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09.14.01.00.htm 09.14.01.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 01 General Provisions Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-101, 4-205, and 4-303, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.01.01.htm 09.14.01.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In these regulations, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Commission" means the State Athletic Commission of Maryland.. 2) Contest.. a) "Contest" means any boxing, kickboxing, or wrestling:. i) Competition;. ii) Exhibition;. iii) Match;. iv) Performance; or. v) Show.. b) "Contest" includes a mixed martial arts:. ii) Match;. iii) Performance; or. iv) Show.. c) "Contest" does not include a mixed martial arts exhibition..
09.14.01.02.htm 09.14.01.02. 02 Meetings.. A. The Commission shall meet regularly on a date and time as published on the Commission’s website, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. In an emergency, the Commission may also meet specially at any time upon the request of the Chairman.
09.14.01.03.htm 09.14.01.03. 03 Affiliations.. A. The Commission may affiliate with or obtain membership in national or international boxing or wrestling organizations.B. The Commission may adopt any of the regulations of the affiliate organizations..
09.14.01.04.htm 09.14.01.04. 04 Charitable Events.. A. A promoter holding a contest to raise funds for a charitable purpose shall file, before the contest, the following information:1) The name of the charity the contest benefits;. 2) The amount or percentage of the gross receipts from the contest to be paid to the charity; and. 3) A certificate of registration from the Secretary of State.. B. The Commission shall advise the Secretary of State that a charity contest is scheduled and the na
09.14.01.05.htm 09.14.01.05. 05 Chairman.. A. At its last meeting preceding each fiscal year, the Commission shall elect a member to be chairman.B. The term of a chairman shall be 1 year.. C. A member may serve as chairman for an unlimited number of consecutive terms..
09.14.01.9999.htm 09.14.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 1965. Subtitle revised effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705) ―. Chapter revised effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079). Regulation .01B amended effective June 10, 1991 (18:11 Md. R. 1186) July 19, 1993 (20:14 Md. R. 1168) February 28, 1994 (21:4 Md. R. 275) December 19, 2005 (32:25 Md. R. 1941) July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898)Regulation .02A amended effective May 22, 2017 (44:10 Md. R. 470).
09.14.02.00.htm 09.14.02.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 02 Applications and Licensing Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205, 4-301, and 4-303, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.02.01.htm 09.14.02.01. 01 License Required.. A. A person or organization required to be licensed by the Commission under Business Regulation Article, Title 4, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland, shall file an application on forms approved by the Commission.B. Persons requiring a license include:. 1) Boxer;. 2) Manager;. 3) Matchmaker;. 4) Promoter;. 5) Second;. 6) Wrestler;. 7) Referee;. 8) Kickboxer;. 9) Judge; and. 10) Mixed martial arts contestant.. C. Requirements stated in
09.14.02.02.htm 09.14.02.02. 02 Contestants.. A. An applicant for a license as a contestant shall be:. 1) At least 18 years old;. 2) Not more than 36 years old unless special permission is granted by the Commission upon a review of the applicant's experience and physical fitness.B. An applicant shall submit medical reports required by COMAR 09.14.04.. C. An applicant shall have a licensed manager, licensed second, or qualified licensee certify to the Commission that the applicant is physically compe
09.14.02.03.htm 09.14.02.03. 03 Managers.. A. An applicant shall provide the Commission with a complete list of all Maryland contestants under the applicant's control.B. A licensed manager may act as second without obtaining a second's license.. C. A licensed manager is responsible for the conduct of the contestants under the manager's control..
09.14.02.03-1.htm 09.14.02.03-1. 03-1 Second.. An individual younger than 18 years old may not be licensed as a second..
09.14.02.04.htm 09.14.02.04. 04 Matchmaker.. A. An individual, partnership, corporation, or other organization arranging the match-up for a contest shall be licensed as a matchmaker.B. A licensed matchmaker may not:. 1) Be a licensed manager;. 2) Directly or indirectly manage a contestant; or. 3) Have a financial interest in a contestant who is participating in a contest that is part of the boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts show in which the matchmaker is acting.
09.14.02.05.htm 09.14.02.05. 05 Promoters.. A. An applicant shall submit with an application a financial statement that has been notarized or certified by a certified public accountant and contains the following:1) Assets separately itemized;. 2) Liabilities separately itemized; and. 3) Other financial information that may be requested by the Commission.. B. In addition to the requirements of §A, of this regulation, a corporate applicant shall submit:. 1) A list of its articles of incorporation;.
09.14.02.06.htm 09.14.02.06. 06 Wrestlers.. A. An individual under 18 years old may not be licensed.. B. An applicant who does not have professional or amateur wrestling experience, upon request, shall demonstrate to the Commission or its authorized representative that the applicant is properly trained in the art of wrestling.
09.14.02.06-1.htm 09.14.02.06-1. 06-1 Referees.. A. Except as otherwise provided in this regulation, an applicant for an original license to act as a referee in a contest shall:1) Be at least 18 years old;. 2) Complete a course of training, approved by the Commission, which encompasses the elements of officiating in the sport in which the applicant seeks to officiate; and3) Achieve a score of at least 70 percent on an examination administered by the Commission.. B. The Commission may require an applicant for lic
09.14.02.06-2.htm 09.14.02.06-2. 06-2 Judges.. A. Except as otherwise provided in this regulation, an applicant for an original license to act as a judge in a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts contest shall:1) Be at least 18 years old;. 2) Complete a course of training, approved by the Commission, which encompasses the elements of officiating in the sport in which the applicant seeks to officiate; and3) Achieve a score of at least 70 percent on an examination administered by the Commission..
09.14.02.07.htm 09.14.02.07. 07 License Denial, Suspension, Fines, and Revocation.. A. The Commission may deny a license to any applicant or revoke a license if the applicant or licensee:1) Has been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude;. 2) Has violated a regulation or order of the Commission;. 3) Has violated a directive of the Commission or its representatives;. 4) Has failed to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Commission the physical competence to participate as a contestant;
09.14.02.08.htm 09.14.02.08. 08 Failure to Respond.. A. If an applicant or licensee receives from the Commission a written communication requesting a response, the applicant or licensee shall respond within 30 days of the date of the mailing.B. The Commission shall send a written communication by first-class mail to the last address furnished to the Commission by an applicant or licensee.C. It is a responsibility of an applicant or licensee to notify the Commission in writing if there has been a change in appli
09.14.02.9999.htm 09.14.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 1965. Subtitle revised effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705). Regulation .01 amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079) ―. Chapter revised effective June 10, 1991 (18:11 Md. R. 1186). Regulation .01B amended effective March 29, 1993 (20:6 Md. R. 580) July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898). Regulation .02 amended July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898). Regulation .02A amended effective March 29, 1993 (20:6 Md. R. 580).
09.14.03.00.htm 09.14.03.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 03 Contracts and Sanctions Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.03.01.htm 09.14.03.01. 01 Contract Between Manager and Contestant.. A. Except as otherwise indicated, a contract between a contestant and a manager shall be:. 1) Notarized; and. 2) Filed with the Commission 5 business days before the contestant first participates in a contest in this State.B. Provisions of Contract.. 1) An executed original contract between a manager and a contestant shall be filed with the Commission.2) A contract shall include the following provisions:. a) That there is no finan
09.14.03.02.htm 09.14.03.02. 02 Contract Between Promoter and Contestant.. A. A contract between a promoter and a contestant shall include the following provisions:. 1) The amount of guarantee or percentage promised by the promoter to the contestant;. 2) The number and time limit of rounds;. 3) The time and location that the contestants are scheduled to appear;. 4) Weight specifications of the contestants;. 5) A prohibition against the contestant engaging in a contest at least 14 days before the contest st
09.14.03.03.htm 09.14.03.03. 03 Commission Sanction Required.. A. A contest may not take place unless sanctioned by the Commission.. B. Promoters shall file a written request for a sanction with the Commission at least 30 days before a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts contest containing the following information:1) The names of the main event contestants;. 2) The time, date, and location of the contest;. 3) A plan for the employment of uniformed security at the contest; and.
