Rules

ENYO 2016
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Terms and Conditions are subject to change.

RULES & REGULATIONS OF BOXING

RULES OF BOXING 

 

 

1.1 ENYO 2016 shall be run under the auspices of ENYO Fighting Championships (ENYO FC) and shall observe the rules and regulations of Boxing as set out herein.

1.2 ENYO Pro boxers and Semi Pro/Amateur boxers shall be licensed by ENYO in the following categories and the stated requirements shall be met: –

A CLASS PRO

Championships shall be decided over 8 x 2 rounds using 10oz gloves.

Annual medicals, including MRI brain scan and full blood tests, will be required of any A Class boxer to complete the licensing procedure in addition to a fit to box medical examination performed before the event by the event medical team.

B CLASS PRO

A general fit to box medical examination and waiver must be performed upon and signed by all B Class pros at the weigh-in or before the event commences.

Championships shall be decided over 6 x 2 minute rounds using 12oz gloves

C CLASS SEMI PRO OR AMATEUR

A general fit to box medical examination and waiver must be performed upon and signed by all C Class boxers at the weigh-in or before the event commences.

Contests will be held over a maximum of 4 x 2 minute rounds using 16oz gloves.

1.2.1   Subject as specified herein, the weigh-in shall be conducted in accordance with any directions given from time to time by ENYO FC. Prior to any weigh-in, all arrangements appertaining thereto shall be notified to ENYO FC of which shall have power to disapprove the same.

1.2.2    All Fighters must weigh-in not less than 24 hours or more than 36 hours before the commencement of a tournament.  Permission may be granted by ENYO FC for Boxers’ to weigh-in on the day of a tournament provided that no Boxer reduces weight following the weigh-in.

1.2.3     At the weigh-in, Boxers may wear only those items of clothing approved by the Supervisor or the Inspector appointed by ENYO FC at the weigh-in.

1.2.4     When a contestant is overweight, she is allowed one hour from the time of the weighing to achieve the correct weight.  If still overweight after such hour, no further weighing is allowed.

1.2.5   The Fighter or her Manager shall, if directed to do so by the official of ENYO FC in charge of the weigh-in, produce to such official the duly executed Fighter and Promoter contract for the Contest.

1.3      A Referee and Timekeeper shall be appointed, in consultation with ENYO 2016 personnel, by ENYO FC to officiate at all contests. 

1.4      All contests shall be decided in a four-rope ring not less than 16 foot nor more than 20 feet square and with the ropes joined together in the centre of each side. The bottom rope should not be more than 14 inches from the floor of the ring to the top of the bottom rope and ropes above this should be no more than 12 inches from centre to centre. The tension of the bottom rope should be considerably less than the tension of the top three. There must be at least an 18 inch margin of ring floor outside the ropes and the floor must be covered with canvas over a safety mat approved by ENYO FC. Each corner should be padded from the top of the bottom rope with one whole length of padding not less than two inches thick and six inches wide.

1.5.1   A Referee shall officiate inside the Boxing ring to score the Contest and act as sole arbiter of the Rules of Boxing except for Championship Contests.

1.5.2     For ENYO 2016 Championship contests, three Judges will be appointed by ENYO FC for the purpose of scoring the Contest.

1.5.3   For ENYO 2016 Championship Contests, a Supervisor will be appointed by ENYO FC for the purpose of collating and totalling the Judges’ scores and attending to any relevant matter pertaining to the Championship contest other than that provided for within these Rules and Regulations being within the authority of the Referee.

1.6       When officiating in the Boxing ring the Referee shall wear a clean white shirt, a black bow tie and dark trousers and black shoes or pumps.  The Referee may wear a jacket or track suit top when officiating at outdoor promotions.

1.7       In all Contests the number of rounds shall be specified.  Female Boxing Contests of 8 rounds or less the specified rounds will be of 2 minute duration.

1.8       ENYO 2016 shall ensure that a minimum of two doctors or two qualified paramedics, one of whom must be practiced in the management of an unconscious or partially conscious patient and who have been approved by the ENYO FC Medical Officer, attend at all Promotions.  A doctor or paramedic practiced in the management of an unconscious or partially conscious patient must be seated at the ringside at all times during a Contest.

