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Heather Hardy is one of boxings most popular female fighters. Anthony Rizzo Jersey . She has a dedicated fan base in her hometown of New York and is coming off her biggest win -- yet she has no idea when she might fight next.Because of the new insurance law that recently went into effect in her home state, her promoter, Lou DiBella, canceled the remaining cards he was planning there this year on Friday.In a nationally televised fight, Hardy won a majority decision over then-unbeaten rival Shelly Vincent at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island in Brooklyn. There has not been a professional boxing show in New York since that card Aug. 21, and there are none scheduled, putting a major dent into the careers of boxers who fight in New York and promoters who put on cards there.Star Boxing promoter Joe DeGuardia already canceled his Oct. 14 card at the Paramount in Huntington on Long Island, where he has been doing regular club cards for years. On Friday, DiBella announced that he has canceled the remaining cards he was planning for the year, including a Dec. 16 date he had on hold for a show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, a show Hardy was supposed to box on.The law (the one legalizing MMA in the state) that went into effect in New York includes new insurance regulations, including dramatically increased premiums that promoters must pay in order to run a show. Minimum coverage went from $10,000 to $50,000 for general medical coverage per fighter on each card, a change most promoters had no issue with and conforms to the norm in many other states. But the law also requires a new unprecedented $1 million minimum requirement for each fighter in the event the fighter suffers a traumatic brain injury, a very rare occurrence.Even if promoters could take on the added financial burden of the increased insurance premiums -- they are expected to only impact the smaller club shows -- there has yet to be any insurance company authorized by the state to offer such a policy and it does not appear that, despite the efforts of various promoters and the New York State Athletic Commission, a policy offer is imminent.The NYSAC said it expects at least two companies to soon begin offering policies, but it is unlikely to happen in time to salvage any boxing dates in the state for the remainder of the year and it could stretch the states boxing blackout into 2017.The issue is a serious burden for Hardy (18-0, 4 KOs), and many other fighters who are basically out of work since they fight primarily in New York, where they earn money from their base purses in addition to a percentage of the tickets they sell.These new insurance restrictions are not just destroying the sport of boxing in New York, they are destroying my livelihood, Hardy said. Do you have any idea what life looks like for a professional boxer, especially one who is a female and a single parent? With these new laws, fewer shows and dates being moved or canceled, I dont know how Im going to survive at all, let alone the upcoming holiday season. Im going to have to go back to delivering books and answering phones to try to cover the bills.September marked the first time in more than 11 years that there was a full calendar month without a professional boxing card in New York.DiBella has moved his Broadway Boxing series, a staple of the New York fight scene, out of state. He has a card on Nov. 19 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, and on Dec. 2 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, but that is of little solace to the fighters he promotes who call New York home and earn a portion of their purse by selling tickets to their hometown fans.There is such a rich history of boxing in New York, DiBella said. And now the sport has, for all intents and purposes, been evicted by a legislature willfully ignorant of both the boxing and insurance industries. The actions of the powers that be in Albany and their political appointees are depriving New York state residents in the sport of boxing from their livelihoods. This is hitting boxers very hard, as most struggle to pay their bills and need to be active.Small businesses are being put at jeopardy with no recourse or ability to continue plying their trade. This is a disgraceful abuse of legislative and state power.The NYSAC could modify the law, which reads, The commission may from time to time, promulgate regulations to adjust the amount of such minimum limits. But the law went into effect in September with the commission declining to modify the $1 million minimum for coverage requirement, which promoters call arbitrary. The commission said at the time it did not plan to make any changes.The New York State Athletic Commission voted to approve the final regulations governing combat sports in New York State. NYSACs primary objective is to ensure the safest environment for combative sports in the nation so that combat athletes competing in New York State incur the fewest and least severe injuries possible, commission spokesman Laz Benitez told ESPN in a statement. While