The Commissioners and the Commission
The commission is made up of five part-time members, each of whom is appointed by the Governor for a three-year term. The Chairman is appointed by the Governor for a two-year term.
The current Chairman is Anthony A. Marnell III, Las Vegas.
The members are:
- Staci Alonso, Reno
- Skip Avansino, Reno
- Sandra Douglass Morgan, Las Vegas
The Commission regulates all contests and exhibitions of unarmed combat, including licensure and supervision of promoters, boxers, mixed martial artists, kick boxers, seconds, ring officials, managers, ring announcers and matchmakers. The Commission is the final authority on licensing matters, having the ability to approve, deny, revoke, or suspend all licenses for unarmed combat.
The Commission appoints an executive director to conduct the day-to-day operations of the Commission. The executive director does not have a vote on actions taken by the Commission. The current executive director is Bob Bennett. In addition to the executive director, the Commission has a staff of four full-time employees. The Office of the Attorney General serves as legal counsel to the Commission.
Along with collecting fees from the sale of tickets the Commission works with the venues that host events throughout the state. The responsibilities of the Commission also include ruling in disciplinary cases, and arbitrating disputes between boxers and managers brought pursuant to NAC 467.102(4). Additionally, the Commission is charged with the responsibility of promulgating regulations to implement and enforce the State laws governing unarmed combat.
For all championship bouts and special events, the Commission must approve the contest, and must assign the judges and referee to work the contest. In all other contest or exhibitions, the executive director is responsible for assigning the judges, and referees, approving each bout, ensuring that a contestant is not on suspension status in Nevada or another jurisdiction, and determining that a contestant is not being mismatched with a superior opponent. Historically, one or two contestants or bouts are rejected for each boxing card.