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RULE 1. CLASSIFICATION

1.1. Age Classification

1.1.1. Men and Women Boxers between the ages of 19 to 40 are categorized as Elite Boxers.
1.1.2. Boys and Girls Boxers between the ages of 17 to 18 are categorized as Youth Boxers.
1.1.3. Boys and Girls Boxers between the ages of 15 to 16 are categorized as Junior Boxers.
1.1.4. The age of a Boxer is determined using his/her year of birth.
1.1.5. In all competitions related to junior and school age boys and girls as well as all other younger ages, Boxers are managed only at National Federation and at Confederation levels. The range of the ages of the Boxers participating in these competitions must not be more than 2 years.

1.2. Weight Classification

1.2.1. The terminology for each Weight Category can be found in Appendix A.

  1. 1.2.2. For Elite Men and Youth Boxers (Boys), ten (10) Weight Categories as follow: 46 kg - 49 kg, 52 kg, 56 kg, 60 kg, 64 kg, 69 kg, 75 kg, 81 kg, 91 kg, 91+ kg
  2. 1.2.3. For Elite Women and Youth Boxers (Girls), ten (10) Weight Categories as follow:
  3. 45 kg - 48 kg, 51 kg, 54 kg, 57 kg, 60 kg, 64 kg, 69 kg, 75 kg, 81 kg, 81+ kg
  4. 1.2.4. For Elite Women Boxers, three (3) Weight Categories for the Olympic Games as follow:
  5. 48 kg - 51 kg, 57 kg - 60 kg, 69 kg - 75 kg
  6. 1.2.5. For Junior Boxers (Boys and Girls), thirteen (13) Weight Categories as follow:
    1. 44 kg - 46 kg, 48 kg, 50 kg, 52 kg, 54 kg, 57 kg, 60 kg, 63 kg, 66 kg,70 kg, 75 kg, 80 kg and
      80+ kg

RULE 2. MEMBERSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY

2.1. Membership

2.1.1. All Boxers, Coaches, Officials, National Federation Office Holders must be members of or
licensed and/or authorized by their National Federation, Confederation and AIBA to
participate in national and international AIBA Competitions, unless AIBA otherwise consents.

2.2. Eligibility

2.2.1. Eligibility on Nationality related Issues

2.2.1.1. Prior to any AOB Competition and APB Cycle or during WSB Registration Period, AIBA must confirm the nationality and eligibility of all Boxers. However, if a complaint on the eligibility of a Boxer is received during any AIBA Competition, the Supervisor must immediately report to the AIBA Headquarters. If an ineligibility case is proved, the Supervisor must immediately disqualify the Boxer and inform all parties.

2.2.1.2. For all disputes on eligibility taking place outside an AIBA Competition, the final decision on determining the nationality lies with the AIBA Executive Committee. If it is believed that nationality rules have been violated, the matter will be submitted to the AIBA Disciplinary Commission for review and sanctions may be imposed on the Boxer and/or his/her National Federation.

2.2.1.3. Nationality shall be confirmed by the Boxer’s passport. When the nationality is in question, AIBA has the right to request the following documents as a proof:

2.2.1.3.1. Birth Certificate;

2.2.1.3.2. Citizenship Identity Papers;

2.2.1.3.3. Nationality Identity Document;

2.2.1.3.4. Confirmation Letter from the NOC.

2.2.1.4. Change of Nationality

2.2.1.4.1. If a Boxer wishes to change nationality, this Boxer can enter any AIBA Competition as a participant of the changed National Federation after two (2) years from this Boxer’s change of nationality.

2.2.1.4.2. If a Boxer having represented one National Federation in any AIBA Competition is also a national of two or more countries simultaneously, this Boxer must select only one National Federation to enter AIBA Competitions. In this case, once the Boxer selects one National Federation, this Boxer must not enter any AIBA Competition as a participant of the changed National Federation for two (2) years.

