For official sanctioning of an I.B.O. Championship
contest, the following must be complied with:
A written request for sanctioning
must be delivered to the I.B.O. no less than 30 days prior to the date of the
contest. Included with the request shall be the record of the proposed
Challenger or Challengers.
Copies of signed bout contracts
between the promoter of the bout and each boxer for an I.B.O. Championship
contest must be submitted to the I.B.O. no later than 15 days following conditional
sanction approval. If the I.B.O. does not receive the signed contracts it may
withdraw sanctioning of the fight.
The payment of sanction fees in
accordance with the I.B.O. sanction fee schedule.
Sanction fees shall be payable on the full amount of
the boxers' gross purses prior to any deductions for trainers, managers,
promoters and expenses. A boxer's gross purse includes all sums paid by the
promoter of the event and/or by the boxer's promoter on the boxer's behalf to
promotions companies, including boxer owned or controlled promotion companies,
or to promoters or managers of a boxer under any agreement, including, but not
limited to, a "Provision of Services Agreement", a "Bout
Coordination Fee" or however else designated; all sums paid to a boxer's
prior or current managers or promoters and /or promotion companies; and all
sums withheld for the payment of taxes. All such sums paid on the boxer's
constitute the gross purse.
The promoter of the event must
submit payment of the entire sanction fee for promoters and contestants to the
I.B.O. Commissioner (Supervisor) at the Rules Meeting or prepay to the I.B.O. by
bank wire transfer in connection with each bout if required by the I.B.O.
all of the above may be waived by the I.B.O. at its sole and absolute
discretion. A waiver with regard to one contest shall not be deemed a waiver
of such requirements for any subsequent contest.
President of the I.B.O. may attend each I.B.O. sanctioned bout and shall assign
a Fight Commissioner to attend each sanctioned contest. The promoter of the
event shall provide the President and the Fight Commissioner with a first class
or business class airline ticket to the site of the contest and shall provide
seats on the ring apron for the President and the Fight Commissioner.
Champion who enters into a non-title fight without consent of the I.B.O. or
having received such consent loses a non-title fight shall be subject to losing
his I.B.O. Title at the sole and absolute discretion of the I.B.O.
I.B.O. Champion who fights a world Champion of another sanctioning body or
concurrently defends the World Title of another sanctioning body must comply
with these regulations. Without official sanctioning as required herein, the
Champion shall lose his Title upon engaging in such non-sanctioned contest
whether he wins or loses.
Rules and Regulations governing World Championship Contests are expressly
incorporated herein. See Exhibit "A".
committee shall consist of three (3) members, which shall include the President
of the I.B.O., ex-officio and the Chairman of the Committee.
other member shall be appointed by the President of the International Boxing
Organization. Following their appointment, the third member of this committee
shall serve until his successor has been appointed. In the event that the
Chairman is unavailable, the I.B.O. President shall have all powers and authority
of the Chairman.
Committee shall have the following powers at their sole and absolute discretion;
To designate Mandatory Challengers
for any category in accordance with the criteria specified in these Rules; and
To determine whether a challenger
seeking a Mandatory Challenger designation is acceptable to the Champion's
television network; and
To determine if there is good
cause to extend the time during which a Champion must make a Mandatory
To order an eliminatory bout; and
To recommend to the President that
a Title should be vacated if a Champion fails to comply with the I.B.O. World
Championship Rules or the IBO Rules and Regulations Governing World
Championship Contests; and
To order a Purse Bid; and
To recommend to the President to
reduce the minimum purse bid by up to 50% and to rebid a purse bid or to grant
an extension to the Champion for a voluntary fight if there are no qualified
bids for a purse bid; and
To determine if a Promoter has
defaulted on a Purse Bid; and
To select contestants for a vacant
To approve the challenger for any
Championship, including a replacement challenger where a challenger is unable
to complete a previously scheduled World Championship fight; and
To determine whether a Champion is
entitled to a disability extension and the terms and conditions for such a
disability extension; and
To determine whether the Promoter
which is the successful bidder for a Purse Bid may assign its rights to conduct
the Championship match, and the terms and conditions for any approved
assignment of the Promoter's rights to a Purse Bid; and
To sanction all Championship
Contests and Eliminatory Bouts; and
To authorize or mandate a direct return
To determine if an Interim
Championship is warranted and to sanction an Interim Championship Bout; and
To determine the contestants for
an Interim or Vacant Championship; and
To make or recommend exceptions or
variations from these Rules as the World Championship Committee determines are
To vacate a championship title for
any of the following reasons;
Loss in any bout including a non-title
Violation of I.B.O. Championship
Violation of Rules and Regulations
Governing World Championship Contests
Suspension, charges or criminal
conduct alleged or found by a state, national or provincial agency or local
Any behavior that brings disrepute
to the I.B.O. or the sport of boxing
To vacate a championship title
regardless of cause or fault if the Champion has not defended within a nine (9)
month period; and
To designate a Mandatory
To recommend to the President
amendments to these Rules.
above powers shall be interpreted to include any or all additional powers
necessary, helpful or convenient to accomplish the purposes, policies and
intent of these Rules.
MEETINGS OF THE COMMITTEE:
The Committee shall meet at the places and at such
times as the I.B.O. President or the Chairman of the Committee shall designate.
In the event an important decision must be made and it is not possible to hold
a meeting of the Committee, the Chairman or the President shall be empowered to
request the vote of the members of the Committee by telephone, fax service or
e-mail. In that event, the Chairman or the President shall recommend the
approval or rejection of any measure, and if within two (2) days he does not
receive the vote of any member of the Committee, the votes not stated of the
Committee shall be understood as approving the recommendation of the Chairman
or the President. Any decision of the Championships Committee must be approved
by a majority vote.
World Championships shall be recognized in the
following weight classes:
over 105 lbs. (47.63 Kgs.)
Junior Flyweight Not
over 108 lbs. (48.99 Kgs.)
over 112 lbs. (50.80 Kgs.)
Super Flyweight Not
over 115 lbs. (52.16 Kgs.)
over 118 lbs. (53.52 Kgs.)
Super Bantamweight Not
over 122 lbs. (55.34 Kgs.)
over 126 lbs. (57.15 Kgs.)
Super Featherweight Not
over 130 lbs. (58.97 Kgs.)
over 135 lbs. (61.24 Kgs.)
Junior Welterweight Not
over 140 lbs. (63.50 Kgs.)
over 147 lbs. (66.68 Kgs.)
