There is no private organization that administers and regulates the sport of boxing as the NCAA does for college sports or as the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB do for professional sports. For many decades, there has been a wide range of rules and policies governing boxing competition. States, Indian tribes, boxing federations, fight promoters and TV networks have all influenced boxing regulations for their own benefit. This sport has long been associated with the exploitation of boxers, corrupt judges and self-serving unscrupulous promoters. Critics claim the questionable outcomes of many matches and the inexplicable rankings of some contenders, apparently designed to push the careers of certain fighters, are examples of this corruption. Boxing critics say this sport lost credibility with the public long ago. They say boxing is long overdue for regulations which set uniform standards for fight contracts, contender rankings, qualifications of referees and judges, and requiring states to accept each otherâ€™s decisions. The also say that more must be done to protect the health of boxers.
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I oppose reforming current boxing policy
I support establishing the U.S. Boxing Administration to protect the general interests of boxers, ensure uniformity, fairness and integrity in professional boxing, oversee all professional boxing matches, ensure that professional boxing laws are enforced, and wish to identify a legislator who will reintroduce H.R.1065 – United States Boxing Commission Act (109th Congress 2005-2006