2.2.2. Eligibility on Sport Related Issues

2.2.2.1. Participation in Individual Physical Contact Sport

2.2.2.1.1. An athlete who has competed at an amateur or professional level in any Individual Physical Contact Sport is eligible to compete in an AIBA or National Level Competition, at an appropriate level, under the following conditions:

2.2.2.1.1.1. When a National Federation wishes to register an athlete from any Individual Physical Contact Sport as a Boxer, this National Federation shall complete the Application Form in Appendix B and a Medical Certificate completed by the National Federation Doctor and submit both documents to AIBA for acceptance and registration. The registration will be approved by AIBA in consultation with the AIBA Technical & Rules Commission. The athlete shall be eligible to participate once written confirmation of approval has been received from AIBA.

2.2.2.1.2. Any athlete registered as a Boxer by a National Federation under Rule 2.2.2.1.1 above shall not participate in any other Individual Physical Contact Sport once approved by AIBA.

2.2.3. Eligibility on Medical related Issues

2.2.3.1. Medical Certification

2.2.3.1.1. A Boxer will not be allowed to compete in any AIBA competition unless such Boxer possesses a valid up-to-date Boxer’s AIBA Competition Record Book in which such Boxer must be certified as fit to box by a qualified Doctor as approved by the presiding Ringside Doctor.

2.2.3.1.1.1. A Doctor will not be considered to be qualified as such unless a clear and legible copy of his/her current passport (no other proof of identity will be accepted) and medical credentials are provided.

2.2.3.1.1.2. In order for a Medical Examination to be valid, the examination must have been completed (i) by a qualified Doctor, (ii) no later than the period defined for submission of medical certificate, (iii) the record of the examination must contain clear and legible results for all test areas as well as (iv) must be uploaded to any online or offline registration for international competitions.

2.2.3.1.2. The Boxer must be considered as fit to compete upon examination by a Ringside Doctor before being weighed-In. In order to ensure smooth running of the Weigh-In, the Supervisor may decide to begin the Medical Examination earlier. The Supervisor will inform all Boxers’ representatives of this change.

2.2.3.1.3. At the Medical Examination, the Boxer or representative must provide the Supervisor all required documents in accordance with these rules.

2.2.3.2. Boxers with Allowed Handicaps - Please refer to current AIBA Medical Handbook for allowed handicaps.

2.2.3.3. Prohibited Conditions - Boxers with the following prohibited conditions will not be allowed to enter any AIBA Competition:

2.2.3.3.1. Boxers wearing a dressing on a cut, wound abrasion, laceration or blood swelling on the scalp or face including the nose and ears. For the case of a Boxer with abrasion or laceration, no dressing other than Vaseline, Collodion, Thrombin Solution, Micro Fibrilar Collagen, Gelfoam, Surgical and Adrenaline 1/1000 or Steri- Strip may be used. The decision will be made by the Ringside Doctor examining the Boxer on the day the Boxer is competing.

2.2.3.3.2. Boxers must be clean-shaved before all Medical Examinations and each Bout. Beards and moustaches will not be allowed. No type of body piercing and no body accessories will be permitted to be worn during a Bout.

2.2.3.3.3. No Boxer with an implanted device which uses electricity or any substance which may alter bodily function will be permitted to box.

2.2.3.3.4. Boxer is only allowed to wear soft contact lenses. All other contact lenses are prohibited.

2.2.3.3.4.1. If the concerned Boxer loses contact lenses, the following rules apply.

2.2.3.3.4.1.1. The Boxer accepts to continue to box and the Bout continues;

2.2.3.3.4.1.2. The Boxer does not accept to continue to box without contact lenses, the Referee terminates the Bout and the opponent is declared the winner by RSC.

2.2.3.3.5. Please refer to current AIBA Medical Handbook for other prohibited conditions.

2.2.3.4. Medical Certification following Probation Periods - Before resuming boxing after any period of rest as prescribed in Rule 2.2.3.6 below, a Boxer must be certified as fit to box by a Doctor to be able to take part in competitive boxing.

2.2.3.5. Knockout (KO) and Referee Stops Contest (RSC)

2.2.3.5.1. When the result of the Bout is Knockout or Referee Stops Contest, the Ringside Doctor must fill out and sign a Medical Bout Report which data will be updated in the AIBA Database and sent automatically to the National Federation concerned. The Medical Bout Report must recommend how many rest days should be prescribed or the protective sanitary measures and be delivered to the Supervisor by the Ringside Doctor.

