Final 12 months I used to be very proud to work with Carla Duran and Rose Gracie to assist safe a whole bunch of fighter signatures to petition the Affiliation of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports activities (“ABC”) to create their first ever official fighters committee. Giving athletes an official channel and a voice with their regulatory mother or father group.
As we speak the ABC issued a press launch introducing this new official committee to the world.
Named the “Athletes Voice” committee, it intends to formalize its inaugural members within the coming weeks and from there begin to attain out to all regulated fighters inviting them to enroll and have their voice heard.
The Committee’s Mission Assertion reads as follows:
ABC Athlete’s Voice Committee Mission assertion:
The aim of this committee is to construct a bridge between fighters and regulators and to supply fighters a significant alternative to have a voice of their sport.
A two manner platform for fighters to voice their considerations to regulators and equally a chance for regulators to create academic alternatives for fighters.
Composition and proposed working construction:
The committee will likely be comprised of retired fighters, lively commissioners and accredited volunteers. Will probably be chaired by Kim Sumbler (NYSAC). The overarching operate of the committee members will likely be to ask fighters from throughout regulated disciplines and maintain an lively listing of fighters who’re collaborating.
The committee members is not going to advocate any private particular pursuits. They may owe an obligation to the fighter neighborhood at giant and guarantee they truthfully and precisely symbolize fighters voices to the ABC. They may guarantee they don’t seem to be talking on behalf of different pursuits (resembling managers, promoters, organizations or anybody else whose pursuits might intersect with fighters)
The committee will
- ballot fighters on vital topics (resembling proposed modifications to the unified guidelines) and report again to regulators to make sure their views are thought-about earlier than modifications are made.
- take heed to fighters considerations immediately and coordinate probably the most urgent points and produce these for dialogue / consideration to the suitable ABC committees or the membership at giant
- meet often to debate developments (with not simply committee members but in addition fighters at giant are free to affix these open discussions)
- Current yearly on the ABC convention