some combative sports industry professionals expressed concern over the premiums for the $1 million coverage, these amounts are as yet determined.However, from discussions with insurers about to enter the market, we believe the costs will be reasonable. Ultimately, the frequency and severity of life-threatening brain injuries incurred in New York State will drive the premiums. NYSAC believes the best way to keep premiums down is to keep injuries to a minimum.DiBella said he had no choice but to cancel shows because of the law and the lack of a policy being offered yet.It is incumbent upon either the legislature or commission to take a long look at what theyve done and fix it, he said. If there is an honest intention to continue boxing in the state, there must be a modification of the required limits. I have had endless conversations with insurance brokers and underwriters and any narrative being spun suggesting that a policy with an affordable premium will be in place soon is flatly wrong and not helping restore boxing in New York.I have several dates on hold with the New York State Athletic Commission in January 2017 and beyond and I look forward to bringing world-class boxing back to New York, but I must have both the assurance that it is legally possible to satisfy the insurance requirements and proper time to promote a show. Mark Grace Jersey .J. -- Marshawn Lynch said Thursday it will be good to get back to football after the Seattle quiet talking running back wrapped up his final mandatory media session of Super Bowl week. Steve Cishek Jersey . PAUL, Minn. http://www.thecubsteamshop.com/Cubs-Greg-Maddux-Kids-Jersey/ . The Canadian squad, skipped by Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, got on the board first with two in the second end, and followed that with two more apiece in the fourth and sixth ends.F1 teams have rejected a proposal to introduce an aggregate system for qualifying and are continuing to push for 2015s format to return. Sky Sports News HQ understands the teams have written to the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone to outline their opposition to the proposal of aggregate times in qualifying.With unanimous agreement required to change the regulations mid-season, the failure of teams to back the FIAs idea means the heavily-criticised elimination system will stay in place for next weeks Chinese GP. Teams have argued since the new-for-2016 qualifying rules flopped on their debut at the Australian GP that they wanted the 2015 rules to be reinstated.How aggregate qualifying would workHowever, the FIA and Ecclestone have resisted a complete U-turn and instead proposed other alternatives, with the issue becoming a political battleground. After some teams failed to back a proposal to only change Q3, the FIA floated the aggregate system for China - round three of the 2016 season - after another meeting discuss the way forward took place last Sunday in Bahrain. Although some team bosses initially gave the new idea more favourable response, further analysis in the following days appears to have shown the aggregate system would not prove any better than the little-loved elimination rules.Several drivers have been outspoken in their criticism of the system, with four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel labelling the idea s***.In a Sky Sports online vote, the proposed aggregate system proved more popular than the current elimination format - fans still overwhelmingly backed a return to last years rules. We expressed our opinion and all teams have had the same opinion that we probably need to go back to 2015, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said in Bahrain.But there are various agendas and the [Sunday] morning proved its not an easy one. So I cant really tell you. Last time I told you [qualifying would be changed] I was totally wrong.A return to the old system has not yet been given to the teams as an option.Speaking after the pre-race meeting in Bahrain attendedd by all 11 teams, the FIA, Ecclestone and tyre supplier Pirelli, Todt said: You need to be patient, by Thursday you will have all the information. Chicago Cubs Jerseys. I hope that fans will be happy. Is it time to change the qualifying format after just two races of the new season? Some of F1s leading drivers have their say The idea of aggregating two lap times together has been used in F1 before - albeit to little success in 2005 in a system that lasted just five races.With the latest furore over qualifying dominating the start of the 2016 season, the teams, Ecclestone and the FIA have become increasingly entrenched in their respective positions.Ahead of further key votes on F1s future in the coming months, Sky Sports Craig Slater said: What we have in Formula 1 at the moment is a full-blown civil war. On the one hand, Ecclestone and Todt who want to take the sport in one direction, and the teams who are extremely reluctant with the way they are ruling things at the moment. Chinese GP on Sky TV times and full schedule for Shanghai Also See: How would aggregate qualifying work? 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