09.14.03.9999.htm 09.14.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 1965. Subtitle revised effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705). Regulation .01 amended effective June 24, 1991 (18:12 Md. R. 1338) July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898). Regulation .01C, F amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079). Regulation .02 amended effective December 28, 1987 (14:26 Md. R. 2744) June 24, 1991 (18:12 Md. R. 1338) July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898)
09.14.04.00.htm 09.14.04.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 04 Safety and Health Standards for Contestants Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205, 4-304, 4-304-1, 4-310, 4-314, and 4-315, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.04.01.htm 09.14.04.01. 01 Medical Examinations.. A. A contestant applying for a license or license renewal shall have a comprehensive physical examination by the applicant's personal physician performed within 30 days before the application is submitted to the Commission.B. The findings from a physical examination under §A of this regulation shall be reported by the applicant to the Commission at least 5 business days before the date of the contest.
09.14.04.02.htm 09.14.04.02. 02 Ophthalmological Evaluation.. A. In this regulation, "ophthalmological evaluation" means an examination by an ophthalmologist to detect abnormalities of a person's vision and includes, but is not limited to:1) Assessment of the cornea, lens, macula, and retina of the eye;. 2) Visual acuity; and. 3) Peripheral vision.. B. A contestant applying for a license or license renewal shall submit to the Commission an ophthalmological evaluation completed by an ophthalmologis
09.14.04.03.htm 09.14.04.03. 03 Neurological Testing.. A. In this regulation "neurological test" means an examination by a physician to detect abnormalities of the nervous system and includes, but is not limited to:1) Assessment of mental status, cranial nerves, motor function including power, tone, and bulk, cerebellar function, deep tendon reflexes, and plantar responses;2) Physical examination;. 3) Laboratory procedure; and. 4) Other specialized testing.. B. A contestant shall be examined by a neurologist
09.14.04.04.htm 09.14.04.04. 04 Precontest Examinations.. A. A contestant and any substitute contestant shall undergo a final physical examination by a physician at a location, and on a date and time, approved by the Commission.B. A contestant may not engage in a contest if any of the following physical conditions are determined by the Commission’s physician:1) A significant hernia or varicocele;. 2) Organic heart murmurs or dysrhythmia;. 3) Active pulmonary lesions;.
09.14.04.05.htm 09.14.04.05. 05 Physician at Contest.. A. The Commission shall appoint at least two physicians to insure the safety and health of all contestants in a contest.B. One of the physicians appointed under §A of this regulation, may be a neurosurgeon or a neurologist.C. The Commission shall designate a senior physician.. D. A senior physician has the following authority to:. 1) Interrupt a contest at any time to examine a contestant;. 2) Terminate a contest at any time after determini
09.14.04.06.htm 09.14.04.06. 06 Ringside Medical Equipment and Materials.. A. The following items shall be available in good working order before each contest begins:. 1) A stretcher;. 2) A portable resuscitator or Ambubag with oxygen equipment;. 3) A hard cervical collar;. 4) Endotracheal tubes with laryngoscope;. 5) A portable defibrillator; and. 6) Advanced life-support medications.. B. Only the following materials shall be allowed in a contestant's corner:. 7) Adrenaline (one part per thousand solution).
09.14.04.07.htm 09.14.04.07. 07 Protection Materials.. A contestant shall use a custom fitted mouthpiece with palate and a professional protection cup during the contest.
09.14.04.08.htm 09.14.04.08. 08 Proximity of Contest to Emergency Medical Facilities.. A. The location of a contest may not be more than 15 minutes by ambulance from a hospital providing neurosurgical evaluation and treatment facilities, with a neurosurgeon on call.B. The medical facility in §A of this regulation, shall be notified by the State Athletic Commission 24 hours before a contest of the time and location of the contest, with a request for a neurosurgeon to be on call.
09.14.04.09.htm 09.14.04.09. 09 Post-Fight Examinations.. A. A contestant shall be given a brief post-fight physical examination by the ringside physician.. B. The ringside physician shall complete a post-fight medical recommendation form and give copies of the form to the contestant and the contestant's manager.C. The following individuals shall remain in the arena and be available for medical evaluation until released by the senior physician:1) A contestant suffering a knockout or technical knockout; or.
09.14.04.10.htm 09.14.04.10. 10 Medical Suspensions.. A. Medical suspensions may be issued at the discretion of the physician appointed by the Commission.. B. The following shall constitute mandatory grounds for medical suspension and minimum duration:. 1) Laceration . 30 days;. 2) Technical knockout . 30 days;. 3) Knockout or technical knockout with loss of consciousness (first occurrence) . 60 days;. 4) Knockout or technical knockout with loss of consciousness (second consecutive occurrence).
09.14.04.11.htm 09.14.04.11. 11 Duties of Promoter.. A. A promoter shall furnish the following for a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts contest:. 1) Sanitary dressing rooms for contestants that contain a restroom, rest table, and facilities for Commission physicians to examine contestants before and after a contest;2) Emergency procedures at least 7 days before the date of the contest to the Commission for removing an injured contestant to a hospital pursuant to Regulation .08 of this chapter;
09.14.04.12.htm 09.14.04.12. 12 Female Contestant.. A. A contest between female contestants shall be subject to all the requirements of this chapter.. B. The following requirements for a female contestant are in addition to the requirements under §A of this regulation:1) A female contestant may not contract for, or engage in, a contest with a male contestant;. 2) Contests shall be limited as follows:. a) Not more than eight rounds of 2-minute duration with a 1-minute rest period between rounds, depen
09.14.04.13.htm 09.14.04.13. 13 Blood Tests.. A. In compliance with the blood testing requirements of Business Regulation Article, §4-304.1, Annotated Code of Maryland, a blood sample from an individual desiring to participate in a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts contest shall be:1) Taken by a physician, phlebotomist, or other qualified health care provider chosen by the individual; and2) Analyzed by a medical laboratory, certified in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvemen
09.14.04.9999.htm 09.14.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 1965. Subtitle revised effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705). Regulation .01 amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079). Regulation .02 amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079) March 29, 1993 (20:6 Md. R. 581)Regulation .03 repealed and new Regulation .03 adopted effective December 28, 1987 (14:26 Md. R. 2745)Regulation .03 amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079).
09.14.05.00.htm 09.14.05.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 05 Boxing and Kickboxing Facilities and Equipment Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.05.01.htm 09.14.05.01. 01 Boxing or Kickboxing Ring.. A. A boxing or kickboxing ring shall meet the following requirements:. 1) The boxing or kickboxing ring may not be less than 16 feet square or more than 24 feet square within the ring ropes;2) The platform shall extend beyond the ropes for a distance of at least 2 feet;. 3) The ring posts shall be at least 18 inches away from the ring ropes;. 4) The ring floor, both within and outside the ropes, shall be padded with a minimum of 1 inch thick
09.14.05.02.htm 09.14.05.02. 02 Ring Equipment.. A. The promoter shall provide all necessary equipment for use by seconds, boxers, and kickboxers at all events, subject to approval by the Commission.B. A bell or gong shall be provided by the Commission and shall be positioned at the ring not higher than the floor level of the ring.
