British and Irish boxers and promoters are set to have a choice of National Licensing and Sanctioning Authority for the first time in living memory, as a new Professional Boxing Governing, Sanctioning and Licensing organization for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland officially launches this month.
In the past the British and Irish professional boxers have had little choice but to be licensed with either the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) in the United Kingdom, or the Boxing Union of Ireland (BUI) in the Republic of Ireland.
The only feasible alternative available, being via the overseas licensing route, through organizations such as the Malta Boxing Commission (MBC) or the German Boxing Association (GBA), which have both successfully sanctioned numerous events in the British Isles over the past few years.
However, that is all set to change with the introduction of the BRITISH & IRISH BOXING AUTHORITY (BIBA), an organization formed by the team that has successfully operated the Malta Boxing Commission’s UK and Irish division for the past three years and several former BBBofC officials.
The British & Irish Boxing Authority is set to begin operation with immediate effect, having incorporated Malta Boxing Commission’s entire British and Irish division into the new organization, following the MBC Executive Committee’s decision to revert and concentrate their efforts on the licensing and sanctioning of boxers and events in the Republic of Malta for the foreseeable future.
For further information on the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) please see the official website; www.boxbiba.com and also please follow on Facebook www.facebook.com/BibaBoxing and Twitter www.twitter.com/BIBABoxing
About The British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA)
The British & Irish Boxing Authority is a professional boxing Governing, Sanctioning and Licensing organisation that operates primarily within the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
The British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) has affiliation with many World Boxing Championship organisations, a number of regional Championship organisations as well as operates both National and International Championships, within the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, under the BIBA banner.
As such we at the British & Irish Boxing Authority are determined to do our utmost best for BIBA licensed professional boxers, whether they are just starting their career or are battle hardened veterans.
The British & Irish Boxing Authority’s primary focus – besides the licensing of professional boxers and their coaching, management and promotional agents, sanctioning of professional boxing events, as well as the training and licensing of officials – is the raising of medical protection standards for the sport, to ensure that the health and safety of the young men and women that participate in the sport, as well as the application of the Association Of Boxing Commissions (ABC) Unified Rules and Regulations for Professional Boxing events.
Official bout record keeping and publishing, for events sanctioned by the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) are currently by FightFax (USA) and an application has also been made to BoxRec (UK)
THE BIBA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Executive Committee of the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) comprises of some of the most respected people within boxing, each dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of their license holders and boxers that compete on events sanctioned by the BIBA.
- Honorary President: TBA
- Vice President/CEO: Gianluca Di Caro
- Vice President (Scotland): Kenny Barr
- Vice President (Ireland): David Walshe
- Chairman: Al Low (Former Michigan State (USA) Commissioner)
- Vice Chairman: Jennifer Burton
- Secretary General: David Smith
- Chief Medical Officer: Dr Louise Eccles
- Treasurer: Stephen Smith
- Championship Committee Chairman: Don Collette
- Director of Female Boxing: Marianne Marston
- Director of International Broadcasting: Ira Glass
- Director of Media Relations: TBA
- Head of Officials (Timekeeping): Peter McCann
- Head of Officials (Referees & Judges): TBA
- Joint Chief Inspectors: Terry Clarke & Dave Porter
BIBA Regional Councils
Currently there are four British & Irish Boxing Authority regional councils :- Northern, Southern, Scotland and Ireland.
Each Regional Council comprises of a Chairman, Secretary, Area Chief Medical Officer, a Chief Inspector and a Boxers Representative. A representative from each Council is also represented on the main board.
The Regional Council receives license applications for all categories and must consider each application fully and make a suitable recommendation to the British & Irish Boxing Authority Head Office.
Only the British & Irish Boxing Authority Head Office has the power to grant an application for a license, however Regional Councils do have the ability to suspend licenses, subject to due process, and arbitrate in disputes between license holders.
Each Regional Council is also responsible for arranging the British & Irish Boxing Authority courses, such as Referee/Judges, First Aid and Coaches/Cut man courses in their respective Region.
The Regional Council may also consider applications for assistance from former boxers and others involved in boxing within their area, who are in need of financial or other assistance.
The role of the Championship Committee is two fold, firstly the Ranking of boxers for internal BIBA Championships and secondly to revue any applications for boxers to compete for a Championship, whether BIBA’s own or those of Regional or World Championship organisations whose Championships are competed for on BIBA sanctioned events, to ensure that the matching is suitable for the proposed Championship accolade.
