201 KAR 27:011. General requirements for boxing and kickboxing shows.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 229.021, 229.031, 229.071, 229.081, 229.091, 229.101, 229.131, 229.171, 15 U.S.C. 6304, 6305(a), (b)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 229.021, 229.071, 229.091(1), 229.171(1), 229.180(1), 15 U.S.C. 6304

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 229.171(1) authorizes the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority to provide the sole direction, management, control, and jurisdiction over all professional boxing, sparring, and wrestling matches or exhibitions to be conducted, held, or given within the Commonwealth. KRS 229.180(1) authorizes the authority to promulgate administrative regulations necessary or expedient for the performance of its regulatory function. KRS 229.021 and 229.071(2) and (3) authorize the authority to grant annual licenses to applicants for participation in professional matches if the authority determines that the financial responsibility, experience, character, and general fitness of the applicant indicate that participation by the applicant is in the public interest. KRS 229.091(1) provides that every licensee shall be subject to administrative regulations promulgated by the authority. 15 U.S.C. 6304 requires a promoter to provide medical insurance for injuries sustained in a match. This administrative regulation establishes the general requirements for boxing and kickboxing shows.

 

      Section 1. (1) The authority shall license all persons approved to participate as contestants in a boxing or kickboxing show.

      (2) A participant shall apply for a license at the show site after a prefight physical.

      (3) An application shall only be mailed to the authority if the applicant is over thirty-nine (39) years old and a comprehensive physical is required pursuant to Section 34 of this administrative regulation. An application shall be submitted on-site at the event after the prefight physical if the applicant is thirty-nine (39) years or less.

      (4) A license shall expire on December 31 of the year in which it is issued.

 

      Section 2. (1)(a) An applicant for a boxing license shall complete and submit to the authority the form Application for License as a Boxer.

      (b) A copy of the applicant’s picture identification or birth certificate shall be submitted with the application.

      (2) The license fee for each participant shall be as follows:

      (a) For boxers and kickboxers: twenty (20) dollars

      (b) For a boxer’s federal identification card, pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 6305(a) and (b): ten (10) dollars. This identification is valid for two (2) years from the date issued. To obtain a boxer’s federal identification card, an applicant shall complete and submit to the authority the form Boxer’s Federal Identification Card Application.

 

      Section 3. (1) A promoter of a boxing or kickboxing show shall request a show date by completing and submitting to the authority the form Boxing Show Notice Form.

      (2) The form shall be submitted to the authority for approval no less than thirty (30) calendar days before the requested show date.

      (3) There shall not be advertising of the event prior to the approval.

      (4) Upon approval by the authority, all advertisements shall include the promoter’s license number.

 

      Section 4. Before the commencement of the main event of a boxing or kickboxing show or exhibition, a promoter of a show or exhibition shall tender to the inspector or an employee of the authority a certified check or money order made payable to each official who will officiate the show or exhibition in the amount prescribed by the schedule of compensation for officials established in Section 5 of this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 5. The schedule for compensation to be paid prior to the commencement of the main event to officials participating in a boxing or kickboxing show shall be as follows:

      (1) Judges for boxing or kickboxing shows: seventy-five (75) dollars each.

      (2) Timekeeper for boxing or kickboxing shows: seventy-five (75) dollars.

      (3) Physician for boxing and kickboxing show:

      (a) $300: up to ten (10) schedule bouts;

      (b) $350: eleven (11) to fifteen (15) scheduled bouts; or

      (c) $400: over fifteen (15) scheduled bouts.

      (4) Referees for boxing and kickboxing shows: $100 each.

 

      Section 6. If a show or exhibition is cancelled with less than twenty-four (24) hours' notice to the authority, officials shall be paid one-half (1/2) the compensation required by Section 5 of this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 7. (1) The proposed card for a show shall be filed with the authority at least five (5) business days prior to the date of the show. Notice of a change in a program or substitution in a show shall be immediately filed with the authority.

      (2) If the authority determines, based on a contestant's fight history, that a proposed bout may not be reasonably competitive, the bout shall be denied.

 

      Section 8. Each contestant’s compensation agreement shall be in writing and submitted to the authority for approval not less than five (5) calendar days prior to the date of the proposed show.

 

      Section 9. (1) Before the commencement of a show, all changes or substitutions in the card shall be:

      (a) Announced from the ring; and

      (b) Posted in a conspicuous place at the ticket office.

