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Jimmy ‘The Fighting School Teacher’ Holmes Says Goodbye to Boxing Tonight.

by on Mar.30, 2012, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon


Jimmy "The Fighting School Teacher" Holmes (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Jimmy "The Fighting School Teacher" Holmes (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

DeMotte, Indiana, March 30, 2012 - It’s 11:45 AM, the morning of his last professional fight, and Jimmy “The Fighting School Teacher” Holmes sounds unusually at ease as he fields my questions. Normally fighters are edgy the final days preceding a fight, but not Jimmy. At 34, he is articulate and speaks with the energy of someone juggling boxing, family, teaching, gym ownership and rock band commitments.

 Tonight, he faces Eric Draper (4-6, 1 KO) at the Radisson Hotel in Merrillville, Indiana, where he has been a large draw for the locals, who come out in droves to support their everyday hero. Chances are, he won’t disappoint. (continue reading…)

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Association of Boxing Commissioners Discourages Practice of Open Scoring

by on Dec.21, 2011, under Boxing News

By Tim Lueckenhoff, President of the Association of Boxing Commissioners

At a recent sanctioning organization’s annual meeting, it was stated that open scoring would be used during championship boxing matches held, regardless of the location of the contest.
The purpose of this writing is to remind our ABC member commissions, that a committee headed by Jim Erickson (Mille Lacs) studied this issue for an entire year while gathering information from promoters, contestants, sanctioning organization and other interested parties. The committee members included Joe Mason (CO), Pat Pannella (MD) and Bernie Profato (OH). After the committee’s presentation of the information gathered, open scoring was overwhelmingly rejected by the ABC membership.

It should be noted that this vote marked the second time that the ABC debated and then rejected the concept of open scoring.

It had been suggested at the aforementioned sanctioning body meeting that the scores of each of the three judges were to be announced after the 4th and 8th rounds of the bout. Further, it was stated that if a commission refused to allow open scoring, the sanctioning body’s assigned supervisor would be instructed to signal each corner and indicate the scores of the judges.

The ABC has multiple and significant concerns with regard to open scoring. (continue reading…)

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Indy State Athletic Commission Cancels Emergency Rules Session

by on Aug.27, 2009, under Boxing News

By Jake Hall, Indiana Boxing Commissioner

The Indiana State Athletic Commission had scheduled a meeting on 8-31-09
at the Indiana Government Center to consider passing Emergency Rules to
regulate professional mixed martial arts and to revise the present rules
for professional boxing. That meeting has been cancelled until sometime
in September to allow the staff more time to make additional changes.

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Indiana State Athletic Meeting on ‘Emergency Rules’ Date Changed

by on Aug.21, 2009, under Boxing News

Indiana Boxing Commissioner Jake Hall has informed us that the meeting date for the Indiana State Athletic Commission to consider the emergency rules has been changed from 8-28-09 to 8-31-09.

If you have any further questions, you can contact Mr. Hall at: 


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1st Meeting of the Indiana Athletic Commission This Thursday

by on Jul.14, 2009, under Boxing News

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indiana Boxing Commissioner Jake Hall has informed us that the first meeting of the Indiana Athletic Commission will be this Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Author’s Room at the Indiana State Library.

The Indiana State Library is located at: 315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN  46202. Phone: (866) 683-0008. 


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