It is BIBA’s clear intent that the Championship Committee is to remain as independent as possible and as such other than the BIBA representatives, the committee comprises of independent Championship specialists.
The Chairman of the Championship committee is Mr Don Collette, President of the Canadian Professional Boxing Council (C.P.B.C. – www.canadianboxingcouncil.com )
The Vice Chairman is Mr Sebastien Pitois, Supervisor and Commissioner Universal Boxing Organization, Baltic and Mediterranean Region (UBO – www.uboboxing.com )
Members of the BIBA Championship Committee
Mr Gianluca Di Caro, BIBA Board Representative and Director World Boxing Union Europe (WBU Europe – www.wbueurope.eu)
Mr Danny McGarvie, British Columbia Representative of the Canadian Professional Boxing Council (C.P.B.C. – www.canadianboxingcouncil.com )
Mr Kenny Barr, BIBA Board Representative and United Kingdom Representative for the World Boxing Foundation (WBF – www.worldboxingfoundation.com )
Mr Ryan Wissow, President of the Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA www,wiba_ratings.tripod.com/)
Mr Mick Croucher, President of the World Boxing Foundation (WBF – www.worldboxingfoundation.com )
BIBA Referees, Judges and Timekeepers
All Referees, Judges and Timekeepers officiating at British & Irish Boxing Authority sanctioned event are required to be licensed by either the British & Irish Boxing Authority or another officially recognised professional boxing sanctioning organisation.
Whilst BIBA currently only have respected and highly qualified Referees and Judges licensed, there are regular Referee and Judges courses, undertaken by either World recognised and highly respected Championship referees and Judges to ensure that the BIBA will continue to have World class referees and judges available in the future.
The Chief BIBA Timekeeper also undertakes training of potential BIBA Timekeepers, this is in the form of a training course as well as the shadowing of BIBA Timekeepers at events.
Only the British & Irish Boxing Authority Head Office appoints Referees, Judges and Timekeepers for events sanctioned by themselves and each are paid a set fee, which is determined by the size and nature of the particular event and by the nature of any particular main event or Championship contest to which they have been appointed.
BIBA Ringside Medical Officer & Medical Advisory Board
The British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) endeavours to ensure that each Medical Officer appointed by BIBA as a Ringside Medical Officer, has thorough knowledge of the most common injuries which can occur during the course of a boxing match.
To assist them in this area, each Medical Officer appointed by the British & Irish Boxing Authority is provided with a copy of the Association Of Boxing Commissions (ABC) Ringside Medical Handbook, which covers all aspects of injuries etc that can occur during competition.
On the day of a tournament, or if a Championship event the day before the tournament, one of the BIBA Medical Officers appointed for an event will attend the official weigh-in.
Following the official weigh-in, each boxer is required to undertake a medical examination and is questioned on his/her medical history.
In the cases where the BIBA Medical Officer is unsatisfied about the condition of either boxer, he/she will not sign the medical certificate which would allow the contest to take place. This applies to all boxers whether permanently licensed by BIBA or those from overseas.
No tournament will be allowed to commence without at least one appointed BIBA Medical Officer sitting at ringside, or an ambulance on standby staffed by at least two fully qualified and equipped paramedics.
At least one of the BIBA Medical Officers appointed for a boxing tournament must be practised and qualified in the management of an unconscious or partially conscious patient and in effect this either means a Consultant Anaesthetist or a Consultant in an Accident or Emergency Unit at a hospital or previously had been a Consultant in an Accident or Emergency Unit at a hospital.
Although the Referee is in sole charge of a contest and is the only person authorised to stop a contest, a duly appointed BIBA Medical Officer for an event may be called upon to inspect an injury if so required by the Referee and of his/her own volition may visit a boxer’s corner during the one minute interval between rounds should he/she feel there is any cause for concern.
BIBA Medical Officers have the power to impose or extend a medical suspension on a licence regardless of whether or not the boxer has won, lost or drawn the contest.
No boxer is permitted to leave a venue after a contest without having been cleared fit to do so by one of the BIBA Medical Officers in charge.
According to the Regulations of the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA), Medical Officers at BIBA licensed boxing tournaments can only be appointed by BIBA Head Office. This is to ensure that the Medical Officer is fully qualified and conversant with the ABC Ringside Medical Handbook.
