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IBO Championship Rules & Regulations

IBO SUBMISSION OF ALTERATIONS TO THE TOP RATINGS

New Period: May 2017    Old Period: April 2017

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Rating Changes within the first 10 (since April 2017)

No change is shown to a boxer moving upwards or downwards where he has moved in sequence with other fighters; i.e. just moved up one place because of another fighter's loss or inactivity. A rating change is defined as one whereby a boxer ascends his position by virtue of a significant win or descends by a significant loss. Fighters can win and not move up the ratings if the win was not substantial to add a significant number of points.

Rating changes and movements for May 2017 IBO
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
HEAVYWEIGHT
5 0 Charles Martin Won fight against Byron Polley
12 10 Johann Duhaupas Won fight against David Gogishvilli
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
3 4 Oleksandr  Gvozdyk Won fight against Yunieski Gonzalez
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
SUPER MIDDLEWIGHT
7 9 Jesse Hart Won fight against Alan Campa
8 10 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Lost fight to Canelo Alvarez
9 21 Hadillah Mohoumadi Won fight against Mariano Hilario
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
MIDDLEWIGHT
5 7* Martin Murray Won fight against Gabriel Rosado
6 0* Avtandil Khurtsidze Won fight against Tommy Langford
9 8 Jorge Sebastian Heiland Won fight against Mateo Damian Veron
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
WELTERWEIGHT
2 3 Shawn Porter Won fight against Andre Berto
14 9 Andre Berto Lost fight to Shawn Porter
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT
9 0 Ricky Burns Lost fight to Julius Indongo
10 8 Jack Catterall Won fight against Martin Gethin
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
LIGHTWEIGHT
1 4 Luke Campbell Won fight against Darleys Perez
5 0 Robinson Castellanos Won fight against Yuriorkis Gamboa
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
FEATHERWEIGHT
6 7 Joseph Diaz Won fight against Manuel Avila  
8 32* Kosuke Saka Won fight against Shota Hayashi  
9 11 Cristian Mijares Won fight against Tomas Rojas  
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT
2 9* Ronny Rios Won fight against Daniel Noriega
6 5 Shun Kubo Won fight against Nehomar Cermeno
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
BANTAMWEIGHT
2 3 Zolani             Tete Won fight against Arthur Villanueva
18 8 Shohei             Omori Lost fight to Marlon Tapales
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
SUPER FLYWEIGHT
9 8 Sho Ishida Won fight against Patiphon Saithongym
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
FLYWEIGHT 
1 2 Kazuto Ioka Won fight against Noknoi Sitthiprasert
2 3 Juan Carlos Reveco Won fight against Jesus Vargas
7 18 Komgrich Nantapech Lost fight to Donnie Nietes
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
LIGHT FLYWEIGHT
5 6 Felix Alvarado Won fight against luis Diaz
7 14 Tetsuya Hisada Won fight against Kenichi Horikawa
APRIL MAY BOXER REASON FOR MOVEMENT
MINIMUMWEIGHT
6 11 Hiroto Kyoguchi Won fight against Jonathan Refugio

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"MUHAMMAD ALI BOXING REFORM ACT"
PUBLIC DISLOSURES

(A) A complete description of the organization's ratings criteria, policies and general sanctioning fee schedule:

1. Organization's Ratings Criteria: The I.B.O. uses a computer-based system for boxing rankings. The computer ranks all active fighters upon their fight history alone. When they fight, the results of that fight are fed into a database. The rankings are independently calculated and neither the I.B.O. nor any of its officers have any input into the positions of the boxers. There is no human opinion involved in our computer rankings. The computer program is purely results driven. There is no subjectivity involved in the computer system.

2. General Sanctioning Fee Schedule:


ALL FEES BELOW ARE EXCLUSIVE OF THE ANNUAL PROMOTER'S REGISTRATION FEE ($3,000.00) FOR WORLD TITLES

PROMOTER'S REGISTRATION FEE ($500.00) FOR JUNIOR TITLES

ANY BELT SHIPPED OVERSEAS WILL INCUR ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COSTS, IN ADDITION TO THE BELT FEE.