09.14.05.03.htm 09.14.05.03. 03 Gloves.. A. General.. 1) Gloves shall conform to specifications as determined by the Commission.. 2) Gloves shall be examined before a contest by a Commission representative and the referee.. 3) If the padding is misplaced or lumpy, or if the gloves are otherwise defective, the gloves shall be changed before the contest starts.4) Breaking, roughing, or twisting of gloves is not permitted.. 5) Glove weights shall be:.
09.14.05.04.htm 09.14.05.04. 04 Sanitation.. A. Promoters shall be responsible for any violation of Commission regulations or applicable local health department requirements concerning sanitary conditions of dressing rooms, showers, water bottles, towels, or other equipment.B. Promoters shall provide at least one receptacle for medical waste, and properly dispose of the waste.C. Promoters shall immediately correct any violation of the duties imposed by §A of this regulation..
09.14.05.05.htm 09.14.05.05. 05 Round Cards.. A. The promoter shall provide a sufficient supply of round cards to designate the upcoming round.. B. These cards shall be white and numbered on each side from 1 to 12.. C. Cards shall be displayed to be visible to all spectators..
09.14.05.9999.htm 09.14.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 1965. Subtitle revised effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705). Regulation .03A amended effective June 10, 1991 (18:11 Md. R. 1187). Regulation .04 amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079) ―. Chapter revised effective July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898). Regulation .01 amended as an emergency provision effective January 10, 2013 (40:3 Md. R. 216) amended permanently effective July 8, 2013 (40:13 Md. R. 1074)
09.14.06.00.htm 09.14.06.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 06 Conduct of Boxing Contests Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205 and 4-310, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.06.01.htm 09.14.06.01. 01 Weights and Classes.. A. The Commission recognizes the following weights and classes:. 1) Flyweight - 112 pounds or less;. 2) Bantamweight - over 112 to 118 pounds;. 3) Featherweight - over 118 to 126 pounds;. 4) Junior lightweight - over 126 to 130 pounds;. 5) Lightweight - over 130 to 135 pounds;. 6) Junior welterweight - over 135 to 140 pounds;. 7) Welterweight - over 140 to 147 pounds;. 8) Junior middleweight - over 147 to 154 pounds;.
09.14.06.02.htm 09.14.06.02. 02 Scheduling of a Main Event Contest.. A. A main event contest shall begin not later than 10 p.m.. B. The Commission may grant special permission to begin a main event contest later than permitted by §A of this regulation.
09.14.06.03.htm 09.14.06.03. 03 Substitute Contestants.. A. Substitute contestants may not engage in a contest unless approved by the Commission.. B. The Commission may approve a substitute contestant not later than 12 noon on the date of the contest if the substitute contestant:1) Passes the final physical; and. 2) Meets the requirements of COMAR 09.14.03.02 and COMAR 09.14.04.. C. The requirements of this regulation shall be in addition to COMAR 09.14.03.03D..
09.14.06.04.htm 09.14.06.04. 04 Boxer's Appearance.. A. The Commission or its representative shall inspect each boxer to determine if facial hair or length of hair presents a potential hazard to the boxer, the boxer's opponent, or the referee's ability to supervise the match.B. A boxer may not use excessive amounts of grease, any substance that constitutes an irritant, or any other foreign substance not allowed in a boxer's corner as described in COMAR 09.14.04.06B.C. A boxer in violation o
09.14.06.05.htm 09.14.06.05. 05 Boxer's Equipment.. A. A boxer's equipment shall be firmly adjusted before entering the ring.. B. The belt of the trunks may not extend above the waistline.. C. Boxers may not enter the ring with trunks of the same color.. D. A boxer may not wear any apparel not provided for in these regulations.. E. Bandage.. 1) In all classes up to and including middleweights, bandages on the hands of a boxer shall be restricted to soft cloth not more than 10 yards in leng
09.14.06.06.htm 09.14.06.06. 06 Boxers' Report Time.. Boxers shall report to the Commission representative in charge of the dressing rooms at least 2 hours before the scheduled starting time of the first contest.
09.14.06.07.htm 09.14.06.07. 07 Fouls.. A. A boxer who flagrantly or repeatedly commits a foul may be:. 1) Disqualified in a contest by the referee; and. 2) Subject to disciplinary action under COMAR 09.14.02.07.. B. A foul includes:. 1) Hitting below the belt;. 2) Hitting an opponent who is down or getting up after being down;. 3) Holding;. 4) Wrestling or kicking;. 5) Striking an opponent who is helpless as a result of blows and supported by the ropes so that the opponent does not fall;
09.14.06.08.htm 09.14.06.08. 08 Accidental Foul.. A. If an accidental foul occurs and the injured boxer is unable to continue:. 1) The contest shall be declared a technical draw if the accidental foul occurs before the completion of half of the scheduled rounds; and2) A technical decision shall be awarded to the boxer who is ahead on points if the accidental foul occurs after the completion of half of the scheduled rounds.B. If an accidental foul occurs and the injured boxer is able to continue,
09.14.06.09.htm 09.14.06.09. 09 Assessment of Penalty Points.. A. A referee may, in the referee's discretion, penalize a boxer who fouls an opponent during a contest by charging the boxer with the loss of points for an intentional or unintentional foul.B. A referee shall assess the penalty points after the occurrence of each foul based on the severity of the foul and the effect of the foul on the boxer's opponent.C. The referee shall:. 1) Indicate on the official scorecard the number of points deducted from a
09.14.06.10.htm 09.14.06.10. 10 Low-Blow Foul.. A. A contest may not be awarded by reason of a low-blow foul.. B. A boxer suffering a low-blow foul shall be given a rest period not exceeding 5 minutes.. C. If, after being granted a rest period under §B, of this regulation, the boxer is incapable of continuing, the senior physician shall examine the boxer.D. If the senior physician determines that the boxer cannot continue, the contest shall be ruled a no contest.
09.14.06.11.htm 09.14.06.11. 11 Knockdown.. A. A boxer shall be considered to have suffered a knockdown if a:. 1) Part of the body other than the feet is on the ring floor;. 2) Boxer is hanging helplessly over the ropes;. 3) Boxer is rising from a down position; or. 4) Boxer is knocked through the ropes.. B. A boxer may only suffer a knockdown by a punch.. C. The following procedures shall apply to a knockdown count:. 1) The referee shall order the opponent to retire to the farthest corner of
09.14.06.12.htm 09.14.06.12. 12 Termination of a Contest.. A. A referee may terminate a contest if the referee determines, in his discretion, that a boxer is unable to continue the contest.B. The senior physician may terminate a contest at any time if, in the physician's opinion, the health of either boxer is in serious jeopardy.C. A boxer giving up a contest during a rest period between rounds shall be determined to lose the contest by a technical knockout in the preceding round.D. A boxer failing to res
09.14.06.13.htm 09.14.06.13. 13 Judging and Scoring.. A. Judges shall score all contests and determine the winner through the use of the "ten-point must system"B. The "ten-point must system" shall be applied as follows:. 1) The winner of each round receives ten points and the opponent a proportionately less number;. 2) If a round is even, each boxer shall receive ten points; and. 3) Fractions of points may not be awarded.. C. The awarding of a round or the match shall be based on the following fac
09.14.06.14.htm 09.14.06.14. 14 Seconds.. A. Chief Second.. 1) Before starting a contest, the referee shall ascertain from each boxer the name of the chief second.2) The chief second shall be responsible for the conduct of the assistant seconds during the progress of the contest.B. Number of Seconds. Each boxer may have at least one and not more than three seconds.. C. The following guidelines shall control the conduct of seconds:.
