ABA Glossary of Boxing Terminology



The term “boxer” means an individual who fights in a professional boxing match.

Boxing commission

The term “boxing commission” means an entity authorized under State law to regulate professional boxing matches.

Boxer registry

The term “boxer registry” means any entity certified by the Association of Boxing Commissions for the purposes of maintaining records and identification of boxers.


The term “licensee” means an individual who serves as a trainer, second, or cut man for a boxer.


The term “manager” means a person who receives compensation for service as an agent or representative of a boxer.


The term “matchmaker” means a person that proposes, selects, and arranges the boxers to participate in a professional boxing match.


The term “physician” means a doctor of medicine legally authorized to practice medicine by the State in which the physician performs such function or action.

Professional boxing match

The term “professional boxing match” means a boxing contest held in the United States between individuals for financial compensation. Such term does not include a boxing contest that is regulated by an amateur sports organization.