| Bill would create boxing commission: "From Staff Reports
A Senate bill would create an advisory commission to oversee boxing.

The bill, which passed 44-4 this afternoon, would create a state boxing commission to oversee prizes, the integrity of the matches and health of the boxers.

The commission would have no regulatory power or funding.

But Sen. Ellie Kinnaird said that it was just the first of several pieces of legislation aimed at the 40 or so boxing matches in North Carolina each year.

The Carrboro Democrat said another bill would outlaw so-called 'toughman matches,' which she said are amateur boxing matches which feature 'two people with very few morals or integrity just going at each other.'"