1.9       All Fighters shall be medically examined after the weigh-in or immediately prior to the commencement of the Promotion.  Each Boxer must also be medically examined after every Contest.  If the examining doctor or paramedic considers it necessary to do so he shall send a report to ENYO FC.  A doctor or paramedic must be available to give immediate attention to any Boxer should this be required.

1.10     The Promoter shall ensure that at all Promotions a stretcher is available for use at the ringside.

1.11     No more than three persons acting as Seconds shall be allowed in each corner and only one, who shall be identified as the Chief Second, shall be allowed inside the ring at any one time.  The Referee must acquaint themselves with the identity of the Chief Second in each contest.

1.12     Persons acting as a Second to a Boxer must wear a clean white shirt, sweater or jacket.  Coloured track suits may be worn.  The colour and types of dress worn by House Seconds may be varied with the approval of ENYO FC.

1.13     Unless prior permission has been given by the ENYO FC official to carry other items, the following equipment must be carried by the Coach or Cutman for use when working in a Fighter’s corner:

(a)       Clean white towels;

(b)       White petroleum jelly

(c)        Best quality sterile cotton wool;

(d)       Sterile gauze in small sealed packets;

(e)       Orange, Cherry or dental swab sticks;

(f)        A quantity of Adrenalin made into a 1-1000 Aqueous solution, or such haemostatic as shall have been approved by the ENYO FC Chief Medical Officer;

(g)       A pair of blunt edged scissors;

(h)       An ice bag;

(i)        A roll of 1 inch Elastoplast or other adhesive bandage;

(j)         A quantity of soft bandage;

(k)        An Enswell/Bruise iron;

1.14     No stimulant may be given to a Boxer other than cold water sprinkled on the body or used as a mouth wash.

1.15.1  No Fighter shall use any form of make-up or foundation on any part of the body or face nor may she use any substance for massage on any part of her body. Vaseline around the eyes or the face may be used on a discretionary basis.

1.16     The Fighter, her Manager, or Chief Second must ensure that her correct licensed name is announced by the Master of Ceremonies before the Contest.  If an error is made it must be corrected before the contest commences.

1.17    Contestants may wear only boots and shorts approved by the Inspector and the Referee. Female Fighters will wear above the waist a singlet under which such protective cover as sports bra with breast protector inserts or a one-piece breast protector must be worn.

1.18     All Fighters must have available two pairs of trunks of different colours and wear those selected by the Inspector.  In cases of dispute regarding a clash of colour the Inspector’s decision shall be final.

1.19     All Fighters must wear underneath their trunks a suitable protector approved by the Inspector or official in charge of the Promotion.

1.20     A Fighter is required to wear throughout the Contest a properly fitted gumshield.  As a precaution she should bring with her two of these to every contest in which she has to participate. 

1.21.1 The official in charge of the promotion shall ensure that Fighters with long hair have it secured away from the face using soft bands only. The use of plastic or metal grips etc. is strictly prohibited.

1.21.1 The official in charge of the promotion shall ensure that the contestants are not wearing any form of jewellery. The wearing of any form of removable jewellery, including ear rings, piercings, rings or necklaces is strictly forbidden. The only exception to this is in the case of none removable jewellery, such as body piercings, in such cases the jewellery must be securely covered by elastoplast or similar adhesive bandage.

1.22     Bandages are permitted for the protection of hands.  These must be 2-inch-wide soft bandage and 1-inch zinc oxide plaster. The tape must not be applied over the knuckles.

1.23    The practise of breaking boxing gloves by twisting, removal of padding by fingering and thumbing from the potential part of the glove is prohibited.  All gloves used under ENYO FC jurisdiction must be thumb attached.

1.24     Gloves will only be used in one Contest at a Promotion. Contestants must wear the same make of glove, the only exception being in Championship contests where sponsored boxers may nominate contracted sponsor’s make of glove that meets said approved requirements.  It shall be for the Promoter to ensure an adequate supply of approved gloves is available for every Contest.

1.25     When a Referee is appointed to officiate in a contest in which one of the participants is an overseas Fighter they must interview the Fighter before the Contest in the dressing room.  This must be in the presence of the Fighter’s Agent, or an interpreter, and the Inspector, when the Referee must explain to the Fighter the Rules of Fighting applicable in the Territory.

1.26    The Timekeeper shall ring the bell to start each round (“the Commencement”) and shall call “Corners – 10 seconds” ten seconds before the Commencement and then “Seconds out” five seconds before the Commencement.

