SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING – ‘EXAMINING PROFESSIONAL BOXING: ARE FURTHER REFORMS NEEDED?’ GETS ON THE WAY TODAY, ALI TO TESTIFY

By Elisa Harrison
Updated: August 29, 2005
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali

MIAMI, FLA.—U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, has released the witness list for a hearing Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building entitled, “Examining Professional Boxing: Are Further Reforms Needed?”

The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:

Panel I

  • Muhammad Ali, Berrien Springs, Mich. Accompanied by Lonnie Ali and Ron DiNicola

Panel II

  • Patrick C. English, Partner, Dines & English, LLC, Clifton, N.J.
  • Gregory Sirb, Executive Director, Pa. State Athletic Commission, Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Robert Mack, General Counsel & Chairman, Legal Committee, World Boxing Association, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Bruce Spizler, Legal Committee, Association of Boxing Commissioners, Senior Assistant
  • Attorney General, Maryland State Athletic Commission, Jefferson City, Mo.
  • James J. Thomas II, Attorney for Evander Holyfield and other boxers, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Atlanta.