      (2) In the event of a change in the card, a purchaser of a ticket shall be entitled, upon request, to a refund of the purchase price of the tickets, provided the request is made before the commencement of the show.

 

      Section 10. Within twenty-four (24) hours of the conclusion of a show, the promoter shall, pursuant to KRS 229.031(1), complete and submit to the authority the form, Boxing Event Report.

 

      Section 11. (1) The area between the ring and the first row of spectators on all four (4) sides and the locker room area shall be under the exclusive control of the authority.

      (a) Alcohol or smoking shall be prohibited in the areas under the control of the authority.

      (b) Authority staff and licensees shall be the only people allowed inside the areas under the control of the authority.

      (2) An event held outdoors while the temperature is or exceeds a heat index of 100 degrees Fahrenheit shall be conducted under a roof.

      (3) A ring shall have a canvas mat or similar material, unless the event is held outdoors in which case only canvas shall be used. A boxing match may be held in a Mixed Martial Arts cage if the match is in conjunction with a Mixed Martial Arts event.

 

      Section 12. (1) There shall be an area of at least six (6) feet between the edge of the ring floor and the first row of spectator seats on all four (4) sides of the ring.

      (2) A partition, barricade, or some type of divider shall be placed:

      (a) Between the first row of the spectator seats and the six (6) foot area surrounding the ring; and

      (b) Along the sides of the entry lane for boxers and kickboxers to enter the ring and the spectator area.

 

      Section 13. The ring specifications shall be as follows:

      (1) A bout shall be held in a four (4) sided roped ring with the following specifications:

      (a) The floor of the ring inside the ropes shall not be less than sixteen (16) feet square;

      (b) The floor of the ring shall extend beyond the ropes for a distance of not less than one (1) foot;

      (c) The floor of the ring shall be elevated not more than six (6) feet above the arena floor; and

      (d) The ring shall have steps to enter the ring on two (2) sides.

      (2) The ring shall be formed of ropes with the following specifications:

      (a) There shall be a minimum of three (3) ropes extended in a triple line at the following heights above the ring floor:

      1. Twenty-four (24) inches;

      2. Thirty-six (36) inches; and

      3. Forty-eight (48) inches.

      (b) A fourth rope may be used if it is approved by the inspector or employee of the authority prior to the commencement of the show.

      (c) The ropes shall be at least one (1) inch in diameter.

      (d) The ropes shall be wrapped in a clean, soft material and drawn taut.

      (e) The ropes shall be held in place with two (2) vertical straps on each of the four (4) sides of the ring.

      (3) The ropes shall be supported by ring posts that shall be:

      (a) Made of metal or other strong material;

      (b) Not less than three (3) inches in diameter; and

      (c) At least eighteen (18) inches from the ropes.

      (4) The ring floor shall be padded or cushioned with a clean, soft material that:

      (a) Is at least one (1) inch in thickness using thick slow recovery foam matting;

      (b) Extends over the edge of the platform; and

      (c)1. Is covered with a single canvas stretched tightly. If the event is held outdoors, only canvas shall be used; and

      2. Is clean, sanitary, dry, and free from:

      a. Grit;

      b. Dirt;

      c. Resin;

      d. Blood; and

      e. Any other foreign object or substance.

      (5) A ring rope shall be attached to a ring post by turnbuckles padded with a soft vertical pad at least six (6) inches in width.

 

      Section 14. A bell or horn shall be used by the timekeeper to indicate the time.

 

      Section 15. In addition to the ring and ring equipment, the promoter shall supply the items listed in this section, which shall be available for use as needed:

      (1) A public address system in good working order;

      (2) Chairs for judges and timekeepers elevated sufficiently to provide an unobstructed view of the ring and the ring floor;

      (3) Items for each contestant’s corner, to include:

      (a) A stool or chair;

      (b) A clean bucket;

      (c) Towels; and

      (d) Rubber gloves;

      (4) A complete set of numbered round-cards, if needed;

      (5) A clean stretcher and a clean blanket, placed under or adjacent to the ring throughout each bout;

      (6) First aid oxygen apparatus or equipment; and

      (7) Gloves for each boxer or kickboxer.

 

      Section 16. A scale used for any weigh-in shall be approved in advance by the inspector or employee of the authority.