Junior Middleweight Not
over 154 lbs. (69.85 Kgs.)
over 160 lbs. (72.58 Kgs.)
Super Middleweight Not
over 168 lbs. (76.36 Kgs.)
Light Heavyweight Not
over 175 lbs. (79.38 Kgs.)
over 200 lbs. (90.71 Kgs.)
Weight determines Championships and if a Champion
shall fail to make the prescribed weight for his class at the official time of
the weigh-in as hereinafter prescribed, his Title shall be forfeited on the
scales. See Rules and Regulations governing World Championship Contests for
current weigh-in rules.
In case of a "force majeure", or of unfortuitous
events that cannot be foreseen by any of the parties, in a program including a
Championship fight that must be postponed for a period of no more than 48
hours, a new weigh-in will not be necessary. If the cause for the postponement
is any weather phenomenon or any circumstance that can be solved in a period of
less than two hours, no decision will be made before that period expires.
After first receiving approval of the Local Boxing
Commission and assuming that the Champion and Challenger agree, the I.B.O.
Commissioner may waive strict compliance with the time parameters established
6. DEFENSE OF
All Champions, with the exception of the Heavyweight
Champion, shall defend their Title at least once every nine months unless
medically excused therefrom for valid cause and/or at the sole and absolute
discretion of the I.B.O. The time frame for the Heavyweight Champion shall be
one year. Compliance with this provision shall also require that the IBO
receive a formal sanction request, with copies of bout agreements, no less than
sixty days prior to the expiration of the nine month period within which a
defense is required.
After initially winning the Title and within a period
of time stipulated by the I.B.O., the new Champion may be required to defend
his Title in a mandatory defense against any boxer designated by the I.B.O. in
the I.B.O.'s sole and absolute discretion as it deems beneficial to the
division. A newly crowned Champion who was the mandatory Challenger is exempt
from this obligation.
During each NINE (9) month period after winning the
Title, the Champion at the I.B.O.'s sole and absolute discretion may be required
to defend his Title in a mandatory defense against the leading available
contender as designated by the I.B.O. in the I.B.O.'s sole and absolute
discretion as it deems beneficial to the division. Notice shall be given to the
promoters of the Champion and mandatory challenger and shall stipulate the
period of time within which the mandatory defense shall take place.
The Champion may also be required to defend his Title
in a mandatory defense against the I.B.O. Intercontinental Champion provided
that the Intercontinental Champion has held his Title for at least EIGHTEEN
(18) months and has defended it at least three times during that period with
one of those defenses having been against an approved and designated challenger
in the Top 25 of the I.B.O. rankings. The Heavyweight Champion or any Champion
may be excluded from this obligation at the I.B.O.'s sole and absolute
The I.B.O. World Championships Committee may, in its
sole and absolute discretion, vacate a Champion's title regardless of cause or
fault if the Champion fails to defend his title within the required time frames
as stipulated by the I.B.O. herein.
The designation of a Mandatory Challenger creates an
obligation on behalf of the Champion to defend against the designated Mandatory
Challenger as a condition to the Champion's retention of the title. This
obligation may be subject to modification or extension by the Championship
Committee for good cause, such as (but not limited to) participation by the
Champion in a unification bout on such terms and conditions as the Championship
Committee approves. The designation of Mandatory Challenger does not create
rights in the Challenger, and may be subject to such conditions, modification
or extension as the Championship Committee determines.
The fact that a Champion signs a contract for a
mandatory defense of his Championship, even though that fight is against the
approved and designated Contender as stipulated above, it shall not constitute,
in any case, compliance with this regulation, unless the mentioned Title
defense effectively takes place within the periods stipulated by the
International Boxing Organization.
In each instance, and in each division, the Leading
Available Contenders shall be defined and determined solely by the I.B.O. World
Champions of other sanctioning bodies may be considered above ranked contenders
for vacant titles.
Champions who have been medically or otherwise excused
from defending their Title within the proscribed time will subject themselves
to a mandatory defense if the I.B.O. sanctions a contest for an "interim"
Championship. The Champion shall defend his Title against the interim Champion
in his next defense, which shall take place within SIXTY (60) days of the
expiration of his medical or other authorized extension. The interim Champion
shall be classified as the Challenger in this mandatory contest.
FOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
All IBO Intercontinental Champions shall defend their
Title at least once every nine months unless medically excused therefrom for
valid cause and / or at the sole and absolute discretion of the I.B.O. Compliance with this provision shall also require that the IBO receive a formal sanction request, with copies of bout agreements, no less than sixty days prior to the expiration of the nine month period within which a defense is required.
All other IBO regional Champions shall defend their
Title at least once every twelve months unless medically excused there from for
valid cause and / or at the sole and absolute discretion of the I.B.O.
After initially winning the Title and within a period
of time stipulated by the I.B.O., of not less than sixty days, any regional Champion
may be required to defend his Title in a mandatory defense against any boxer
designated by the I.B.O. in the I.B.O.'s sole and absolute discretion as it
deems beneficial to the division.
During each successive NINE (9) month period after
winning the Title, the Champion at the I.B.O.'s sole and absolute discretion
may be required to defend his Title in a mandatory defense against a contender
as designated by the I.B.O.
SANCTIONING OF ANY CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST SHALL BE AT THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE
DISCRETION OF THE I.B.O. NOTWITHSTANDING THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS STATED BELOW.
FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Subject to the approval of the International Boxing
Organization and within each NINE (9) month period after winning the Title, the
World Champion may defend his Title:
against an opponent selected from
the list of thirty-five (35) highest ranked boxers in his category of weight or
against any opponent between
numbers 36-50, provided they meet all of the following additional criteria:
the challenger must not have lost
his last contest.
the challenger must not have lost
two of his last four fights by knock out or stoppage.
the challenger must have a
positive record in his last six fights.
the challenger must have boxed and
won at least one contest of a minimum of 10 rounds duration.
against the I.B.O. Intercontinental
against a champion of another
sanctioning body provided however that :
all officials are nominated and/or
approved by the I.B.O., and,
the fight shall be conducted under
the Rules of the ABC and the local boxing commission.
against U.S.B.O., Asia/ Pacific,
Latin American, International, Youth, All Africa and Mediterranean Champions
provided the Champion has defended his title at least two times, the last one
of which has been against a top 35 opponent and there being no subsequent
against a challenger who would
not otherwise be eligible under numbers 1 or 2 above, provided said challenger
has been sanctioned by another sanctioning body under circumstances wherein the
I.B.O. World Champion concurrently holds the world title of said other
against a challenger who would not
otherwise be eligible under numbers 1 or 2 above provided that challenger is
rated in the top 15 of another major sanctioning body and with further approval
of the Chairman of Championships Committee.