WORLD TITLES   
1.  TOTAL PURSES UP TO $100,000.00

PROMOTER
CHAMPION (HIGHER OF 3% OR $2,000.00 MIN)
CHALLENGER (HIGHER OF 3% OR $1,500.00 MIN)
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $1,400.00)
I.B.O. COMMISSIONER'S STIPEND
I.B.O. BELT

 
 

$ 5,000.00
$ 2,000.00
$ 1,500.00
$ 1,500.00
$ 4,200.00
$ 1,000.00
$ 1,000.00
_____________

 
 
TOTAL =
 
$ 16,200.00
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2.  TOTAL PURSES $100,000.00 TO $500,000.00

PROMOTER
CHAMPION (HIGHER OF 3% or $3,000 MIN) EST.
CHALLENGER (HIGHER OF 3% or $2,000 MIN) EST.
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $1,600.00)
I.B.O. COMMISSIONER'S STIPEND
I.B.O. BELT

 
 

$ 6,000.00
$ 3,000.00
$ 2,000.00
$ 2,000.00
$ 4,800.00
$ 1,000.00
$ 1,000.00
____________

 
 
TOTAL =
 
$19,800.00 (EST.)
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3.  TOTAL PURSES $500,000.00 TO $1,000,000.00

PROMOTER
CHAMPION (3% OF PURSE)
CHALLENGER (3% OF PURSE)
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $1,750.00)
I.B.O. COMMISSIONER'S STIPEND
I.B.O. BELT

+ TRAVEL AND LODGING FOR THE OFFICIALS
ALL FEES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF THE TITLE BELT SHIPPING

 

$  7,000.00
---------
---------
$ 2,250.00
$ 5,250.00
$ 1,000.00
$ 1,000.00
 

 
   
 

 
4.  TOTAL PURSES IN EXCESS OF $1,000,000.00

PROMOTER
CHAMPION (3% OF PURSE)
CHALLENGER (3% OF PURSE)
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $2,000.00)
I.B.O. COMMISSIONER'S STIPEND
I.B.O. BELT

 


$ 10,000.00
   ---------
---------
    $  3,000.00
    $  6,000.00
    $  1,000.00
    $  1,000.00
 
     

 
WORLD TITLE ELIMINATORS 
  PROMOTER
CHALLENGER'S FEE
CHALLENGER'S FEE
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $ 500.00)
I.B.O. COMMISSIONER'S STIPEND
 
$ 3,000.00
$ 1,000.00
$ 1,000.00
$    600.00
$ 1,500.00
$    500.00
_____________
 
 
TOTAL =
 
$ 7,600.00
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WOMEN'S WORLD TITLES 
  TOTAL PURSES UP TO $50,000.00

PROMOTER
CHAMPION'S FEE
CHALLENGER'S FEE
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $ 400.00)
I.B.O. COMMISSIONER'S STIPEND
I.B.O. BELT
 


$ 2,000.00
$    500.00
$    400.00
$    500.00
$ 1,200.00
$    750.00
$ 1,000.00
_____________
 
 
TOTAL =
$ 6,350.00
===========
 
 
 
  TOTAL PURSES IN EXCESS OF $50,000.00

PROMOTER
CHAMPION'S FEE 3% (OR MINIMUM $1,000)
CHALLENGER'S FEE 3% (OR MINIMUM $500)
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $ 600.00)
I.B.O. COMMISSIONER'S STIPEND
I.B.O. BELT
 


$ 3,000.00
$ 1,000.00
$    500.00
$    750.00
$ 1,800.00
$    750.00
$ 1,000.00
_____________
 
 
TOTAL =

+ TRAVEL AND LODGING FOR THE OFFICIALS
ALL FEES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF THE TITLE BELT SHIPPING


