USA: District of Columbia Laws

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History of Boxing Legislation, Rules & Regulations

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  • 1915-12-14: The United States Supreme Court upholds law prohibiting interstate transport of films depicting prizefights, or to import such a film from another country. Tacoma Times [1]
  • 1926: Washington, D.C., boxing has been in "bootleg" status for the past year. Jan. 13 Daily News Searchlight (Bremerton, WA, USA)
  • 1934-06-04: The first bouts are held since the resumption of legalized boxing in Washington, D.C.