09.14.06.15.htm 09.14.06.15. 15 Referee's Instructions.. A. The referee shall call the boxers together for final instructions before the beginning of each contest.B. At the instructions, a boxer may only be accompanied by the boxer's manager or chief second.. C. Before the instructions, the referee shall inspect the gloves and bodies of each boxer for foreign substances.
09.14.06.16.htm 09.14.06.16. 16 Rounds.. A. A round shall consist of 3 minutes separated by a 1-minute rest period.. B. A contest may not exceed 12 rounds.. C. Unless special permission has been granted by the Commission, a promoter may not schedule less than five matches in any one event and shall schedule:1) A minimum of 26 rounds of boxing; or. 2) A maximum of 40 rounds of boxing.. D. Except as provided in this regulation, exhibition bouts may not be used to meet the requirements of §C of this regulation.
09.14.06.17.htm 09.14.06.17. 17 Public Access to Dressing Room.. A. The public may not be allowed into the dressing room of a boxer.. B. Only the following persons may be allowed into the dressing room of a boxer:. 1) The boxer;. 2) The boxer's manager;. 3) The boxer's seconds; and. 4) The Commission's representative..
09.14.06.18.htm 09.14.06.18. 18 Reserve Boxers.. A. A promoter may contract for extra contests in reserve for each event.. B. Reserve boxers shall meet all requirements for substitute contestants as specified in COMAR 09.14.04.C. An extra contest may only be used if a scheduled contest is cancelled..
09.14.06.9999.htm 09.14.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 1965. Subtitle revised effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705). Regulation .01 amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079). Regulation .03B amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079). Regulation .04B amended effective July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898). Regulation .04C amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079). Regulation .05 amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079).
09.14.07.00.htm 09.14.07.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 07 Ring Officials Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205, 4-303, and 4-308, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.07.01.htm 09.14.07.01. 01 Authority of Commission.. A. The Commission shall determine the qualifications of all ring officials.. B. The Commission shall control and direct the activities of the following individuals:. 1) Referee;. 2) Timekeepers;. 3) Physicians;. 4) Announcer;. 5) Ring inspectors;. 6) Judges; and. 7) Scorekeeper..
09.14.07.02.htm 09.14.07.02. 02 Assignments of Officials.. A. The Commission shall assign all officials in a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts contest.. B. The following persons shall be assigned as officials for each boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts contest:1) One referee;. 2) Three judges;. 3) One timekeeper;. 4) One announcer;. 5) At least two physicians;. 6) Inspectors; and. 7) Scorekeeper..
09.14.07.03.htm 09.14.07.03. 03 Referee.. A. General. The referee shall have the authority to:. 1) Supervise, generally, a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts contest;. 2) Decide all matters arising during a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts contest that are not specified in these regulations.B. Referee's Authority.. 1) The referee may stop a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts contest during or between rounds for any of the following reasons:a) Injury to a contestant;.
09.14.07.04.htm 09.14.07.04. 04 Physicians.. A. Senior Physician. The senior physician is responsible for the health and safety of all participants during a contest and shall have the authority specified in COMAR 09.14.04.05.B. Ringside Physician. The examining physician shall exercise the duties specified in COMAR 09.14.04.05 including:1) The pre-fight examination;. 2) Examining contestants at the request of the referee; and. 3) The post-fight examination..
09.14.07.05.htm 09.14.07.05. 05 Judges.. A. The judges appointed by the Commission shall be stationed in locations designated by the Commission.B. Judges may bring any matter to the attention of the referee at the end of a round.. C. Judges shall render their scoring at the conclusion of each round.. D. A judge annually shall submit to the Commission the results of an ophthalmological evaluation as defined in COMAR 09.14.04.02A.
09.14.07.06.htm 09.14.07.06. 06 Timekeepers.. The timekeeper shall:. A. Be provided with a whistle and accurate stopwatch;. B. Be seated outside the ring, or fenced area, close to the bell and shall indicate the beginning and ending of each round by striking the bell with a metal hammer;C. Give an appropriate signal to the contestants' seconds 10 seconds before the beginning of each round;D. Inform the announcer of the exact duration of a contest that is terminated before the completion
09.14.07.07.htm 09.14.07.07. 07 Announcer.. A. The announcer shall state the following:. 1) The name of the contestants;. 2) The correct weight of the contestants; and. 3) The decision of the referee and judges.. B. The announcer may announce other matters as directed by the Commission..
09.14.07.08.htm 09.14.07.08. 08 Inspectors.. A. The Commission shall assign ringside inspectors to the corners, and may also assign inspectors to dressing rooms or any other part of the arena to ensure compliance with the regulations.B. Inspectors shall remain in their assigned positions until relieved by the supervisor of the contests.
09.14.07.9999.htm 09.14.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 1965. Subtitle revised effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705). Chapter revised effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079). Regulation .03D adopted effective February 28, 1994 (21:4 Md. R. 275). Regulation .05D, E adopted effective February 28, 1994 (21:4 Md. R. 275) ―. Chapter revised effective July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898).
09.14.08.00.htm 09.14.08.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 08 Wrestling Regulations Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.08.01.htm 09.14.08.01. 01 Applicability.. A. These regulations apply to persons conducting wrestling matches, including persons licensed by the Commission in the following capacities:1) Wrestlers;. 2) Managers;. 3) Promoters; and. 4) Matchmakers.. B. Persons described in §A of this regulation, shall also be subject to all other appropriate regulations of the Commission.
09.14.08.02.htm 09.14.08.02. 02 Contestants and Substitutions.. A. The promoter shall provide the Commission with a list of wrestlers scheduled to appear in a contest at least 21 days before the date of the wrestling contest.B. Substitutions shall receive prior approval of the Commission.. C. A main event substitution shall be reported immediately to the Commission with an accompanying explanation for the substitution.D. The wrestling card shall specify the number of falls required for each contest..
09.14.08.03.htm 09.14.08.03. 03 Conduct of Wrestling Contest.. A. A wrestling contest shall be determined by:. 1) One fall; or. 2) Two out of three falls.. B. A one-fall contest shall be determined as follows:. 1) The wrestler scoring a fall within the time limit shall be declared the winner of the contest; or. 2) If neither wrestler scores a fall within the time limit, the referee shall:. a) Award the decision to one of the contestants, or. b) Call the contest a draw..
09.14.08.04.htm 09.14.08.04. 04 Physical Examinations.. A. A wrestler shall be given a physical by a physician approved by the Commission before engaging in a contest.B. A referee shall be given a physical before officiating a contest.. C. An inspector may permit a wrestler not examined under §A of this regulation, to engage in a contest if the wrestler has been examined by a licensed physician within 15 days of the scheduled contest.D. A wrestler shall submit, on a form provided by the Commission, the resul
09.14.08.05.htm 09.14.08.05. 05 Records.. A. Licensees shall maintain true and accurate books of accounts showing receipts and distributions of funds in connection with a wrestling contest.B. The records required under §A of this regulation shall be made available upon request of the Commission's representative for inspection and audit.
09.14.08.06.htm 09.14.08.06. 06 Responsibility of Promoter.. A. A promoter shall be responsible to the Commission for the conduct of its representatives and employees.B. The promoter shall be responsible for conducting wrestling contests in a safe, peaceable, and orderly fashion.C. Violation of the Commission's regulations by a representative or employee of the promoter may be grounds for disciplinary action against the promoter.
