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MISSION STATEMENT

“To help and promote boxing, and increase sportsmanship and integrity within the boxing industry. This American Boxing Association would act as a league to ensure the protection of the boxers by acting as, “a buffer between the promoters, managers and boxers”. This governing body would create an independent rating system based on a record of wins and losses and free of manipulation by those in charge. This would create open competition for promoters enhance the integrity of the sport by enforcing national contract reform. The ABA will build a corporate structure to foster evolution of professional boxing from a controversial form of entertainment into a highly respectable National Sport.”

In 2011 the American Boxing Association was formed to
promote the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act which calls for an organization to protect the rights and welfare of boxers, aid state boxing commissions with the oversight of boxing, and increase sportsmanship and integrity within the boxing industry. This American Boxing Association would act as a league to ensure the protection of the boxers by acting as, “a buffer between the promoters, managers, and boxers”. This governing body would create an independent rating system based on a record of wins and losses and free of manipulation by those in charge. This would create open competition for promoters to enhance the integrity of the sport by enforcing national contract reform. The sanctioning body should protect professional boxers from unlawful contracts that are not in their best interest or restrict their right to control their own destiny. American
Boxing Association will award one definitive National Title Belt and encourage the consolidation of separate organizations into a united entity in order to prevent the dilution of the prestige of the American Boxing Champion.

Our Goals

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THE HAND SHAKE: JACK JOHNSON "THE GALVESTON GIANT & JOHN L SULLIVAN "THE BOSTON STRONG MAN"

This photo features two American World Champions that made boxing the sport it is today. On the left John Sullivan , also known as the "Boston Strong Boy", was the first boxing superstar and one of the world's highest-paid athletes of his era. Newspaper coverage of his career, with latest accounts of his championship fights often appeared in the headlines, and as cover stories, gave birth for the sports journalism in the United States and set the pattern internationally for covering boxing events in media, and photo documenting the prizefights. 

On the right is Jack Johnson who became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion at the height of the Jim Crow era.  Johnson was the  most dominant boxer on earth for more than thirteen years. His fight in 1910, in which he defeated  James J. Jeffries , was dubbed the "fight of the century".  Jack JohnsonTranscended boxing by becoming part of the culture and the history of segregation in America.

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