Dickie Cole To Retire From The Texas Commission

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is happy to have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Richard (Dickie) Cole. Dickie is retiring on April 30th of this year after 21 years in the Combative Sports program with the state of Texas! His legacy is the safe and organized combative sports events that are seen across the state.

Throughout the years, he has been recognized for his dedication to combative sports and has provided opportunities and mentoring for many young men and women to become referees, judges, promoters, and seconds. His care and concern for the sport of boxing has been a lifelong passion that will continue to influence the industry for years to come. We are proud to have worked with Dickie, and to have been recipients of his wisdom and knowledge. He will be missed but not forgotten. We wish him well and thank him for his decades of service to the state of Texas.

Greg Alvarez, has been named interim Combative Sports program manager. Alvarez has been a member of the TDLR team for 13 years.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 04-09-2014

I see it's unanimous... GOOD RIDDANCE, you pathetic bought-and-paid-for-jurr-cough. And goodbye Laurence Cole! Geez, maybe someone has to RETIRE before the bums are cut off. Will NOT miss his p poor excuse of officiating.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 04-08-2014

Good riddance. When is Laurence Cole going to retire?

Comment by bojangles1987 on 04-08-2014

See you later. Don't let that Mexican fist aimed at your nuts hit you on the way out.

Comment by Ragnar Lothbrok on 04-08-2014

absolutely corrupt scumbag dickie cole is. used his power to put his utterly incompetent son to referee the biggest fights in texas. i hope this guy croaks during his first day of retirement.

Comment by mrlopez on 04-08-2014

the old corrupt cowboy gangster is finnaly leaving eh? good riddance, oh and take your son too!

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