athletic Commission appears to be just OK with this arrangement.

A summary of the major Nevada State Athletic Commission changes coming in 3 weeks

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

When the Nevada State Athletic Commission promised wholesale changes to their rules & regulations after the state’s budget changed their financing from general funding to self-funding, they weren’t kidding. The proposed economic & drug testing suspension changes will have a ripple effect.

Two Nevada commission governing changes just made Vegas more hostile to fighters

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

With finances tightening up for the Nevada State Athletic Commission, there will be an open and aggressive stance to overpenalize & overcharge fighters for punishment in order to force settlement agreements to cut administrative costs.

Wild Nevada punishment hearing of Roy Englebrecht reveals Zab Judah Foundation, multiple SSNs used

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

The Nevada State Athletic Commission hammered California boxing promoter Roy Englebrecht with an 18-month suspension for providing false and misleading information on behalf of fighter Zab Judah.

Nevada AG officially files legal complaint on Roy Englebrecht for perjury, forgery, ID theft

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The administrative process to suspend Roy Englebrecht on charges of perjury, forgery, and ID theft in Nevada has officially begun and the hammer is coming down on him May 25th. Will California accept Nevada’s suspension?

The WBC & VADA have just radically changed drug testing in boxing but what’s the legal fallout?

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

The WBC’s partnership with VADA has just changed the landscape of boxing when it comes to drug testing. However, the amount of legal questions raised by this new partnership are voluminous and the role of state athletic commissions is as murky as ever.

The python-like sophisticated legal strategy to choke out Al Haymon’s financial backing

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Shareholders in the two investment trusts that are financing Al Haymon’s PBC are suing the trusts and asking for their money back. This could effectively choke off Haymon’s funding.

If the schmuck throwing tacos at Victor Ortiz used a bottle instead, California would be lawyering up

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

After getting knocked out by Andre Berto at StubHub Center, Victor Ortiz was attacked by a fan using tacos. If that fan had used a plastic or glass bottle, there would be a whole lot of lawsuits going on.

California State Athletic Commission is under no legal obligation to honor third-party drug testing

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Boxer Francisco Vargas got busted for clenbuterol during a VADA drug testing. However, since the drug test wasn’t administered by the California State Athletic Commission, he will still be able to fight Orlando Salido on June 4th.

Book review: Ali vs. Inoki, The Forgotten Fight (Josh Gross) – a buy recommendation

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

We’re approaching the 40 year anniversary of the infamous Ali vs. Inoki fight at Budokan that forever changed the combat sports landscape. Author Josh Gross tackled an incredibly challenging topic with great vigor.

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