The DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission was established to effectively regulate all Boxing, Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts exhibitions, events, performances and contests in the District of Columbia. The Commission is committed to establishing and maintaining the highest of ethical practices and the conduct of boxing and other combative sports in the District of Columbia. The Commission is dedicated to protecting the health, safety and welfare of its licensees; the promotion of public confidence in the sports industry; trust in the regulatory process; and, achieving the ultimate goal of making the District of Columbia, not only our Nation’s capital, but also the capital of the sports industry.

Board Members


Licensing examinations for Boxing and Wrestling Commission officials are administered by the DCRA Occupational and Professional Licensing Division. The following links will redirect you to examination information and publications.

  • Judges Examination Information
  • Referees Examination Information
  • Inspectors Examination Information
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The DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission (Commission) regulates boxing, wrestling, martial arts and mixed martial arts within the District of Columbia, and protects participants and consumers by upholding the District of Columbia Boxing and Wrestling license law (pdf). The Boxing and Wrestling license law is defined by the District of Columbia Boxing and Wrestling Commission Act of 1975, as amended by the District of Columbia Boxing and Wrestling Commission Act—Amendment of 1976 and the District of Columbia Boxing and Wrestling Commission Act Amendment Act of 1988.

The Board consists of three members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the D.C. Council. All members must be residents of the District of Columbia for the duration of their term.

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month (recess July and August) at 7:00 p.m. at the DCRA headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. The Board can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.

2014 Meeting Dates:

January 14 February 11 March 11
April 8 May 13 June 10
July – Recess August – Recess September 9
October 21 November 18 December 19

Board meeting minutes are available at


Commission Events: August thru November 2014

October 23, 2014 – Alarm Charity Boxing – Alarm.Com presents Charity Boxing at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel. Renaissance Mayflower Hotel is located at 127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

November 14, 2014 A Night of Boxing Fight For Children presents 2014 Fight Night at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Fight Night is a one of a kind evening in Washington, DC that brings together an extraordinary crowd of leaders in business, sports, entertainment, government and philanthropy, as well as legends from the sports and boxing world for an evening of fun, auctions, exciting entertainment and live professional boxing bouts.

Help DC become an Age-Friendly city by participating in the Block-by-Block Walk on Saturday, September 6. Sign up here to volunteer.