FOR INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Against any fighter selected from the I.B.O. Top 100.
FOR U.S.B.O. CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Against any fighter from the U.S. top 50.
FOR INTERNATIONAL,YOUTH, ALL AFRICA,
MEDITERRANEAN, ASIA PACIFIC AND LATIN AMERICAN
Against any quality opponent as approved at the sole
and absolute discretion of the I.B.O.
Upon succeeding to an I.B.O. World Title in accordance
with these rules and regulations, the World Champion shall vacate all other
Titles other than World Titles retained in approved unification contests. I.B.O.
World Champions are not permitted to concurrently hold or engage in a contest
for any other Titles unless they are for World Titles in unification bouts
approved and sanctioned by the I.B.O. I.B.O. World Champions are permitted to
engage in World Championship contests in a different weight division, but the
loss of such contest shall subject the Title to be declared vacant at the sole
and absolute discretion of the I.B.O. National, International or Regional
Titles must be vacated upon winning the I.B.O. World Title.
I.B.O. World Champions are not permitted to engage in
a fight designated by another sanctioning body as an eliminator for a ranking
Nothing in these regulations shall be construed to
prohibit I.B.O. Champions from engaging in a non-title contest with the
permission of the I.B.O., provided such contest is not more than TEN (10)
rounds, and such contest is in a higher weight division than the Champion. A
Champion will automatically lose his recognition as such by the I.B.O. and the
Title will be declared vacant if he violates this regulation. Consecutive
non-title fights are expressly prohibited.
In any losing challenge by the Intercontinental
Champion for the World Title or any loss at his Championship weight, the
Intercontinental Title shall be declared vacant.
I.B.O. Regional Champions may concurrently hold or
engage in Regional Titles for other sanctioning bodies provided that their
I.B.O. regional title is defended within the time frame required therein.
The loss of any non-title fight shall subject any I.B.O.
Title to be declared vacant at the sole and absolute discretion of the I.B.O.
Within a period of NINETY (90) days prior to the date
of a mandatory defense imposed by the International Boxing Organization, no
World Champion may sign a contract for the defense of his Title, nor may he
defend it against any other boxer who is not the designated mandatory
The President or Chairman shall advise in writing a
World Champion with NINETY (90) days prior notice, of his obligation to defend
his Title in a mandatory fight.
The Champion and the Challenger should in good faith
attempt to come to an agreement within the first THIRTY (30) days of the NINETY
(90) day period mentioned in the preceding paragraph.
The President or the Championships Committee may
increase or decrease the time in which the Champion and the Mandatory
Challenger should reach an agreement. Either the Champion or the Mandatory
Challenger may end this negotiation period by written notice to the I.B.O. at
any time during the Thirty (30) day negotiation period. The I.B.O. President
shall have the discretion to reduce the negotiation period to not less than
five (5) days.
If the Champion and the Challenger cannot reach an
agreement, the I.B.O. shall determine a date on which it will receive purse bids
in auction, this date shall no later than TEN (10) days after the period of
THIRTY (30) days referred to in the preceding paragraph.
The Promoter shall pay with respect to all purse bids,
and in addition to the sanction fee a non refundable service fee which shall be
The service fee for the purse bid shall be paid at the
time in which the promoter submits his bid, being subject to deduction from the
purse the amounts corresponding to the World Champion and to the Challenger.
The service fee will be reimbursed to the proposing promoters in a purse bid where
same is not awarded to them because their bid is inferior to the winning bid.
The International Boxing Organization shall retain the service fee of U.S. $2500.00
corresponding to the winning promoter, as service for its participation in said
auction, to cover the expenses incurred by the I.B.O. upon calling for an
auction for such fight.
Bids below the following minimum amounts will not be
considered in a bout between a champion and a challenger:
Weight Class Minimum
Notwithstanding the minimum amounts described above,
the minimum bid requirements can be waived by the I.B.O. concurrently with
setting the date for purse bids.
To insure the integrity of the bidding process, all
bids must be submitted in person by promoter or promoter's representative, by
registered or certified mail or by overnight service such as UPS, FedEx, DHL,
etc. All bids will be kept confidential until the time designated in the notice
for the opening of the bids.
The bids shall be submitted to the office instructed
by the President of the International Boxing Organization, in two sealed
envelopes, as follows:
ENVELOPE No. 1 – DOCUMENTS:
Envelope No. 1 shall include the following documents:
Certified check or bank draft in
the name of the International Boxing Organization or cash money in U.S. Dollars
for the amount of $2500.00 to cover the service fee of the Champion, the
Challenger and the Promoter.
Proof of payment of annual
registration fee as Promoter of World Championship Fights of the International
Boxing Organization or a wire transfer to the I.B.O. of the fee received prior
to the date of the Purse Bid.
Letter of authorization or Power
of Attorney in case the bidder cannot be present and sends a representative in
The Promoter who does not comply
with the above requisites will be automatically disqualified and will not be
able to participate in the purse bid. The International Boxing Organization
will return to him all the monies submitted as service fee. The I.B.O. will
also return to him Envelope No. 2, BID OFFER, which shall not be opened.
ENVELOPE No. 2 – BID OFFER:
Envelope No. 2 shall include the following documents:
Include bank draft in the name of
the International Boxing Organization, cash or legal tender in U.S. Dollars for
the equivalent of TEN (10) PERCENT of the total purse offered, which sum will
be net, with no deduction whatsoever.
Indicate the possible places, no
more than three (3), where the fight will take place.
Indicate the day the fight will
take place, which should be no earlier that FORTY-FIVE (45) days nor later than
NINETY (90) days after the successful bid has been determined, unless the
interested parties mutually agree to stage the fight before the FORTY-FIVE (45)
days minimum. Should the promoter not comply with such date, without a
justified reason, the World Championships Committee may declare the promoter's
right to promote the World Championship contest forfeited and distribute the
guarantee deposit as hereinbefore provided.
The promoter must further deliver a non refundable
check representing an additional ten percent of the total bid within 10 days
following the bid.
The procedures for purse bids of World Championship
fights shall be provided to all Promoters. Only bids submitted by bona
fide registered promoters will be accepted by the I.B.O.
In the event that no qualified bid is made, the
Championship Committee may recommend to the President that the minimum bid be
reduced by up to 50% and the purse bid rebid or that the Champion be granted a release
of his mandatory obligation against this mandatory challenger. The President
shall determine which option will be pursued within 30 days and the President
will notify the contestants of his decision in writing on or before the
expiration of the 30 day period.