 

      Section 17. A promoter shall provide a minimum of two (2) security guards for the premises where contests or exhibitions are conducted and the locker rooms to ensure adequate protection against disorderly conduct. A disorderly act, assault, or breach of decorum on the part of a licensee at the premises shall be prohibited.

 

      Section 18. (1) Emergency medical personnel and portable medical equipment shall be stationed at ringside during the event.

      (2) There shall be resuscitation equipment, oxygen, a stretcher, a certified ambulance, and an emergency medical technician on site for each contest.

      (3) If the ambulance is required to leave the event, boxing and kickboxing shall not be allowed to continue until an ambulance is once again present and medical personnel are at ringside.

 

      Section 19. (1) There shall be at least one (1) physician licensed by the authority at ringside before a bout is allowed to begin.

      (2) The physician shall have at ringside medical supplies reasonably anticipated to provide first aid medical assistance for the type of injuries reasonably anticipated to occur in a boxing or kickboxing contest.

 

      Section 20. (1) A promoter shall provide health insurance for the boxer or kickboxer for any injuries sustained in the boxing event.

      (2) The minimum amount of coverage per boxer or kickboxer shall be $5,000 benefits.

      (a) Payment of a deductible under the policy shall be the responsibility of the contestant not to exceed an expense of $1,000.

      (b) Deductible expenses above $1,000 shall be the responsibility of the promoter.

      (3) A certificate of insurance coverage shall be provided to the authority no less than two (2) business days before the event.

 

      Section 21. All judges, physicians, referees, and timekeepers shall be selected, licensed, and assigned to each show by the authority. For each show, the authority shall assign:

      (1) Three (3) judges;

      (2) One (1) timekeeper;

      (3) One (1) physician. Two (2) physicians shall be assigned to a bout designated a championship bout by a national sanctioning body recognized by the authority; and

      (4) One (1) referee, unless the card has more than thirty (30) rounds, in which case a minimum of two (2) referees shall be required.

 

      Section 22. Decisions shall be rendered as follows:

      (1) If a contest lasts the scheduled limit, the winner of the contest shall be decided by:

      (a) A majority vote of the judges if three (3) judges are employed to judge the contest; or

      (b) A majority vote of the judges and the referee if two (2) judges are employed to judge the contest.

      (2) Decisions shall be based primarily on boxing or kickboxing effectiveness, with points awarded for display of the following attributes, and points deducted for an opposite showing:

      (a) Clean, forceful hitting;

      (b) Aggressiveness;

      (c) Defensive work; and

      (d) Ring generalship.

 

      Section 23. Scoring shall be as follows:

      (1) Each round in boxing or kickboxing shall be accounted for on the scorecard, using the ten (10) point must system. Scoring shall be expressed in ratio of merit and demerit.

      (2) Score cards shall be:

      (a) Signed;

      (b) Handed to the referee in the ring; and

      (c) Filed by the referee with the inspector or employee of the authority in attendance.

      (3) The decision shall then be announced from the ring.

 

      Section 24. Bouts and rounds shall be as follows:

      (1) Boxing or kickboxing rounds shall:

      (a) Be of either two (2) or three (3) minutes duration; and

      (b) Have not less than a one (1) minute rest period between rounds.

      (2) A boxing or kickboxing bout shall consist of no less than four (4) and no more than twelve (12) rounds. A championship bout shall be twelve (12) rounds in length.

 

      Section 25. Boxing gloves shall meet the requirements established in this section.

      (1) For boxing, contestants shall wear boxing gloves that shall be of the same weight for each contestant and:

      (a) Dry, clean, and sanitary;

      (b) Furnished by the promoter;

      (c) Of equal weight, not to exceed twelve (12) ounces;

      (d) A minimum of eight (8) ounces for a contestant weighing no more than 154 pounds;

      (e) A minimum of ten (10) ounces for a contestant weighing over 154 pounds; and

      (f) Thumbless or thumb-attached.

      (2) For kickboxing, contestants shall wear boxing gloves that shall be of the same weight for each contestant and:

      (a) Clean and sanitary;

      (b) Furnished by the promoter;

      (c) Of equal weight, not to exceed twelve (12) ounces;

      (d) A minimum of eight (8) ounce gloves shall be worn by a contestant weighing no more than 154 pounds; and

      (e) A minimum of ten (10) ounce gloves shall be worn by a contestant weighing over 154 pounds.

