The 34th ABC conference is on the books.
The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) is set to meet for its annual summit July 22-27 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, NY, the organization announced Friday.
The first two days of the conference will include referee and judging classes. Meetings will run for the final three days with topics including potential rule changes, medical practices, sports policies, safety issues and committee updates being discussed. The full conference program will be released later this year.
The ABC is the unified governing body which oversees and regulates mixed martial arts and boxing events across the United States. Many state athletic commissions are part of the ABC. Every year, commissioners and officials from around the United States meet at the annual conference to discuss many combat sports issues.
The commission is currently headed by Chairman Mike Mazzulli of the Mohegan Tribe Sports Regulation Department. The vice presidents are Mark Langlais of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Safety and Scott Bowler of the Utah Athletic Commission.
After a year-long hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 ABC Conference took place in Orlando, Florida and featured a variety of guest speakers from different perspectives in the world of combat sports.