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09.14.06.00.htm 09.14.06.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 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).
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