AAIB's Annual Golf Outing
The AAIB's Annual Golf Outing was held at Galloway National Country Club and was not only a big success but, a fun day for our golfers and celebrities. We were happy to give out three scholarships in what was a first for the organization-all young women. There names are Yasmin Dweik, Barbara Greely and Susan Jugo.
The Overview of the AAIB and its Founders
Dedicated to Boxing…
and All It Can Be
DEDICATED to Boxing and All It Can Be is not just a slogan but, the foundation of the American Association for the Improvement of Boxing, Inc. Since it was founded by Rocky Marciano and Stephen B. Acunto, the organization, which will turn forty this year, continues to advocate its concern regarding medical safety, administrative competency and financial accountability for the professional fighter. We expend serious time and effort regarding the problems in the ring game and how they can be resolved by researching issues and taking positions concerning the sport of boxing.
We continue to have doctors, referees and other officials conduct clinics for our amateur boxers and people that want to work in an official capacity in boxing.
Our organization is represented in several states, including Washington, D.C. as an advocate of the sport. Over the decades there have been world-wide publicized injuries and fatalities. While we have witnessed some marked improvement in respect to medical safety in certain commissions, they will do absolutely no good unless mandatory standardization of physical examinations takes place in all 50 states.
While the McCain and Ali bills have been passed, they will not help the fighter unless they are enforced. A physician present at ringside, acting in accordance with the appropriate medical standards as put forth by the American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians, should have the power, if necessary, to examine fighters during a match and if essential, direct the referee to stop the bout if either boxer is unable to defend himself or herself. Also, a doctor’s judgment in stoppage of a fight should be applied if he or she thinks that the fighter could suffer serious and potentially permanent physical damage. Frankly, and for far too long, doctors, who are officials of the State Athletic Commissions, have not been able to function to full capacity. Doctors should determine when a fighter should terminate his career in the ring, too.
If tests, such as CAT scans and MRI’s deduce that a fighter has any indication of a problematic head injury, then he or she should not be allowed to continue to box.
Purposes of The American Association for the Improvement of Boxing, Inc
- Advocates the uniformity of regulatory standards throughout the states and cooperating in the advancement of a federal boxing commission.
- Publicizes and disseminates information pertaining to all areas of boxing designed toward the improvement of the sport.
- Promotes the acceptance of boxing by community organizations and the adoptions of boxing into the physical education curriculum at all levels of public and private education.
- Propagandizes the merits of boxing as a science and art, body developer and conditioner.
- Examines the nature of any and all existing unfavorable influences in boxing and advancing recommendations.
- Documenting data in conjunction with the improvement of boxing.