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Boxing Authority Regulations

made under Sections 10 and 15 of the
Boxing Authority Act
R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 43
O.I.C. 2002-579 (December 17, 2002, effective January 18, 2002), N.S. Reg. 155/2002

Citation
1 These regulations may be cited as the Boxing Authority Regulations.

Interpretation
2 (1) In these regulations,

(a) "Act" means the Boxing Authority Act;

(b) "boxing match" means a contest or exhibition;

(c) "licence" means any licence issued by the Authority;

(d) "Medical Advisor" means a duly qualified physician appointed by the Authority to advise the Authority on medical matters; and

(e) "ringside doctor" means a duly qualified physician approved by the Authority to attend boxing matches and be present at ringside.

(2) In these regulations, "combat sport" means a sport involving full body contact between contestants in which a contestant uses a fist, whether open or closed, or a weapon held in a fist, and includes but is not limited to the following martial arts:

(a) kickboxing;

(b) shootfighting;

(c) karate;

(d) tae kwon do;

(e) jujitsu.

(3) For the purposes of clause 2(c) of the Act, a combat sport is boxing.

Officers and Procedures

3 The Chairman of the Authority shall preside at all meetings of the Authority.

4 (1) A Vice-chairman shall be elected by the members of the Authority to hold office for 1 year.

(2) The Vice-chairman shall assume all the powers of the Chairman, should the Chairman be absent or unable to fulfill the office.

5 The Secretary-treasurer

(a) shall be responsible for recording minutes of all meetings of the Authority; and

(b) shall, with the Chairman, or failing the Chairman, the Vice-chairman, be responsible for the fiscal matters of the Authority.

6 The Authority shall meet at the call of the Chairman, or of a majority of the members of the Authority.

7 The annual meeting shall be held each year in the month of June.

8 A majority of the members of the Authority shall constitute a quorum.

9 Any member of the Authority may act in the interests of the Authority if authorized by the Chairman, and shall file a report of any activities with the Secretary-treasurer and the Chairman.

10 All motions may be passed at meetings of the Authority by a simple majority.

11 All applications, records, and other papers and documents filed with the Authority shall become the property of the Authority.

Licensing

Application for licence
12 An application for a licence shall be on the standard form supplied by the Authority.

13 An application for a licence shall be filed with the Authority.

14 A person applying for a licence shall supply a list of their principal, affiliation or association upon the request of the Authority.

Registered address
15 The registered address of any licensee shall be as specified on the licence application, and in the event of an address change, notification must be promptly filed with the Authority as a "change of address rider" to the application.

16 All Authority bulletins and notices to any licensee shall be sent to the licensee at the registered address.

Boxer's licences
17 An application for a boxer's licence shall be accompanied by

(a) a certificate signed by the Medical Advisor or a medical doctor stating that the boxer has been examined by the Medical Advisor or doctor within the current licence year as required by Section 33 and that the boxer is of sound physical and mental health; and

(b) a signed certificate of waiver stating that the boxer will submit to a post-fight urinalysis if the Authority so orders.

18 A boxer may use and be licensed under an assumed name, if the use of the assumed name is approved by the Authority.

19 No person shall be licensed as a boxer under the same name or a name deceptively similar to the name of any other boxer or athlete.

20 A boxer from outside Nova Scotia, when submitting an application for a licence, shall submit to the Authority

(a) proof of licence from a recognized licensing agency in the boxer’s jurisdiction;

(b) proof of a medical examination similar to that required by Section 33;

(c) results of HIV testing and Hepatitis B & C testing;

(d) dates, locations and results of the boxer's last 3 fights;

(e) the licence fee prescribed in subsection 24(1).

Promoter's licence
21 (1) The Authority may grant or refuse to grant a promoter’s licence to an applicant.

(2) The Authority may cancel or suspend a promoter’s licence if

(a) the licensee or a person who is a partner, agent, employee, stockholder or an associate of the licensee is consorting with, or has consorted with book-makers, gamblers or persons of similar pursuits;

(b) the licensee is guilty of or has attempted any fraud or misrepresentations in connection with boxing;

(c) the licensee has violated or attempted to violate any rule, regulation or order of the Authority;

(d) the licensee is, in the opinion of the Authority, guilty of any act detrimental to the interests of boxing or to the public interest.

(3) If the Authority cancels or suspends a licence under subsection (2), it shall give the licensee the reasons for the cancellation or suspension in writing.

Signature and seal
22 A licence issued by the Authority shall be signed by the Secretary-treasurer and the Chairman or Vice-chairman and stamped with the seal of the Authority.

Duration of licence
23 A licence is valid for one year beginning April 1 and concluding March 31.

Licence fees
24 (1) The annual fees for licences are as follows:

(a) promoter $50.00
(b) referee $10.00
(c) judge $10.00
(d) boxer $10.00
(e) manager $10.00
(f) Second $10.00
(g) agent $10.00
(h) matchmaker $10.00

(2) For a fee of $5.00, the Authority may issue a temporary licence to a person to participate as a Second in a boxing match at a specified time and place.

Fines, Penalties and Restrictions

Suspension and fine
25 (1) A licensee who violates these regulations or who is found guilty of any act considered by the Authority in its sole discretion to be contrary to public interest or not conducive to the interests of legitimate boxing or to the administration of good discipline shall be liable to

(a) revocation or suspension of their licence; and

(b) the payment of such fine as the Authority may determine in its sole discretion.

(2) Where a fine has been imposed pursuant to subsection (1), the licence may be suspended until the fine is paid.

26 A licensee whose licence is suspended by the Authority for an indefinite period of time shall not be eligible for reinstatement of the licence for at least 60 days after the date of the suspension.

Failure to report sham
27 If a licensee is approached with a request or a suggestion that the licensee participate in, contribute to, or aid and abet a sham or collusive boxing match or a boxing match that is not to be conducted honestly or fairly, the licensee shall immediately report the matter and the full circumstances to the Authority.

Conflict of interest
28 No official, member or employee of the Authority, nor any referee or judge licensed by the Authority, shall have any financial interest directly or indirectly in any boxer, promoting corporation, or manager’s contract with any licensed boxer or any assignment thereof.

29 (1) No official or member of the Authority shall have a personal financial interest, directly or indirectly, in any boxing match.

(2) No promoter or manager shall take part in any boxing match in which the promoter or manager is involved in the capacity of promoter or manager respectively, other than in that capacity, without the written approval of the Authority.

Boxers under 19
30 (1) No boxer under the age of 19 years shall participate in a boxing match.

(2) The Authority may, upon application by a boxer together with the written permission of the boxer's parent or legal guardian, waive the age requirement in subsection (1).

(3) A decision of the Authority to waive the age requirement pursuant to subsection (2) shall be based solely upon the boxer's exceptional ability and performance.

Appeals
31 (1) A licensee or other person disciplined by the Authority may appeal a decision of the Authority by presenting to the Authority in writing any additional evidence or testimony which the disciplined party feels may change the disposition of the case.

(2) The evidence or testimony referred to in subsection (1) shall be filed with the Authority within 20 days of the last notice of disciplinary action and shall be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of $25.00.

(3) The Authority, in its sole discretion, may grant or refuse to grant leave to appeal.

(4) Any person who appeals a decision of the Authority and is not satisfied and further appeals and is refused, may seek satisfaction under Section 14 of the Act.

Submitting false information
32 A person who submits an application containing false or erroneous information to the Authority may be subject to revocation of any licence issued on the basis of that application, a fine, or both, as may be determined by the Authority.