09.14.08.07.htm 09.14.08.07. 07 Insurance Coverage.. A. Each contestant shall be insured through a group insurance policy provided by the Commission as follows:1) Minimum medical expense coverage of $5,000; and. 2) Minimum coverage for death, dismemberment, or loss of sight of $5,000.. B. The terms and conditions of the coverage in §A of this regulation shall be governed by the insurance policy between the Commission and its insurance carrier.C. Nothing in this regulation shall preclude a pro
09.14.08.9999.htm 09.14.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 1965. Subtitle revised effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705). Regulation .03 amended effective December 6, 1993 (20:24 Md. R. 1864). Regulation .03F amended effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079). Regulation .03U amended effective January 6, 2005 (31:26 Md. R. 1861). Regulation .04D and E adopted effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079). Regulation .04E amended effective May 22, 2017 (44:10 Md. R. 471).
09.14.09.00.htm 09.14.09.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 09 Control and Taxing of Tickets Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.09.01.htm 09.14.09.01. 01 Approval by Commission.. A. Tickets may only be sold to contests approved by the Commission.. B. Tickets may not be sold for a contest before the Commission has issued a sanction for the contest.
09.14.09.02.htm 09.14.09.02. 02 Printing of Tickets.. A. Each ticket shall bear the following information:. 1) The price;. 2) The name of the club or promoter; and. 3) The date and location of the contest.. B. The number of tickets printed may not exceed the actual seating capacity of the arena where the event is being held.C. Tickets for different prices may be printed on a paper stock of different colors.. D. Each ticket in each ticket category shall bear a serial or seat location number..
09.14.09.03.htm 09.14.09.03. 03 Ticket Manifest.. A. The promoter shall immediately provide to the Commission a notarized manifest from the printer of the tickets.B. The manifest shall list the total number of tickets printed and number of tickets in each price category.
09.14.09.04.htm 09.14.09.04. 04 Reduced Price Tickets.. Tickets sold for less than the printed price shall be plainly overstamped with the actual price charged on the printed face of the ticket, including the stub that is retained by the ticket holder.
09.14.09.05.htm 09.14.09.05. 05 Complimentary Tickets.. A. The total number of complimentary tickets, excluding press tickets, shall be:. 1) Not more than 100 for professional boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts events in venues with under 3,000 total seats;2) Not more than 300 for professional boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts events in venues with 3,000 total seats or more;3) Not more than 100 for professional wrestling events in venues with under 3,000 total seats; and.
09.14.09.06.htm 09.14.09.06. 06 Press Passes.. A. Members of the press assigned to report on a contest by their employers shall be issued a pass to attend a contest.B. Members of the press shall be issued credentials that clearly designate them as working press..
09.14.09.07.htm 09.14.09.07. 07 Commission Tickets.. A. Two opposing rows of ringside seats designated as Commission rows shall be reserved for use by the Commission at each contest.B. The tickets in §A of this regulation shall be stamped with the word "Commission" or punched..
09.14.09.08.htm 09.14.09.08. 08 Commission Employee Passes.. A. Employees of the Commission who are assigned to work at an event shall be issued identification badges.B. The Commission shall provide a list of employees who are assigned to work at a particular contest.C. Only those employees who are listed and present their identification at the pass gate shall be admitted without a ticket.
09.14.09.09.htm 09.14.09.09. 09 Refunds.. A. The promoter shall issue a refund to a purchaser, upon request of the purchaser, if the advertised main event or specially added attraction does not take place at the time and date shown on the ticket.B. If any of the contestants featured in the main event or specially added attraction are not present in the arena or are determined to be unable to participate in the event at the time immediately preceding the first contest, the promoter shall prom
09.14.09.10.htm 09.14.09.10. 10 Accounting for Tickets.. A. Representatives of the promoters, ticket agent, and Commission shall meet after the ticket windows have closed to account for all tickets sold for the contest.B. The promoter and ticket agent shall then submit to the Commission representative a financial report on a form provided by the Commission indicating:1) The amount of tax; and. 2) Other charges due as specified by the Commission.. C. The promoter shall submit a check in the amount
09.14.09.9999.htm 09.14.09.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 1965. Subtitle revised effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705). Chapter revised effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079). Regulation .02D adopted effective June 10, 1991 (18:11 Md. R. 1187). Regulation .03A amended effective June 10, 1991 (18:11 Md. R. 1187). Regulation .05 amended as an emergency provision effective June 7, 1999 (26:13 Md. R. 1016) emergency status expired December 6, 1999; amended permane
09.14.10.00.htm 09.14.10.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 10 Prohibited Practices Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205 and 4-315, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.10.01.htm 09.14.10.01. 01 Interest in Club.. A. Officers or stockholders of any club, corporation, or association, interested in the promoting of contests under these regulations may not officiate in any capacity at contests sponsored by the organization.B. An individual may not have an interest as stockholder or otherwise in more than one club..
09.14.10.02.htm 09.14.10.02. 02 Payment for Service.. A contestant may not be paid for services until the contestant has complied with COMAR 09.14.13.03..
09.14.10.03.htm 09.14.10.03. 03 Unruly Conduct and Betting.. A. Words or conduct that may incite individuals to disturb the peace shall be prohibited and shall be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.B. Betting, gambling, or wagering in any form is prohibited and shall be reported to any law enforcement agency.C. The Commission shall consider the conduct under §A and B of this regulation in determining whether to sanction future events for an applicant or licensee.
09.14.10.04.htm 09.14.10.04. 04 Unsanctioned Contests.. A. A licensee may not compete in or be associated with any contest held in this State that has not been sanctioned by the Commission.B. Violation of §A of this regulation may result in disciplinary action against any licensees connected with the contest.
09.14.10.05.htm 09.14.10.05. 05 Misrepresentation.. A. An applicant or licensee may not misrepresent information or otherwise mislead the Commission concerning the applicant's or licensee's medical or personal history which is required to be furnished to the Commission.B. An applicant or licensee who knowingly misleads the Commission will be subject to disciplinary action by the Commission.
09.14.10.06.htm 09.14.10.06. 06 Interference with a Commission Official.. A licensee may not interfere with a Commission official in the performance of the official's duties..
09.14.10.06-1.htm 09.14.10.06-1. 06-1 Publishing, Announcing, or Advertising a Contestant's Record.. A person may not publish or advertise a contestant's record other than the official record..
09.14.10.07.htm 09.14.10.07. 07 Disciplinary Action.. An applicant or licensee shall be subject to disciplinary action by the Commission for negligently, willfully, or knowingly violating the provisions of this chapter.
09.14.10.9999.htm 09.14.10.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 1965. Subtitle revised effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705). Regulation .07 adopted effective July 13, 1986 (13:14 Md. R. 1633) ―. Chapter revised effective September 3, 1990 (17:17 Md. R. 2079). Regulation .06 recodified to Regulation .07 and new Regulation .06 adopted effective July 19, 1993 (20:14 Md. R. 1168)Regulation .06-1 adopted effective February 28, 1994 (21:4 Md. R. 275).
09.14.11.00.htm 09.14.11.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 11 Hearing Regulations ― Repealed Administrative History Effective date: October 1, 1965Chapter revised effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705). Regulation .02B amended effective August 8, 1988 (15:16 Md. R. 1914) ―. Chapter repealed effective July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898).
