Boxers in the State of New York continue to be discriminated against!
This is because we have very limited representation.
It has been difficult to get anyone in government to listen to our concerns regarding professional boxers and elite amateur boxers that are preparing for upcoming competitions.
As of March 25th, the DOS said we can spar and compete, if we get approval from the local DOH. The local DOH says it is not their decision to make but they will refer the situation to their attorneys.
The State blames the City and the City blames the State.
\Another attorney from the DOS says that sparring and competitions are still not permitted.
No one at the DOS nor the local DOH knows who is responsible for the final decision. To date, both Senator Savino’s office and the Brooklyn Borough President’s office are looking into the situation.
We continue to wait and have our boxers risk the danger of injury in their competitions because they are not permitted to train properly.
All other professional sports can train and compete in New York.
Schools in New York are being permitted to resume all sports.