Annual Medical Examinations

Examinations
33 (1) Boxers, referees and judges shall have annual medical examinations by a Medical Advisor or a medical doctor.

(2) A boxer applying for a licence for the first time shall submit to a medical examination by a Medical Advisor or a medical doctor that includes a complete medical history of the applicant and the following laboratory procedures as the Medical Advisor requires:

(a) electrocardiogram;

(b) chest X-ray; and

(c) all of the procedures listed in subsection (3).

(3) Subsequent annual medical examinations for boxers shall include an updated medical history of the applicant and the following laboratory procedures:

(a) P.T. (Partial Thromboplastin);

(b) P.T.T . (Partial Thromboplastin Time);

(c) complete blood count;

(d) complete urinalysis;

(e) serological examination for syphilis;

(f) ophthalmologist examination including a fundiscopic exam;

(g) HIV (Human Immunodificiency Virus) test;

(h) Hepatitis B & C test;

(i) CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) scan; and

(j) any other test or survey that might be indicated by the past or present condition of the applicant.

(4) In addition to the procedures required by subsection (1), a female boxer must have a mammogram at initial licensing, and subsequently as considered necessary by a medical doctor.

Medical reports confidential
34 All medical reports on file with the Authority relative to the physical examination or condition of boxers are confidential and are only open to examination by the Authority or by the boxer upon written application to examine the boxer’s records, or upon an order by a court.

Dispute involving medical evidence
35 If a dispute involving medical evidence arises within the jurisdiction of the Authority, a Medical Advisor shall be immediately consulted and if, in the opinion of the Medical Advisor, the dispute cannot be resolved by the Authority, a report shall be immediately filed by the Authority with the Chairman and the Secretary-treasurer of the Authority, and the Authority shall adjudicate the dispute.

Duties and Responsibilities of Promoters

Application for sanction to conduct boxing match
36 (1) An application for a sanction to conduct a boxing match shall be presented by the promoter to the Authority at least 21 days prior to the date of the proposed boxing match and shall be accompanied by a deposit of $1000 (Canadian).

(2) An application referred to in subsection (1) shall include

(a) the date and location of the proposed boxing match;

(b) the names of the proposed boxers for the main and semi-final boxing matches; and

(c) all other details requested by the Authority on the proposed boxing match.

(3) Not less than 14 days prior to the date of the proposed boxing match the promoter shall submit to the Authority

(a) copies of the licences of all of the boxers and the promoter, medical reports and contracts;

(b) the required gloves for the boxing match; and

(c) a copy of the agreement with the charitable organization as required by Section 47, if applicable.

(4) If an application for a sanction to conduct a boxing match is approved by the Authority, the Authority may issue a Sanction Letter to the promoter.

37 If boxers are under contract for a definite purse, the promoter of the boxing match shall deposit with the Authority at least 14 days prior to the scheduled boxing match a sum, either in cash or negotiable bonds, sufficient to cover

(a) certified cheques for the entire amount of the total purse payable to the boxers as outlined in their respective contracts;

(b) the Authority charges;

(c) payment of the Authority officials for the boxing match.

Deposits and disbursements
38 (1) If the promoter fails to hold a boxing match on the approved date, any deposit made pursuant to Section 37 will be forfeited either in part or in total, as the Authority determines.

(2) If a boxing match is held on the approved date, any deposit made pursuant to Section 37, less all sums for which the promoter is indebted to the Authority in respect of the boxing match, shall be returned to the promoter as soon as possible after the holding of the boxing match.

Promoter responsible for expenses
39 (1) The Authority shall not assume any responsibility or liability for the collection or payment of accounts in connection with a boxing match including but not limited to medical, travel or accommodation expenses.

(2) Promoters are responsible for the payment of all expenses connected with the boxing match to be paid in the following order:

(a) federal, Provincial, municipal taxes;

(b) payments to the Authority;

(c) payments to officials;

(d) payments to boxers;

(e) rent for the premises;

(f) payments to other persons hired for the proper conduct of the boxing match;

(g) all other expenses.

Default in payment of debts
40 A promoter who defaults in payment of a debt or obligation in connection with a boxing match shall have their licence suspended until full payment is made and all outstanding fines paid.

Director of bouts
41 A promoter shall retain a person to act as a "director of bouts" for a boxing match to ensure that the boxing match runs smoothly with as few interruptions and delays as possible.

Standby bout
42 A promoter may be required by the Authority to have one standby bout ready during a boxing match.

Arrival of boxers
43 Promoters shall ensure the arrival of the boxers for a boxing match in the city or town where the boxing match is to take place in accordance with the requirements of Section 136.

Responsibilities
44 (1) A promoter is responsible for all the details necessary to keep boxing on a level that will give the sport a clean and healthy environment.

(2) A promoter is responsible for the maintenance of good order and the proper conduct of their boxing matches.

(3) A promoter shall make arrangements to safeguard the premises where their boxing matches are conducted to ensure, to the Authority’s satisfaction, that adequate protection is taken against riot, stampede, or disorderly conduct.

(4) A promoter shall not offer for sale, or cause to be sold, alcoholic beverages on the premises prior to, during, or immediately after a boxing match without written approval of the Authority.

Negotiations with licensed manager
45 A promoter or matchmaker who negotiates for a boxing match with any person who is not the manager of record for the boxer involved but who is a licensed manager shall advise the Authority of

(a) the identity of the boxer;

(b) the identity of the representative;

(c) the compensation of the representative; and

(d) by whom the compensation is to be paid.

Advertising
46 (1) Unless otherwise approved, no boxing match shall be advertised until a Sanction Letter for the boxing match is issued by the Authority as required by Section 36.

(2) For the purposes of this Section, "advertising" means the notification to the public that tickets are or will be for sale.

(3) Press releases, news stories or other publicity on a proposed boxing match shall be permitted prior to the issuing of a Sanction Letter provided that the publicity clearly states that the proposed boxing match has not been approved and that tickets are not yet for sale.

Charitable organization
47 A promoter who wishes to conduct a boxing match under the auspices of or in conjunction with a charitable organization shall submit the proposed agreement setting forth the terms and conditions of the boxing match to the Authority for approval.

Contracts

Standard forms
48 Contracts between boxers and managers and between boxers and promoters shall be executed on forms supplied on request by the Authority to licensed boxers, licensed managers, and licensed promoters and the forms shall be as set out in Schedule "A" and Schedule "B" .

Boxer failing to fulfill terms
49 A boxer failing to fulfill the terms of a contract may be subject to the disciplinary action of the Authority.

Managers
50 A boxer shall have only one manager of record and in the event a boxer has co-managers, one manager shall be named the manager of record and shall be held responsible as if there was only one manager.

51 A manager or managers shall not share in more than 33% of the ring earnings of the boxer.

Contract between boxer and manager
52 (1) A contract entered into between a boxer and a manager shall

(a) be filed with the Authority for approval;

(b) become null and void if one of the parties has a licence cancelled, suspended or is refused a renewal of a licence;

(c) not be assigned without the approval of the Authority; and

(d) not be for a period of more than 4 years.

(2) A contract between a boxer and manager is not valid unless both parties appear at the same time before the Authority and receive its approval, unless otherwise directed by the Authority.

Contract between boxer and promoter
53 A contract between a boxer and a promoter may be signed either by the boxer’s manager on the boxer’s behalf, or personally by the boxer if the boxer has no licensed manager of record, unless otherwise directed by the Authority.