2.2.3.6. Protective Sanitary Measures

2.2.3.6.1. One Knockout - A Boxer who has been knocked out as a result of head blows during a contest or wherein the Referee has stopped the contest due to the Boxer having received hard blows to the head, making this Boxer defenseless or incapable of continuing, will not be permitted to take part in competitive boxing or sparring for a period of at least thirty (30) days after the Boxer has been knocked out.

2.2.3.6.2. Two Knockouts - A Boxer who has been knocked out as a result of head blows during a contest or wherein the Referee has stopped the contest due to a Boxer having received hard blows to the head, making this Boxer defenseless or incapable of continuing twice in a period of ninety (90) days, will not be permitted to take part in competitive boxing or sparring during a period of ninety (90) days from the second Knockout.

2.2.3.6.3. Three Knockouts - A Boxer who has been knocked out as a result of head blows during a contest or wherein the Referee has stopped the contest due to the Boxer having received hard blows to the head, making this Boxer defenseless or incapable of continuing three times in a period of twelve (12) months, will not be permitted to take part in competitive boxing or sparring for one (1) year from the third Knockout.

2.2.3.6.4. If a Boxer has been knocked out or received a severe head blow which results in a Bout being terminated, the Ringside Doctor will classify the seriousness of the concussion and prescribe the medical restriction period as follows:

2.2.3.6.4.1. In the case of no Loss of Consciousness (LOC), a minimum restriction of thirty (30) days;

2.2.3.6.4.2. In the case of LOC for less than one (1) minute, a minimum restriction of ninety (90) days;

2.2.3.6.4.3. In the case of LOC more than one (1) minute, a minimum restriction of one hundred and eighty (180) days;

2.2.3.6.4.4. Any Boxer who suffers a second LOC within three (3) months of resuming boxing after a first LOC will have the highest medical restriction doubled;

2.2.3.6.4.5. Any Boxer who suffers three (3) LOCs within twelve (12) months will be suspended for a minimum of eighteen (18) months from the date of the third LOC;

2.2.3.6.4.6. Any Boxer who has a medical restriction must not train or spar during the restricted period.

2.2.3.6.5. All protective measures must also apply if a Knockout and/or concussion occur during training or anywhere else. The Coach will be responsible to report to the National Federation.

2.2.3.6.6. If one Boxer is knocked out as a result of a head blow after “break” or “stop” and is counted up to “ten” (10), the win by disqualification will not permit this Boxer to continue boxing in the competition.

2.2.3.6.7. Boxers returning from protective sanitary measures must receive written clearance from their national medical commission and inform the AIBA Headquarters before returning to box.

2.2.3.6.7.1. If the National Federation does not have any national medical commission, a neurologist or sports medicine specialist must provide the clearance.

2.2.3.6.8. In the case of body blows, the rest period or the protective sanitary measures will be at the discretion of the Ringside Doctor, following the Post-Bout Medical Examination.


RULE 3. SCORING SYSTEM

3.1. The AIBA Scoring System must be used in all Bouts. The Scoring System will be based on a “Ten Point Must- System”.

3.2. In all AOB Bouts the five (5) Judges for each bout will be allocated a position around the ring in accordance with electronic draw by AIBA Scoring System.

3.2.1. For APB and WSB Bouts three (3) Judges will be used for each bout and will be allocated a position around the ring through a manual draw performed by the Supervisor.

3.3. At the end of each round, each Judge must determine the winning Boxer of that round by awarding a score of ten (10) points and by awarding nine (9) or less points - down to six (6) - to the losing Boxer, depending on the judgment as to the degree to which the opponent lost the round. Every round must have a declared winner.

3.4. For AOB Bouts the scores of all five (5) Judges shall be counted in determining the winning Boxer. For APB and WSB Bouts the scores of the three (3) Judges will be counted in determining the winning Boxer.

3.5. The Judges will have to push the scoring pad within fifteen (15) seconds. These scores will be transmitted directly to a computer system managed by the Supervisor, and no alterations or additions will be made to these scores after the initial transmission. The announcement of the scores by the Announcer and on the live TV broadcast will be made immediately at the end of the bout, after the approval of the scores by the Supervisor.

3.5.1. At the end of the Bout, the precise scores awarded and the Judge who awarded each score will be identified on a public display. This public display will also indicate the total score by each Judge for each Boxer for the entire Bout (including any deduction due to warnings).