      (3) Gloves shall be new for main events and for contests and exhibitions scheduled for ten (10) or more rounds.

      (4) Gloves shall be thumbless or thumb-attached gloves approved by the authority pursuant to this section.

      (5) Kickboxing contestants shall wear padded kickboxing boots. The padding shall be sufficient to protect the kickboxer and his competitor.

      (6) Gloves for all main events shall be dry and free from defects and shall be put on in the ring or locker room and shall be supervised by KBWA staff.

      (7) Breaking, roughing, or twisting of gloves shall not be permitted.

      (8) The laces on gloves shall be tied on the back of the wrist and taped.

 

      Section 26. Bandages shall meet the requirements established in this section.

      (1) For boxing and kickboxing, only soft cotton or linen bandages shall be used for the protection of the boxer or kickboxer's hands.

      (2) Bandages shall not be more than two (2) inches in width and twelve (12) yards in length for each hand.

      (3) Adhesive tape.

      (a) If used, medical adhesive tape not more than one (1) inch in width shall be used to hold bandages in place.

      (b) Adhesive tape shall not be lapped more than one-eighth (1/8) of one (1) inch.

      (c) Adhesive tape not to exceed one (1) layer shall be crossed over the back of the hand for its protection.

      (d) Three (3) strips of adhesive tape, lapping not to exceed one-eighth (1/8) of one (1) inch, may be used for protection of the knuckles.

      (4) Hand wraps shall be applied in the dressing room in the presence of an inspector, official or employee of the authority. The inspector, official, or employee of the authority shall sign the hand wrap and the tape around the strings of the gloves.

 

      Section 27. The requirements governing knockdowns shall be as follows:

      (1) If a contestant is knocked to the floor by the contestant’s opponent, or falls from weakness or other causes, the contestant’s opponent shall:

      (a) Immediately retire to the farthest neutral corner of the ring; and

      (b) Remain there until the referee completes his count or signals a resumption of action.

      (2) The timekeeper shall commence counting off the seconds and indicating the count with a motion of the arm while the contestant is down.

      (3) The referee shall pick up the count from the timekeeper.

      (4) If a contestant fails to rise to his feet before the count of ten (10), the referee shall declare him the loser by waving both arms to indicate a knockout.

      (5) If a contestant who is down rises to his feet during the count, the referee may, if he deems it necessary, step between the contestants long enough to assure that the contestant just arisen is in condition to continue the bout.

      (6) If a contestant who is down arises before the count of ten (10) is reached, and again goes down from weakness or the effects of a previous blow without being struck again, the referee shall resume the count where he left off.

      (7) A standing eight (8) count shall be used by the referee.

      (8) If a contestant is knocked down three (3) times during a round, the contest shall be stopped. The contestant scoring the knockdowns shall be the winner by a technical knockout.

      (9) If a round ends before a contestant who was knocked down rises, the count shall continue, and if the contestant fails to arise before the count of ten (10), the referee shall declare him knocked out.

 

      Section 28. Failure to Resume a Bout. (1) If a contestant fails to resume the bout for any reason after a rest period, or leaves the ring during the rest period and fails to be in the ring when the bell rings to begin the next round, the referee shall count him out the same as if he were down in that round.

      (2) If a contestant who has been knocked out of or has fallen out of the ring during a bout fails to return immediately to the ring and be on his feet before the expiration of ten (10) seconds, the referee shall count him out as if he were down.

 

      Section 29. A contestant shall be considered "down" if:

      (1) Any part of his body other than his feet is on the ring floor;

      (2) He is hanging helplessly over the ropes and in the judgment of the referee, he is unable to stand; or

      (3) He is rising from the "down" position.

 

      Section 30. (1) The following shall be considered fouls:

      (a) Hitting below the belt;

      (b) Hitting an opponent who is down or who is getting up after having been down;

      (c) Holding an opponent and deliberately maintaining a clinch;

      (d) Holding an opponent with one (1) hand and hitting with the other;

      (e) Butting with head or shoulder or using the knee;

      (f) Hitting with the inside, or butt, of the hand, the wrist, or the elbow, and all backhand blows except for those backhand blows allowable in kickboxing;

      (g) Hitting, or flicking, with the glove open or thumbing;

      (h) Wrestling, or roughing, against the ropes;

      (i) Purposely going down without having been hit;

      (j) Deliberately striking at the part of opponent's body over the kidneys;

      (k) Use of the pivot blow, or rabbit punch;

      (l) Biting of the opponent;

      (m) Use of abusive or profane language; or

      (n) Failure to obey the referee.

