Boxing Promoter Pleads Guilty

A fight promoter in New York recently pleaded guilty to holding unlicensed events, including one in which a teen was knocked out by 34-year-old man.

Wild Child Productions and Iron Fists MMA’s David Archambault pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts in both Lake George and Saratoga Springs, where he’d hosted the fights.

“Unlicensed and unsanctioned amateur fights are illegal and dangerous,” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement. “I want to commend the New York State Athletic Commission for referring this case to my office for investigation and to warn others against putting amateur New York athletes in harm’s way.”

Archambault failed to follow several regulations for the bouts, ignoring rules regarding the ages of fighters, plus requirements that a doctor and a licensed referee oversee amateur fights, the AG’s office said.

He also solicited amateur fighters to engage in various types of fighting without obtaining licenses and approvals from the state or USA Boxing.

Under the terms of Archambault’s plea deals, he’s been barred from hosting or participating in any boxing events for a year and will perform 100 hours of community service. He faces up to a year in prison if he violates the terms of his pleas.