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

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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 12, and instrumental in Nevada becoming first state to include HIV and anabolic steroid testing. For these reasons and many others, in 2006 he was awarded the Boxing Writers Association of America James A. Farley Award in recognition of a career marked by “honesty and integrity.”


Dr. Homansky, an emergency medicine specialist, established the emergency departments at over five Las Vegas Hospitals. He is currently serving as Chief of Quality Care for Las Vegas’ Valley Health System, Nevada State Board of Health member, and Medical Director for AMR (American Medical Response) in Southern Nevada.

The NABF is thrilled to have Dr. Homansky join the Executive Board of the North American Boxing Federation.  He truly understands the need for advancing safety standard uniformity for all fighters. In addition to educating boxers and trainers on all issues as they pertain to fighter health, eliminating performance enhancing drug use in our sport is his top priority.

Duane Ford

NABF – President

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