Amateur Boxing Champion
Amateur Record 80-15
A former top amateur boxing champion, Hector Colon, was named as Wisconsin's commissioner of boxing, the state Department of Regulation and Licensing announced.
Secretary Celia Jackson said Hector Colon will oversee boxing regulation for the state. Colon won the 147-pound title in the U.S. Championships in 1993 and competed on the U.S. National Boxing team with fighters including Oscar de la Hoya.
Colon's most recent job was working for Jackson as an executive assistant. He also worked at the state Department of Workforce Development, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority and the city of Milwaukee.
According to a statement issued by regulation and licensing, "Colon has the perfect one-two combination for the position," including experience in both boxing and government.
Colon takes over for Roxanne Petersen, a long-time department of regulation and licensing employee who retired earlier this year.
The commissioner oversees boxing matches along with two other agency employees. Among the duties are checking hand wraps and watching weigh-ins.