Question Of The Dayby Doug Mataconis
Under what provision of the Constitution is the United States Congress authorized to establish a commission to regulate boxing ?
The move is part of a campaign to protect youngsters coming into the sport, the actions of promoters and the independence of judges. Among a range of schemes to be introduced will be a new licensing system applying to boxers, managers, promoters and sanctioning bodies.
The new agency – the US Boxing Adminstration – will also regulate the major TV networks when they act as fight promoters.
Because, you know, Congress doesn’t have anything better to do.
And who do you have to think for this legislation ? None other than the soon-to-be nominee of the Republican Party:
The bill was the brainchild of Senator John McCain, a long time supporter of reform in the sport.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I will never vote for John McCain.