Oklahoma Professional Boxing Commission Not Accepting Applications For Boxing, MMA & Pro Wrestling Events Scheduled After March 31

Joe Miller of the Oklahoma Professional Boxing Commission sent out a letter to inform promoters the commission will not be accepting applications for event permits for boxing, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling events in the state scheduled after March 31, 2012.

The Commission blames an out-of-state threat and says they have to address legal and legislative efforts before moving forward.

You can read a copy of the letter below:

  • bejealous

    Well at least this way JR won’t get embarrassed in his hometown or home state. It will suck for Oklahoma fans though

  • AJG316

    I wonder if this means we won't see jr any more

  • Matt

    How come no other large websites are mentioning this. I have friends in Oklahoma that say this is a fake. I certainly hope it is beacuse WWE does a lot of revenue for OK

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  • Maxx Stylez

    Unfortunately this is real. Oklahoma Is currently taxing ALL ppv buys by residents at 4% regardless of where the ppv takes place. The “Out of State” source that the letter is talking about is the UFC. They are suing Oklahoma on the grounds that the tax is illegal because the events are held outside of the state. This tax pays for 67% of the Oklahoma Athletic Commission annual budget.

  • Bruce

    How can the Athletic commision do this for wrestling as its not a sporting event-its a entertainment venue??