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 the ring by pointing to the corner and immediately begin the count over the boxer who is down;

(2) The referee shall audibly announce the passing of the seconds by accompanying the count with motions of the arm with the downward motion indicating the end of each second;

(3) A boxer who has suffered a knockdown may not resume boxing until the referee has finished a mandatory eight count;

(4) A boxer may take the count either on the floor or standing;

(5) The knockdown timekeeper, by effective signaling, shall give the referee the correct 1-second interval for the count; and

(6) The referee's count shall be the official count.

D. The following events may interrupt a knockdown count:

(1) If the boxer's opponent fails to stay in the farthest corner, the count may not continue until the opponent has returned to the proper corner;

(2) If the boxer suffering the knockdown count rises during the count, the referee may stop the count to determine if the boxer is fit to continue; or

(3) If the referee determines that the boxer can continue, the referee shall cease the count and order both boxers to continue the contest.

E. A boxer not rising from a knockdown before the count of ten shall be declared knocked out by the referee's waving both arms, and the boxer's opponent shall be declared the winner of the contest.

F. If both boxers suffer a knockdown, the referee shall continue the knockdown count as long as one boxer remains in the condition described in §A of this regulation.

G. If neither boxer in §F of this regulation is able to rise before the count of ten, the contest shall be declared to be a technical draw.

H. The following procedures shall apply for all rounds in a contest:

(1) A referee's knockdown count may not be interrupted by the conclusion of the round; and

(2) If the referee's knockdown count extends beyond the conclusion of the round, but the boxer suffering the knockdown rises before the count of ten and the referee determines that the boxer can continue, the referee shall give the command to box and the gong shall then be rung immediately to end the round.

I. A boxer who suffers a knockdown and fails to rise before the count of ten shall be considered to have been knocked out in the round in which the boxer suffered the ten-count knockdown.

J. If a boxer rises after suffering a knockdown and immediately assumes a position described in §A of this regulation, without being struck, the referee shall resume the count from when it was interrupted.