Should the promoter who won the bid fail, without a
justified reason, to promote the World Title contest, then the money deposited
with the I.B.O. will be distributed as follows:
To the Champion 75%
To the Challenger 20%
To the I.B.O.
The purse shall be distributed, once the fight is
over, as follows:
Title fights between the Champion
and the Mandatory Contender, which take place in the country of origin,
residence or nationality of the Champion, the Champion will receive 75% and the
Challenger 25% of the purse.
In Title fights that take place in
any other country, the Champion shall receive 80% and the Challenger 20% of the
In Title fights for a vacant Title
or eliminatory fights for a vacant Title or in fights between Challengers as
ordered by the I.B.O., the distribution will be as follows:
If the fight is held in the
country of origin, residence or nationality of one of the contenders, such
contender shall receive 40% and his opponent 60% of the purse.
If the fight is held in a neutral
place or if contestants are of the same origin, residence or nationality, so
that one shall not have an advantage over the other, the purse shall be divided
in equal shares between the Contenders.
Notwithstanding the purse bid percentages described
herein, if the circumstances so warrant, the Championship's Chairman or the
President may make a recommendation to the Championship's Committee that a
different purse bid split be employed. Any variation in the purse bid
percentages from those set forth in this rule must be approved by the
The promoter to whom the promotional rights of a World
Championship Contest have been granted as a result of a purse bid may not sell
or transfer his rights to a third party without the consent of the I.B.O., and
should he not promote the fight as aforesaid, without a justified reason, he
will forfeit his deposit, in which event the I.B.O. will proceed to call for
the auction of another purse bid for such Championship contest.
The purse bid will be carried out by the President or
Chairman of the International Boxing Organization or by any other person they
may designate, at FOUR (4) o'clock PM (1600 hours) in the time of the country
in which the President or Chairman or the person so designated is a resident.
All persons participating in the purse bid shall be entitled to be present when
the bid envelopes are opened.
It is the responsibility of the winning promoter to
prepare and provide to the I.B.O. a copy of the contract(s) for the bout signed
by both camps as soon as possible, but not later than fifteen (15) days
following the bid procedure. This contract shall contain the amount of the
purse, the site, the date, the location of the bout and provide for a minimum
of three (3) round trip coach air travel to the site of the bout (unless local
to the fighter), accommodations for not less than three (3) persons for four
(4) nights, payment for all required visas, and for the reasonable cooperation
of the contestants to promote the bout. Other terms may be negotiated between
the parties and included in the contract, but are not required. The boxing
event must be scheduled to take place not less than 45 days and not more than
90 days from the date of the bid award, unless a different date is agreed to in
writing by the boxers and/or approved by the Championship's Committee. The
winning promoter shall promptly make travel arrangement for the participants
and inform them and the I.B.O. of these arrangements.
Failure to provide the above listed information to the
I.B.O., or to schedule the bout within
90 days of the purse bid in accordance with this rule,
will automatically cancel the bid and permit the President to recognize the
next highest bidder.
The Champion must sign the contract above within
fifteen (15) days of the bid and must comply with all the terms and conditions
set by the winning bidder. Failure to so comply will result in the title being
The Challenger in a championship title fight, and both
contestants in a fight for a vacant title or an eliminator, must sign the
contract (s) referred to within fifteen (15) days of the bid and must comply
with all of the terms and conditions set by the winning bidder. Failure to
comply will result in the bid being cancelled.
No exceptions to the Regulations can be requested once
a purse bid has been called or a contract has been signed for a mandatory. In
the event the Challenger becomes unavailable due to injury or illness after the
purse bid has been held, the Champion will be ordered to begin negotiations
under this rule with the next highest leading available contender. In the event
the Champion becomes unavailable due to injury or illness after the purse bid
has been held, and such disability has been proven to and accepted by a
physician approved by the President of the I.B.O., he may be granted a medical
extension not to exceed ninety (90) days. If it is determined by the physician
that the Champion will be disabled for a period to exceed ninety (90) days, the
Championships Committee may vacate the title.
The boxers are not permitted to take any intervening
bouts. If the Champion takes an intervening bout, he will forfeit the title if
the Challenger takes an intervening bout, the bid will be cancelled.
7. RETURN BOUT
IN CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST CONTRACTS:
The I.B.O. shall not allow direct return fights,
unless recommended and/or authorized by the Committee. A direct and authorized
return fight is a fight between the new Champion and the former Champion from
whom the new Champion won the title (or between a new Champion and the losing
Contestant in a Vacant Title Fight), before the new Champion defends his title
against any of the other fighters classified in his category. If the Committee
determines either that the resolution of a Championship Contest was
substantially irregular, or that there was a clear misapplication of the rules
of boxing resulting in a manifest unfairness, such that in either case the
Committee determines that the Championship was substantially unresolved, the
Committee may, in its sole and absolute discretion recommend a direct return
fight, which may be authorized only by the unanimous vote of the Committee. The
Committee may also recommend a direct return fight for any other circumstance;
in that event a direct return fight shall only be authorized by the unanimous
vote of the Committee.