3.6. In the case the total scores awarded by each Judge, including any deduction, are equal at the end of the Bout the decision will be determined in accordance with Rule 4.3 below.

3.7. The Judges’ scores of the final round must not be disclosed or displayed until the winner of the Bout is announced.

3.8. The Supervisor will inform the Official Announcer of the official results.

3.9. All results recorded in the Scoring System must be printed at the conclusion of the Bout and must be included in the official report forwarded to the AIBA Headquarters by the Supervisor.

3.10. If the Scoring System becomes defective during a Bout, the Referee will in that case collect all 5 Judges’ score cards with the names of the Judges to give to the Supervisor.

3.11. Each Judge will independently judge the merits of the two (2) Boxers using the Scoring System based on the following criteria:

3.11.1. Number of quality blows on target area;

3.11.2. Domination of the Bout by technical and tactical superiority;

3.11.3. Competitiveness;

3.11.4. Infringement of the rules.

3.12. The Judges must apply the following criteria to score round:

3.12.1. 10 vs. 9 – Close round;

3.12.2. 10 vs. 8 – Clear winner;

3.12.3. 10 vs. 7 – Total dominance;

3.12.4. 10 vs. 6 – Overmatched.


RULE 4. DECISIONS

4.1. Win on points – WP

4.1.1. At the end of a Bout, each Judge will determine a winner based on the Boxer’s total scores of the Bout. The winner will be determined by either unanimous or split decision.

4.1.2. The Judges will score the round for each Boxer up to the time of the termination of the Bout and the Boxer who is ahead on points will be declared the winner of the Bout on points in accordance to the Scoring System. The round in which the Bout is stopped will be scored, even if it is a partial round.

4.1.2.1. AOB – Rule 4.1.2. applies if an injury caused by an unintentional foul occurs during any round and as a result the contest is stopped by the Referee;

4.1.2.2. APB – Rule 4.1.2. applies if an injury caused by an unintentional foul occurs after the start of the third round and as a result the contest is stopped by the Referee;

4.1.2.3. WSB – Rule 4.1.2. applies if an injury caused by an unintentional foul occurs after the start of the second round and as a result the contest is stopped by the Referee.

4.1.3. The Judges will score the round for each Boxer up to the time of the termination of the Bout and the Boxer who is ahead on points will be declared the winner of the Bout on points in accordance to the Scoring System. The round in which the Bout is stopped will be scored, even if it is a partial round.

4.1.3.1. AOB – Rule 4.1.3. applies in the case both Boxers are injured at the same time and as a result the contest is stopped by the Referee;

4.1.3.2. APB – Rule 4.1.3. applies in the case both Boxers are injured at the same time, if it occurs after the start of the third round, and as a result the contest is stopped by the Referee;

4.1.3.3. WSB – Rule 4.1.3. applies in the case both Boxers are injured at the same time, if it occurs after the start of the second round, and as a result the contest is stopped by the Referee.

4.1.4. The Bout may be terminated by the Referee due to an event that is out of the Boxer’s or Referee’s control, such as the destruction of the ring, failure of the lighting supply, forces of nature and other similar unforeseen conditions. In such circumstances, the Judges will score the round for each Boxer up to the time of the termination of the Bout and the Boxer who is ahead on points will be declared the winner of the Bout on points in accordance to the Scoring System. The round in which the Bout is stopped will be scored, even if it is a partial round.

4.1.4.1. AOB – Rule 4.1.4 applies only if the event mentioned above occurs after the end of the first round.

4.1.4.2. APB & WSB – Rule 4.1.4 applies only if the event mentioned above occurs after the start of the third round.

4.2. The Scoring System will appoint the winner by a unanimous or split decision as follows:

4.2.1. Unanimous decision by points: For AOB Competitions the five (5) Judges appoint the same winner and in APB and WSB the three (3) Judges appoint the same winner, or

4.2.2. Split decision by points:

4.2.2.1. AOB

4.2.2.1.1. Three (3) Judges appoint one (1) Boxer as the winner and the other two (2) Judges either appoint the other Boxer as a winner or a draw; or

4.2.2.1.2. Four (4) Judges appoint one (1) Boxer as the winner and the other Judge either appoints the other Boxer as a winner or a draw.