$ 8,800.00
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WOMEN'S INTERCONTINENTAL TITLES 
  PROMOTER
CHAMPION'S FEE
CHALLENGER'S FEE
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $400.00)
I.B.O. COMMISSIONER'S STIPEND
I.B.O. BELT
 
$ 1,000.00
$    300.00
$    200.00
$    450.00
$ 1,200.00
$    600.00
$    825.00
_____________
 

TOTAL
=
 

$ 4,575.00
===========
 

 
INTERCONTINENTAL TITLES 
  PROMOTER
CHAMPION'S FEE
CHALLENGER'S FEE
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $500.00)
I.B.O. COMMISSIONER'S STIPEND
I.B.O. BELT
 
$ 2,000.00
$    500.00
$    400.00
$    600.00
$ 1,500.00
$    750.00
$ 1,000.00
_____________
 

TOTAL
=
 

$ 6,750.00
===========
 

 
U.S.B.O. TITLES 
  PROMOTER
CHAMPION'S FEE
CHALLENGER'S FEE
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $ 200.00)
I.B.O. COMMISSIONER'S STIPEND
I.B.O. BELT
 
$ 1,000.00
$    400.00
$    300.00
$    300.00
$    600.00
$    500.00
$    825.00
_____________
 

TOTAL
=
 

$ 3,925.00
===========
 

 
ASIA/PACIFIC TITLES  
  PROMOTER
CHAMPION'S FEE
CHALLENGER'S FEE
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $ 200.00)
I.B.O. COMMISSIONER'S STIPEND
I.B.O. BELT
 
$    750.00
$    300.00
$    200.00
$    300.00
$    600.00
$    600.00
$    825.00
_____________
 
 
TOTAL =

+ TRAVEL AND LODGING FOR THE OFFICIALS
ALL FEES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF THE TITLE BELT SHIPPING


$ 3,575.00
===========



 

 
ALL AFRICA TITLES 
 

PROMOTER
CHAMPION'S FEE
CHALLENGER'S FEE
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $ 200.00)
I.B.O. COMMISSIONER'S STIPEND
 
IBO BELT

$    750.00
$    300.00
$    200.00
$    300.00
$    600.00
$    600.00
$    825.00
_____________
 
 
TOTAL =
$ 3,575.00
===========
 

 
LATIN AMERICAN TITLES  
  PROMOTER
CHAMPION'S FEE
CHALLENGER'S FEE
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $ 200.00)
I.B.O. COMMISSIONER'S STIPEND
I.B.O. BELT
 
$    750.00
$    300.00
$    200.00
$    300.00
$    600.00
$    600.00
$    825.00
_____________
 

TOTAL =

$ 3,575.00
===========
 

 
YOUTH WORLD TITLE 
  PROMOTER
CHAMPION'S FEE
CHALLENGER'S FEE
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $300)
SUPERVISOR
IBO BELT
$ 1,500.00
$    300.00
$    200.00
$    450.00
$    900.00
$    750.00
$    825.00
 
TOTAL =
 
$ 4,925.00
===========
 

 
MEDITERRANEAN TITLE 
PROMOTER
CHAMPION’S FEE
CHALLENGER’S FEE
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $300)
SUPERVISOR
IBO BELT
$ 1,000.00
$    300.00
$    200.00
$    450.00
$    900.00
$    750.00
$    825.00
 
TOTAL =

+ TRAVEL AND LODGING FOR THE OFFICIALS
ALL FEES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF THE TITLE BELT SHIPPING


$ 4,425.00
===========



 

 
INTERNATIONAL TITLE 
  PROMOTER
CHAMPION’S FEE
CHALLENGER’S FEE
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $400)
SUPERVISOR
IBO BELT
$ 1,000.00
$    300.00
$    200.00
$    450.00
$  1,200.00
$    600.00
$    825.00
 

TOTAL
=

$ 4,575.00
===========

 
CONTINENTAL TITLE 
  PROMOTER
CHAMPION’S FEE
CHALLENGER’S FEE
REFEREE
JUDGES (3 @ $350)
SUPERVISOR
IBO BELT
$ 1,000.00
$    300.00
$    200.00
$    450.00
$  1,050.00
$    600.00
$    825.00
 