Boxers of same weight
54 Contracts of boxers matched to meet each other shall require each boxer to be the same weight or within safe limits as determined pursuant to subsection 73(3).

Boxing match after expiration date of contract
55 No manager shall be allowed to contract the services of a boxer under the manager’s management for a boxing match to take place on a date after the expiration of the contract between the manager and the boxer, unless the boxing match has been approved in advance by the Authority.

Signature of boxer
56 A contract for the services of a boxer shall be signed by the boxer under the legal name of the boxer unless the boxer is licensed to box in Nova Scotia under another name, in which case the boxer may sign the contract under the licensed name of the boxer and the legal name must appear in the body of the contract as the name under which the boxer is otherwise known.

Contracts signed by both boxers
57 Contracts for a boxing match shall not be approved by the Authority unless both boxers have signed contracts with the same promoter.

Minimum percentage of receipts for boxer
58 The minimum percentage of the receipts to be paid to boxers in the main boxing match shall be not less than 10% for each boxer, and all payments of any nature to be paid to each main boxing match boxer shall be specified in the contract.

Amount payable if opponent not present
59 If a boxer is ready to enter the ring and the opponent or a suitable substitute for the opponent is not present at the appointed time, the boxer who is ready is entitled to the amount payable under the terms of the contract.

Boxer on standby
60 A boxer in a standby or emergency boxing match, if not used, shall be paid a minimum standby fee of $100.00 and shall be engaged for a preliminary boxing match within a reasonable time thereafter by the promoter.

Premises, Facilities and Equipment

Approved premises
61 Boxing matches shall be held only in premises approved by the Authority.

Premises and equipment
62 The promoter shall provide

(a) a clean bucket and a clean bottle for drinking water in each boxer’s corner at each boxing match;

(b) 14 days prior to the scheduled boxing match, for all main boxing matches and all boxing matches scheduled for 10 rounds, new gloves, and for all other boxing matches, clean, serviceable gloves, of a make approved by the Authority;

(c) powder resin for the canvas;

(d) Seconds' stools for each corner;

(e) all such other articles as are required by the Authority for the proper conduct of the boxing match;

(f) suitable separate ringside seats and scoring tables for the judges and timekeepers;

(g) in each of the premises where boxing matches are conducted, a special private room for the exclusive use of the judges and referees;

(h) suitable dressing rooms for the boxers, including separate dressing room facilities for female boxers.

Medical provisions
63 A promoter shall ensure that

(a) a paramedical team is present at each boxing match and is equipped with a portable resuscitator with oxygen equipment and stretcher;

(b) an ambulance is stationed outside the nearest door to the ring, and the shortest route possible between the ring and the ambulance door is secured; and

(c) free admission is provided to the paramedical team personnel,

and shall pay any costs thereof.

64 No boxing match shall be held in a location that does not have access to an emergency surgical facility at a general hospital where a CAT scan facility is available and that is staffed by a qualified surgeon with appropriate facilities, including those for anaesthesia, radiology and intensive care.

Admission for Authority members and boxers
65 A promoter shall provide

(a) free admission and sufficient seats in front of the first row of ringside for members of the Authority; and

(b) each boxer with a minimum of 2 free admission tickets for any boxing match in which the boxer is participating.

Conduct of Boxing Matches

Administration by Authority
66 All boxing matches shall be conducted and administered under the direction of the Authority.

Attendance by Authority representative
67 An Authority representative shall be in attendance at all boxing matches and is responsible for such matters set out in these regulations.

Officials
68 Officials shall be present at each boxing match in accordance with Section 87.

Doctors at ringside
69 Two ringside doctors shall be present at all boxing matches.

Weigh-in ceremonies
70 (1) The Authority shall determine the times and places for all weigh-in ceremonies for indoor and outdoor boxing matches.

(2) The Authority shall select and approve the scales and their location for optimum weight accuracy.

(3) Each boxer participating in a boxing match shall be present to be weighed on the official scales in the presence of the opponent and the Authority.

(4) The weigh-in referred to in subsection (1) shall take place not more than 36 hours nor less than 8 hours before the scheduled start of the boxing match.

(5) The official scales shall be made available to each boxer at least 2 hours before the official weigh-in so that the boxers may weigh themselves as needed.

(6) Boxers are required to wear appropriate boxing shorts or walking shorts for a public weigh-in.

71 If a boxing match is postponed for more than 24 hours, a second weigh-in and additional medical examinations shall be required on the day to which the boxing match has been adjourned.

Boxers failing to make required weight
72 (1) An overweight boxer shall be allowed such amount of time as the Authority may determine, to make the weight stipulated in the contract.

(2) Subject to Section 73, if a boxer fails to make the weight stipulated in the contract, the opponent shall nevertheless proceed with the boxing match.

(3) A boxer who fails to make the weight stipulated in the contract and is overweight shall pay an amount referred to as the "weight forfeit" to the Authority.

(4) The "weight forfeit" shall be 20% of the purse for the boxing match.

(5) No boxer shall be permitted to lose more than 3% of body weight on the day of the fight in order to make the weight stipulated in the contract.

Weight difference
73 (1) For boxing matches in the heavyweight division, the weight difference allowed is unlimited.

(2) In all boxing matches other than in the heavyweight division, a Medical Advisor in conjunction with the Authority shall decide if the weight difference is too great.

(3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), in any non-championship boxing match, there shall not be a weight differential between the contestants, of more than the following:

Maximum Weight Differentials Between Contestants
Where the Lighter contestant weighs Maximum Differential
Less than 118 lbs.
119 - 126 lbs.
*127 - 135 lbs.
136 - 147 lbs.
148 - 160 lbs.
161 - 175 lbs.
176 - 190 lbs.
More than 190 lbs.
(53.53 kg)
(53.98-57.15 kg)
(57.60-61.24 kg)
(61.69-66.68 kg)
(67.13-72.57 kg)
(73.03-79.38 kg)
(79.83-86.18 kg)
(86.18 kg)
3 lbs. (1.36 kg)
5 lbs. (2.27 kg)
7 lbs. (3.18 kg)
9 lbs. (4.08 kg)
11 lbs. (4.99 kg)
12 lbs. (5.44 kg)
14 lbs. (6.35 kg)
No limit

[* The figures in this line of the table are illegible in Schedule "A" to the Order in Council filed with the Registry of Regulations. The figures included here are from the electronic version of the Schedule received by the Registry and proofread against the hard copy.]

Boxer in dressing room
74 (1) Boxers shall report to the dressing room of the premises,

(a) for boxers in the main or feature boxing match and boxers engaged for emergency or standby boxing matches, 1 hour prior to the scheduled commencement of the boxing match;

(b) for all other boxers, 2 hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the boxing match.

(2) All boxers shall remain in their dressing rooms until ordered into the ring by the Authority representative.

Notice of change of program
75 A notice of any change in the advertised or announced program for any main or featured boxing match shall be approved by the Authority at least 36 hours before the weigh-in for the boxing match.

Refunds on tickets
76 The promoter shall refund the purchase price of tickets presented at the box office for refund on the day of the boxing match.

Employees not permitted to coach
77 The employees of the promoter and of the matchmaker shall not coach any boxer at any time during the progress of a boxing match without the approval of the Authority.

Rounds and duration of match
78 (1) No boxing match shall be of more than 12 rounds in length, such rounds to be of

(a) not more than 3 minutes in duration for male boxers; and

(b) not more than 2 minutes in duration for female boxers.

(2) The Authority may, in respect of any boxing match or in respect of any class of boxers, limit the number of rounds of a boxing match within the maximum of 12 rounds.

