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California Briefing / Sacramento

2nd member of boxing panel quits

October 02, 2009|Michael Rothfeld

A second member of the commission that regulates boxing and mixed martial arts has resigned within a week.

Howard Rose, a Beverly Hills talent agent who also has worked as a boxing promoter, notified state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) in a letter Tuesday that he is stepping down from the California State Athletic Commission immediately. Last week, the commission's chairman, Timothy Noonan, submitted his resignation to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The resignations follow articles in The Times that detailed how commissioners obtained free admission for themselves, relatives, friends and associates to events they regulate.

-- Michael Rothfeld

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