TOTAL
=

$ 4,425.00
===========

 
OCEANIA TITLE 
  PROMOTER
IBO BELT
SUPERVISOR

+ TRAVEL AND LODGING FOR THE OFFICIALS
ALL FEES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF THE TITLE BELT SHIPPING


$    500.00
$    500.00
$    500.00

ALL FEES ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE OF THE ANNUAL
PROMOTER’S REGISTRATION FEE ($3,000.00) FOR WORLD TITLES

PROMOTER'S REGISTRATION FEE ($500.00) FOR JUNIOR TITLES

ANY BELT SHIPPED OVERSEAS WILL INCUR ADDITIONAL
SHIPPING COSTS, IN ADDITION TO THE BELT FEE.

(B) The Bylaws of the Organization:

B Y - L A W S

OBJECTIVES

The I.B.O.'s involvement in a championship contest is limited to sanctioning bouts as World Championship Title fights, nominating the referee and judges in conjunction with the local boxing commission and sending a representative to present the I.B.O. World Championship belt to the winner. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to indicate that the I.B.O. arranges, promotes, organizes or produces professional boxing matches. The supervision and safety standards in a World Championship contest are expressly controlled by the State or Country Commission legally organized to regulate, control or supervise professional boxing within its jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of the I.B.O. is strictly limited to rankings, entitlement to its championship title and the designation of a fighter as an I.B.O. World Champion.

1. DIRECTORS

(a) BOARD OF DIRECTORS The business of the I.B.O. shall be managed and its company powers exercised by a board of two (2) Directors, each of whom shall be of full age.

(b) ELECTION AND TERM OF DIRECTORS Directors shall be elected at the annual meeting of Shareholders and each Director elected shall hold office until his successor has been elected and qualified, or until his prior resignation or removal.

(c) VACANCIES If the office of any Director, member of a committee or other officer becomes vacant, the Directors in office, by a majority vote, should appoint any qualified person to fill such vacancy, who shall hold office for the unexpired term and until his successor shall be duly chosen.

(d) REMOVAL OF DIRECTORS Any or all of the Directors should be removed with or without cause by vote of a majority of all of the shares outstanding and entitled to vote at a special meeting of Shareholders called for that purpose.

(e) NEWLY CREATED DIRECTORSHIP The number of Directors should be increased by amendment of these by-laws, by the affirmative vote of a majority in interest of the Shareholders, at the annual meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose, and by like vote the additional Directors should be chosen at such meeting to hold office until the next annual election and until their successors are elected and qualify.

(f) RESIGNATION A Director should resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board, the President or the Secretary of the I.B.O. Unless otherwise specified in the notice, the resignation shall take effect upon receipt thereof by the Board of such officer, and the acceptance of the resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.

(g) QUORUM OF DIRECTORS A majority of the Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

(h) PLACE AND TIME OF BOARD MEETING The Board should hold its meeting at the office of the I.B.O. or at such other places, either within or without the United States as it should from time to time determine.

(i) NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE BOARD A regular annual meeting of the Board should be held without notice at such time and place as it shall from time to time determine. Special meetings of the Board shall be held upon notice to the Directors and should be called by the President upon three(3) days notice to each Director either personally or by mail or by wire; special meetings shall be called by the President or by the Secretary in a like manner on written request of two (2) Directors. Notice of a meeting need not be given to any Director who submits a waiver of notice whether before or after the meeting or who attends the meeting without protesting prior thereto or at its commencement, the lack of notice to him.

(j) REGULAR ANNUAL MEETING A regular annual meeting of the Board shall be held immediately following the annual meeting of Shareholders at the place of such annual meeting of Shareholders.

(k) EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMITTEES The Board, by resolution, should designate two (2) or more of their members to any committee. To the extent provided in said resolution, or these by-laws, said committee shall exercise the powers of the Board, concerning the management of the business of the I.B.O.