(3) All non-championship boxing matches shall be

(a) 4, 6, 8 or 10 rounds in duration for male boxers; and

(b) 4, 6 or 8 rounds in duration for female boxers,

unless otherwise approved by the Authority.

(4) All world championship, Canadian championship and Commonwealth championship matches shall be of twelve 3-minute rounds.

(5) There shall be a 1-minute intermission between rounds.

79 Other championship boxing matches shall be scheduled for such duration as specified by the rules established by the organization offering the championship.

Gloves
80 (1) In all non-championship boxing matches the gloves of each boxer shall be adjusted in the dressing room under the supervision of the Authority representative.

(2) In championship boxing matches, the gloves shall be adjusted in the ring under the supervision of the Authority representative before the commencement of the boxing match.

Restoration of order by Authority
81 If the spectators conduct themselves in an unseemly manner, the boxing match shall be discontinued by the Authority until order is restored or, failing restoration of order, discontinued entirely.

Weights and Classes

82 Weight limits for boxers in all boxing matches are as follows:

Class Weight Limit
Flyweight 99-112 lbs. (44.90-50.80 kg)
Bantamweight 113-118 lbs. (51.25-53.53 kg)
Featherweight 119-126 lbs. (53.98-57.15 kg)
Lightweight 127-135 lbs. (57.60-61.24 kg)
Super Lightweight 136-140 lbs. (61.69-63.50 kg)
Welterweight 141-147 lbs. (63.95-66.68 kg)
Super Welterweight 148-154 lbs. (67.13-69.85 kg)
Middleweight 155-160 lbs. (70.30-72.57 kg)
Super Middleweight 161-168 lbs. (73.03-76.21 kg)
Light Heavyweight 169-175 lbs. (76.65-79.38 kg)
Cruiserweight 176-190 lbs. (79.83-86.18 kg)
Heavyweight over 190 lbs. (86.18 kg)

Championships

83 (1) If a championship offered by an organization is contested in Nova Scotia, and the organization is recognized by the Authority, the rules and regulations of that organization shall be deemed to form a part of these regulations.

(2) If the regulations of the organization referred to in subsection (1) differ substantially from these regulations, a mutual agreement shall be reached as to which rules shall apply.

Ring

84 (1) The ring used in all boxing matches is not to be less than 18 feet square (5.49 metres square) nor more than 20 feet square (6.1 metres square) measured within the ropes, and the floor of the ring shall extend beyond the ropes not less than 18 in. (45.72 cm).

(2) The floor of the ring shall be padded with a 1-in. (2.54 cm) layer of Ensolite or the equivalent, placed over a 1-in. (2.54 cm) base of building board of other suitable material with a top covering of canvas, duck or similar material tightly stretched and laced securely in place under the ring apron.

(3) Ring ropes shall be 4 in number and not less than 1 in. (2.54 cm) in diameter, wrapped securely in soft material.

(4) The lower rope shall be 18 in. (45.72 cm) above the ring floor, the 2nd rope 30 in. (76.2 cm), the 3rd rope 42 in. (106.68 cm) and the 4th rope 54 in. (137.16 cm) above the ring floor.

(5) Ring ropes shall be secured on all sides by 2 ties equidistant from the corner posts so that the ropes cannot be separated farther apart than they are at the corner posts, unless otherwise approved by the Authority.

Gloves

85 (1) The Authority shall maintain a list of approved makes of boxing gloves to be provided by the promoter pursuant to clause 62(b).

(2) The use of gloves, thumbless and/or attached, of a standard approved by the Authority shall be mandatory for all boxers.

(3) Boxers in weight classes above 154 lbs. (69.85 kg) shall use gloves that are 10 oz. (283.50 g) in weight; boxers in all other weight classes shall use gloves that are 8 oz. (226.80 g) in weight.

(4) Gloves shall not be placed on a boxer’s hands until the finished bandages have been approved and signed or stamped by an Authority representative in accordance with subsection 86(5).

(5) A representative of a boxer’s opponent is entitled to be present during the bandaging procedure, including the placement of gloves on the hands of a boxer.

(6) The laces of each glove shall be knotted on the back of the wrists and there shall be placed on the wrists of the gloves over the laces a strip of 1-in. (2.54 cm) adhesive tape.

(7) Boxers or their Seconds who deliberately break a glove shall be assessed the cost of the pair of gloves, and may face further disciplinary action.

Hand Bandages

86 (1) In all weight classes up to and including 154 lbs. (69.85 kg), hand bandages shall be restricted to not more than 20 yds. (18.29 m) per hand of soft gauze bandage not more than 2 in. (5.08 cm) in width and held in place by not more than 9 ft. (2.74 m) per hand of surgeon’s tape 1 in. (2.54 cm) in width.

(2) In all weight classes above 154 lbs. (69.85 kg), hand bandages shall be restricted to not more than 20 yds. (18.29 m) per hand of soft gauze not more than 2 in. (5.08) in width held in place by not more than 11 ft. (3.25 m) per hand of surgeon’s tape 1 in. (2.54 cm) in width.

(3) In no case may the binding of surgeon’s tape be applied within 1 in. (2.54 cm) of the knuckles of the boxer's hand and it shall not cover the knuckles in any way, but surgeon’s tape may be applied between the fingers and knuckles from the palm of the hand to the back of the hand in order to hold the gauze covering the knuckles in place.

(4) Before bandaging the hands, if not more than 6 in. (15.24 cm) per hand of tape 1 in. (2.54 cm) in width is used and no tape is placed across the knuckles, it is permissible to place surgeon’s tape across the back of each hand.

(5) Before a boxer enters the ring, the boxer's completed bandages shall be examined by an Authority representative and signed or stamped on each hand by the Authority representative signifying approval, and shall not be altered in any manner thereafter.

Officials

Officials for all boxing matches
87 (1) The officials for all boxing matches shall be 1 referee, 3 judges and 2 timekeepers.

(2) All officials shall be appointed by the Authority, except that in a Canadian championship boxing match the Canadian Professional Boxing Federation shall appoint the officials upon the recommendation of the Authority.

Officials from other jurisdictions
88 (1) The Authority may, at the request of either of the participants and the promoter in a boxing match, appoint a referee and/or judge from a commission outside the jurisdiction where the boxing match is to be held.

(2) In the event that officials are appointed from outside the jurisdiction of the Authority, it shall be the responsibility of the promoter to pay their expenses for licensing, travel, lodging and meals.

Payment of officials
89 Unless the boxing match does not take place, it is the responsibility of the Authority to ensure that the officials are compensated for their time and co-operation, according to a schedule of payments established by the Authority.

Minimum payments
90 Referees, judges and timekeepers officiating a boxing match shall be compensated for their services during the entire boxing card as follows:

(a) referees $100.00 minimum;

(b) judges $75.00 minimum;

(c) timekeepers $75.00 minimum.

Attire for officials
91 Officials of a boxing match shall be attired in the following manner:

(a) referee - all black footwear, navy or black dress pants and black belt, powder blue or white dress shirt, black bow tie (not clip-on type), crest sewn on left shoulder 2 inches from shoulder seam, if applicable;

(b) judges and timekeepers - dress pants, shoes, dress shirt, neck tie and sports jacket.

Not permitted to officiate
92 (1) No officer of a commission or the Canadian Professional Boxing Federation, either elected or appointed, shall be permitted to officiate in any boxing match without the approval of the Authority.

