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NYS Athletic Commission Seeks Investigation into Upstate Fight Card


Albany, NY – The New York commission that regulates professional boxing is asking the attorney general to investigate whether an upstate fight card included illegal mixed martial arts and non-amateur boxing that should have been regulated. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports...

Following a complaint that one competitor was kicked and lay unconscious for 15 minutes, the New York State Athletic Commission is asking the attorney general's Criminal Prosecutions Bureau to take a look at the videotaped August 20th fights in Lake George.

The commission is questioning whether a boxing match should have been regulated, if some fighters were professionals, whether medical supervision was inadequate and whether fights crossed the line into "underground" mixed martial arts.

The promoter says all the fighters were all amateurs in single-discipline martial arts or boxing and an emergency medical technician was on hand.

Dave Lucas, WAMC News.

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