USA: Iowa Laws

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History of Iowa Boxing Legislation, Rules & Regulations

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  • 1913: Professional boxing is made illegal in the state, but will not be rigidly enforced for years. It makes it a misdemeanor to hold a boxing bout in which a "prize" is given and for which admission is charged. 3 January 1920 Twin Falls Daily News
  • 1920-01-03: Attorney General H. M. Havner reminds county officials that prizefighting has been illegal state-wide since 1913, and advises them to request sheriffs to make arrests when violations occur. 3 January 1920 Twin Falls Daily News
  • Boxing was illegal in the state until ? (at least until 1930, if not longer)