Ex-boxer Mesi joins NY athletic commission
Two years after he lost his first political bout, former
heavyweight boxing contender Joe Mesi has joined the New York State
Athletic Commission as an unpaid deputy commissioner.
Spokesman Gabe Roth says Commission Chairman Melvina Lathan has
10 deputy commissioners around the state. They attend matches and
help officials ensure that boxers and promoters are paid and that
safety rules and decorum are kept.
Mesi’s first event will be Oct. 15 in Rochester.
He had a 36-0 record as a fighter and stopped fighting for two
years because of bleeding in his brain. The New York commission
refused to give him a new license.
Mesi lost a state Senate race to Republican Michael Ranzenhofer
in the 2008 election.