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Minnesota Boxing Commission
Function: Adopt rules, collect and establish fees, and regulate all aspects of boxing and tough person contests.
Active dates:2006 - 2008
Board of Boxing
The state's Board of Boxing was recreated as the Minnesota Boxing Commission in 2006 (2006 Minn. Laws Chap. 282). It was officially renamed the Combative Sports Commission in the 2008 legislative session. The new name reflects the commission's expanded oversight of mixed martial arts events that was added to the commission's purview in 2007 (2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 135 Art. 3 Sec. 30 Subd. 8). The commission's purpose is to protect the health and safety of professional boxers and mixed martial arts fighters, and to ensure the fairness of both boxing and mixed martial arts events.
Predecessors include the State Athletic Commission (1915-1973) and State Boxing Commission (1973-1975). The Athletic Commission's name was changed to the State Boxing Commission in 1973 and its membership expanded to seven (Laws 1973 c638 s52). In 1975 it became the Board of Boxing (Laws 1975 c271).
Minnesota Session Laws 2007, Chapter 135 changed the number of Boxing Commission members to nine (from 5) and stipulates that "at least four members must have knowledge of the mixed martial arts industry." (Minn. Stat. 341.22)
Scott LeDoux, Executive Director
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