(l) COMPENSATION No compensation shall be paid to Directors, as such, for their services, but by resolution of the Board, a fixed sum and expenses for actual attendance, at each regular or special meeting of the Board should be authorized. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to preclude any Director from serving the I.B.O. in any other capacity and receiving compensation therefor.

2. OFFICERS

(a) OFFICERS, ELECTION AND TERM

(I) The Board should elect or appoint a Chairman, President, one Vice-President, a Secretary and such other officers as it should determine, who shall have such duties and powers as hereinafter provided;

(II) the President and Vice-President shall serve for an initial term of six (6) years;

(III) all other officers shall be elected or appointed to hold office until the meeting of the Board following the next annual meeting of Shareholders and until their successors have been elected or appointed and qualified;

(IV) any two (2) or more offices should be held by the same person;

(b) REMOVAL, RESIGNATION, SALARY, ETC.

(I) Any officer elected or appointed by the Board should be removed by the Board with or without cause;

(II) in the event of the death, resignation or removal of an officer, the Board in its discretion but subject to the Shareholders agreement should elect or appoint a successor to fill the unexpired term;

(III) any officer elected by the Shareholders should be removed only by vote of the Shareholders unless otherwise provided by the Shareholders;

(IV) the salaries of all officers shall be fixed by the Board.

(c) DUTIES

The officers of this I.B.O. shall have the following duties: The President shall be the Chief Operating Officer and have general and active management of the daily business and affairs of the I.B.O. The Chairman shall be the chief executive officer of the I.B.O. and shall preside at all meetings of the Directors and Shareholders. The Secretary shall have custody of, and maintain, all of the I.B.O. records and the financial records; shall record the minutes of all meetings of the Shareholders and Board of Directors, send all notices of all meetings and perform such other duties as should be prescribed by the Board of Directors or the President. The Secretary shall keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements and render accounts thereof at the annual meetings of the Shareholders and whenever else required by the Board of Directors, the President or the Chairman, and shall perform such other duties as should be prescribed by the Board of Directors, the President, or Chairman.

(d) REMOVAL OF OFFICERS

An officer or agent elected or appointed by the Board of Directors should be removed by the Board whenever in its judgment, the best interests of the I.B.O. will be served thereby. Any vacancy in any office should be filled by the Board of Directors.

3. DISCIPLINARY ACTION

(a) The Board of Directors shall have the power to order to appear before it any member alleged to have committed any breach of the Regulations, by-laws or Rules made thereunder or to have acted in such a way as to bring the sport into disrepute. The Board of Directors shall have additional power to hear and adjudicate upon a complaint made by any member against another member. Seven (7) days notice shall be given of any such hearing. The member shall be entitled to be assisted by a representative, who should be legally qualified, at any such disciplinary hearing.

(b) The Board of Directors shall have the power to impose such penalty including fine, suspension or withdrawal of membership as it shall deem appropriate.

(c) Members shall have a right of appeal to the Grievances and Appeals Committee of the I.B.O. Notice of Appeal must be given in writing to the Secretary with fourteen (14) days of the decision appealed against. At any appeal hearing the member shall be entitled to be assisted by a representative, who should be legally qualified. A fee of $2,000 US Dollars will be required for the Appeals Committee to be summoned in advance.

4. CHAMPIONSHIPS

Championships shall be governed by the World Championships Regulations and amendments thereto.

5. MEMBERSHIP

a) All individuals and bodies wishing to become a member of the I.B.O. shall apply for membership to act in one capacity only. Membership shall be valid for one year and should be renewed upon payment of the appropriate fee unless withdrawn or suspended by the I.B.O. at it sole and absolute discretion or surrendered by the member.

(b) Membership should be withdrawn or suspended if the I.B.O. if it is satisfied that the member is in arrears in payment of the renewal fee.

(c) A member shall be deemed to have received and accepted the Constitution and by-laws and World Championship Rules made thereunder and shall use his best endeavors to uphold the good name of professional boxing.