      (2)(a) A contestant who commits a foul may be disqualified and the decision awarded to his opponent by the referee.

      (b) The referee shall immediately disqualify a contestant who commits a deliberate and willful foul that incapacitates his opponent.

      (c) The referee may take one (1) or more points away from a contestant who commits an accidental foul.

      (3) A contestant committing a foul may be issued a violation by the inspector or employee of the authority.

      (4)(a) If a bout is temporarily stopped by the referee due to accidental fouling, the referee, with the aid of the physician, if necessary, shall decide if the contestant who has been fouled is in physical condition to continue the bout.

      (b) If in the referee’s opinion the contestant's chances have not been seriously jeopardized as a result of the foul, he shall order the bout resumed after a reasonable time, the time to be set by the referee, but not exceeding five (5) minutes.

      (5)(a) If a contestant is unable to continue as the result of an accidental foul and the bout is in one (1) of the first three (3) rounds, the bout shall be declared a technical draw.

      (b) If an accidental foul occurs after the third round, or if an injury sustained from an accidental foul in the first three (3) rounds causes the contest to be subsequently stopped, the contest shall be scored on the basis of the judges' scorecards.

 

      Section 31. The following shall be prohibited:

      (1) "Battle royal"; and

      (2) Use of excessive grease or other substance that may handicap an opponent.

 

      Section 32. (1) A boxer or kickboxer who has been repeatedly knocked out and severely beaten shall be retired and not permitted to box again if, after subjecting him to a thorough examination by a physician licensed by the authority, the action is necessary to protect the health and welfare of the boxer.

      (2) A boxer or kickboxer who has suffered six (6) consecutive defeats by knockout shall not be allowed to box again until he has been investigated by the authority and examined by a physician licensed by the authority.

      (3) A boxer or kickboxer whose license is under suspension in another jurisdiction may be allowed to participate in boxing or kickboxing only after review and approval of the case by the inspector or employee of the authority.

      (4) A boxer or kickboxer who has been knocked out shall be prohibited from all physical contact for sixty (60) days.

      (5) Any boxer or kickboxer who has suffered a technical knockout shall be prohibited from competition for up to thirty (30) days. In determining how many days to prohibit the contestant from competition, the inspector shall consider the nature and severity of the injuries that resulted in the TKO.

      (6) A boxer or kickboxer shall receive a mandatory seven (7) day rest period from competition after competing in an event. Day one (1) of the rest period shall commence on the first day following the event.

 

      Section 33. A boxer or kickboxer shall not engage in boxing or sparring with a member of the opposite sex.

 

      Section 34. (1) Unless special permission otherwise is granted by the authority, a boxer or kickboxer:

      (a) Under nineteen (19) years of age is permitted to box or kickbox no more than six (6) rounds;

      (b) Nineteen (19) years of age is permitted to box or kickbox no more than eight (8) rounds; and

      (c) Twenty (20) years of age is permitted to box or kickbox no more than ten (10) rounds.

      (2) A contestant who has not fought within the last twelve (12) months shall not be scheduled to box or kickbox more than ten (10) rounds.

      (3) A person over the age of thirty-nine (39) shall not box or kickbox without first submitting to a comprehensive physical performed by a physician licensed by the authority. The results of the physical and a medical authorization or release shall then be completed and submitted to the authority no later than fifteen (15) business days prior to the scheduled board meeting.

 

      Section 35. A contestant shall submit HIV Antibody and Hepatitis B Antigen and Hepatitis C Antibody test results at or before prefight physical. The results of these tests shall be no more than 180 days old. A person with positive test results shall not compete.

 

      Section 36. A contestant shall report to and be under the general supervision of the inspector or employee of the authority in attendance at the show and shall be subject to orders given by the inspector or employee of the authority.

 

      Section 37. (1) A contestant shall produce one (1) form of picture identification.

      (2) A contestant shall not assume or use the name of another and shall not change his ring name nor be announced by name other than that which appears on his license except upon approval of the inspector or employee of the authority.