(2) No official, director, matchmaker or stockholder of a promoter may officiate in any capacity at any boxing match conducted by the promoter, nor interfere in any way with the boxers participating in the boxing match.

Referee and Ringside Doctors

Chief Official
93 The referee is the Chief Official in every boxing match and shall maintain supervision and control over the boxing match while it is in progress.

Medical personnel
94 The Authority shall ensure that

(a) at least 2 ringside doctors are in attendance at each boxing match;

(b) the fees of the attending ringside doctors are paid; and

(c) a fully equipped team of paramedical personnel consisting of not more than 4 and no fewer than 2 persons is in attendance at each boxing match.

2 Ringside doctors in place
95 The referee shall not start the boxing match until the ringside doctors and the paramedical personnel and equipment required pursuant to Section 63 are in place at ringside.

Ringside doctors and referee
96 The ringside doctors are the highest authority on medical matters during a boxing match and their opinions shall be respected at all times by the referee.

Boxing match stopped for medical reasons
97 (1) If, in the discretion of the referee or a ringside doctor,

(a) a boxer appears injured and unable to continue; or

(b) either boxer appears to be in such a condition that continuation may result in serious injury to the boxer,

the referee or a ringside doctor shall call time-out and consult on the advisability of permitting the boxing match to continue.

(2) If, as a result of a consultation pursuant to subsection (1), a ringside doctor determines that the boxing match should not continue, the referee shall stop the boxing match.

98 A ringside doctor may enter the ring during the progress of a boxing match to examine boxers and determine their ability to continue

(a) when the referee calls time and requests that a ringside doctor enter the ring; or

(b) when a ringside doctor calls time and makes a decision to enter the ring.

99 If a ringside doctor requires more than 90 seconds (60 seconds rest time plus 30 seconds extra) to make an assessment of the ability of a boxer to continue, the boxing match shall be stopped and a decision rendered in accordance with these regulations.

Inspection of gloves
100 The referee shall inspect the bandages and gloves of each boxer prior to the beginning of the boxing match to ensure that

(a) the gloves are free of any foreign substance; and

(b) the bandages of each boxer have not been altered in any manner subsequent to being inspected and signed by the Authority representative.

Chief Second
101 Before a boxing match begins, the referee shall ascertain the name of the Chief Second of each boxer and shall hold the Chief Seconds responsible for the conduct of their respective corners.

Shaking of hands
102 The shaking of hands by the boxers is only permissible immediately following the referee’s instructions and after the conclusion of the boxing match.

No other person in ring
103 No persons other than the boxers and the referee shall enter the ring during the progress of any round, under penalty of the disqualification of their boxer.

Discipline
104 (1) The referee is empowered to enforce discipline and the regulations of the Authority pertaining to the conduct and behaviour of boxers and Seconds, and may stop a boxing match if, in the discretion of the referee,

(a) a boxer did not enter into the contract in good faith;

(b) a boxer is not honestly competing or did not honestly compete;

(c) a boxer is guilty of any act detrimental to the sport of boxing or is guilty of a foul as defined in these regulations.

(2) If the referee halts a boxing match for any of the reasons listed in subsection (1), the boxer shall not receive any part of the monies payable under the contract.

(3) In lieu of the referee halting a boxing match for any of the reasons listed in subsection (1), the Authority representative in charge may, following the conclusion of the boxing match, impose a fine or fines on the offending boxer.

Referee not to touch boxers
105 The referee shall not touch the boxers except on the failure of one or both boxers to obey the "break" command.

Referee may consult judges
106 The referee may consult the judges with respect to low or foul blows delivered in a boxing match.

Referee to decide
107 The referee shall decide all questions arising during a boxing match that are not specifically covered by these regulations.

Mouth protector
108 (1) The referee shall not permit a boxer to start a round without a mouth protector.

(2) If a boxer loses their mouth protector during the progress of a round, the referee shall call a time-out as soon as is practicable, retrieve the mouth protector and have it washed and replaced.

(3) A boxer who, in the opinion of the referee, deliberately spits out their mouth protector during the course of a boxing match shall be given a warning for the first occurrence, have a point deducted for the second occurrence and shall be disqualified for the third occurrence in a boxing match.

Judges

Seating
109 (1) Each of the 3 judges shall be seated on each of 3 sides of the ring, adjacent to the ring apron.

(2) Each of the judges shall be seated alone with no person in close proximity.

Awarding of points
110 (1) The decision of the judges shall be based primarily on effectiveness, taking into account the following points:

(a) a clean, forceful hit landed on any vulnerable part of the body above the belt should be credited in proportion to its damaging effect;

(b) points for aggressiveness should be awarded to the boxer who sustains the attack of a round by the greatest number of skilful attacks;

(c) defensive work is relatively important and points should be given for cleverly avoiding or blocking a blow;

(d) points should be awarded where ring generalship is conspicuous;

(e) points should be deducted if a boxer persistently delays the action of a boxing match by clinching and by lack of aggressiveness;

(f) points should be deducted for a foul even though it is unintentional and not serious enough to warrant disqualification;

(g) a boxer should be given credit for sportsmanlike actions in the ring and for close adherence to the spirit as well as the letter of the rules, and for refraining from taking technical advantage of situations unfair to an opponent.

(2) For the purposes of clause (1)(d) "generalship" includes

(a) the ability to quickly grasp and take advantage of every opportunity offered;

(b) the capacity to cope with all kinds of situations which may arise;

(c) the ability to foresee and neutralize an opponent’s methods of attack;

(d) the ability to force an opponent to adopt a style of boxing at which the opponent is not particularly skilled.

Scoring

111 (1) The "10 Point Must System" shall be used, in which the winner of a round receives 10 points and the loser of the round is awarded the appropriate number of points from 9 to 7, as the performance merits.

(2) If a round is even, both boxers shall receive 10 points.

(3) The loser shall never receive less than 7 points.

(4) Seven points will only be awarded after multiple knockdowns or in the event of points being deducted for fouling pursuant to subsection 149(2) or 152(1).

(5) When the referee deducts points from a boxer, the referee shall inform the judges immediately.

112 Independent scoring sheets shall be used by each judge for each round.

113 At the conclusion of each round, a person or persons so designated by the Authority shall collect the scoring sheets and deliver them to the Authority representative who shall keep the master score sheet and a running tally of the scores.

114 (1) At the conclusion of the boxing match the majority decision of the 3 judges shall determine the winner of the boxing match.

(2) A boxing match shall be declared a draw if

(a) all 3 judges score even;

(b) 2 judges score even; or

(c) 1 judge scores even and the other 2 judges score for different boxers.

Knockdown and Knockout

"Down"
115 A boxer shall be deemed to be "down" when

(a) a part of the boxer’s body other than their feet is on the ring floor;

(b) rising from the down position;

(c) the boxer is hanging helplessly over the ropes as a result of a legal blow, as ruled by the referee.

116 A boxer who falls or is knocked out of the ring and off the ring apron as a result of a legal blow is deemed to be down and knocked out unless the boxer returns to the ring unassisted before the count of 20 has been reached.

Count
117 (1) When a boxer is down, the referee shall order the opponent to retire to the farthest neutral corner of the ring by pointing to the corner.

(2) Once the opponent has retired pursuant to subsection (1), the referee shall immediately assume the count from the time-keeper or knockdown caller.

(3) If the opponent does not go to the neutral corner or fails to remain in the designated corner, the referee shall cease counting until the opponent has returned to the corner and then the count shall be resumed from the point at which it was interrupted.

