In a statement quoted by US media outlets, the NYSAC
said Miller was barred from fighting in the state following the news of his positive doping case.
Disclosure: NKS serves as Associate Editor, The Eastern Journal of Medicine and as Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC
As of this writing, only the NYSAC
has imposed such a rule and it remains unclear if other governing divisions in other states will soon follow.
But last week, in Niagara Falls, Joe was not in the ring, he was an official of the NYSAC and he sat with Chairman Melvina Lathan to watch young fighters try to follow in his boxing footsteps, perhaps one day achieving the fame that "Baby" Joe reached in his career.
Niagara Falls native Nick Casal, a recent headliner who had been scheduled to fight in the main event, had his fight called off when the NYSAC denied his opponent a license due to concerns about recent eye surgery.
"It should be regulated by the NYSAC, and Melvina is in my corner on this."
Last year Wally Matthews and I wrote a series of fifteen columns in the New York Post taking the NYSAC apart for patronage, incompetence, conflicts of interest and, most prominent, its repeated failure to protect the health and safety of fighters.
James Polsinello is the $76,000-a-year special assistant to the NYSAC. He has contributed $27,000 to Pataki.
He is now suing the NYSAC for $5 million in negligence.
Last year a fighter named Jose Maldonado, who had hepatitis C--which is contagious through blood and is potentially fatal--was allowed to box on a card in Westchester County, New York, that was promoted by Joe DeGuardia, a former prosecutor who is a favorite of the NYSAC.
Under the deal, Bowe must pay the fine from his pounds 667,000 fight purse, which has been withheld since the NYSAC
began their investigation into the riot.
In 1996-1997, introductory recruitment letters were mailed to 2,637 female participants in the NYSACS
who had stated interest in possibly becoming pregnant in 1995-1996.