4.2.2.2. APB & WSB

4.2.2.2.1. Two (2) Judges appoint one (1) Boxer as the winner and the other Judge appoint the other Boxer as the winner;

4.2.2.2.2. Two (2) Judges appoint one (1) Boxer as the winner and the result of the other Judge is a draw.

4.3. Tiebreak - In the event that the total scores awarded by each Judge, including any deduction, are equal at the end of the Bout the Judges will be requested to nominate which Boxer is the winner of the Bout in their opinion in the following cases:

4.3.1.1. AOB

4.3.1.1.1. One (1) Judge has even scores, and the total scores of the other four (4) judges are evenly split; or

4.3.1.1.2. Two (2) Judges have even scores and the other three (3) judges do not score unanimously; or

4.3.1.1.3. Three (3) or more Judges have even scores.

4.3.1.2. For AOB Competitions Rule 4.3.1.1 shall not apply if at least three (3) Judges declare the same winner.

4.3.1.3. APB & WSB

4.3.1.3.1. One (1) Judge has even scores and two (2) Judges declare different winners; or

4.3.1.3.2. Two (2) Judges have even scores and one (1) Judge declares a winner; or

4.3.1.3.3. All three (3) Judges have even scores.

4.4. Technical Draw – TD

4.4.1. AOB

4.4.1.1. There is no technical draw.

4.4.2. APB

4.4.2.1. If an injury caused by an unintentional foul occurs before the start of the third round, and as a result the contest is stopped by the Referee, the decision will be a TD;

4.4.2.2. In the case both Boxers are injured at the same time before the start of the third round, and as a result the contest is stopped by the Referee, the decision will be a TD;

4.4.2.3. In the case of a Double KO occurs in a Title Bout, the decision will be a TD.

4.4.3. WSB

4.4.3.1. If an injury caused by an unintentional foul occurs before the start of the second round, and as a result the contest is stopped by the Referee, the decision will be a TD;

4.4.3.2. In the case both Boxers are injured at the same time before the start of the second round, and as a result the contest is stopped by the Referee, the decision will be a TD.

4.5. Abandon (“ABD”). If a Boxer retires voluntarily due to injury or if the Coach throws the towel into the ring or appears on the apron, however not while the Referee is counting, the opponent will be declared the winner of the Bout by Abandon.

4.6. Win by Referee Stops Contest (“RSC”)

4.6.1. If a Boxer fails to resume boxing immediately after the rest period between rounds, the opponent will be declared the winner of the Bout by RSC.

4.6.2. If a Boxer, in the Referee’s opinion, is being outclassed or is receiving excessive punishment or hard blows, the Bout will be stopped and the opponent declared the winner of the Bout by RSC.

4.6.3. If a Boxer is unfit to continue and fails to resume boxing after a Knockdown, the opponent will be declared the winner of the Bout by RSC.

4.6.4. If a Boxer does not recover after ninety (90) seconds, in accordance with Rule 7 concerning the low blow, the opponent will be declared the winner of the Bout by RSC.

4.6.5. In the case of a Boxer being punched out of the ring by a legal blow, the Boxer must be allowed thirty (30) seconds to come back into the ring, after the eight (8) count, without the help of anyone. In the case the Boxer is not able to come back within the above-mentioned timeframe, such Boxer will be deemed to have lost the Bout by RSC.

4.6.6. When the Bout is stopped by the Referee at the discretion of the Supervisor following the advice of a Ringside Doctor, the opponent will be declared the winner of the Bout by RSC.

4.7. Win by Referee Stops Contest-Injury (“RSC-I”)

4.7.1. If a Boxer, in the opinion of the Referee, is unfit to continue because of a sustained or increased injury from correct punches, the Bout will be stopped and the opponent will be declared the winner of the Bout by RSC-I.

4.7.2. If a Boxer, in the opinion of the Referee, becomes incapable of continuing to compete because of an injury sustained not from punches, the Bout will be stopped and the opponent will be declared the winner of the Bout by RSC-I.

4.8. Win by Disqualification – DSQ

4.8.1. If a Boxer is disqualified for a foul or for any other reason, the opponent will be declared the winner of the Bout by DSQ. If the Boxer who won by DSQ is declared unfit to compete in the next round of the same competition due to that foul or that other reason, then Rule 4.10.2. will apply.