FAILURE OF CHAMPION TO
COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CONTRACT OR THE CHAMPIONSHIP
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
If a World Champion fails to comply with his
contractual obligation to fight in a I.B.O. World Championship bout without
justifiable cause, or tests positive for an illegal or prohibited substance at
any time whether in or out of competition or tests positive for any performance
enhancing or illegal drug immediately before or after a title bout, or fails to
inform the I.B.O. of any medical condition, impairment or any other
circumstance which jeopardizes his participation in an I.B.O. World
Championship contest, or is suspended by the local Boxing Commission or
charged or convicted for criminal conduct, the Committee may recommend that
the fighter be stripped of the title and that the title be declared vacant.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained
herein should the World Champion and the challenger have contractually agreed
to submit to VADA testing, then and in that event, the prohibited list of VADA
shall be the binding list as to what shall be considered a doping violation by
the I.B.O., whether or not said prohibited substance deviates from the
prohibited list of the I.B.O., the local Commission or any other drug testing
entity conducting doping testing in conjunction with the local Commission. If a
doping violation is found and confirmed by VADA the Championships Committee may
recommend that the Champion be stripped of his title and that the title be
However, if the Champion is unable to defend his
Championship within the time periods provided by these Rules because he is
physically disabled for a justified cause, and said disability has been
verified and accepted by the World Championships Committee, the Champion may be
granted a reasonable time to recover from the disability and retrain to
competitive condition, which shall not in total exceed 180 days. The disability
extension will be granted only if the Committee determines, based on competent
medical advice, that the Champion is reasonably expected to recover from his
disability and be ready to fight within the maximum allowable term of the
disability extension. The Committee may condition its approval on a disability
extension upon the Champion providing interim medical certifications that he is
reasonably expected to recover and be ready to fight within the term of the
A disability extension shall be approved only by the
vote of the World Championships Committee. If the Champion's recovery time
exceeds the maximum term of the authorized disability extension, or if upon
receipt of an interim medical certification the World Championship Committee
determines that the Champion is not reasonably likely to recover and be
prepared to defend his Championship within the term of the disability extension,
the title shall be declared vacant and a vacant Championship fight shall be
held for the title pursuant to the provisions of the World Championships
The Championship Committee may order an Interim
Championship bout when the Champion is incapacitated, inactive, or when a
Champion is moving out of his division to fight for another championship. In
this case the interim Champion must defend his interim title against the
Champion, if the Champion who vacated his Title due to disability is medically
able and prepared to compete for the Championship within the time frame of the
disability extension. If an interim Championship is held due to a Champions
inactivity, the Champion must defend his title against the Interim Champion
within 120 days of the interim Championship or the Interim Champion shall
In such an event the Champion losing the Title due to
disability shall be the mandatory Challenger for a period to be determined by
the Championships Committee but shall still be considered the Champion for
purse bid purposes.
A World Championship can be lost due to
non-fulfillment or breach of contract; for inability to fight or to make the
required weight; or, for any other reason established in these Championship Rules
or the Rules and Regulations governing World Championship Contests.
In the event that a World Championship Title becomes
vacant, the two (2) leading available contenders as defined by the I.B.O. in
their sole and absolute discretion shall fight for the Title and for this
purpose they shall be given a period of no more than thirty (30) days to
negotiate the best possible contract with a duly qualified Promoter. If the
parties cannot come to an agreement in that period of time, the Chairman of the
World Championships Committee or the President will request purse offers for
such contest in accordance with the procedure established in Article 6 of this
The I.B.O. shall maintain for the purposes of
appointments, a list of officials (Judges and Referees) licensed to act in
World Championship contests. The I.B.O. shall nominate without partiality, and
according to availability, officials for World Championship contests. All
I.B.O. nominations are subject to approval by the Local Commission who shall be
the final designator of officials. All officials are independent contractors,
not employed by the I.B.O. Specific officials may be requested or appointed by
the Local Commission, in which case they will be approved providing they have
Championship experience and are licensed by the Local Commission.
The officials shall be paid for their time and
cooperation in conducting any World Championship contest a fee by the promoter
in accordance with the current fee schedule.
No official may request any other payment save as
therein provided under penalty of suspension or cancellation of his license.
It is the responsibility of the Commission or authority under whose
jurisdiction the contest takes place that the official be paid as delineated
above. Any official not approved by the I.B.O. and the Local Commission will
not be authorized to act in a World Championship contest.
The officials appointed by the I.B.O. must be present
two (2) days in advance of the date in which the Championship fight will take
place, in the site of the event. The promoter must send air tickets in coach
class to the officials and a business-class ticket to the I.B.O. Commissioner
and the President of the I.B.O. The promoter must also make the corresponding
room and board arrangements for these officials, on his account.
WEIGHT OF GLOVES:
The weight of gloves to be used in Championship
Contests shall be as follows:
-From Strawweight up to and including Welterweight
shall use eight (8) ounce gloves.
-From Light Middleweight up to and including
Heavyweight shall use ten (10) ounce gloves.
EXCEPTION TO REGULATIONS:
The World Championships Regulations may be amended at
any time in relation to any matter by way of an exception or special case,
provided such amendment is approved by a majority vote of the World
Championships Committee. A request for an exception must be in writing setting
forth the reasons for making such a request. Said written request shall be
accompanied by a non-refundable Exception application fee to be determined by
the I.B.O. Any promoter, boxer or manager requesting an exception to these
regulations must indemnify the I.B.O. against any losses or damages including
but not limited to all costs and attorneys fees arising out of any litigation
occasioned by the granting of a special exception. The indemnification must be
in writing and in form and content acceptable to the I.B.O. before any
exception is granted. The granting of a special exception under this Rule 13
shall be at the sole and absolute discretion of the I.B.O. If the exception is
granted, it will be granted conditioned upon the affected participant reserving
the right to file an Appeal under the procedure in Rule 15 prior to a final
decision. Upon notification that the affected participant does not intend to
file an Appeal, the decision of the World Championships Committee shall become
ATTENDANCE OF AN I.B.O.
COMMISSIONER AT ALL SANCTIONED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CONTESTS:
The President or Chairman of the I.B.O. shall attend
and/or assign a Commissioner of the I.B.O. ("Supervisor") to attend,
each World Championship contest sanctioned by the I.B.O.
The duties of such Commissioner shall be to represent
the I.B.O. The I.B.O.'s role in all such contests is expressly limited to:
sanctioning the contest as an
I.B.O. Championship contest.
stipulating that the contest be
fought between opponents eligible to do so in accordance with the I.B.O.
Ratings and these Championship Rules and Regulations.
nominating officials to be
approved by the Local Commission.
presenting an I.B.O. Championship
Title Belt to the winner of the contest.
In making such assignment of the Commissioner, the
President shall consider the qualifications of such assignee with regard to
knowledge and experience in World Championship matters of the I.B.O. The
International Boxing Organization representative shall submit a complete report
within TEN (10) following the contest to the President and Chairman, which
shall cover the expenses of, and other matters pertinent to the assignment.
GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS:
A.) Grounds for Appeal
1. Miscalculation of the score where the
correct score would change the outcome of the fight;
2. Inappropriate conduct by the referee which
is alleged to have affected the outcome of the fight;
3. Misconduct on the part of the judges or
referee which is alleged to have had a material effect on the outcome of the
4. Previous imposition of penalties by the
5. Any other alleged violation of the rules of
the I.B.O. that may have a detrimental effect on the rights of the complainant;
6. The granting of an exception under Rule 13.
B.) Form and Timing of Appeal
All appeals shall be in writing from the complainant
or his designated representative and shall be sent to the President of the
I.B.O. within ten (10) business days from the date of the subject fight, any
alleged infraction of the rules, or from the date an exception is granted under
Rule 13. Failure to appeal within ten (10) business days shall constitute a
waiver of the right to Appeal.