09.14.12.00.htm 09.14.12.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 12 Amateur Boxing Regulations Authority: Business Regulation Article, § 4-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.12.01.htm 09.14.12.01. 01 Applicability.. A. These regulations apply to persons participating in an amateur boxing event in the following capacities:1) Boxers;. 2) Coaches;. 3) Officials;. 4) Physicians;. 5) Seconds;. 6) Referees;. 7) Judges.. B. Persons described in §A of this regulation shall also be subject to all other appropriate regulations of the Commission.C. These regulations do not apply to the following:. 1) Intercollegiate boxing held or given on the campus of or under the auspi
09.14.12.02.htm 09.14.12.02. 02 Administration.. A. Amateur boxing events of any kind, when athletes compete in amateur boxing, shall be approved by the local boxing committee of the United States of America Amateur Boxing Federation, Inc.B. Each local boxing committee which conducts amateur boxing within Maryland shall meet the following requirements:1) Submit promoter and matchmaker license applications to the Commission annually;. 2) Submit a bond in the amount of $2,000 to cover expenses incurred by the
09.14.12.03.htm 09.14.12.03. 03 Technical Rules.. Amateur boxing shall be governed by the "1985-86 Official Rules ― USA Amateur Boxing Federation" which is incorporated by reference.
09.14.12.9999.htm 09.14.12.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 13, 1986 (13:14 Md. R. 1633).
09.14.13.00.htm 09.14.13.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 13 Prohibited Substances Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.13.01.htm 09.14.13.01. 01 Definition.. A. In this chapter, the following term has the meaning indicated.. B. Term Defined. "Prohibited substance" means any controlled dangerous substance listed in Criminal Law Article, §5-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.
09.14.13.02.htm 09.14.13.02. 02 Urine Test Required.. A contestant who signs a contract to participate in a contest sanctioned by the State Athletic Commission shall submit to a urine test.
09.14.13.03.htm 09.14.13.03. 03 Urine Specimen Collection Procedures.. A. The Commission shall designate an inspector and observer who shall be responsible for the collection of the urine sample from each contestant.B. The contestant shall report to the designated inspector at a time and location designated by the Commission.C. The contestant shall designate an individual to act as the contestant's witness to monitor the urine sampling procedure.D. The inspector shall log the time the contestant
09.14.13.04.htm 09.14.13.04. 04 Testing of Samples.. Testing of the urine samples specified above shall be conducted by the Laboratories Administration of the Maryland Department of Health.
09.14.13.05.htm 09.14.13.05. 05 Chain of Custody.. A. The Commission courier shall deliver the transportation case to the Laboratories Administration of the Maryland Department of Health not later than the end of the next business day after the boxing contest.B. The Laboratories Administration shall designate an individual who will sign the manifest certifying that the transportation case has been received with the official seal intact.
09.14.13.06.htm 09.14.13.06. 06 Testing Procedures.. A. The Laboratories Administration of the Maryland Department of Health shall perform the analyses on urine samples received from the Commission.B. The preliminary urinalysis screen shall be performed by enzyme immunoassay or thin layer chromatography to detect the presence of controlled dangerous substances.C. A urine sample which tests positive for the presence of controlled dangerous substances as defined in Regulation .01B(2) of this chapter shall be r
09.14.13.07.htm 09.14.13.07. 07 Notification to the Commission of Urine Test Results.. The results of the urinalysis shall be reported to the Commission not later than 21 days after receipt of the specimens for testing.
09.14.13.08.htm 09.14.13.08. 08 Notification of the Contestant.. A contestant whose urine test was positive shall be advised in writing of the following:. A. The test results;. B. The contestant's license is under a medical suspension; and. C. The date for a proposed hearing in accordance with COMAR 09.01.02..
09.14.13.09.htm 09.14.13.09. 09 Penalties.. After a hearing, as provided in COMAR 09.01.02, the Commission shall impose the following penalties upon a contestant found to have a controlled dangerous substance in the contestant's urine sample:A. Suspension or revocation of license;. B. Forfeiture of purse;. C. If the contestant was the winner of a Commission sanctioned contest, the contestant shall be disqualified and the decision of the contest shall be changed to "No Contest"
09.14.13.10.htm 09.14.13.10. 10 Reinstatement of License.. A licensee whose license was revoked under these regulations may apply for reinstatement after 1 year.
09.14.13.9999.htm 09.14.13.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 28, 1987 (14:26 Md. R. 2744). Regulation .01 amended effective July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898). Regulation .02 amended effective July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898). Regulation .03 amended effective July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898). Regulation .08 amended effective July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898). Regulation .09 amended effective June 10, 1991 (18:11 Md. R. 1187) July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898).
09.14.14.00.htm 09.14.14.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 14 Kickboxing Regulations Authority: Business Regulation Article, § 4-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.14.01.htm 09.14.14.01. 01 Applicable Boxing Regulations.. Unless otherwise indicated the regulations in COMAR Subtitle 14 pertaining to the sport of boxing shall apply to the sport of kickboxing.
09.14.14.02.htm 09.14.14.02. 02 Weight and Classes.. A. The Commission recognizes the following weights and classes:. 1) Atomweight ― 112.9 pounds and under (51.3 kilograms and below). 2) Flyweight ― 113 to 118 pounds (51.4―54.0 kilograms). 3) Bantamweight ― 119 to 125.9 pounds (54.1―57.2 kilograms). 4) Featherweight ― 126 to 132.9 pounds (57.3―60.4 kilograms). 5) Lightweight ― 133 to 139.9 pounds (60.4―63.6 kilograms). 6) Light welterweight ― 140 to 147.9 pounds (63.6―67.2 kilograms).
09.14.14.03.htm 09.14.14.03. 03 Rounds.. A. Matches may not exceed nine 2-minute rounds with a 1-minute rest period between rounds.. B. The Commission may permit an additional three rounds for the purpose of championship events..
09.14.14.04.htm 09.14.14.04. 04 Contestants' Safety Equipment.. A. Male contestants shall wear:. 1) A foul-proof groin protector;. 2) Abdominal guard;. 3) Footpads; and. 4) Shin guards.. B. Female contestants shall wear:. 1) Foul-proof breast protectors; and. 2) A pelvic protective girdle which covers the pubic area, ovaries, coccyx, and side of hips.. C. Contestants shall meet the requirements of COMAR 09.14.04.07..
09.14.14.05.htm 09.14.14.05. 05 Methods of Judging.. A. Judges shall score all contests and determine the winner through the use of the 10-point must system.B. The 10-point must system shall be applied as follows:. 1) The winner of each round receives 10 points and the opponent a proportionally less number;. 2) If a round is even, each boxer shall receive 10 points; and. 3) Fractions of points may not be awarded.. C. During each round the referee shall instruct the master scorekeeper of p
09.14.14.06.htm 09.14.14.06. 06 Minimum Kicking Requirement.. A. Each contestant shall execute a minimum of eight kicks during the course of each round.. B. If either contestant does not execute the minimum number of kicks, a penalty of one point per kick less than the eight-kick minimum shall be assessed.C. If both contestants fail to execute the minimum number of kicks, the round shall be declared a draw.D. A contestant who fails in a contest of nine or more rounds to execute the minimum number of kicks
09.14.14.07.htm 09.14.14.07. 07 Fouls.. A. The following tactics are fouls and are forbidden:. 1) Headbutts, elbow strikes, clubbing, kicks, or punches or any other strikes to the groin, attack with the knees, openhand attacks to the eyes or throat, and striking at the part of the body over the kidney or spine, or chopping the back of the neck or head;2) Spitting, biting, or, in the referee's discretion, slapping;. 3) Palm heel strikes (using the heel of the palm of the hand to deliver a blow to the face).
