IBC Hit by Another Anti-Trust Suit: N. Y. Athletic Board Also Files Charges; To Hold Hearing in July; Club Faced With Similar Action by United States, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-10


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IBC Hit by Another AntiTrust Suit NY Athletic Board Also Files Charges ChargesTo To Hold Hearing in July Club Faced With Similar Action by United States StatesBy By JACK CUDDY CUDDYUnited United Press Sports Writer WriterNEW NEW YORK N Y May 9 The New York State Athletic Commission announced today a hearing will be held about July 1 to determine whether the International Boxing Club shall lose its promotional li ¬ censes because of alleged monopolistic practices practicesTodays Todays announcement was the second threat to the worlds largest fightpromot ¬ ing organization On March 17 the Gov ¬ ernment filed an antitrust suit in federal court against the IBC and several of its officials officialsThe The commission which has been investi ¬ gating the IBC for seven months made todays announcement as it granted the IBC a delay of 45 days from May 16 the date originally and secretly set for the hearing hearingAttorneys Attorneys for the IBC had requested the delay because they were busy preparing for defense inthe governments antitrust suit suitThe The commission summons lists six spe ¬ cific charges tending to show that the IBCs alleged monopolistic practices are such that its licenses to promote at Madi ¬ son Square Garden St Nicholas Arena and the ballsparks in New York state should be revoked or suspended N NCharges Charges to Be Considered ConsideredThe The charges to be considered at the hear ¬ ing include 1 Dominant and exclusive control of boxing champions in most di ¬ visions and of a number of leading con ¬ tenders 2 Dominant and exclusive con ¬ trol of leading large indoor and outdoor arenas 3 Dominant and exclusive control of broadcasting and telecasting of cham ¬ pionship and other leading bouts in New York City 4 Connections with boxing corporations outside New York State and joint direction in those organizations 5 Use of joint matchmakers for New York and outside boxing corporations and use of exclusive service contracts for fighters by outside joint corporations as well as the IBC IBCThe The No 6 specification wrapped up the situation as follows followsAs As outlined in the above specifications the licensee has such predominant and ex ¬ clusive control of 1 Leading and cham ¬ pion boxers 2 Important New York City boxing arenas 3 The facilities and in ¬ struments of promoting boxing and has so cohesive and alliance with promoting per ¬ sons and parties beyond the legal control of this commission and the supervisory jurisdiction of the State of New York so as to render the continued existence of its li ¬ censes to promote boxing in the State of New York against the best interests of box ¬ ing in said state stateAt At todays meeting chairman Robert K Christenberry of the commission said an official of the Parkway Sporting Club has threatened an exposure of crooked busi ¬ ness in connection with the calledoff Sugar Ray RobinsonBilly Brown nontitle fight originaly scheduled for May 26 at the Eastern Parkway Arena However the club official failed to produce for the com ¬ mission a tape recording of an alleged tele aphone conversation in which Brown was a principal

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