6. AMENDMENTS

No amendments shall be made to the by-laws except at the annual meeting and by majority vote of the Board of Directors.

7. PROMOTER

(a) Every promoter must be a current member of the I.B.O. at the time of the contest or promotion for which he is responsible. A membership is not transferable.

(b) The I.B.O. should make such inquiries and carry out such investigations of the applicant for a membership as it shall see fit in its absolute discretion.

(c) The I.B.O. and its logo will be printed on all promoter advertisements, posters, programs and all pre-fight press.

(d) Promoters shall make provisions for the safety of all I.B.O. officials while they are working at the said venue.

(e) All license fees are subject to the fee schedule of the I.B.O. and shall be paid by the promoter to the I.B.O.

(f) All promoters must be paid up members of the I.B.O. before promoting an I.B.O. contest.

(g) All officials paid by the promoter and designated by the local commission must comply with the Rules and Regulations governing championship contests.

(h) A promoter shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the legal requirements of the Country in respect to a contest under the approval of the I.B.O.

(i) Promoters must comply with the provisions contained in the Rules and by-laws relating to television, radio and film coverage and sponsorship. The I.B.O. has no claim to any fees from television, radio or film coverage or sponsorship, but expects the I.B.O. to be announced as a licensing body.

8. MEDICAL TESTING AND APPROVAL

(a) Boxers shall be required to be medically examined and approved by the local commission doctor not more than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the contest.

(b) Boxers must hold a current valid license from a commission, region or appropriate governing body.

(c) MINIMUM physical requirements and safety requirements are governed by local commission rules where the fight is to be held.

9. OFFICIALS

Each bout will be officiated by a MINIMUM of three (3) judges and a referee who must be approved by the I.B.O. to officiate.

10. OFFICIATING

The Rules and Regulations governing World Championship contests and all amendments thereto are expressly incorporated into these by-laws.

11. REPRESENTATION AT A CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST

(a) The I.B.O. shall appoint an I.B.O. Commissioner to represent the I.B.O. at each contest.

(b) The I.B.O. shall appoint a sufficient number of Commissioners under the direction of the President and Chairman so that all regions are covered.

(c) The I.B.O. shall appoint a commissioner to carry out any and all of the following duties:

First:  Meet with the local commission. 
Second:  Be present for the weigh-in ceremony to confirm weights. 
Third:  Confirm that the medical examination by the local commission has approved the fighters. 
Fourth:  Approve the weight of boxing gloves. 
Fifth:  Collect license fees and officials payment. 
Sixth:  Represent the I.B.O. at the rules meeting. 
Seventh:  Meet with the officials. 
Eighth:  Approve the ring size. 
Ninth:  Maintain control over the I.B.O. scorecards. 
Tenth:  Prepare the commissioner's report. 

(d) The Commissioner's report will be completed and forwarded to the President for analysis.

12. FEES

As per the current fee schedule.

These Bylaws should be altered, amended or repealed, and new Bylaws adopted, by a majority vote of the directors or by a vote of the shareholders holding a majority of the shares.

(C) Ratings Appeals Procedure:

The I.B.O.'s computerized ratings cannot be overridden or modified by any human opinion. It is purely based on a computer program. If a boxer feels that his rating is not correct due to the omission of bouts in which he has engaged, he should submit his record as published by Fight Fax and any missing fights will be entered into the computer program for analysis.

Any grievances or appeals should be directed to either IBOPRES@aol.com or iboratings@aol.com.

(D) List and Business Addresses of the Organization's Officials Who Vote on the Ratings of Boxers:

As stated above, the I.B.O.'s rankings are not based upon subjective opinions or voting of I.B.O. officials. We employ an independent, well-developed computer rankings system, which is accurate, efficient and unbiased. No one in the I.B.O. can change the position of any computer ranked fighter.


