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6 years after cheating scandal, California’s on the run over Javier Capetillo’s new license

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Five years after boxing trainer Javier Capetillo had his license revoked with the California State Athletic Commission, he was granted a new seconds license in September of 2014. And now the Athletic Commission claims they never gave him one.

Governor Jerry Brown appoints his brother-in-law to California State Athletic Commission

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown appointed his brother-in-law to the California State Athletic Commission, further politicizing an agency that has been the subject of political tug-of-wars for many years.

A legislative push to extend the California State Athletic Commission into 2020

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The politicos in Sacramento are gearing up for four more years of the state’s Athletic Commission.

A public service announcement for a California State Athletic Commission survey

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The California State Athletic Commission is conducting a survey and wants your feedback.

Andy Foster in California doubles down on using anonymous judges for performance reviews

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

In California, the Athletic Commission is now using job performance reports relying on anonymous judges scoring fights.

Law and leadership, not shadow tribunals, is the way to fix bad officiating in California

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

There’s a built-in way to establish job performance reviews of officials who are not performing to the highest of standards in California. However, that process is being ignored or uprooted in favor of administrative action that is legally questionable.

Friday news dump: Sacramento tells commission to not give fighters testosterone exemptions

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Even politicians in Sacramento know that athletic commissions should be saying “no” to fighters wanting exemptions to use testosterone.

The quick & dirty on any changes coming to California State Athletic Commission board

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Decision time for Governor Jerry Brown: will he reappoint long-time friend John Frierson, Dr. Christopher Giza, and Dr. VanBuren Ross Lemons to the California State Athletic Commission board?

Your 2014 California State Athletic Commission salary figures

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

If you have the right connections, you can get paid good money to work for the California State Athletic Commission.

Teddy Atlas calls California State Athletic Commission boxing judging ‘criminal’ on Thursday

Friday, December 12th, 2014

A very controversial decision rendered by California State Athletic Commission boxing judges on Thursday night in Pechanga has caused an uproar for a one-sided TV fight.

What you need to know about California & new Therapeutic Use Exemption proposal

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

California is in the finishing stages of passing a new Therapeutic Use Exemption for combat sports athletes.

Should California strip Elliott Seymour of his boxing license?

Friday, November 28th, 2014

A 1-9 California journeyman boxer lost to 62 year old Mickey Rourke in Russia. It’s our opinion that the California State Athletic Commission should step in and strip Seymour of his boxing license.

The Feds may really get their show trial regarding allegations of extortion of California athletic commission

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

We may actually end up getting a show trial involving California state senator Leland Yee vs. the United States government in relation to allegations that Yee supposedly coerced bribes from individuals trying to keep the California State Athletic Commission alive.

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