The Association of Boxing Commissions Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA just completed its first full day.
The day began with various reports, and the induction of two new members, the St. Regis Mohawks Athletic Commission and the Three Affiliated Tribes Commission of Athletic Regulation.
Doc Hamilton conducted a two-hour presentation on proposed changes in the scoring system, most notably the addition of half-point scoring.
The records keeper for boxing, President of FightFax Ani Miramontes went over the challenges and successes of maintaining suspensions in prize fighting over the last year.
The ABC MMA Database Committee reported on records and suspensions in MMA during the previous year. This was followed by a presentatjon by MMA records keepers Kirik Jenness and Chris Palmquist.
Then followed a closed-door session where the disciplinary committee reported on member commissions who failed to maintain suitable standards.
Jeremy Lappen and J.T. Steele directors of C.A.M.O. reported on amateur mma sanctioning in the Golden State.
Finally the site for the 2011 convetion site was introduced - Washington, DC. A call for 2012 destinations was made and responded to.
Then everyone enjoyed free cocktails sponsored by the Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission.
The Annual Conference completes on Wednesday, July 21.
MMA gear now available at the UG Store