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Kasich Names Mancini to Ohio Athletic Commission

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich named former lightweight boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini of Youngstown to the Ohio Athletic Commission, the governor’s office announced Wednesday.

Mancini’s term on the commission, which began yesterday, runs through Sept. 2, 2018.

Mancini, who grew up on the South Side, held the World Boxing Association lightweight championship from 1982 to 1984. In recent years he has pursued a variety of interests, including in the entertainment industry and wine-making.

The Ohio Athletic Commission, the successor to the State Boxing Commission, regulates boxing, mixed martial arts, wrestling, kick boxing, karate, tough person contests and Athlete Agents within the state to protect the safety of the participants and the interests of the public, according to its website.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.