09.14.14.08.htm 09.14.14.08. 08 Termination of a Contest.. A. A kickboxer suffering three knockdowns in any one round shall provide sufficient grounds to terminate a contest.B. A referee may terminate the contest if:. 1) Either boxer fails to execute five kicks per round;. 2) Either boxer fails to execute the minimum number of required kicks in three rounds; or. 3) In the referee's opinion, the kickboxer is unable to continue the contest.. C. The senior physician may terminate a contest if
09.14.14.9999.htm 09.14.14.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 23, 1990 (17:14 Md. R. 1756). Regulation .03B amended effective February 17, 1992 (19:3 Md. R. 303).
09.14.15.00.htm 09.14.15.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 15 State Championships Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.15.01.htm 09.14.15.01. 01 Designation.. A. The Commission may designate a contest as one in which the winner is declared the State champion for the weight class in which the contest takes place.B. A contest may not be promoted as being for a State championship contest without the prior consent of the Commission.
09.14.15.02.htm 09.14.15.02. 02 Eligibility.. A. To be eligible to participate in a State championship contest, a contestant shall:. 1) Reside in Maryland for at least 1 year preceding the State championship contest; or. 2) Participate in at least two contests in Maryland within a 24-month period preceding the State championship contest.B. In determining the eligibility of a contestant to participate in a State championship contest, the Commission shall consider the contestant's:1) Official record;.
09.14.15.03.htm 09.14.15.03. 03 Challenging for a State Championship.. A. To challenge for a State championship, a contestant shall submit a written challenge to the Commission.B. Upon determining that a contestant is eligible as provided in Regulation .02 of this chapter, the Commission, within 10 days after its determination, shall notify the existing State champion in the pertinent weight class, if any, of the:1) Filing of the challenge; and. 2) Date by which a title defense shall be made..
09.14.15.04.htm 09.14.15.04. 04 Defense of a State Championship.. A. If a proper challenge is made, a State champion shall defend the State championship within 6 months from the date of winning or retaining a State championship.B. The Commission may extend the time within which a State championship is to be defended if:. 1) A determination by the Commission that a contestant is an eligible challenger is made within 30 days of the time within which the State championship is to be defended; or
09.14.15.05.htm 09.14.15.05. 05 Loss of State Championship.. The Commission may void a State championship held by a contestant for any of the following reasons:. A. A loss in the ring in a State championship contest;. B. A forfeit in a State championship contest;. C. The inability to make weight for a State championship contest;. D. The failure to defend a State championship as required by Regulation .04 of this chapter;. E. The winning of a regional, continental, or world championship title;.
09.14.15.06.htm 09.14.15.06. 06 Determination of Champion Status.. A contestant is considered a State champion only by winning a State championship contest, and a contestant may not be considered a State champion by way of default.
09.14.15.07.htm 09.14.15.07. 07 Length and Time of Rounds.. A contest to determine a State champion consists of:. A. Ten 3-minute rounds in a boxing or kickboxing contest; and. B. Five 5-minute rounds in a mixed martial arts contest..
09.14.15.08.htm 09.14.15.08. 08 Promotional Activities.. A person may not promote or advertise a contestant as a State champion or challenger for a State championship in a false or misleading manner.
09.14.15.09.htm 09.14.15.09. 09 Championship Belt.. A. The promoter of a State championship contest is responsible for the cost of a State championship belt.B. The design of a State championship belt is subject to the approval of the Commission..
09.14.15.9999.htm 09.14.15.9999. Administrative History: Effective date: May 6, 1996 (23:9 Md. R. 669). Regulation .02 amended effective July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898). Regulation .02A amended effective March 9, 1998 (25:5 Md. R. 367). Regulation .03 amended effective July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898). Regulation .04B amended effective July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898). Regulation .05 amended effective July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898). Regulation .05E amended effective March 9, 1998 (25:5 Md. R. 367).
09.14.16.00.htm 09.14.16.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 16 Mixed Martial Arts―Professional Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205 and 4-301, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.16.01.htm 09.14.16.01. 01 Applicable Boxing Regulations.. Unless otherwise indicated, the regulations in this subtitle pertaining to the sport of boxing shall apply to the sport of professional mixed martial arts.
09.14.16.02.htm 09.14.16.02. 02 Weights and Classes.. A. The Commission recognizes the following weights and classes in professional mixed martial arts:. 1) Flyweight―up to 125 pounds;. 2) Bantamweight―over 125 pounds to 135 pounds;. 3) Featherweight―over 135 pounds to 145 pounds;. 4) Lightweight―over 145 pounds to 155 pounds;. 5) Welterweight―over 155 pounds to 170 pounds;. 6) Middleweight―over 170 pounds to 185 pounds;. 7) Light heavyweight―over 185 pounds to 205 pounds;.
09.14.16.03.htm 09.14.16.03. 03 Mixed Martial Arts Contestant Equipment.. A. General. Each mixed martial arts contestant shall use the equipment, and in the manner, specified in this regulation.B. Hand Wraps. For all weight classes, the hand wraps shall be:. 1) Soft gauze cloth not more than 13 yards long and 2 inches wide, distributed evenly across the hand;2) Held in place by not more than 10 feet of surgeon's tape, 1 inch wide, for each hand, which shall:
09.14.16.04.htm 09.14.16.04. 04 Proper Attire and Appearance.. A. A mixed martial arts contestant, during a contest:. 1) Shall wear shorts approved by the Commission;. 2) May wear one or more neoprene sleeves without taping;. 3) May not be taped on any part of the body other than in a hand-wrap as described in Regulation .03B of this chapter; and4) May not wear shoes or any padding on the feet.. B. A mixed martial arts contestant shall have properly trimmed fingernails and toenails..
09.14.16.05.htm 09.14.16.05. 05 Fighting Area.. A. A mixed martial arts contest shall be held in a ring or in a fenced area.. B. A ring used for a contest of mixed martial arts shall meet the following requirements:. 1) The ring may not be smaller than 20 feet square and may not be larger than 32 feet square within the ropes;2) The ring floor shall:. a) Extend at least 18 inches beyond the ropes;. b) Be padded with ensolite or another similar closed-cell foam, with at least a 1-inch layer of foam
09.14.16.06.htm 09.14.16.06. 06 Video Screens.. The promoter of a mixed martial arts contest shall hang at least two video screens that:. A. Allow spectators and judges to view the action inside the ring or fenced area from an overhead perspective; andB. Meet the approval of the Commission..
09.14.16.07.htm 09.14.16.07. 07 Rounds.. A. A nonchampionship contest of mixed martial arts may not exceed three rounds in duration.. B. A championship contest of mixed martial arts shall be five rounds in duration.. C. Unless otherwise approved by the Commission, each round in a mixed martial arts contest shall be 5 minutes in duration with a 1-minute rest period between each round.D. The total number of rounds and the total number of mixed martial arts contests a promoter is authorized to schedule shall
09.14.16.08.htm 09.14.16.08. 08 Referee.. The referee shall be:. A. The sole arbiter of a mixed martial arts contest; and. B. Other than the senior ringside physician, the only individual authorized to:. 1) Enter the fighting area at any time during the competition; and. 2) Stop a contest..
09.14.16.09.htm 09.14.16.09. 09 Method of Judging.. A. All mixed martial arts contests shall be evaluated and scored by three judges.. B. The 10-Point Must System shall be the standard system of scoring a mixed martial arts contest where:1) The winner of each round receives 10 points and the opponent proportionately less;. 2) If a round is even, each mixed martial arts contestant receives 10 points; and. 3) Fractions of points may not be awarded..