4.8.2. If the Referee, at his/her discretion, determines that an intentional foul caused an injury to a Boxer and that the fouled and injured Boxer cannot continue because of the injury sustained from this intentional foul, the offending Boxer will be disqualified and the injured Boxer will be declared the winner of the Bout by DSQ.

4.8.3. The third warning in the whole Bout will automatically disqualify the Boxer and the opponent will be declared the winner of the Bout by DSQ.

4.8.4. A disqualified Boxer will not be entitled or awarded points relating to the Bout. If the Boxer has been disqualified due to misconduct or unsportsmanlike behavior, it has to be brought to the attention of the AIBA Disciplinary Commission by the Supervisor within twenty-four (24) hours of the end of the respective Bout.

4.8.5. In the case a Double Disqualification (BDSQ) occurs, including in case of Walkovers, both Boxers will lose the Bout by BDSQ.

4.8.6. If a Boxer is disqualified for Unsportsmanlike Behavior (such as hurting a Referee, Judge, Supervisors, Team Official, or other), the opponent will be declared the winner of the Bout by Disqualification for Unsportsmanlike Behavior (DQB). The Boxer will be subject to sanctions determined by the AIBA Disciplinary Commission in accordance with the AIBA Disciplinary Code.

4.9. Win by Knockout – KO

4.9.1. If a Boxer is knocked down and fails to resume boxing before that Boxer is counted up to ten (10), the opponent will be declared the winner of the Bout by KO.

4.9.2. In the case of an emergency and the Referee summons the Ringside Doctor in the ring before the Boxer is counted up to ten (10), the opponent will be declared the winner of the Bout by KO.

4.9.3. In the case a Double KO (DKO) occurs, both Boxers will lose the Bout by DKO.

4.9.3.1. In the case of the AOB Finals, if a DKO occurs, then Rule 4.1.3 applies.

4.9.3.2. In the case of the WSB Second Leg Play-Off Matches, if a DKO occurs, then Rule 4.1.3 applies.

4.9.4. APB

4.9.4.1. In the case of a Double KO, the higher ranked Boxer will move up to the winner position. The lower ranked Boxer will move down to the loser position.

4.9.4.2. During the Bout, all the above-mentioned rules apply if the Boxer is knocked out inside or outside the ring.

4.10. Win by Walkover – WO

4.10.1. If a Boxer is present in the ring fully attired and ready to box and the opposing Boxer fails to appear in the ring after being announced and a maximum period of one minute has elapsed after the bell has been sounded, the Referee will declare the present Boxer to be the winner by WO.

4.10.2. If a Boxer fails the Medical Examination or Daily Weigh-In in AOB or Weigh-In in APB and WSB, his/her opponent will win by Walkover.

4.10.3. In the case the Supervisor knows in advance that a Boxer will not be present, he/she must cancel the procedure mentioned in Rule 4.10.1. and the result must be officially announced.

4.10.4. AOB – No medal will be awarded to a Boxer who has not boxed at least once within the entire competition period.

4.11. No Contest – NC

4.11.1. For both APB & WSB

4.11.1.1. The Bout may be terminated by the Referee due to an event that is out of the Boxer’s or Referee’s control, such as the destruction of the ring, failure of the lighting supply, forces of nature and other similar unforeseen conditions. In such circumstances, if it occurs before the start of the third round, the Bout will be terminated and the decision will be declared as NC;

4.11.1.2. If both Boxers exceed or are under the official weight limit at the official Weigh-In by more than 500 grams, then the Bout will be declared as NC. Both Boxers will be subject to sanctions determined by the AIBA Disciplinary Commission in accordance with the AIBA Disciplinary Code for violating the APB Competition Rules or WSB Competition Rules.

4.11.2. Only for APB

4.11.2.1. For the Title Bout only, if both Boxers exceed or are under the official weight limit at the official Weigh-In by more than 1000 grams, then the Bout will be declared as NC and the Title will be vacant. Both Boxers will be subject to sanctions determined by the AIBA Disciplinary Commission in accordance with the AIBA Disciplinary Code for violating the APB Competition Rules.