1.27      The Seconds must leave the ring when called upon to do so by the Timekeeper and it shall be the Referee’s duty to see that they do.

1.28     Fighters must shake hands before the commencement of the Contest and at the beginning of the final round and must defend themselves at all times during the Contest.

1.29     The Judges shall award a maximum of ten points at the end of each round to the better woman and a proportionate number to the other contestant.  If they consider the round was even they will then award the maximum number to each contestant.

1.30     Only official score sheets approved and supplied by ENYO FC shall be used by the Judges at Contests.  The top copy shall be handed to the Inspector at the conclusion of the Contest and then forwarded by him to the ENYO FC Championship Committee.

1.31       Points will be awarded:-

For “attack” – direct clean hits with the knuckle part of the glove of either hand to any part of the front or side of the head or body above the belt.

The “belt” is defined as an imaginary line drawn across the body from the top of the hip bones.

For “defence” – guarding, slipping, ducking or getting away from an attack.  Where contestants are otherwise equal the majority of points will be given to the one who does most leading off or displays the better style.

1.32       Should a Fighter go down to the floor as the result of a legitimate blow, the Timekeeper shall count off the seconds strictly in accordance with his watch. The opponent shall retire immediately to the furthest neutral corner and neither Fighter shall resume fighting until ordered to do so by the Referee.

1.32.1   In this Regulation 1.32, “down” shall mean one or more of the following:-

(a)    when a Fighter falls from the ring beyond the ring apron as a result of a legitimate blow; or

(b)       when a Fighter is on one foot or both feet and at the same time any other part of his body is touching the floor of the boxing ring; or

(c)       when a Fighter is supported on the ropes of the ring and, in the opinion of the Referee, is unable to defend herself; or

(d)         when a Fighter is in the act of rising

and in all of the above cases, a Fighter shall be considered to be down until she has regained her feet within the ring and is in a position and a condition to defend herself.

1.33       If a Fighter is “down” under the provisions of Regulation 1.32.1(a) she must return to the fighting ring unassisted within twenty seconds.  In all other cases mentioned above, she must regain her feet unassisted within ten seconds. The Referee shall not permit a Fighter to continue fighting, if in their opinion she is able to do so, until the expiration of 8 seconds following the knock down.

1.33.1   A Fighter failing to continue with a Contest after the intervals specified above shall not be awarded any points for that round but will have 10 points deducted from her score.  His opponent shall receive ten points and be declared the winner.

1.33.2   If a Fighter regains her feet in the ring within the specified intervals but fails to satisfy the Referee that she is in a position and condition to defend herself, the Referee shall stop the Contest and deduct ten points from this score.  They shall award the opponent ten points and declare her the winner.

1.33.3   A Referee shall have the power to interrupt the count where he considers that a fallen Boxer is in need of urgent medical attention and in such cases the opponent shall be declared the winner by a technical count out (TKO).

1.33.4   A Referee may consult the ringside doctor at any stage concerning the fitness of a fighter to continue a Contest.

1.34       If at any time during a Contest the Referee decides in his complete discretion that one contestant is outclassed or is unable to continue as a result of injury, or is not in a position to continue boxing or, at the conclusion of any round, is ten points or more behind his opponent, he shall stop the Contest and declare the opponent the winner.

1.35       In the event of the count being interrupted by the bell signifying the end of a round, the Contest and the count shall continue either until the Boxer who is down regains her feet within the boxing ring when the end of the round is declared, or until after the full count is reached when the Contest will terminate.  This shall apply in every round including the final round and any Promoter/Fighter Agreement will be deemed to have included this requirement within its terms.

1.36       Seconds employed in a corner shall not give advice or assistance to the Fighters during the progress of a round.

1.37       Any person acting as a Second who is in breach of any of the Rules or Regulations, or any order from the Referee, or is guilty of behaviour which, in the opinion of the Referee, is detrimental to either Fighter, or preventing them from carrying out their duties, may be ordered from the ringside.  When a Referee makes such a decision the Second must comply by immediately leaving the area in an orderly manner.