      (3) A contestant shall attend a pre-fight meeting as directed by a representative of the authority.

      (4) A contestant shall check in with the authority not less than one (1) hour prior to the event start time.

      (5) A contestant shall remain in the locker room area until it is time to compete.

 

      Section 38. A contestant shall be clean and neatly attired in proper ring attire, and the trunks of opponents shall be of distinguishing colors.

 

      Section 39. A contestant shall not use a belt that contains any metal substance during a bout. The belt shall not extend above the waistline of the contestant.

 

      Section 40. A contestant shall wear shoes during a bout, and the shoes shall not be fitted with spikes, cleats, hard soles, or hard heels.

 

      Section 41. A contestant shall wear a properly fitted:

      (1) Groin protector;

      (2) Kidney protector, if available; and

      (3) Mouthpiece.

 

      Section 42. If a contest is ended by reason of fouling or failure to give an honest exhibition of skill, as determined by the inspector, referee, or an employee of the authority, the compensation of the offending contestant shall be withheld by the promoter and shall be disposed of as ordered by the authority.

 

      Section 43. (1) The authority may request that a contestant submit to a drug screen for controlled substances at the contestant’s expense. If the drug screen indicates the presence within the contestant of controlled substances for which the contestant does not have a valid prescription, or if the contestant refuses to submit to the test, the authority shall suspend or revoke the license of the contestant, impose a fine upon the contestant, or both.

      (2)(a) The administration of or use of any of the following is prohibited in any part of the body, either before or during a contest or exhibition:

      1. Alcohol;

      2. Stimulant; or

      3. Drug or injection that has not been approved by the authority, including the drugs or injections listed in paragraph (b) of this subsection.

      (b) The following types of drugs, injections, or stimulants shall be prohibited pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection:

      1. Afrinol or another product pharmaceutically similar to Afrinol;

      2. Co-Tylenol or another product pharmaceutically similar to Co-Tylenol;

      3. A product containing an antihistamine and a decongestant;

      4. A decongestant other than a decongestant listed in paragraph (c) of this subsection;

      5. Over-the-counter drug for colds, coughs, or sinuses other than those drugs listed in paragraph (c) of this subsection. This paragraph includes Ephedrine, Phenylpropanolamine, Mahuang, and derivatives of Mahuang;

      6. A drug identified on the most current edition of the Prohibited List published by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The most current edition of the Prohibited List may be obtained, free of charge, at the Internet address www.wada-ama.org.

      (d) The following types of drugs or injections shall be approved by the authority:

      1. Antacids, such as Maalox;

      2. Antibiotics, antifungals, or antivirals that have been prescribed by a physician;

      3. Antidiarrheals, such as Imodium, Kaopectate, or Pepto-Bismol;

      4. Antihistamines for colds or allergies, such as Bromphen, Brompheniramine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Chlor-Trimeton, Dimetane, Hismal, PBZ, Seldane, Tavist-1, or Teldrin;

      5. Antinauseants, such as Dramamine or Tigan;

      6. Antipyretics, such as Tylenol;

      7. Antitussives, such as Robitussin, if the antitussive does not contain codeine;

      8. Antiulcer products, such as Carafate, Pepcid, Reglan, Tagamet, or Zantac;

      9. Asthma products in aerosol form, such as Brethine, Metaproterenol (Alupent), or Salbutamol (Albuterol, Proventil, or Ventolin);

      10. Asthma products in oral form, such as Aminophylline, Cromolyn, Nasalide, or Vanceril;

      11. Ear products, such as Auralgan, Cerumenex, Cortisporin, Debrox, or Vosol;

      12. Hemorrhoid products, such as Anusol-HC, Preparation H, or Nupercainal;

      13. Laxatives, such as Correctol, Doxidan, Dulcolax, Efferyllium, Ex-Lax, Metamucil, Modane, or Milk of Magnesia;

      14. Nasal products, such as AYR Saline, HuMist Saline, Ocean, or Salinex; and

      15. The following decongestants:

      a. Afrin;

      b. Oxymetazoline HCL Nasal Spray; or

      c. Any other decongestant that is pharmaceutically similar to a decongestant listed in clauses a. or b.

      (e) An unarmed combatant shall submit to a urinalysis or chemical test before or after a contest or exhibition if the authority or a representative of the authority so directs.

