Athletic Commission

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652-Athletic Commission


The California Department of Consumer Affairs State Athletic Commission (CSAC), has jurisdiction over professional and amateur boxing, mixed martial arts, kickboxing and full contact karate matches and exhibitions held in California. Commission staff approves all professional bouts prior to the event. To compete professionally, a person must be at least 18 years old.

Promoters holding matches or exhibitions must be licensed and adequately bonded to cover refunds, payments to contestants, officials, taxes, or any special assessments levied by the commission. The participants, including managers, matchmakers, timekeepers, seconds, referees, and judges must be currently licensed with CSAC. Door persons, ushers, and box office employees are not required to be licensed.

Athletic Commission

2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2010

Sacramento, CA 95815

(916) 263-2195

(916) 263-2197 Fax