Exhibit A


RULES AND REGULATIONS

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CONTESTS

 

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 REGULATIONS:

 

1.        All World Championship contests must be twelve (12) rounds duration. Each round shall be of three (3) minutes duration with one (1) minute intermission between rounds.

 

2.         Three 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.

 

3.         The 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 CEREMONY:

 

1.         Contestants 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 weigh-in.

 

2.         Weight 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.

 

3.         If 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.

 

4.         Under 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 less than 112 pounds.

 

MEDICAL 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:

 

1.         A 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.

 

2.     The 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.

 

3.        When 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.

 

4.       When 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.

 

5.         A 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.

 

6.         A 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 just concluded.

 

ILLEGAL BLOWS AND FOULS:

 

1.        It 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.

 

2.        If 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.

 

3.        In 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.

 

4.         Any 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 knockout.

 

2.         SELF SUSTAINED:

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.

 

3.         INTENTIONAL FOULS:

 

If an intentional foul causes an injury, and if the injury in the referee’s opinion is severe enough to terminate a bout immediately, the boxer causing the injury shall lose by disqualification.


If an intentional foul causes an injury and the bout is allowed to continue, the referee will notify the authorities and deduct two (2) points from the boxer who caused the foul. Point deductions for intentional fouls will be mandatory.


If an intentional foul causes an injury and the bout is allowed to continue, and the injury results in the bout being stopped in any round after the fourth (4th) round, the injured boxer will win by TECHNICAL DECISION if he is ahead on the score cards or the bout will result in a TECHNICAL DRAW if the injured boxer is behind or even on the score cards.


If a boxer injures himself while attempting to intentionally foul his opponent, the referee will not take any action in his favor, and this injury will be the same as one produced by a fair blow.


If the referee feels that a fighter's conduct is unsportsmanlike, the referee may stop the bout and disqualify the boxer.


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 opponent.


 

4.         ACCIDENTAL FOULS:

If an accidental foul causes an injury severe enough for the referee to stop the bout, the bout will result in a NO DECISION if stopped before four (4) completed rounds. Four (4) rounds are complete when the bell rings signifying the end of the fourth round.

 

If an accidental foul causes an injury severe enough for the referee to stop the bout, after four (4) rounds have occurred, the bout will result in a TECHNICAL DECISION, awarded to the boxer who is ahead on the score cards at the time the bout is stopped.


a)        Partial or incomplete rounds will be scored. If no action has occurred the round should be scored even. This is at the discretion of the judges.


A fighter who is hit with an accidental low blow must continue after a reasonable amount of time but no more than five (5) minutes or he will lose the fight.


 

THE REFEREE:

 

1.         The 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.

 

2.         Before 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.

 

3.         The 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.

 

4.         The referee shall be the only person authorized to determine if injuries were the result of legal blows, accidental fouls or intentional fouls.

 

5.         The 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 on the advisability of allowing the bout to continue. The referee is the only one permitted to signal the end of a bout.

 

THE RINGSIDE PHYSICIAN:

 

The 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:

 

1.         The 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.

 

2.       The 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.

 

If it 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.

 

The boxer 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.

 

Any drugs 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.

 

3.         Any 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.

 

4.         A 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.

 

GLOVES:

 

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.

 

THE RING:

 

The local 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.


HAND WRAPS:

 

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.

 

The local Commission shall inspect the bandages to insure that they comply with these and all local regulations.

 

MOUTHPIECES:

 

All 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.

 

LEGAL ACTION:

All actions 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 shall apply.

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

 

The World 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.

 

The I.B.O. 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.

 

The 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 and Regulations will not be a cause for any exception or objections to the aforementioned rules which have been provided to you and are also available on the I.B.O website www.iboboxing.com.

 

We the 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 OR

REPRESENTATIVE                                  REPRESENTATIVE

 

 

_____________________________             ___________________________________

LOCAL BOXING COMMISSION            PROMOTER

 

 

 

_____________________________              ___________________________________

I.B.O. FIGHT COMMISSIONER               REFEREE

 

 

 

 
 

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