Department of Consumer Affairs California State Athletic Commission

Professional Boxer's Pension Plan Brochure - Boxers: Do you have money coming?


The California Professional Boxer’s Pension Fund, administered by the California State Athletic Commission, is holding thousands of dollars for certain eligible boxers.

You may be entitled to some of the money if you:

  • Are at least 50 years old.
  • Fought in at least 10 rounds a year for 4 years in California with no more than a 3-year break.
  • Fought in at least 75 scheduled professional rounds in California with no more than a 3-year break.

The Professional Boxer's Pension Fund is the only pension fund for boxers in the world. It was created by California law in 1982 to help provide funds for boxers in their later years. Currently, the fund totals more than $5.3 million.

CSAC regulates professional boxing, professional and amateur kickboxing, and professional mixed martial arts (MMA) in California by licensing all participants and supervising the events. Only boxers are eligible for the pension money.

To find out if you are eligible to receive a benefit under this plan, please contact the CSAC office at (916) 263-2195. For more information about CSAC, visit the Web site at www.dca.ca.gov/csac.