C.) Contents of the Notice of
The Appeal shall list with specificity each alleged
discrepancy/ground for Appeal and/or infraction of a rule of the I.B.O. and
explain the effect of said infraction or claimed discrepancy on the
All requests for a hearing before the Grievances and
Appeals Committee by any complainant must be in writing and accompanied by a
certified check payable to the I.B.O. in the amount of $10,000.00 to cover the
expense of such a hearing. The $10,000.00 fee is non-refundable and shall be
delivered to the President of the I.B.O. at the time the Appeal is filed.
E.) Notification of Hearing
The President shall notify the complainant of the
time, place and date set for the hearing. The President shall further provide
all interested parties with a copy of the written appeal and inform them of the
time, place and date of the hearing. All interested parties may be heard at the
F.) Panel to Hear Appeal
The President of the I.B.O. will appoint a Chairperson
and two additional members to the Committee to hear the Appeals. They will be
selected according to the type of Appeal under consideration. Each panel must
be approved by the Board of Directors of the I.B.O. The Committee may ask for
the testimony of witnesses and shall make as many or any kind of investigations
as it deems necessary. After completion of the hearing, the panel will present
its findings to the President, who, after consultation with the Championships
Committee shall take that action deemed appropriate based upon said
G.) Notification of Result
The complainant shall be notified in writing of the
result of the hearing within twenty (20) business days of the hearing.
H.) Exhaustion of Remedies
Any person(s) aggrieved must file and exhaust the
internal Appeal procedure prior to taking other actions, including commencing
litigation under Rule 16.
A.) Applicable Law
In all cases filed against the I.B.O. in State or
Federal court, the laws of the State of Florida shall apply.
Any promoter or boxer requesting sanction for a bout
from the I.B.O. and all seconds and any all other representatives of the boxers
participating in a fight sanctioned by the I.B.O. (hereinafter
"Party" or "Parties") hereby consent to submit to the
jurisdiction of the federal or state courts in Florida in the event the I.B.O.
files suit against them.
All actions filed by any Party against the I.B.O.
shall be filed in the State of Florida.
to Protect, Defend, Hold Harmless and Indemnify
If the I.B.O. becomes a party to any legal proceeding
as a result of any Party's action or omission, the Party shall defend, indemnify,
and hold harmless the I.B.O., it's employees, officers, directors, and agents,
for all claims, damages, costs and expenses incurred therein by the I.B.O.,
including attorney's fees. If the I.B.O. is made a party defendant in a lawsuit and
the case is dismissed or resolved in favor of the I.B.O the plaintiff(s) shall
pay all the costs and expenses of litigation, including, but not limited to,
attorney's fees incurred by the I.B.O.
D) Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer
In no event shall the I.B.O. be liable to any Party
for punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages, including, but not
limited to, lost profits, loss of
earning capacity, delay, interest or attorneys' fees,
directly or indirectly resulting from any act or omission of the I.B.O., it's
employees, officers, directors or or agents.
E) Exclusive Remedy
The sole and exclusive monetary remedy, both pre
litigation and post litigation, for any Party for alleged acts or omissions of
the I.B.O. shall be limited to the return of the sanction fees, expenses, or
costs the Party has paid to the I.B.O. for the underlying event giving rise to
the Party's claim.
Should any Champion or Challenger be found in
violation of any of the rules of the I.B.O. or should any Champion, Challenger
or corner man be found to have acted in an unsportsmanlike or unprofessional
manner, by a majority vote of the World Championships Committee, the Champion
or the Challenger may be subject to fine, forfeiture of the monies, vacation of
the title or any other disciplinary action directed by the World Championships
Committee for the good of the organization. The boxer(s) subjected to
discipline under this rule has a right to appeal the findings of a violation or
the imposition of disciplinary action, or both, under Rule 15, Appeal's
The following are the agreed to rules and
regulations of the I.B.O. for the World Championship bout of _____ pounds
between the Champion ____________________ of __________ and the Challenger
____________________ of __________ on the _____ day of the month
_______________ of the year _____. This Championship contest shall be governed
by these rules and regulations and by the rules and regulations of the local
Commission. The I.B.O. and the local Commission agree that in the event of any
unresolved conflict between I.B.O. rules and local rules the Unified Rules of
Boxing propounded by the A.B.C. shall prevail. The I.B.O. Commissioner must be
given a seat in the technical zone next to the ring and shall conduct the
tabulation of the scoring with the local Commission.
BY ACCEPTANCE OF THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS
GOVERNING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CONTESTS, THE PARTIES FURTHER AGREE TO BE BOUND BY
THE CHAMPIONSHIP RULES AND REGULATIONS AS PROMULGATED AND PUBLISHED BY THE
I.B.O. AND AVAILABLE ON THE I.B.O. WEBSITE.
GENERAL RULES AND
World Championship contests must be twelve (12) rounds duration. Each round
shall be of three (3) minutes duration with one (1) minute intermission between
judges shall score the contests and determine the winner through the use of the
ten (10) point must system. In this system, the winner of each round receives
ten (10) points and the opponent and appropriately lesser number. Under no
circumstances will the scoring be less than ten to seven exclusive of penalty
point deductions. When the round is even, each boxer receives ten points.
scorecards will be picked up after each round and the tally made by the I.B.O.
Fight Commissioner in conjunction with the local Commission.
WEIGHT AND WEIGH-IN
for a World Championship contest shall be weighed on the day prior to the
scheduled match at a place and at a time as determined by the local Commission
and in the presence of a Commission representative and the International Boxing
Organization Commissioner. The scales to be used at the official weigh-in must
be available to both contestants at least two hours prior to the official
determines Championships, if either of the contestants (Champion or Challenger)
fails to make the prescribed weight at the official weigh-in, they have two
hours to re-weigh and make weight in the presence of the I.B.O. Commissioner
and or the local Commission.
the Champion fails to make the weight, the title will be declared vacant, but
the fight may still continue as a Championship bout. If the Challenger wins,
he shall be declared the new Champion. If the Challenger fails to make the
weight, the bout shall go on as a non-title bout. If the contest is for a
vacant title and one of the Challengers fails to make the weight, the fight may
continue as a Championship bout and if Challenger who has made the weight wins,
he shall be declared the new Champion.
no circumstances will the I.B.O. participate in, or sanction a bout for its
title when one fighter is overweight; when there is a difference of more than
10 pounds between the two participants when the lighter of the two weighs more
than 160 pounds and not more than 175 pounds; or 8 pounds between the two
participants when the lighter of the two weighs more than 147 pounds and not
more than 160 pounds; or 6 pounds between the two participants when the lighter
of the two weighs more than 135 pounds and not more than 147 pounds; or 4
pounds between the two participants when the lighter of the two weighs more
than 112 pounds and not more than 135 pounds; or 2 pounds between the two
participants when the lighter of the two weighs more than 112 pounds.
