Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission

The Legislature passed the Utah Professional Athletic Commission Act in July 2001. The commission regulates professional unarmed combat sports, including boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The law requires licensing for promoters, managers, contestants, seconds, referees, and judges. Fees collected by the commission help offset the cost of regulating unarmed sports in the state.

The commission is named after the late Utah State Senator Eliud “Pete” Suazo. Pete Suazo was an advocate for youth and minorities in the state and a boxing enthusiast. You can learn more about Senator Suazo’s life in the article “La Voz de los Otros: An Overview of the Life and Career of Eliud ‘Pete’ Suazo.”

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