      (f) A licensee who violates this section shall be subject to disciplinary action by the authority. In addition, if an unarmed combatant who won or drew a contest or exhibition is found to have violated this section, the authority may change the result of that contest or exhibition to a no decision.

 

      Section 44. (1) The class weights permitted in boxing and kickboxing bouts shall be as follows:

CLASS

WEIGHT

Flyweight

Up to 112 lbs.

Bantamweight

Up to 118 lbs.

Jr. Featherweight

Up to 122 lbs.

Featherweight

Up to 126 lbs.

Jr. Lightweight

Up to 130 lbs.

Lightweight

Up to 135 lbs.

Jr. Welterweight

Up to 140 lbs.

Welterweight

Up to 147 lbs.

Jr. Middleweight

Up to 154 lbs.

Middleweight

Up to 160 lbs.

Light Heavyweight

Up to 175 lbs.

Cruiserweight

Up to 195 lbs.

Heavyweight

Over 195 lbs.

      (2) After the weigh-in of a contestant competing in a bout or exhibition:

      (a) Change in weight in excess of three (3) pounds shall be prohibited for a contestant who weighed in at 145 pounds or less; and

      (b) Change in weight in excess of four (4) pounds shall be prohibited for a contestant who weighed in at over 145 pounds.

 

      Section 45. (1) A contestant in a show held under the jurisdiction of the authority shall weigh in stripped, at a time set by the authority.

      (2) The inspector or an employee of the authority and a representative of the promoter conducting the show shall be in attendance to record the official weights.

      (3) A contestant shall not fight more than one (1) class above his weight.

 

      Section 46. On the day of the show, the official physician shall make a physical examination of each contestant.

 

      Section 47. If a contestant is unable to participate in a show for which he has a contract, he shall immediately notify the promoter and the authority and file with the authority a physician's certificate verifying the injury or illness or other verified evidence indicating the reasons for his failure to participate.

 

      Section 48. The promoter shall submit written notice to the nearest hospital with an on-call neurosurgeon that a boxing or kickboxing bout is being held. The notice shall include the date, time, and location of the event. A copy of this notice shall be filed with the authority no less than two (2) business days before the event.

 

      Section 49. The following requirements shall apply to all bouts between female contestants:

      (1) The maximum number of rounds shall be ten (10);

      (2) The length of each round shall be two (2) minutes;

      (3) The rest period between rounds shall be one (1) minute;

      (4) A contestant shall not wear facial cosmetics during the bout;

      (5) A contestant with long hair shall secure her hair with soft and nonabrasive material;

      (6) Weight classes shall be those established in Section 44 of this administrative regulation;

      (7) A contestant shall wear a properly-fitted:

      (a) Breast protector;

      (b) Groin protector;

      (c) Kidney protector if available, and

      (d) Mouthpiece;

      (8) The gloves shall be properly fitted and the sizes shall be as follows:

      (a) Of equal weight, not to exceed twelve (12) ounces;

      (b) A minimum of eight (8) ounce gloves shall be worn by a contestant weighing no more than 154 pounds;

      (c) A minimum of ten (10) ounce gloves shall be worn by a contestant weighing over 154 pounds; and

      (9) A contestant shall provide the results of a pregnancy test indicating a negative finding that was taken within one (1) week prior to the bout.

      (10) A promoter shall provide separate locker rooms for males and females.

 

      Section 50. A promoter shall maintain an account with the recognized national database as identified by the authority and submit contestants names to that database upon approval of the show date. The promoter shall be responsible for the costs associated with the use of this service.

 

      Section 51. All shows shall be video recorded and retained by the promoter at least for one (1) year. Upon request of the authority, the promoter shall provide the video recording of a show to the authority.

 

      Section 52. All non-sanctioned activities such as concerts, shall be completed prior to the scheduled start time of the event.

 

      Section 53. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

      (a) "Application for License as a Boxer", 1/2012;

      (b) "Boxer’s Federal Identification Card Application", 1/2012;

      (c) "Boxing Show Notice Form", 1/2012; and

      (d) "Boxing Event Report", 1/2012.

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority office at 500 Mero Street, Capitol Plaza Tower, Room 509, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (32 Ky.R. 1835; 2249; eff. 7-7-2006; 38 Ky.R. 1191; 1703; eff. 5-4-12.)