Appeals Process (Below)
1. Each championship contest will be scheduled for twelve (12) rounds, of three (3) minutes duration, and one (1) minute rest period for men. Each championship contest will be scheduled for ten (10) rounds, of two (2) minute duration, and one (1) minute rest period for women.
2. Referee is the sole arbiter of a bout and is the only individual authorized to stop a contest.
3. All bouts will be evaluated and scored by three (3) judges.
4. The 10-point Must System will be standard system of scoring a bout.
5. Mandatory Eight (8) Count after knockdowns will be standard procedure in all bouts.
6. All professional boxers are required to wear a mouthpiece during competition. The round can not begin without the mouthpiece. If the mouthpiece is dislodged during competition, the referee will call time and have the mouthpiece replaced at the first opportune moment, without interfering with the immediate action. Points may be deducted by the referee if he feels the mouthpiece is being purposely spit out.
7. There is NO Standing Eight (8) Counts.
8. There is NO Three (3) Knockdown Rule.
9. A boxer shall receive a twenty (20) second count if he is knocked out of the ring and onto the floor. The Boxer is to be unassisted by his seconds. If assisted by his seconds, he shall be disqualified by the referee.
10. A boxer who has been knocked down can not be saved by the bell in any round.
11. If a boxer sustains an injury from a fair blow and the injury is severe enough to terminate the bout, the injured boxer will lose by TKO.
12. Injuries sustained by Fouls:
A. Intentional fouls:
1: If an intentional foul causes an injury, and the injury is severe enough to terminate a bout immediately, the boxer causing the injury shall lose by disqualification.
2: If an intentional foul causes injury and the bout is allowed to continue, the referee will notify the authorities and deduct (2) points from the boxer who caused the foul. Point deductions for intentional fouls will be mandatory.
3. In an intentional foul causes an injury and the injury results in the bout being stopped in a later round, the injured boxer will win by TECHNICAL DECISION if he is ahead on the score cards or the bout will result in a TECHNICAL DRAW if the injured boxer is behind or even on the score cards.
4. If a boxer injures himself while attempting to intentionally foul his opponent, the referee will not take any action in his favor, and this injury will be the same as one produced by a fair blow.
5. If the Referee feels that a Boxer has conducted himself in an unsportsmanlike manner he may stop the bout and disqualify the Boxer.
B. Accidental fouls:
1: If an accidental foul causes an injury severe enough for the referee to stop the bout immediately, the bout will result in a No Contest if stopped before four (4) completed rounds.
2: If an accidental foul causes an injury severe enough for the referee to stop the bout immediately, after four (4) rounds have occurred the bout will result in a TECHNICAL DECISION, awarded to the boxer who is ahead on the score cards at the time the bout is stopped.
a. Partial or incomplete rounds will be scored. If no action has occurred, the round should be scored as an even round.
13. A fighter who is hit with an accidental low blow must continue after a reasonable amount of time but no more than five (5) minutes or he will lose the fight.
There will be an IBA rules meeting with the boxers and managers prior to the fight.