In addition the British & Irish Boxing Authority are able to call upon a number of specialists Consultants, in the UK and Europe, within the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology and cardiology, which ensures that they have the best treatment available for their license holders as well as are able to keep abreast of developments within these specialist areas.
Rule #2-1. Of The BIBA Rules and Regulations – Medical Advisory Board
The British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) shall appoint four physicians to serve on a Medical Advisory Board for a term of four years.
The Governor shall designate a member with experience in sports medicine as chairman of the board. Each member shall be paid a per diem rate to be established by the secretary, but not in excess of £100 (€130) per day.
The BIBA Medical Advisory Board shall issue an annual report to the commission, which shall include a review of the health status of each boxer who competed during the prior fiscal year to identify those who may be at risk of serious physical impairment.
The BIBA Medical Advisory Board may recommend changes or additions to the health and safety rules and regulations of the commission and, upon request of the commission, shall review proposed rules and regulations and advise the commission of recommendations with respect to the proposed rules and regulations.
Currently the BIBA Medical Advisory Board Consists of:
Dr. Louise Eccles M.D. MBChB DRCOG FP Cert LF Hom (Chairperson of the BIBA Medical Advisory Board)
Dr. Yousef Rashid M.D. MB BS (London 1992) MRCGP DFFP RCOG
Dr. Mark Xuereb M.D. M.R.C.Psych.(UK) M.C.E.M.(UK) M.M.C.F.D.
Dr. Usman Rana M.D. MBChB
Professional Boxers License Application Guide and Information.
The most important category of all, these are the exceptional men and women who compete, without whom, the sport would not exist at all.
As such the health and safety of the boxers is the British & Irish Boxing Authority primary concern.
Whilst the British & Irish Boxing Authority, do not have a policy to actively recruit boxers, they are willing to accept applications for licenses.
To be eligible for a British & Irish Boxing Authority license, applicants are required to prove a reasonable level of amateur boxing, or other pugilistic sport such as Kick Boxing, experience.
For novice boxers it is also required that a full contact sparring test session, against a licensed boxer of the same weight, to ensure that they have suitable ability to compete.
It is a requirement that applicants undertake a full medical, as well as blood screening, for HIV, Hepatitis C Antigen, Hepatitis B Antigen, Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, on application as well as annually for the duration of their license.
It is also a requirement that the applicant undertakes an MRI/MRA scan on application as well as annually for the duration of their license.
To ensure the health and safety of a competitor at an event, the competitor must also undertake a pre-contest medical.
Also that at the conclusion of the bout that the competitor is inspected immediately by the official BIBA Ringside Medical Officer as well as undertake a post-bout medical.
Should a boxer suffers a head injury during a competition, it is imperative that he or she are transported to the nearest neurosurgical unit as rapidly as possible.
To ensure that this is possible the British & Irish Boxing Authority contact the local A&E as well as the nearest Neurological centre to inform them that an event will take place, as well as provide direct telephone contact from the Ringside Medical Officer to the nearest A&E or Neurological unit to ensure that they will be on full alert and expect an injured boxer.
BRITISH & IRISH BOXING AUTHORITY BOXER’S MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Blood Work: HIV (must be drawn within 30 days of submitting all requirements to become licensed), Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, and Hepatitis C: Antibody (Hepatitis B & C blood work can be drawn within the calendar year).
2. Physical: Must be administered by a licensed M.D. or D.O. and is good for one calendar year.
3. Eye Exam: Must submit a dilated ophthalmological exam administered by a licensed ophthalmologist. This exam is valid for one calendar year.
4. Radiological Exams: Must submit an MRI or MRA of the brain without contrast on an annual basis.
5. Older Fighters: Professional boxers who will turn 36 during this calendar year, or is 36 and over must submit a comprehensive physical exam administered by a licensed M.D. or D.O., an EKG, Chest X-Ray, Urinalysis, and additional blood work including: CBC, Chemistry Panel containing Electrolytes, Creatinine, and Liver Function.
6. Additional Requirements: For professional boxers who has not fought a professional fight in the last 36 months, has fought over 425 professional rounds and is not under suspension in another state or country need to submit a comprehensive physical exam administered by a licensed M.D. or D.O., an EKG, Chest X-Ray, Urinalysis, and additional blood work including: CBC, Chemistry Panel containing Electrolytes, Creatinine, and Liver Function.
All Professional boxers, competing over bouts of 4 x 3 minute or 6 x 2 minute duration and above are required to undertake a full medical, as well as blood screening, eye test and an MRI scan annually.
