Teddy Atlas’ Boxing Reform Proposal Gains Momentum

Teddy Atlas is confident that his plans for a federal boxing commission are gaining traction.

Atlas called for such a thing following Devin Haney’s controversial win over Vasiliy Lomachenko as a way to root out bad officiating. There was a particular focus on Dave Moretti’s scorecard of 116-12.

This was also not helped by Rolando Romero’s win over Ismael Barroso after the boxing community viewed the stoppage win in bad taste, given that the latter was still throwing punches.

In response, Atlas launched his petition for a federal boxing commission. With that being said, it appears that Atlas’ voice is being heard.

“I’m hopeful. I don’t know what to think, but I’m hopeful. A little reason to think that maybe this one’s a little different is that it’s resonating, that it’s catching a little bit of fire.

“People’s memories are still long enough, fresh enough to know that this is just the latest. It’s not a new syndrome. It’s not a new happening.

“This is just a reminder that it’s always there, and it’s never going to change unless we do something. It goes back to the thing where you say, ‘You can either be part of the problem or part of the solution,” Atlas said.

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And if you fancy getting right behind the petition, you can sign it right here.

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