Association of Boxing Commissions
The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) is a North American not-for-profit professional boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) organization that organizes contests and record-keeping. It is governed by delegates of state and tribal athletic commissions in the United States and Canada.
The organization was formed in the 1980s when executive directors of various boxing commissions met to discuss how boxing was handled in their jurisdictions. Annual conventions are held and training/certification courses organized for contest judges and referees. The Association has adopted the "Fight Fax" record as the official record of professional boxing results.
The aims of the ABC are to:
- promote continual improvement of boxing, mixed martial arts and other unarmed combat sports,
- promote uniform health and safety standards in those sports,
- promote standard reporting between members, including results, injury reports, suspensions and other medical information,
- encourage communication and cooperation between member organizations,
- publish medical and training information and provide education for all boxing and MMA related professionals,
- establish and run a charitable foundation to aid indigent boxers,
- encourage adherence to, and enforcement of, applicable federal laws by each member of the ABC.
- Lueckenhoff, Tim (2002). "Understanding the Association of Boxing Commissions". secondsout.com. Archived from the original on 17 February 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
- Official registration form, 2017
- Official Record Keepers – Fight Fax at British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA)
- ABC Constitution/Bylaws of the Association (Revised 12/04/13)]