In the case of a boxer applying for a professional boxers license for the first time a MRI/MRA is required – there is no additional fee for the MRA.
The medical and blood screening can be undertaken by any doctor, including the boxer’s own GP, cost wise this may vary depending on the doctor undertaking the medical, in our experience the cost ranges between £125 (€160) and £250 (€320) maximum
You will be required to take photo ID to enable the doctor to verify your identity before undertaking the medical and blood screening, as well as the agreed payment.
The eye test can be undertaken by any high street optician, in our experience the cost ranges between £10 (€13) and £25 (€33).
As above – You will be required to take photo ID to enable the optician to verify your identity before undertaking the eye test, as well as payment.
Due to the MBC having a contract with in-health the cost of the MRI or MRI/MRA is reduced to £300 (€390), however for the MRI or MRI/MRA to be at this reduced cost the BIBA head office are required to make the referral, as such when the booking please supply head office the following details;
- Full Name
- Contact No:
- Date of Birth.
As above – You will be required to take photo ID to enable In-Health to verify your identity before undertaking the scans, as well as payment.
Guidelines for BIBA Sanctioned Professional Boxing Events
This memorandum is to again define your responsibilities before, during and after a professional boxing event, which is governed by Title 3A of the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) Statutes.
Hopefully, this will assist you in the promotion of your events in accordance with the British & Irish Boxing Authority, (office) statutes and regulations.
1. BOXING RING
The boxing ring used for the 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.
Three (3) steps to the ring must be in place, one each positioned at the red and blue corner for the boxer and his/her team and a third positioned at a neutral corner for the MC and Ring Card Girls to make their entrance to the ring.
2. BARRIERS & RING WALK SECURITY
To separate the ringside working area for officials and medical staff from the public areas either:
1) Ringside area requires security barriers in position a minimum of 2.5 metres from edge of ring apron
2) An area of at least 2.5 metres from the officials, medical team and media tables must be kept clear before placement of ringside seating for VIP guests.
3) No more than six rows of ringside seating may be set up within the required security barriers.
4) At least two entrances to ringside must be kept clear and have security staff in place to ensure a clean exit for the medical team in case of an incident as well as to provide the boxers a clear entrance to the ring.
For each event to be sanctioned by the British & Irish Boxing Authority a signed event Sanctioning Agreement must be completed on application and the bond/sanctioning fee paid for the permit to issued.
An original copy of the agreement for an event must be in the office at the latest fourteen (14) business days prior to the event. e.mailed copies are acceptable as an executed copy, once fee payment has been received.
No advertising shall be done before a permit is approved by the office.
4. MEDICAL INSURANCE
Pursuant to the Professional Boxing Safety Act 1996
The British & Irish Boxing Authority have a fully comprehensive insurance policy for boxers and officials participating at events sanctioned by BIBA, which is in excess of the minimum requirements under the Professional Boxing Safety Act 1996.
5. APPROVAL OF BOUTS
It is necessary for the Office to have the line-up for your event at least five (5) business days in advance, in order to allow sufficient time to clear contestants and to ensure they are eligible to participate in the event.
Any substitutes after the line-up has been submitted to our office will also need to be approved and cleared accordingly, before they can participate.
If time does not permit a proper clearance, we cannot allow a contestant to participate in the event.
You may verify if a boxer is on suspension by going to www.fightfax.com
click on the “suspension list” to view suspended boxers for a nominal fee.
Listed below are the criteria for approval of a contestant.
Fighters must meet these criteria to be eligible to participate in boxing in a British & Irish Boxing Authority sanctioned event
(A) A fighter who has lost their last ten (10) bouts by decision, technical knockout, or knockout shall not be approved to box in a bout unless special requirements have been met;
(B) Any fighter who has lost their last five (5) bouts by technical knockout or knockout, not to include TKO or KO by a body shot, shall not be approved to fight in a bout; unless special medical tests have been completed.
(C) Any boxer with less than three (3) professional bouts may not box in a bout scheduled for more than four (4) rounds,
(D) All boxers’ records must be verified (BoxRec or FightFax)
6. EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY THE PROMOTER
The promoter must provide equipment needed for the event as outlined in the regulations, which includes, but is not limited to: ring, stools, towels, water, buckets, gloves, gauze and tape for hand wraps.
- The office or venue will provide a certified scale if requested.
- The promoter must verify that their gloves are in good physical condition or they will not be used.
- The promoter should have a set of gloves for each fight.