118 If a boxer who is down arises before the count of 10 is reached and again goes down without being struck, the referee shall resume the count where it was left off.

119 A boxer who is knocked down from a legal blow as opposed to a slip or fall must take a mandatory count of 8.

Examination by referee
120 (1) If when the count of 8 is reached a boxer is standing, the referee may examine the boxer long enough to ensure that the boxer is in fit condition to continue.

(2) If the referee is satisfied that the boxer is in fit condition to continue, the referee shall order the boxing match to continue without loss of time.

Announcement of count
121 When a boxer is knocked down and after the referee has assumed the count pursuant to subsection 117(2), the referee shall audibly announce the count and motion with right arm downward indicating the end of each second of the count.

Count of 10
122 If a boxer taking the count is still down when the referee calls the count of 10, the referee shall wave both arms indicating that the boxer has been knocked out.

Round ending during count
123 If a round ends during a knockdown count, the referee shall continue to count unless the boxer rises and is on their feet before the count of 10 is reached, excepting that the count shall not continue past the end of the final round.

Automatic knockout
124 Three knockdowns within the same round of a boxing match shall constitute an automatic knockout.

Handlers
125 When a boxer is knocked out, none of the boxer’s handlers shall touch the boxer until a ringside doctor enters the ring and personally attends the fallen boxer and issues instructions to the boxer’s handlers.

Failure to rise after fall
126 If a boxer slips, falls or is wrestled down without legal blows being delivered, the boxer shall be ordered by the referee to rise immediately and failure to rise may be sufficient cause for disqualification.

Boxers

Qualification
127 A boxer must be qualified to perform as a boxer.

128 Boxers shall only be permitted to box with boxers of the same sex.

Rest periods
129 A mandatory rest period shall be imposed upon all boxers as follows:

(a) 30 days rest upon completing 10 or more rounds;

(b) 21 days rest upon completing 6-9 rounds;

(c) 14 days rest upon completing 1-5 rounds.

Costume
130 (1) A male boxer participating in a boxing match shall wear a costume approved by the Authority, which shall include

(a) trunks that reach at least mid-thigh;

(b) a foul-proof guard not extending above the waist line;

(c) athletic, non-slip footwear; and

(d) a mouth protector.

(2) A female boxer participating in a boxing match shall wear a costume approved by the Authority, which shall include

(a) a body shirt and shorts, and the boxer shall have 2 costumes of contrasting colours;

(b) a chest protector made specifically for the boxer;

(c) athletic, non-slip footwear; and

(d) a mouth protector.

(3) No leotards or other such costumes are permissible.

131 No jewellery shall be worn during a bout.

Hair
132 A boxer’s hair shall be safely secured in a manner so that it shall not interfere with the vision or safety of either boxer.

Facial hair
133 (1) No boxer with a beard of more than 2 days growth may participate in a boxing match without the Authority’s approval.

(2) A boxer with a moustache is permitted to participate in a boxing match provided that it is not considered possible for the moustache to cause a cut or injury to the opponent.

Petroleum jelly
134 The discretional use of petroleum jelly is permitted around the eyes, bridge of the nose and behind the ears, but no grease or other substance is permitted on the body, arms or legs of a boxer during a boxing match.

Boxer reported ill
135 A boxer who is reported ill may be placed upon the "Ill and Unavailable" list and shall not be reinstated until the boxer has been examined and approved by a Medical Advisor, and until the boxer either fulfills all commitments pending at the time of the suspension or is released from them by the promoter.

Arrival of boxer in city or town
136 (1) A boxer participating in a championship boxing match shall arrive in the city or town where the boxing match is to take place

(a) for a world title fight, not less than 5 days;

(b) for a Canadian title fight, not less than 3 days; and

(c) for a Maritime title fight, not less than 2 days

before the advertised commencement of the boxing match.

(2) For all boxing matches other than championship boxing matches, boxers shall be in the city or town where the boxing match is to take place not less than 48 hours before the advertised commencement of the boxing match unless otherwise directed by the Authority.

Amateur boxers on professional boxing cards
137 Amateur boxers shall not participate on professional boxing cards or on professional- amateur boxing cards without the approval of Boxing Nova Scotia.

138 All amateur boxing matches on a professional boxing card shall be conducted under the rules of the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association and shall be under the complete jurisdiction of judges, referees and other officials appointed by Boxing Nova Scotia.

139 The officials referred to in Section 138 shall be admitted free of charge by the promoter.

140 No boxer in an amateur boxing match on a professional boxing card shall be permitted to participate unless the boxer has been examined by a medical doctor in accordance with the medical standards as set out by the Authority.

141 The fee for the use of amateur boxers on professional boxing cards shall be paid by the promoter to the Authority before the boxing matches are sanctioned.

142 Fees payable for the appearance of amateur boxers on a professional boxing card or a professional-amateur boxing card shall not be less than an amount that will reimburse all expenses of attendance of the amateur boxers including transportation, accommodation, and meal expenses, and may, with the approval of the Authority, also provide for a share of the profits of the card, either as a guarantee or share of percentage, in such amounts as the promoter and Boxing Nova Scotia may agree.

143 No cash transactions shall be permitted under any circumstances between the promoter, manager, or boxer and all fees for the appearance of amateur boxers on a professional boxing card shall be paid to the Authority by certified cheque.

144 Fees collected by the Authority shall be paid to Boxing Nova Scotia, which shall

(a) reimburse the expenses of the amateur boxers; and

(b) apply the balance, if any, for the further development of amateur boxing in Nova Scotia.

Return after voluntary retirement
145 (1) After 1 year of voluntary retirement, a boxer wishing to return to professional boxing must pass a complete physical examination including a VO-2 MAX test that measures endurance and recovery capacity of the body.

(2) A boxer returning to professional boxing pursuant to subsection (1) must begin a new career in a scheduled boxing match not exceeding 6 rounds and thereafter have 1 additional boxing match scheduled for 10 or fewer rounds before being permitted to fight more than 10 rounds.

Fouls

Low blows
146 (1) No boxing match shall be terminated by a low blow, as the protectors that are used by boxers are sufficient protection to withstand any low blow that might otherwise incapacitate either of the boxers.

(2) If a boxer falls to the ring floor or otherwise indicates an unwillingness to continue because of a claim of a low blow foul, the boxing match shall be terminated and the referee shall award the boxing match to the opponent.

Accidental fouls
147 (1) In the case of an accidental foul, the referee shall determine whether the boxer who has been fouled can continue.

(2) If the boxer’s chances have not been seriously jeopardized as a result of the accidental foul, the referee may order the boxing match to continue after an interval of not more than 5 minutes rest.

Major fouls
148 (1) The following are considered major fouls:

(a) hitting an opponent who is down;

(b) using the knee against the opponent;

(c) purposely going down without being hit;

(d) failing to heed the referee’s warnings concerning low blows or other minor fouls;

(e) using a pivot blow or rabbit punch;

(f) any dangerous or unsportsmanlike conduct in the ring;

(g) deliberate butting.

(2) Upon the occurrence of any deliberate foul in a round, the referee shall

(a) award the round to the fouled boxer; or

(b) disqualify the offending boxer and award the boxing match to the fouled boxer.

Minor fouls
149 (1) The following are considered minor fouls:

(a) holding an opponent;

(b) deliberately maintaining a clinch;

(c) hitting with the inside or butt of the hand, the wrist or elbow;

(d) backhand blows;

(e) low blows;

(f) hitting or "flicking" with the open glove;

(g) wrestling or roughing at the ropes;

(h) deliberately striking at that part of the body over the kidneys;

(i) hitting on the break.

