CONGRESS AND BOXING: A LEGISLATIVE HISTORY, 1960-2003
Item #: 2570
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2005.
Series: HEIN'S SPORTS LAW LEGISLATIVE HISTORY SERIES
Subjects: LEGISLATIVE HISTORY, SPORTS LAW
Since the 1960 Kefauver hearing on the influence oforganized crime over the sport, there have been numeroushearings and bills introduce in Congress to regulateboxing. Finally, in 1996, Congress passed the ProfessionalBoxing Safety Act designed to assist state boxingcommissions, ensure greater safety for the boxers, andprovide proper oversight for the professional boxingindustry in the U.S. In 1998, the Muhammed Ali BoxingReform Act was passed, which was intended to protectboxers from coercive contracts.This set features an article written by Ed Edmondsdetailing the history of the congressional hearings and theActs. Also included in this set are all hearings, debates,and reports for both enactments, as well as a bibliography,legislative chronology, and a name index of witnesses.
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