2017 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Article 10 - Boxing
§ 12-10-102. Legislative declaration

(1) The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that the federal "Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996" requires the state of Colorado to establish a state boxing commission. Because there is no state boxing commission, any professional boxing match held in Colorado has to be supervised by another state's boxing commission, using safety guidelines and procedures implemented by that state.

(2) The general assembly further finds and declares that it is in the best interests of the residents of Colorado, professional boxing participants, and the future of the sport of boxing in Colorado that the conduct of the sport be subject to an effective and efficient system of strict control designed by the general assembly. Such system shall, at a minimum:

(a) Protect the safety of the participants; and

(b) Promote the public trust and confidence in the conduct of professional boxing.

(3) To further public confidence and trust, this article and rules promulgated pursuant to this article shall regulate all persons, practices, and associations that relate to the operation of live professional boxing events, performances, or contests held in Colorado.

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