Athletic Commission

"Public Chapter No. 1149 of the Public Acts of 2008 enacts the "Tennessee Athletic Commission Act of 2008" creating the Tennessee Athletic Commission as a new independent entity of state government administratively attached to the Department of Commerce and Insurance. That statute extinguished the authority of the Commissioner of the Department of Commerce and Insurance to regulate professional boxing as of July 1, 2008. The new Tennessee Athletic Commission will be composed of nine (9) members appointed by the Governor, the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House. **NOTE: The Commission has the authority to approve other sanctioning bodies and may do so in the future. We will update this page as others are approved. It is illegal to have an amateur event in Tennessee that is not sanctioned by one of these organizations.