EXAMINATION AND SAFETY STANDARDS:
In order to encourage the
preservation and protection of the health and welfare of boxers who compete in
bouts that are sanctioned for the I.B.O. title, both the Champion and the
Challenger must submit all required medical reports and meet all medical
standards as required by the local Commission having jurisdiction over the
bout. Failure to do so will result in the withdrawal of the I.B.O. sanction.
Prior to the contest, each
contestant must also receive a physical examination and approval by the
physician appointed by the local Commission. The examination shall meet the
standards as dictated by the local Commission. At least two physicians shall
be present at ringside and be seated at close proximity to each boxer's corner.
The promoter and/or the local
Commission acknowledge that if the bout takes place in the U.S., they have
complied with and met the safety standard requirements as promulgated by the
Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996 and herein indemnify the I.B.O. against
any failure to do so.
KNOCKDOWN AND KNOCKOUT:
boxer shall be considered to be "down" when any part of his body, other than
his feet, are on the canvas, or if he is hanging helplessly over the ropes as a
result of a legal blow as ruled by the referee, who is the only person
authorized to determine this, or he is still rising from the down position and
not standing upright.
mandatory eight (8) count rule shall be in effect in all I.B.O. Championship
bouts. No standing eight (8) is permitted. Three (3) knockdowns in any one
round does not automatically terminate the fight. If in the referee's
judgment, the knockdowns have been indecisive and clearly with no injurious
effect upon the boxer, the contest may be continued but with good sense and
judgment and the boxer's welfare always paramount.
the contestant is knocked down, the referee shall audibly announce the count as
he motions with his right arm downward indicating the end of each second of the
count. If the contestant taking the count is not standing in a complete
upright position when the referee calls the count of ten (10), the referee
shall waive both arms indicating that the contestant has been knocked out.
a contestant has been knocked down, the referee shall order the opponent to the
farthest neutral corner of the ring and pick up the count from the time keeper
or official counting for knockdowns. Should the opponent fail to stay in the
corner as directed by the referee, the referee shall stop the count and
redirect the contestant to go back to the corner and resume the count at the
point that it was interrupted. In the event of any knockdown, the timekeeper's
count will cease when picked up by the referee whose count shall prevail and be
relied on by the contestant.
contestant who has been knocked out of the ring (body off the apron) as a
result of a legal blow may not be helped back in by his corner men. The
referee shall allow the contestant twenty (20) seconds to re-enter the ring and
stand. Should the contestant fail to re-enter the ring on his own before the
allotted time, the referee shall wave both arms to indicate that he has been
knocked out, and the hand of his opponent as the winner.
contestant may not be saved by the bell in any round. If a contestant is down,
and the round has terminated, the referee shall continue the count until the
contestant rises or he is counted out. If a contestant fails to rise before
the count of ten (10), he shall be declared a loser by knockout in the round
ILLEGAL BLOWS AND FOULS:
is expressly understood that a World Championship contest is not to be
terminated by the effects of a low blow. The protection that must be used by
both contestants is sufficient protection to withstand any so-called low blow,
which might incapacitate either one of the contestants.
one of the contestants, after the referee instructs him to continue, indicates
an unwillingness to continue because of a claim of a low blow, the contest
shall be terminated and the contest shall be awarded to his opponent.
case of any type of accidental foul, the referee shall determine if the fouled
contestant can immediately continue or not. If the referee determines that his
chances have been jeopardized as a result of the foul, the referee may order an
interval of not more than five (5) minutes rest. The bout shall continue
thereafter, if caused by a low blow. For any other kind of accidental foul, if
the referee determines that the injured boxer is unable to continue after the
five (5) minute rest period, the rules governing Accidental Fouls shall apply.
contestant who deliberately fouls his opponent during a contest shall be
penalized with a deduction of points or disqualification, depending on the
severity or harmlessness of the foul and its effect on the opponent. If an
intentional foul causes an injury and the bout is allowed to continue, the
referee will notify the authorities and deduct two points from the boxer who
caused the foul.
INJURIES CAUSING A
TERMINATION OF BOUT:
1. FAIR BLOWS:
When an injury is produced by
a fair blow, and because of the severity of the injury the contest cannot
continue, the injured boxer shall be declared the loser by a technical
If a boxer injured himself,
such as a broken bone or sprain, or is unable to continue for any other self
sustained physical reason, he shall lose by technical knockout.
If a contestant intentionally
fouls his opponent and as a result, an injury is produced, and due to the
injury, if in the referee's opinion the contestant cannot continue, the
offender shall be declared the loser by disqualification. If in the subsequent
rounds the same injury should become so severe that the contest has to be
suspended, the decision will be awarded as follows:
draw, if the injured boxer is behind on points even on the score cards of the
decision, if the injured boxer is ahead on points on the score cards of the
If a contestant injures
himself trying to foul his opponent, the referee will not take any action in
his favor, the injury will be considered as produced by a fair blow from his
If the referee sees or
determines that a boxer has been accidentally injured by his opponent so that
he cannot continue, a technical decision shall be awarded to the contestant who
is ahead in points on the score cards.
If under the same
circumstances, the fight can continue, the referee shall notify the judges, the
Commission and the International Boxing Organization's Fight Commissioner, that
the injury has been caused by an accidental foul, so that if in the subsequent
rounds the injury becomes so severe that the bout has to be stopped, the
decision shall be awarded to the contestant ahead on the score cards. If a
bout has to be stopped as a result of an accidental foul before four (4) rounds
have been completed, the bout will result in "no decision". The fourth round
shall be deemed to have ended when the bell rings ending the fourth round.
referee shall be the chief official in every Championship contest and he shall
maintain supervision and control over the contest while it is in progress.
any Championship contest shall begin, the referee shall ascertain the name of
the Chief Second of each contestant and shall hold said Chief Second
responsible for the conduct of his respective corner. Shaking hands by the
contestants is recommended immediately following the referee's instructions.
referee is empowered to enforce the Rules and Regulations of the local
Commission and the Rules and Regulations of the I.B.O. pertaining to the
conduct and behavior of contestants.
referee shall be the only person authorized to determine if injuries were the
result of legal blows, accidental fouls or intentional fouls.
referee shall have the power to stop a contest and render a decision at any
stage if he considers it to be one-sided; or, if either contestant is in such
condition that to continue might subject him to serious injury.
