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History of Maine Boxing Legislation, Rules & Regulations

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(Enter material chronologically)

  • 1904-02-06: Portland bans boxing. Plattsburgh Republican
  • 1915-01-06: Six-round bouts to a decision in effect. (Boxers sometimes fought back-to-back bouts to get around the six-round limit.)
  • Date?: Decision bouts outlawed; "no decision" era starts. (Some believe it was 1910.)
  • 1939-September 15: Decision bouts legalized, ending the "no-decision" era.
  • 1940-04-11: Maine Boxing Commission formed.
  • 1951-04-26: The Maine Boxing Commission bars all boxers over age 35 years from fighting in the state. New York Times