- Associated Press - Sunday, July 20, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Former boxing champion Bronco McKart has been named to the Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission.

Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment.

McKart is from Monroe. According to the governor’s office, he won the WBO junior middleweight and the IBA junior middleweight titles in 1992.

The 11-member Unarmed Combat Commission oversees professional boxing and mixed martial arts events in Michigan. It is housed within the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

McKart’s appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

He would serve a four-year term that expires in 2018.

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