6. If a boxer sustains an injury from a
blow or foul that the referee believes may incapacitate the boxer, the referee
is empowered to interrupt the contest and consult with the ring physician an
the advisability of allowing the bout to continue. The referee is the only one
permitted to signal the end of a bout.
ringside physician may enter the ring during the course of the round only at
the request of the referee. The ringside physician may enter the ring between
rounds on his own and advise the referee about the condition of either opponent.
DRUGS AND STIMULANTS:
administration or use of drugs, injections or stimulants, either before or
during a match, to any boxer or by any boxer, is prohibited. This includes
smelling salts, ammonia capsules or similar irritants.
local Commission shall order anti-doping examinations immediately before or
after the contest. The urine sample shall be supplied in the presence of a
member of the local Commission, the Commission physician or his appointee and
representative of the boxer.
The specimen shall be
collected in a sterile container and shall be divided in two (2) equal parts
also in sterile containers. The specimen shall be labeled with the boxer's
name, date, time and place. The specimen shall be sealed in the presence of
the above witnesses and signed by them. The second specimen shall be used in
case of doubt, spilling or argument.
becomes necessary to examine the second specimen, the boxer in question or his
representative, may observe, in detail, the opening and analysis of the
specimen. The boxer or his representative may be accompanied by a qualified
adviser selected by them.
shall indicate at the time he gives the specimen if he's under medication. If
the boxer is under medication, he shall provide evidence that he is using it
for therapeutic purposes by means of medical certification and such medication
must not be prohibited by the local Commission.
prohibited by the local Commission, WADA, or on the VADA prohibited substance
list shall be considered a doping violation by the I.B.O., whether considered
performance enhancing or not and shall subject the violator to loss of title
and/or fines at the I.B.O.'s sole and absolute discretion.
substance other than plain water or approved electrolyte drinks given to a
contestant, during the course of the bout, is absolutely prohibited. For the
purposes of this paragraph, approved electrolyte drinks shall mean such common
sports drinks such as: Gatorade, Powerade, Accelerade, Cytomax, and G Push, or
any other sports drink not expressly prohibited by the International Olympic
Committee. A discretional amount of lubricant may be used around the eyes,
however, the use of lubricants, grease or any other foreign substance on the
arms, legs or body is prohibited.
discretional use of coagulants approved by the ringside physician, such as,
adrenalin (1/1000), may be allowed between rounds to stop bleeding of minor
cuts or lacerations sustained by a contestant during the course of the fight.
5. The use of "iron type" coagulants, such
as, Monsel's solution, is absolutely prohibited. The administration of any
"iron type" coagulants by or to any contestant is considered as a violation and
shall be grounds for disqualification.
1. The weight of gloves to be used in World
Championship contests shall be as follows:
a) Light Middleweights, up to and including
Heavyweights, shall use ten (10) ounce gloves.
b) Light Flyweights, up to and including
Welterweights, shall use eight (8) ounce gloves.
2. The local Commission's inspector shall
inspect the gloves of each contestant prior to the beginning of the contest to
insure that the gloves are free of any foreign substance that could be
detrimental to an opponent, and are properly laced and taped.
Commission shall verify before the contest that rings used in World
Championship contests shall be no less than eighteen (18) feet (5,486m) nor
more than twenty-four (24) feet (7,315m) by side within the ropes.
1. The amount and type of hand wraps to be
used in Championship contests shall be as follows:
a) In all weight classes, hand wraps shall
be restricted to twenty (20) yards of soft gauze not more than two (2) inches
in width, held in place by not more than eight (8) feet of adhesive tape, one
and one half (1 ½) inches in width, for each hand.
b) Adhesive tape shall not cover any part of
the knuckles when the hand is clenched to make a fist.
Commission shall inspect the bandages to insure that they comply with these and
all local regulations.
contestants in I.B.O. bouts are required to wear a mouthpiece during
competition. No bout may commence unless each contestant has a back-up
mouthpiece in the corner. The round cannot begin without a mouthpiece in
place. If the mouthpiece is dislodged during competition, the referee will
call time and replace the mouthpiece 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.
against the I.B.O. shall be filed in the State of Florida regardless of the
venue of the bout. The boxers, promoters and any and all other representatives
of the boxers hereby consent to submit to the jurisdiction of the federal or
state courts in Florida in the event the I.B.O. files suit against them. In any
case filed against the I.B.O. in state or federal court, the laws of the state
of Florida and these rules and the I.B.O. Championship Rules and Regulations
Champion will wear the Championship belt when coming into the ring, which will
be given to the referee, and by him to the I.B.O. Commissioner at ringside.
The World Champion shall also wear an I.B.O. World Champion patch on the front
of his boxing trunks. At the end of the contest, before the result is
announced, the I.B.O. Commissioner and the Chairman of the local Commission, or
his representative, shall be invited into the ring to immediately proceed with
the Championship belt ceremony.
does not arrange, promote, organize, produce or supervise Championship
contests. It merely propounds rules governing the contest to be applied in
conjunction with local rules, licenses the use of its name and awards the
Championship belt to the winner.
scheduling of bouts, safety standards, supplying of safety equipment,
ambulances, evacuation and emergency procedures, the provision of doctors or
any of the attendant and peripheral matters necessary to supervise and
administer any fight for which it has sanctioned the use of it's name are
always arranged by the promoters under the supervision, control and in
accordance with the rules of the local Commission. It is the obligation of the
promoters and or the local Commission to meet all governmental safety standards
and to pay for the above services provided at the contest including, but not
limited to payment to the referee, judges, inspectors, doctors and ambulance
service and all peripheral and attendant matters.
The expression by any party of a lack of knowledge of the I.B.O
Rules and Regulations World Championship Contests or the Championship
Rules will not be a cause for any exception or objections to the aforementioned
rules which are available on the I.B.O website www.iboboxing.com .
undersigned, have read, understand and agree to the Rules and Regulations of
the International Boxing Organization governing World Championship contests and
all matters contained herein and agree that the bout will be conducted in
accordance with these rules and the rules of the local Boxing Commission under
the sole supervision and control of the local Boxing Commission.
CHAMPION OR CHALLENGER
LOCAL BOXING COMMISSION PROMOTER
I.B.O. FIGHT COMMISSIONER REFEREE