- A different set of gloves must be used for each bout.
- High stools must be provided for the judges at ringside for each event.
7. ASSIGNMENT OF OFFICIALS
The BIBA head office will appoint the medical officers, timekeeper, judges, and referees for each event.
The promoter is responsible for paying the compensation set by the BIBA head office for the professional services of these officials.
The BIBA head office has the final determination on the selection for all officials, as well as the selection of the physician for each event.
8. COMPENSATION FOR OFFICIALS
The base rates for officials assigned to BIBA events are listed below.
These amounts may be adjusted based upon, attendance, gate receipts, length of show, title fights and distance travelled by the official.
The office may also require the promoter to provide hotel rooms and travel expenses including mileage, when necessary for officials.
A travel allowance (45p per mile) may also be assessed in addition to the base fee unless the promoter has paid for travel (flights/train etc).
Supervisor: £350 (UK) – €450 (ROI)
Inspector: £200 (UK) – €260 (ROI)
Referees £350 (UK) – €450 (ROI)
Judges £200 (UK) – €260 (ROI)
Timekeeper £300 (UK) – €390 (ROI)
Doctors £350* (UK) – €450* (ROI)
*Doctors fee may vary either up or down dependent on location of event.
For events with more than five (5) professional bouts two doctors are mandatory.
PLEASE NOTE: A bout cannot begin without at least one doctor being seated at ringside.
The pay rates for officials for televised shows shall be higher.
The pay structure for the officials involved in title fights will follow the sanctioning body’s published fee schedule for the payment of officials.
If the sanctioning body does not have a published fee schedule, the office will make the final determination on the amount of compensation for officials.
The Office may also require the promoter to provide hotel rooms for officials and travel expenses, including mileage, when necessary for all title fight officials.
9. EXCESS TIME ALLOWANCE FEES FOR OFFICIALS
In the past, we have experienced late start times, long periods of delays, as well as events lasting past what is realistic.
An average event should last approximately 4 hours.
We take pride in appointing experienced and certified officials for our events to ensure the outcome of each fight is accurate.
Therefore, to prevent abuses of our office and/or officials regarding long events, the following additional fees may be assessed to the promoter’s expenses for officials:
If the event starts 30 minutes past the official starting time listed on the approved permit application, you may be required to pay each official an additional £25 (ROI €35) per hour or partial hour.
Any shows which last over four and one half hours may require the promoter to pay each official an additional £25 (ROI €35) per hour or partial hour over that amount of time.
10. BIBA NON-CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT SANCTIONING FEES
The BIBA non- Championship Event Sanctioning fees are as follows
A refundable bond of £3,500 (ROI €4,550) must be lodged with BIBA head office fourteen (14) days prior to the event.
1-5 Bouts £350 (UK) – €450 (ROI)
6-10 Bouts £450 (UK) – €580 (ROI)
10 Plus Bouts £550 (UK) – €710 (ROI)
All non-championship sanctioning fees are to be paid in full prior to commencement of event.
11. TICKETS COLLATION & CHAMPIONSHIP/TELEVISED EVENT SANCTIONING FEES
There are several changes impacting this rule that will require the promoter to provide more information to the BIBA (Office) to calculate the BIBA sanctioning fees based upon the gate receipts.
For televised events or those featuring Championship bouts an additional fee to the sanction fee of 2% of gate revenue is payable.
The right of admission to a contest of professional boxing shall not be sold to a person unless that person is provided with a ticket.
An inventory of all the tickets must be submitted to the Office with the permit application.
The inventory must include all of the tickets that are printed for the event.
Each ticket must have the price, name of the promoter as licensed with the Office and the date of the event.
A promoter shall not issue complimentary tickets for more than four percent (4%) of the seats in the house without the office’s written authorization.
If the office approves the issuance of complimentary tickets over and above the four percent (4%) cap, the complimentary tickets are exempt from the BIBA Sanctioning fee.
All complimentary tickets must indicate on the ticket that it’s a complimentary ticket and its value had the ticket actually been purchased.
All fee payments must be made within 72 hours of the conclusion of the event.
12. COLLECTION OF TICKETS AND CALCULATION OF CHAMPIONSHIP/TELEVISED EVENT SANCTIONING FEES
The promoter must set forth the proper procedures for their employees and/or
designated staff to place each ticket stub in a lock box, in order for the tickets to be available for the BIBA inspector to count.
