State Boxing and Wrestling Commission

Name State Boxing and Wrestling Commission
Contact Person Addie Fields - Administrative Assistant
Mailing Address 1020 Richmond Dr
Metairie, LA 70003
Phone Number 504-251-2845
Fax Number 504-305-1939
Board Email
Legal Authority RS4-61-85
Year Created 1974
Organizational Placement GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
Purpose/Function Oversight of all ring sports; assure safety of contestants & public; issue licenses to all contestants, officials, matchmakers & promoters; collect gate taxes for continuing operation of this oversight.
Budget Message This budget covers current regular expenses for the commission for 2023; the events scheduled for YE 2022 had not recovered or reached pre-Covid numbers. Fewer events are being scheduled compared to pre 2020 YE numbers. MMA is resurging and a new ring sport "London Rule Fighting" may become a new income stream.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 7
Number Currently Serving: 7
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 7
Estimated number in current year: 11
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $80      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $40,667.00
  Current year budgeted: $40,667.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $4,991.00
  Current year budgeted: $6,000.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 3
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
Notes The LSBWC was still limited in events held for YE 6/30/2022. Resurgence of Covid & it's variants kept events at a low count for most of 2021/2022. We had no meetings in Dec. 2021 (LSBWC never meets in Dec due to holidays and sparse events due to football season) and did not hold a meeting in February 2022.

Events picked up a bit in the early summer, mostly MMA. A new ring sport London Rules Fighting (AKA Bare Knuckles Fighting) has generated some interest from the public. Boxing shows are still few and far between. Rural, small event Class B Wrestling events are picking up.

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