09.14.16.10.htm 09.14.16.10. 10 Fouls.. A. A mixed martial arts contestant who flagrantly or repeatedly commits a foul may be:. 1) Disqualified in a contest by the referee; and. 2) Subject to disciplinary action by the Commission.. B. The following acts are fouls and may result in penalties:. 1) Butting with the head;. 2) Eye gouging of any kind;. 3) Biting or spitting at an opponent;. 4) Hair pulling;. 5) Fish hooking;. 6) Groin attacks of any kind;. 7) Intentionally placing a finger in any opponent'
09.14.16.11.htm 09.14.16.11. 11 Injuries Sustained During Competition.. A. If an injury sustained during competition as a result of a legal maneuver is severe enough to terminate a contest, the injured mixed martial arts contestant shall lose by a technical knockout.B. If an injury sustained during competition as a result of an intentional foul is severe enough to terminate a contest, the mixed martial arts contestant causing the injury shall be disqualified.C. If an injury is sustained during competition as
09.14.16.12.htm 09.14.16.12. 12 Results of a Contest.. A mixed martial arts contest may end under any of the following results:. A. Knockout, by the failure of a mixed martial arts contestant to rise from the canvas;. B. Technical knockout, by the referee or ringside physician determining that a mixed martial arts contestant is unable to continue the contest;C. Submission by tap-out when a mixed martial arts contestant:.
09.14.16.9999.htm 09.14.16.9999. Administrative History: Effective date: July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898).
09.14.17.00.htm 09.14.17.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 17 Mixed Martial Arts ― Amateur Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205 and 4-302, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.17.01.htm 09.14.17.01. 01 General.. A. Definition.. 1) In this chapter, the following term has the meaning indicated.. 2) Term Defined. "Organization" means an amateur kickboxing organization or an amateur mixed martial arts organization, as described in Business Regulation Article, §4-302(a)3) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. All amateur mixed martial arts contests shall be conducted under the supervision of an organization.
09.14.17.02.htm 09.14.17.02. 02 Organization Supervising Amateur Mixed Martial Arts.. An organization seeking to supervise an amateur mixed martial arts contest shall:. A. Be approved by the Commission;. B. Ensure that all contests are conducted in accordance with these regulations regarding amateur mixed martial arts;C. Have a Commission-approved training and certification program for officials;. D. Provide the Commission with evidence demonstrating:.
09.14.17.03.htm 09.14.17.03. 03 Promoters.. The promoter of an amateur mixed martial arts contest shall:. A. Obtain sanctioning approval from an organization to supervise the contest, including the payment of any applicable fees;B. Notify the organization of the date, time, and location of the amateur mixed martial arts contest at least 60 days prior to the date the contest is scheduled to be held;C. Agree that the organization will be responsible for appointing the officials for the amateur mixe
09.14.17.04.htm 09.14.17.04. 04 Additional Duties and Responsibilities of a Promoter.. A. A promoter shall provide the following equipment at an amateur mixed martial arts contest:. 1) Gloves:. a) Approved by the organization;. b) Weighing from 4.0 to 7.5 ounces; and. c) In red and blue to denote the color for each corner;. 2) Gauze and surgeon's tape for the contestant's wraps at each contest;. 3) Shin and instep guards in various sizes, approved by the organization, in red and blue to denote
09.14.17.05.htm 09.14.17.05. 05 Physical Examination.. A. Each amateur mixed martial arts contestant shall submit to the organization a comprehensive physical examination by a licensed physician, completed within 30 days of the amateur mixed martial arts contest, stating that the mixed martial arts contestant is healthy to compete in an amateur mixed martial arts contest.B. Each amateur mixed martial arts contestant shall be examined by a Commission-approved ringside physician and be approved t
09.14.17.06.htm 09.14.17.06. 06 Weight and Classes.. A. Men's Division. The Commission recognizes the following weights and classes in amateur mixed martial arts for male contestants:1) Flyweight―up to 112 pounds;. 2) Bantamweight―over 112 pounds to 118 pounds;. 3) Super bantamweight―over 118 pounds to 122 pounds;. 4) Featherweight―over 122 pounds to 126 pounds;. 5) Super featherweight―over 126 pounds to 130 pounds;. 6) Lightweight―over 130 pounds to 135 pounds;.
09.14.17.07.htm 09.14.17.07. 07 Weigh-In.. A. A weigh-in shall be completed within 2 hours from the time of its commencement.. B. If an amateur mixed martial arts contestant is not present at the weigh-in, the amateur mixed martial arts contestant may not be allowed to participate in the contest for which he or she was scheduled.C. At the weigh-in, if an amateur mixed martial arts contestant is over the allowable weight, a second weigh-in may be conducted not more than 1 hour after the initial weigh-in.
09.14.17.08.htm 09.14.17.08. 08 Equipment, Attire, and Appearance.. A. An amateur mixed martial arts contestant shall use:. 1) Hand wraps as described in COMAR 09.14.16.03B;. 2) Open finger gloves, which shall weigh not less than 4 ounces and not more than 7.5 ounces;. 3) A mouth guard;. 4) Shin pads;. 5) Instep pads; and. 6) For male contestants, groin protection.. B. An amateur mixed martial arts contestant may not use:. 1) Shoes or sneakers;. 2) Shorts with a metal zipper;. 3) A shirt, other than a
09.14.17.09.htm 09.14.17.09. 09 Rounds.. A. Unless the organization agrees to fewer rounds per contest or rounds of a lesser duration, each amateur mixed martial arts contest shall consist of three 3-minute rounds with a 1-minute rest period between each round.B. The organization shall prescribe the total number of rounds and the total number of amateur mixed martial arts contests a promoter is authorized to schedule.C. Not more than one corner person for each amateur MMA contestant may be i
09.14.17.10.htm 09.14.17.10. 10 Seconds.. A. More than three seconds may not be in the corner of each amateur mixed martial arts contestant.. B. All seconds shall wear disposable gloves..
09.14.17.11.htm 09.14.17.11. 11 Legal Techniques.. A. The following techniques are permissible in amateur mixed martial arts while an amateur mixed martial arts contestant is in a standing position:1) Closed hand strikes to head and body;. 2) Kicking techniques to body;. 3) Knees to body and legs;. 4) Throws, takedowns, and sweeps;. 5) Standing submissions;. 6) Chokes;. 7) Arm bars; and. 8) Shouldering.. B. The following techniques are permissible in amateur mixed martial arts while an amateur mixed mar
09.14.17.12.htm 09.14.17.12. 12 Illegal Techniques.. A. The following techniques are not permissible in amateur mixed martial arts while an amateur mixed martial arts contestant is in a standing position:1) Striking an opponent with the elbows;. 2) Striking with the knees to the head of an opponent;. 3) Kicking the knees of an opponent;. 4) Stomping the feet of an opponent;. 5) Striking the groin of an opponent;. 6) Striking the back of an opponent's head;. 7) Striking the spine of an opponent;.
09.14.17.13.htm 09.14.17.13. 13 Injuries Sustained During Competition.. A. If an injury sustained during competition as a result of a legal maneuver is severe enough to terminate a contest, the injured amateur mixed martial arts contestant shall lose by a technical knockout.B. If an injury sustained during competition as a result of an intentional foul is severe enough to terminate a contest, the amateur mixed martial arts contestant causing the injury shall be disqualified.C. If an injury is sustai
09.14.17.14.htm 09.14.17.14. 14 Results of a Contest.. A. An amateur mixed martial arts contest may end under any of the results described in COMAR 09.14.16.12.B. The organization shall report the results of each amateur mixed martial arts contest, and any suspension resulting from the contest, to the mixed martial arts record keeper, certified by the Association of Boxing Commissions, within a time frame prescribed by the Association of Boxing Commissions.
09.14.17.9999.htm 09.14.17.9999. Administrative History: Effective date: July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898).
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