The promoter, or the designee, may be present when the tickets are counted to verify the 2% BIBA sanctioning fee.
The promoter should be prepared to pay the 2% BIBA sanctioning fee as soon as the tickets are counted and fees are calculated, if at all possible.
Within 72 hours after a contest the promoter shall pay the BIBA sanctioning fee to the office.
13. PAYMENT OF LICENSE FEES
The promoter must notify the office representative if the license fees for the contestants and seconds will be deducted from the fighter’s purse.
If so, the promoter must be prepared to pay for the license fees prior to the start of the event.
The promoter will also be responsible for the licenses of the participants who have made application, but have not made payment for their license.
Credentials shall only be issued to: Contestants, promoters, officials, members of the media, Officials of British & Irish Boxing Authority, designated representatives of the office and to those actual and necessary persons working at the exhibition, arena or facility.
15. LICENSE ON PERSON
Each participant is to have their license with them.
If he/she cannot provide their license, they may be required to purchase one.
The promoter and office should agree upon a weigh-in time and date.
It is the promoter’s responsibility to ensure all contestants are present at the designated time and place.
The boxers who are late, or fail to show up at the designated time, may be denied the ability to participate in the event, be fined, be suspended or all three.
Pre fight physicals must be completed at least one half hour prior to the event.
Fights that involve television shall complete physicals the day before the fight at a time designated by the office.
Physicals should be completed as early as possible because some boxers may not pass the pre-fight physical, therefore, the boxer will not be allowed to participate in the event.
If the doctor determines a boxer cannot participate, the boxer will not be allowed to participate under any circumstances. This is for the health and
safety of the boxer.
- As of January 1st 2012 before a fighter can be licensed he must provide the office with a copy of a negative HIV, HEP B, and HEP C test. No fighter will be allowed to compete without accomplishing this.
18. AMBULANCE AND MEDICAL PERSONNEL
The promoter must provide two paramedics and an ambulance before an event will commence.
Boxing events will not begin, or continue, without an ambulance on site during the entire event.
Also, the BIBA assigned doctor(s) must be present at ringside during the event.
EVENT MEDICAL COVERAGE
The MINIMUM medical coverage required for events sanctioned by the British & Irish Boxing Authority sanctioned events are:
Events featuring up to ten (10) bouts
Equipped Medical Room including defibrillator
One Emergency Equipped Ambulance
Please note: though the above is the minimum standard, we do advise that a third doctor and a second ambulance and paramedic team to be on standby at the venue at all times.
Events featuring more than ten (10) bouts, or Championship events
Equipped Medical Room including defibrillator
Two Emergency Equipped Ambulances
Please note: That the doctors are provided through the official BIBA General Medical Officer – in each case one of whom is either an Emergency Response Trauma Specialist, Neurologist or anaesthetist.
19. RINGSIDE SEATING/TABLES
There must be seats and tables available at ringside for the following: physician(s), medical staff, timekeeper, referee(s), announcer, officials and inspectors of the office.
Bottles of water shall be provided by the promoter for all ringside officials.
If the event is televised or includes a Championship contest, there must be seating for the additional officials that are assigned to event.
Please be aware that the promoter is responsible for security.
It has been noted that in some situations, where the spectators have become unruly and extremely disrespectful to officials and inspectors, security has not always been available for these situations.
One member of the Security team must be present outside each dressing room to ensure that no member of the public have access to the boxers dressing rooms, also to ensure that not more than three team members are present to attend to the boxer’s pre fight preparations.
Please note, that providing sufficient security is the promoter’s responsibility.
21. EXHIBITION BOUTS
Exhibition bouts are legal and can occur on a fight card, however, to qualify for an exhibition bout, both boxers must agree in writing that the bout will be a no decision.
The results of the bout will not be turned in to the official boxing registry.
However, all suspensions will be turned into the boxing registry.
22. WAITING PERIODS
All fighters who complete the scheduled number of rounds must wait seven days from the date of the fight before participating in any further contest.
23. BOUT AGREEMENTS
All boxers who compete must have a written bout agreement between the boxer and the promoter as required by Law.
The agreement will be signed by both the boxer & promoter. The agreement will establish as a minimum the date of the event, the boxer & promoter information, the number of rounds, the opponent, the approximate weight, and the total amount to be paid the boxer.
Copies of these agreements must be given to the BIBA Event Supervisor or Chief Inspector a minimum of one (1) hour prior to the start of an event.
Gianluca Di Caro, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer