Department of Public Protection
Kentucky To Host 2010 Boxing Conference

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, July 31, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jim Carroll, 502-564-7760  

The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) will hold its 2010 annual conference in Louisville, state and local officials announced today.


The conference is expected to bring 175 visitors to the city for up to five days, producing more than $200,000 in economic impact.


The international association voted for Kentucky as its 2010 host site after a bid presented at its recent conference in Miami. It will be the first time Kentucky has hosted ABC’s annual conference. ABC represents state and tribal boxing commissions in the United States and Canada. The 2010 conference will be held in mid to late July.


ABC’s decision followed a bid presentation prepared jointly by the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority, the Kentucky Sports Authority, the Greater Louisville Sports Commission, and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. ABC officials told bid presenters that they were impressed by Louisville’s accommodations, accessibility, and the appeal of the Muhammad Ali Center, the cultural and educational institution that preserves the legacy of boxing’s most famous figure.


“We’re delighted that the ABC chose Kentucky for its 2010 conference,” said Tim LeDonne, commissioner of the state Department of Public Protection, which includes the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority. “I commend our staff for preparing this successful bid.”