“Disparity in Age” And Combat Sports Licencing

As first reported by MiddleEasy, it appears that the Colorado State Boxing Commission sanctioned a Mixed Martial Arts bout between a 68 year old and a 24 year old.

The bout, which was by no means competitive, can be viewed at the following link.

Colorado’s rules require that “disparity in age” be taken into account when reviewing a potential bout.  Specifically Rule 3.2 reads as follows

Screenshot Colorado Boxing Rules


If 68 vs 24 is not a bout cancelling ‘disparity in age’ it is difficult to imagine what is.

I have reached out to the Colorado State Boxing Commission for comments on the considerations taken into account when approving this bout and will update this post if/when they reply.


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