4.12. Extraordinary Rescheduling

4.12.1. AOB - The Bout may be terminated by the Referee due to an event that is out of the Boxer’s or the Referee’s control, such as the destruction of the ring, failure of the lighting supply, forces of nature and other similar unforeseen conditions. In such circumstances, if it occurs before the end of the first round, the Bout will be terminated and will then have to be rescheduled by the Supervisor, preferably within the same day.


RULE 5. PROTEST

5.1. No protest in AOB, APB and WSB Competitions is permitted and the decisions of the Referee in a Bout are final.

5.2. AOB - If the Supervisor believes that the decision of the Referee has been taken in contravention of these Technical Rules and/or of the AOB Competition Rules, the Supervisor must fill in the Bout Review Request Form (as per Appendix D) and call for a meeting with the Deputy Supervisors and the RJ Evaluators. The Supervisor must, through the Bout Review Request Form, inform both concerned Team Delegations immediately of the decision.


RULE 6. FOULS

6.1. Types of Fouls

6.1.1. Hitting below the belt, holding, tripping, kicking, and butting with foot or knee;

6.1.2. Hits or blows with head, shoulder, forearm, elbow, throttling of the opponent, and pressing with arm or elbow in opponent’s face, pressing the head of the opponent back over the ropes;

6.1.3. Hitting with open glove, the inside of the glove, wrist or side of the hand;

6.1.4. Hits landing on the back of the opponent, and especially any blow on the back of the neck or head and kidney punch;

6.1.5. Pivot blows;

6.1.6. Attack whilst holding the ropes or making any unfair use of the ropes;

6.1.7. Lying on, wrestling and throwing in the clinch;

6.1.8. An attack on an opponent who is down or who is in the act of rising;

6.1.9. Holding and hitting or pulling and hitting;

6.1.10. Holding or locking, on the opponent’s arm or head, or pushing an arm underneath the arm of the opponent;

6.1.11. Ducking below the belt of the opponent;

6.1.12. Completely passive defense by means of double cover and intentionally falling, running, or turning the back to avoid a blow;

6.1.13. Speaking;

6.1.14. Not stepping back when ordered to break;

6.1.15. Attempting to strike opponent immediately after the Referee has ordered “break” and before taking a step back;

6.1.16. Assaulting or behaving in an aggressive manner towards a Referee at any time;

6.1.17. Spitting out the gumshield (teeth protector) intentionally without receiving a correct punch will cause the Boxer to receive a mandatory warning;

6.1.18. If the gumshield falls out after the Boxer has received a correct punch, and if this happens for the third time, the Boxer will receive a mandatory warning;

6.1.19. Keeping the advanced hand straight in order to obstruct the opponent’s vision;

6.1.20. Biting an opponent;

6.1.21. Faking / simulating.


RULE 7. LOW BLOW

7.1. After a low blow, if the offended Boxer does not complain and the low blow was not hard and intentional, the Referee must signal the foul without interrupting the Bout.

7.2. After a low blow, if the offended Boxer complains about the severity of the low blow, the Referee will have two (2) options:

7.2.1. The offending Boxer will be immediately disqualified if it is an intentional and hard blow.

7.2.2. Start an eight (8) count.

7.3. After the eight (8) count, the Referee will have (2) options:

7.3.1. The Boxer is fit to continue: the Referee may give a warning to the offender, if the Referee considers it as necessary, and the Bout will continue.

7.3.2. The Boxer is unfit to continue: the Referee will give a certain amount of time to the Boxer to try to recover with a maximum of up to one (1) minute and a half.

7.4. After above mentioned timeframe, the Referee will have two (2) options:

7.4.1. The Boxer is fit to continue: the Referee may give a warning to the offender and the Bout will continue.

7.4.2. The Boxer is unfit to continue: the opponent will be declared the winner of the Bout by RSC.


8. CAUTION, WARNING, DISQUALIFICATION

8.1. A Boxer who does not obey the instructions of the Referee, acts against the rules of boxing, boxes in any unsportsmanlike manner, or commits fouls, will, at the discretion of the Referee, be cautioned, warned or disqualified. If a Referee intends to warn a Boxer, the Referee must say “stop” and demonstrate the infringement. The Referee must then indicate to the Boxer and then to the Supervisor.