(2) Upon the occurrence of a minor foul in a round, the referee shall determine whether the offending boxer should be warned or should lose points; however, upon the occurrence of the same minor foul 3 times in a boxing match, the referee shall automatically order that points be deducted.

Boxing Match Decisions Resulting from Injuries

Injuries/cuts - blows
150 When an injury is produced by a fair blow and the boxing match cannot continue because of the severity of the injury, the injured boxer will be declared the loser by technical knockout.

Injuries/cuts - intentional fouls
151 If a boxer intentionally fouls their opponent resulting in an injury, the severity of which prevents the injured boxer from continuing, the offender shall be declared the loser by disqualification.

152 (1) If, despite an injury resulting from an intentional foul, a boxing match can continue, the referee shall penalize the offender by deducting points depending upon the severity of the offence.

(2) If a boxing match continues under the circumstances described in subsection (1),

(a) the referee shall notify the judges and Authority representative that the injury was produced by an intentional foul; and

(b) if in subsequent rounds the same injury should become so severe that the boxing match has to be terminated, the decision shall be awarded as follows:

(i) technical draw if the injured boxer is behind in points or even on the scorecards, or

(ii) technical decision awarded to the injured boxer if the injured boxer is ahead in points on the scorecards.

153 If a boxer receives an injury while trying to foul their opponent, the referee will not take any action in the injured boxer’s favour and the injury shall be considered produced by a failed blow from the opponent.

Injuries/cuts - accidental blows
154 If the referee sees or, after consultation with the judges, determines that a boxer has been accidentally injured in a boxing match and it is determined that

(a) the boxer cannot continue, the referee shall immediately call a technical decision to be awarded to the boxer who is ahead in points on the scorecards;

(b) the boxer can continue, the referee shall notify the judges and Authority representatives that if in subsequent rounds the same injury becomes so severe that the boxing match has to be suspended, the decision shall be awarded in accordance with the majority decision as disclosed by the scorecards.

155 If a boxing match is terminated before the expiration of 3 rounds because of accidental injury to a boxer, a draw will be awarded to the boxers.

Suspensions - Medical

Duration of suspension
156 (1) A boxer who suffers a knockout (KO) or a technical knockout from blows to the head (TKO-H) shall be suspended for not less than 60 days.

(2) A boxer who suffers 2 consecutive or a combination of 2 knockouts (KO) or technical knockouts from blows to the head (TKO-H) within a 6-month period shall be suspended for not less than 180 days.

(3) A boxer who suffers 3 consecutive or a combination of 3 knockouts (KO) or technical knockouts from blows to the head (TKO-H) within a 1-year period shall be suspended for not less than 1 year.

(4) A boxer who suffers a technical knockout as the result of cuts (TKO-C) shall be suspended for a duration prescribed by a Medical Advisor.

(5) A boxer who suffers a technical knockout as the result of blows to the body (TKO-B) shall be suspended for a duration prescribed by a Medical Advisor.

Surrender of licence
157 A boxer who is suspended shall immediately surrender their licence to the Authority and shall not be re-instated until successfully passing a medical examination as follows:

(a) for knockout and technical knockout from blows to the head, a complete medical examination; or

(b) for technical knockouts from cuts or blows to the body, a medical examination as prescribed by a Medical Advisor.

Contact training
158 (1) During a suspension, a boxer shall refrain from contact training until at least one half of the suspension period has expired and shall not participate in contact training until the necessary medical examination has been passed.

(2) Failure to comply with this Section shall result in automatic permanent suspensions for the boxer and the manager.

Suspension on recommendation of Medical Advisor
159 (1) The Authority may suspend a boxer if on the recommendation of a Medical Advisor it considers the suspension necessary for the protection of the boxer’s health and life.

(2) A boxer suspended pursuant to subsection (1) may be re-instated after successfully passing a complete medical examination.

Retirement for own protection
160 If a boxer has suffered repeated knockouts or severe beatings the boxer shall be ordered to retire for the boxer's own protection.

Seconds

Approved Seconds
161 A boxer shall submit the names of the Chief Second and assistant Seconds to the Authority for approval, and only approved Seconds shall be allowed in a boxer’s corner.

Licence
162 All Seconds must obtain a licence from the Authority and only licensed seconds shall be allowed in a boxer’s corner.

Actions of Seconds
163 (1) Seconds shall remain seated and silent during the rounds.

(2) Seconds shall leave the ring platform promptly when the bell sounds for the beginning of a round and shall remove all obstructions from the ring platform.

Ejection
164 Non-compliance with Section 161, 162 or 163 shall result in the ejection of the offenders from the premises and may result in the disqualification of their boxer.

Number of Seconds
165 Each boxer is permitted to have 3 Seconds; however, in the event of a championship boxing match 1 additional Second is permitted who shall remain on the floor at all times.

Chief Second
166 (1) Only the Chief Second is permitted inside the ring between rounds.

(2) Each boxer is responsible for the conduct of their Chief Second.

(3) The Chief Second is responsible for the conduct of their corner.

Coaching
167 Continued coaching from the corner during the course of the boxing match may subject the corner’s boxer to disqualification.

Water
168 Excessive use of water in the corners shall not be permitted.

Throwing objects
169 Seconds shall not throw sponges, towels or any other foreign objects into the ring at any time, but such action shall not be cause to stop a boxing match.

Materials allowed
170 In the corners during a boxing match Seconds shall only use the following materials issued or approved by the Authority:

(a) Thrombin, Avetine, Thrombin soaked pads;

(b) Adrenalin 1/1000 solution, restricted for topical haemostasis of cuts and nosebleeds only;

(c) approved medical electrolyte solution;

(d) petroleum jelly;

(e) gauze pads;

(f) adhesive surgeon’s tape;

(g) clean towels;

(h) clean water;

(i) cotton swabs;

(j) ice;

(k) bandage scissors; and

(l) such other items or substances that have been approved by the Authority.

Medical Procedures

Injury or illness before boxing match
171 Any injury or illness suffered by a boxer before a scheduled boxing match or while in training for a boxing match shall be reported to the Authority within 24 hours by the boxer or by the boxer’s manager, and the boxer shall be examined by a medical doctor who shall conduct such tests and surveys as the illness or injury warrants.

Examinations
172 Every boxer shall, before the weigh-in and within 36 hours of a boxing match, have a complete medical examination conducted by a medical doctor and, where the examination is not conducted by the Medical Advisor, provide a certificate satisfactory to the Medical Advisor of such examination.

173 Where a ringside doctor considers it necessary, he or she may conduct

(a) a general physical examination in dressing rooms prior to the boxing match;

(b) a general physical examination of each boxer immediately after the conclusion of the boxing match.

174 A ringside doctor shall ensure that boxers entering the ring are

(a) mentally and physically sound;

(b) not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Mammogram
175 If a mammogram, or subsequent breast examination that is carried out as part of the pre- bout medical, shows the presence of breast implants, the medical doctor will inform the boxer of the ramifications and potential of a rupture of an implant.

Pregnancy test
176 (1) A urine pregnancy test must be carried out on all female boxers no less than 3 days and no more than 7 days prior to a boxing match.

(2) Any female who is found to be pregnant shall not be permitted to box.

Termination of boxing match
177 If the boxing match is terminated because of a physical injury, a ringside doctor shall

(a) render any emergency treatment necessary;

(b) recommend such further treatment or hospitalization required; and

(c) report the matter to the Authority within 24 hours.