1.38     The following acts shall not be permitted during a Contest:-

(a)            hitting below the belt:

(b)            using the “pivot blow”:

(c)            hitting on the back of the head or neck:

(d)            kidney punching;

(e)            hitting with the open glove, the inside, or the butt or the back of the hand, or with the wrist or elbow;

(f)             holding, butting, or careless use of the head, shouldering, wrestling or roughing:

(g)            not trying;

(h)            persistently ducking below the waistline;

(i)              intentional falling without receiving a blow;

(j)             failing to break when so ordered, or striking or attempting to strike an opponent on the break;

(k)            deliberately striking an opponent when he is dropping to the floor or when he is down;

(l)              hitting an opponent after the termination of a round;

(m)          any other conduct which a Referee may deem foul;

1.38.1   In any of the above cases the Referee shall name the Fighter at fault and call upon her to desist and may in his sole discretion have the power to caution or disqualify a Fighter for any such act with or without reference to any medical opinion.

1.38.2   A Referee may also deduct points from a Boxer’s score for breaches of these rules.  She should indicate this to the Fighter, her corner and to the Steward in Charge present by pointing to the offender, raising a finger or fingers to indicate the number of points deducted and call out the reason for the penalty,

1.39     When ordered by the Referee to “break” both Fighters shall immediately take one step back before re-commencing to fight.  The parting of Fighters by force should be avoided if possible.

1.40     If, for any reason, a Referee decides that a Contest shall be stopped temporarily, they shall call upon the Fighters to “stop Fighting” and then instruct the Timekeeper to take “Time off.

1.41   In the event of the disqualification of a Fighter the Referee must report the facts to the Promoter or his duly authorised representative forthwith and must send a full report to the Commission within 48 hours of the contest taking place.

1.42     A Fighter who is disqualified by a Referee in a Contest shall not be entitled to receive her purse, other than traveling expenses until the Commission has adjudicated upon the distribution of the same in accordance with Regulation 9.16.  The Promoter must forward the purse, or balance of the purse within 48 hours of the Contest to the Registered Office of ENYO FC.

1.43   The Fighter’s Manager, or in their absence the Chief Second, shall alone have the responsibility of retiring a Fighter in a Contest.  An indication of retirement shall not be given while a round is in progress.

1.44     The Judges or sole arbiter shall decide each Contest in favour of the Fighter who obtains the greatest number of points.

1.45       At the conclusion of the Contest the Referee shall raise the winning Boxers arm.  In the event of a draw both Fighters will be called to the centre of the ring and the Referee shall raise the arm of each Fighter simultaneously.

1.46   At the end of a Contest which lasts the scheduled number of rounds the Master of Ceremonies shall announce the Referee’s final score.

1.47     If, during a Contest the Timekeeper is taken ill at any time before the last round, the   Referee shall stop the Contest until another official has been appointed by the Inspector.

The Referee shall then use his discretion as to whether the Fighters shall continue an unfinished round or declare that round completed.

1.48     If for any reason a Referee is unable to continue to act during a Contest the following action shall be taken:-

(a)            If a round is in progress the Timekeeper shall ring the bell and stop the Contest.

(b)            The ENYO FC Supervisor or the Inspector, shall hand the score card for the Contest to another appointed Referee who shall continue to supervise the Contest from the last completed round.

(c)            At the conclusion of the Contest, should it go the full distance, the Judges’ decisions shall be in accordance with the score sheet.

(d)            If no other Referee is available the ENYO FC official may appoint the Inspector to act as Referee.

1.49     Promoters shall procure that no persons shall be permitted to enter the ring at any time during a Promotion except with the permission of the Steward or representative in charge.  Promoters shall procure further that no press or television photographers shall be permitted to mount the steps or walk on the platform of the boxing ring until the Contest has terminated and the Referees decision has been announced.

1.49.1   There shall be no amplification or broadcast of any statement made from the ring before, during, or after any contest, except by the official Master of Ceremonies with the authority of the Promoter, or otherwise by permission of the Supervisor or the Inspector in charge.

1.49.2    At the conclusion of a Contest no person shall be allowed to enter the ring with the exception of the MC, the Promoter and Commission officials until such time as the ringside doctors have completed an initial examination of both fighters.  It will be the responsibility of the Promoter to ensure that this Regulation is carried out.

1.50      Whilst officiating in their capacity the Referee shall decide any question not provided for in this Regulation and the interpretation of any of the provisions of this Regulation on matters arising during the time the Fighters are in the ring. The Referees decision in all cases shall be final.

ENYO FC – March 2016