8.2. If a Boxer receives a Referee’s warning, the Supervisor will record the warning in the Scoring System and each warning will reduce the total score of the offending Boxer by one (1) point per Judge. The third warning in a Bout will automatically disqualify the Boxer.

8.3. If a Boxer receives head butting or illegal blows which do not cause an injury or cut, the Referee will give a Warning to the offending Boxer, deducting one (1) point per Judge or may disqualify the offending Boxer if actions deemed sufficiently serious to warrant a disqualification.

8.4. If a Boxer receives head butting or illegal blows which cause an injury or cut the Referee must disqualify the offending boxer.

8.5. If the Referee has any reason to believe that a foul has been committed which the Referee has not seen, the Referee may consult the Judges.

8.6. In the case any irregularity is found in the bandages after the Bout that in the Referee’s opinion gave an advantage to the Boxer, this Boxer must be immediately disqualified.

8.7. The Supervisor has the right to caution, to remove and to disqualify a Second who has infringed these rules.


RULE 9. KNOCKDOWN

9.1. A Boxer will be considered to be knocked down due to a legal blow if:

9.1.1. The Boxer touches the floor with any part of the body other than the Boxer’s feet as the result of a blow or series of blows.

9.1.2. The Boxer hangs helplessly on the ropes as the result of a blow or series of blows.

9.1.3. The Boxer is outside or partly outside the ropes as the result of a blow or series of blows.

9.1.4. Following a hard punch, the Boxer has not fallen and is not lying on the ropes, but is in a semi-conscious state and cannot, in the opinion of the Referee, continue the Bout.

9.2. Counts following a Knockdown

In the case of a Knockdown, the Referee must say “stop” and then begin to count from one (1) to eight (8) if the Boxer is fit to continue; and count from one (1) to ten (10) if the Boxer is unfit to continue. The Referee will count with intervals of a second between the numbers, and will indicate each second with the hand so that the Boxer who has been knocked down may be aware of the count.

Before the number “one” is counted, an interval of one second must have elapsed from the time when the Boxer is knocked down, and the time of announcing “one”.

9.3. Responsibilities of the Opponent

If a Boxer is knocked down, the Boxer’s opponent must at once go to the neutral corner as designated by the Referee and remain there until the Referee allows the Boxer to leave. If the opponent does not respect this, the Referee must suspend the count until the opponent complies with the command.

9.4. Mandatory Eight Count

When a Boxer is knocked down as the result of a blow, the Bout must not continue until the Referee has reached a mandatory count of eight (8), even if the Boxer is ready to continue before then or the round has come to a close.

9.5. Both Boxers Knocked Down

If both Boxers are knocked down at the same time, the count will be continued as long as one of them is still knocked down.

9.6. Compulsory Count Limits

9.6.1. A maximum of three (3) eight counts will be given in one (1) round; 9.6.2. No limit of the amount of eight (8) counts will apply in one Bout; 9.6.3. In AOB Women, Youth and Junior Competitions, a maximum of four (4) eight counts will apply in one Bout.

9.7. Boxer Knocked Out of the Ring

9.7.1. In the case of a Boxer being punched out of the ring by a legal blow, the Boxer must be allowed thirty (30) seconds to come back into the ring, after the eight (8) count, without the help of anyone. In the case the Boxer is not able to come back within the above mentioned timeframe, such Boxer will be deemed to have lost the Bout by RSC.

9.8. Knockout

9.8.1. After the Referee has said “ten”, the Bout ends and must be decided as KO. The Referee may stop the count if in his/her opinion the Boxer is in immediate need of medical attention.

9.9. Boxer Knocked Down at the End of a Round

9.9.1. In the case of a Boxer being knocked down at the end of any round, the Referee must continue to count until the Boxer is no longer knocked down irrespective of the end of the round.

9.9.2. Should the Referee count up to ten (10), such Boxer will be deemed to have lost the Bout by KO. The gong will not save the Boxer.

9.10. Second Knockdown without a Further Punch

9.10.1. If a Boxer is knocked down as the result of a punch and the Bout is continued after the count of eight (8) has been reached, but the Boxer falls again without having received a further punch, the Referee may continue the count from the count of eight (8) up to the count of ten (10).