Examinations required after boxing match
178 A boxer who sustains injury or actual knockout during a boxing match shall be thoroughly examined by a medical doctor within 24 hours.

179 (1) In the event that a boxer is knocked out, suffers a technical knockout or, in the opinion of the Authority, suffers a severe beating, the boxer shall submit to a neurological examination within 48 hours as arranged by a ringside doctor, and the boxer’s manager shall be advised.

(2) The neurological examination referred to subsection (1) may, at the discretion of a ringside doctor, include any or all of the tests or surveys listed in Section 33, and a report from the neurologist shall be filed with the Authority.

180 (1) The Authority may suspend a boxer at the request of an attending ringside doctor until the boxer is fully recovered, or may extend any suspension already imposed.

(2) If the boxer described in subsection (1) is subsequently treated by the boxer’s personal medical doctor or is hospitalized because of the injury, the boxer or the boxer’s manager shall promptly submit to the Authority a full report from the medical doctor or hospital.

Detached retina
181 Any boxer diagnosed as having a detached retina shall be permanently barred from boxing matches unless the boxer has received treatment and a qualified ophthamological surgeon certifies that it is safe for the boxer to box and established visual standards are met.

Written report after boxing match
182 A ringside doctor shall provide a written report on the condition of each boxer after the boxing match including in the report any recommendation for further treatment, examination and suspension.

Medical examination report forms
183 All medical examination reports must be completed on forms supplied by the Authority and must be filed with the Authority.

Drugs

184 It is strictly prohibited for boxers to practice "blood boosting", the intravenous administration of blood or blood products to enhance the boxer’s performance, for non-medical or recreational purposes.

185 (1) The administering or use of drugs or stimulants, including smelling salts or ammonia, either before or during a boxing match, to or by a boxer is strictly prohibited .

(2) No boxer shall ingest any substance, other than plain water or approved medical electrolyte solution provided by the Authority, during the boxing match.

(3) Any boxer violating subsection (1) or (2) shall be disqualified.

186 The discretional use of coagulants listed in Section 170 may be permitted between rounds to stop bleeding from minor cuts and lacerations sustained by a boxer.

187 The use of iron-based coagulants such as "Monsel’s Solution" or any of its derivatives is strictly prohibited and the use of any such coagulant is cause for immediate disqualification.

Master of Ceremonies

188 Prior to a boxing match, the Master of Ceremonies shall make such announcements as directed by the Authority, including the names of

(a) the boxers;

(b) the referee and judges;

(c) the ringside doctors;

(d) the time-keeper;

(e) the knockdown time-keeper;

(f) the sanctioning bodies; and

(g) other particulars of the boxing match.

189 Prior to the commencement of a boxing match and after all other announcements have been completed, the Master of Ceremonies shall announce as follows:

"This boxing match has been sanctioned and is being conducted under the direction of the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority, ____________________, Chairman. The Authority is represented at ringside by ____________________, who is the designated Supervisor for this boxing match."


Schedule "A"
Nova Scotia Boxing Authority
Manager-Boxer Contract

THIS AGREEMENT made the _____ day of ____________, 20_____

BETWEEN: _____________________________________
of ___________________________________
hereinafter called the "Manager" of the One Part;
  -and-
  _____________________________________
of ___________________________________
hereinafter called the "Boxer" of the Other Part;

WITNESSETH that the Manager and the Boxer agree as follows:

1. The Boxer appoints the Manager for months from and including the day of , 20 , to act as manager in all boxing matches in which the Boxer takes part.

2. The Manager shall arrange all boxing matches for the Boxer, at such times and places, and with such opponents, and at such weights as the Manager considers advisable.

3. The Boxer shall not engage in any boxing matches without the consent of the Manager.

4. The Manager may advertise any boxing matches in which the Boxer is under contract to take part.

5. The Manager shall arrange and pay for any advertising, and provide and post forfeits and guarantees, for boxing matches in which the Boxer takes part.

6. Except where the Manager is negligent, all forfeits shall be borne equally by the Manager and the Boxer.

7. The Manager shall, in respect of boxing matches in which the Boxer takes part,

(a) keep reasonable records of payments and receipts;

(b) be responsible for the collection and receipt of funds and the payment of accounts; and

(c) give an accounting to the Boxer when requested.

8. The Boxer shall

(a) take part in boxing matches arranged by the Manager;

(b) keep in proper physical condition; and

(c) train, diet and prepare for boxing matches under the supervision and direction of the Manager.

9. The expenses of the Boxer incurred in training for a boxing match, and any advertising therefor, shall be deducted from the purse of the Boxer for the boxing match, and the balance divided as follows:

For the Boxer ______ percent; and

For the Manager ______ percent.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Manager and Boxer have signed their names the day and year first above written.

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Manager

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Boxer


Schedule "B"
Nova Scotia Boxing Authority
Promoter-Boxer Contract

THIS AGREEMENT made the _____ day of ____________, 20_____

BETWEEN: _____________________________________
of ___________________________________
hereinafter called the "Promoter" of the One Part;
  -and-
  _____________________________________
of ___________________________________
hereinafter called the "Boxer" of the Other Part;

WITNESSETH that the Promoter and the Boxer agree as follows:

1. The Boxer shall take part in a boxing match of ____ ____-minute rounds (max. 2 mins for female boxers and 3 mins for male boxers), to be held by the Promoter in __________________ on the _____ day of ______________ , 20___, against ________________________ of ________________________ or a substitute permitted by the Boxing Authority Regulations, at a weight not exceeding ______ pounds.

2. (1) The Promoter shall pay the Boxer for the Boxer's services, after the boxing match, _____________ dollars in ________________ money, or ______ percentage of the gross receipts of the boxing match less the amount deducted from those receipts according to the Boxing Authority Regulations.

The Promoter shall pay the Boxer's expenses in ________________ money, as follows:

3. The Boxer shall deposit with the Promoter, cash or a certified cheque, in the amount of _____________ dollars, to be forfeited in accordance with the Boxing Authority Regulations if the Boxer does not appear for the boxing match or appears, but in the opinion of the Medical Advisor, is not in a physical condition to participate in the boxing match, or appears but does not meet the weight limit as set out in paragraph or Section 1 above.

4. Where the Boxer is overweight, the Boxer shall take part in the boxing match unless the Authority deems the difference in weights between the Boxer and the opponent is too great for a fair boxing match.

5. The Boxer shall be in __________________ at least 48 hours prior to the "weigh-in" or at such other time as the Authority shall approve. The Boxer shall not take part in another boxing match in the 7-day period immediately preceding the boxing match herein contracted for.

6. (1) The Boxer agrees to use a foul-proof guard/chest protector selected by the Boxer of a type approved by the Authority.

(2) It is expressly understood that this boxing match is not to be terminated by a low blow, as any foul- proof guard selected by the Boxer is, in the Boxer's opinion, sufficient protection to withstand any so-called low blow that might otherwise incapacitate the Boxer.

7. The Boxer agrees that if, in the opinion of the Referee, the Boxer "fouls", "stalls", "fakes", or "quits" during the boxing match, the Boxer shall not be entitled to compensation, and the purse shall be forfeited in accordance with the Boxing Authority Regulations.

8. The Boxer hereby declares and guarantees that the Boxer is the full age of nineteen years.

9. The Promoter is representing ________________________ who will be paid _____________ dollars as a fee for this contract, such payment to be made by ________________________ .

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Promoter and Boxer have signed their names the day and year first above written.

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Promoter

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Boxer