Combative sports promoters in Florida are regulated by the state’s Boxing Commission.
The requirements for licensing as a combative sports promoter are according to Section 468.385 and any additional rules determined by the Commission.
Included in these licensing provisions is the requirement that a combative sports promoter obtain a surety bond.
While the minimum amount for a Florida combative sports promoter bond is $15,000, the Commission will determine the final amount that an individual combative sports promoter is required to purchase.
This performance surety bond is a financial guarantee that a combative sports promoters will fulfill all duties as determined by legal statute.
The bond is also a guarantee that the sports promoter will meet obligations to all other licensees under the same Section 468.385.
Furthermore, the bond protects others from any acts of fraud or criminal malfeasance that a licensed sports promoter may commit in the performance of their duties.
Of note is that the bond is a policy which protects others from harm committed by a combative sports promoter; it does not protect the sports promoter.
The bond is issued for one year from date of purchase; however, a surety bond may be postdated to become active at a certain time in the future.
Licensing, however, for combative sports promoters terminates on December 31st of the year that the license is purchased.
You will want to maintain an active surety bond which is coextensive with your licensing by the Commission.
If you are a first time applicant for a Florida sports promoter bond, you’ll need to complete the following:
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