Shine Fights nears go time, no injunction
Shine Fights has stumbled over numerous hurdles over the past four months, but one that it has cleared, or at least sidestepped, is the Oklahoma Professional Boxing Commission.
Shine had inquired about holding it’s Lightweight Grand Prix nfl jerseys
– a one-night, eight-man tournament – in Oklahoma several weeks ago, but was shot down by the commission, whose administrator, Joe Miller, explained that their “rules do not allow for an event with their proposed format.”
After being denied a license to hold the tournament in Virginia, Shine Fights still decided to move the Sept. 10 event to Oklahoma, but made the sly move to hold it at the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Okla., avoiding the need for OPBC approval.
A report by MMAJunkie.com seemed to infer Dallas Cowboys jersey
that the commission might still try to stop the event, but Miller said that is not so.
“Oklahoma is not seeking an injunction to stop Shine Fights. We have absolutely no authority or jurisdiction on Tribal Trust Land,” Miller explained to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday. “We are not taking any action at all in regard to Shine Fights.”
That still leaves cause for concern, especially for the fighters involved in the event, as there is no commission to oversee the event at all. Everything is now in the hands of the promoters to do the right thing in regards to paying fighters, making sure that adequate safety measures (such as having ringside medical personal and an ambulance on site) are in place, securing qualified referees and judges, and the like.
These are major concerns, which Miller Minnesota Vikings jersey
pointed to in Tuesday morning’s MMAJunkie.com report.
“It is unfortunate things had to end this way; however, I know we will still have a great show on Sept. 10 and we are happy to be working with the First Council Casino,” said Shine CEO Devin Price in a prepared statement on Monday.