USA: Connecticut Laws

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History of Connecticut Boxing Legislation, Rules & Regulations

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(Enter material chronologically)

  • 1915-Feb: Boxing decisions to be permitted.
  • 1920-12-30: For the first time in its history, Yale University is to recognize boxing as a regular winter sport. Tacoma News Tribune (Tacoma, WA, USA) wire report
  • 1921-06-15: Governor Lake signs into law a bill creating a state athletic commission and allowing for boxing bouts of up to 15 rounds for a decision. New York Tribune [1]
  • 1921-09-15: State Boxing Commission issues rules prohibiting rabbit punches (citing the Jack Dempsey-Georges Carpentier title bout) and kidney punches; motion pictures of bouts; boxers under age 18 years; and bouts (and wrestling) on Sundays, Christmas, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Washington and Lincoln's Birthdays, and Columbus Day. Los Angeles Times
  • 1925 the Connecticut Athletic Commission was established per 1925 Public Acts chpt. 243.
  • 1959 the Connecticut Athletic Commission was abolished, duties transferred to the new Dept. of Consumer Protection per Public Act 412.
  • 1965-1972: Boxing is illegal in the state during this period.