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Press Release: Dr. Edwin “Flip” Homansky named Chairman.

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off on Press Release: Dr. Edwin “Flip” Homansky named Chairman.

The North American Boxing Federation is proud to announce that Dr. Edwin “Flip” Homansky has accepted the Chairmanship of the NABF Medical Board.   Dr. Homansky, is a former Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) commissioner, former NSAC Medical Advisory Board Chairman & Chief Ringside Physician for over twenty-five years, former Association of Boxing Commissions vice-president, current vice-president of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.   There is probably no one in the world with more medical experience as it relates to boxing.  Dr. Homansky worked thousands of Nevada’s fights, and some of the greatest fights ever hosted by the state including Hagler-Hearns, Hearns-Leonard, all Bowe-Holyfield bouts, and many fights featuring Julio Cesar Chavez, Mike Tyson and Oscar De la Hoya.   He was instrumental in many safeguards now in place in boxing including lobbying to change championship rounds from 15 to...

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WBC CONVENTION – DAY 2: SULAIMAN OUTLINES PLANS TO USE VADA RANDOM TESTING

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off on WBC CONVENTION – DAY 2: SULAIMAN OUTLINES PLANS TO USE VADA RANDOM TESTING

Original Article @ http://www.worldboxingnews.net/news/wbn/2014/12/17/wbc-convention-day-2-sulaiman-outlines-plans-to-use-vada-random-testing.html   In his opening comments, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said, “The conventions are always the most important moment of the year for the WBC. Here is where the WBC Board and Committees meet. Each one reviews what it has been doing and if its plans and goals were met, and we plan for the next year. All of the very important decisions and changes of the rules and organization have taken place during the conventions. “We appreciate very much all of the promoters and managers that are here for this session. All of the ring officials are in another room doing their seminars, and there are other workshops going on. This morning, we are going to have a ratings review, and there will be a couple of presentations.” WBC Ratings Committee: Mauricio Sulaiman WBC President Frank...

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These Former Ringside Doctors Want a Clean Fight

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off on These Former Ringside Doctors Want a Clean Fight

Article by: MICHAEL KAPLAN Original Article @ http://vegasmagazine.com/personalities/articles/what-former-ringside-doctors-are-doing-to-keep-combat-sports-clean At 6 am in a suburb of Manila in the Philippines, a directive from Las Vegas set off a recent ruckus in the living room of featherweight boxer Nonito Donaire. He was fast asleep and had instructed the housekeeper not to disturb him under any circumstances. But a visitor insisted that Donaire be roused from slumber. Certain that she was putting her job at risk, Donaire’s housekeeper woke him up. Bleary-eyed but out of bed, the Vegas-based pugilist saw an American woman with a carrying case. He knew what she had come for: his blood and urine. Donaire had signed up with the nonprofit Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, agreeing to be tested for drugs at any time, with no warning. Without argument, he gave his visitor what she requested. The association was launched in...

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Association of Ringside Physicians Takes a Strong Stand on TUEs for TRT

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Should testosterone supplementation for a diagnosis of primary or secondary hypogonadism be allowed in boxing/MMA?...

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ARP Board Member Dr. Nick Rizzo Discusses TRT/TUEs/PEDs with NHB’s Eddie Goldman

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Article by: Eddie Goldman  Original article @ http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2014-02-15T08_03_00-08_00 On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Dr. Nicholas Rizzo. Dr. Rizzo is a board-certified internist, a former wrestler and wrestling coach, a ringside physician for professional boxing and MMA events, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Ringside Physicians. On January 27, 2014, the Association of Ringside Physicians issued a statement which said “the Association of Ringside Physicians supports the general elimination of therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy.” We spoke with Dr, Rizzo by phone Wednesday about this issue. Here is the body of that statement: “The ARP Releases a Consensus Statement on Therapeutic Use Exemptions for Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Professional Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts. “The Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to...

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USA Today on TRT doubling the risk of heart attacks

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Original Article at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/29/testosterone-heart-risks/4967795/   Taking testosterone therapy doubled the risk of heart attack among men over age 65 and nearly tripled the risk in younger men with a history of heart disease, a new study shows. The report, which involved 56,000 men, is the latest in a series of studies raising concerns about the heart attack risk from testosterone therapy, whose popularity has ballooned in recent years. The study was published Wednesday in PLOS One. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota not involved in the new study, describes the heart risks posed by testosterone therapy as substantial. “That’s equivalent to smoking one or two packs of cigarettes a day, or having sky-high cholesterol,” Lopez-Jimenez says. Authors of the study, led by researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles and others, say doctors should discuss these...

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