UBO GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS:
1. World Championship contests must be of twelve (12) rounds duration for men, and ten (10) rounds for women. Youth World Championship contests can be of ten (10) rounds duration.
Inter-Continental, International and Regional Championship contests must be of twelve (12) rounds duration or ten (10) rounds duration for men, and ten (10) rounds duration or eight (8) rounds duration for women.
Each round shall be of three (3) minutes duration with one (1) minute intermission between rounds for men, and two (2) minutes duration with one minute intermission between rounds for women.
Except for world championship contests, special permission can be given for male championship contests to be of eight (8) rounds duration in cases where local boxing commissions, for whatever reason, find this necessary. Special permission can be given for female world championship contests to be of eight (8) rounds duration.
permission can be given to use a scoring
WEIGHTS AND WEIGH-IN CEREMONY:
for a Championship contest shall be weighed between 4:00 and 8:00pm
on the day prior to the scheduled match at a place determined by the
Local Boxing Commission and in the presence of a Commission
representative and the UBO Commissioner. The scales to be used at
the official weigh-in must be available to both contestants at least
two hours prior to the official weigh-in.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND SAFETY STANDARDS:
In order to encourage the preservation and protection of the health and welfare of Boxers who compete in bouts that are licensed for the UBO title, both the Champion and the Challenger must submit all medical reports of the Boxer’s medical condition as required by the Local Boxing Commission having jurisdiction over the bout.
Prior to the contest, each Contestant must also receive a physical examination and approval by the Physician appointed by the Local Commission. The examination shall meet the standards as dictated by the Local Boxing Commission. At least two Physicians shall be present at ringside and be seated at close proximity to each Boxer’s corner.
The Promoter and/or the Local Boxing Commission, by signature herein, acknowledge that if the bout takes places in the United States, they have complied with and met the safety standard requirements as promulgated by the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996 and herein indemnify the UBO against any failure to do so.
The UBO advocates medical and safety standards recommended by the The International Association of Ringside Physicians / American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians (IARP/AAPRP).
KNOCKDOWN AND KNOCKOUT:
1. A boxer shall be considered to be “down”
when any part of their body, other than their feet are on the canvas
or if they are hanging helplessly over the ropes as a result of a
legal blow as rules by the Referee, who is the only person
authorized to determine this, or if they are still rising from the
down position and not standing upright.
ILLEGAL BLOWS AND FOULS:
1. It is expressly understood that a Championship contest
is not to be terminated by the effects of a low blow. The protection
that must be used by both Contestants is sufficient protection to
withstand any so-call low blow which might incapacitate either one
of the Contestants.
A. FAIR BLOWS
C. INTENTIONAL FOULS
D. ACCIDENTAL FOULS
If under the same circumstances the fight can continue, the Referee shall notify the Judges, the Commission, and the UBO’s Commissioner that the injury has been caused by an accidental foul, so that if in the subsequent rounds the injury becomes so severe that the bout has to be stopped, the decision shall be awarded to the Contestant ahead on the score cards. If a bout has to be stopped as a result of an accidental foul before four (4) rounds have been completed, the bout will result in a technical draw. The fourth round shall be deemed to have ended when the bell rings ending the fourth round.
1. The Referee shall be the Chief Official
in every Championship contest and shall maintain supervision and
control over the contest while it is in progress.
THE RINGSIDE PHYSICIAN:
The Ringside Physician may enter the ring during the course of the round only at the request of the Referee. The Ringside Physician may enter the ring between rounds on their own, and advise the Referee about the condition of either Opponent.
DRUGS AND STIMULANTS:
use of illegal or performance
or other stimulants before or during the
championship contest by any of the
contestants shall be sufficient cause for
the disqualification of the contestant
guilty of said use.
5. Anti-doping testing is mandatory if stipulated in the rules and regulations of the local Boxing Commission. The UBO encourages all local Boxing Commissions to conduct anti-doping tests before or after the fight. If the local Boxing Commission conducts the tests, they shall be administered in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Local Boxing Commission.
1. The weight of gloves to be used in Championship contests
shall be as follows:
1. The amount and type of bandages to be used in Championship contests shall be as follows:
A. In all weight classes, up to and including Middleweights,
hand bandages shall be restricted to ten (10) yards of soft gauze
bandage not more than two (2) inches in width, held in place by not
more than six (6) feet of surgeon’s tape, one (1) inch in width, for
The Local Boxing Commission shall inspect the bandages to insure they comply with these and all Local Regulations.
All Professional Boxers are required to wear a mouthpiece during competition. The round cannot begin without the mouthpiece. If the mouthpiece is dislodged during competition, the Referee will call time and replace the mouthpiece at the first opportune moment without interfering with the immediate action. Points may be deducted by the Referee if they feel the mouthpiece is being purposely spit out. All boxers must have two mouthpieces at the start of a contest.
The Champion or his team will bring the Championship Belt to the ring, and will give it to the Referee who will pass it to the UBO Commissioner at ringside. At the end of the contest, before the result is announced, the UBO Commissioner and the Chairman of the Local Boxing Commission or their representative, and the Promoter of their representative shall be invited into the ring to immediately proceed with the Championship Belt Ceremony.
The UBO does not arrange, promote, organize or produce Championship Contests. It merely promulgates rules governing the contests, licenses the use of its name and awards the Championship belt to the winner.
The scheduling of bouts, safety standards, supplying of safety equipment, ambulances, evacuation and emergency procedures, the provision of doctors or any of the attendant and peripheral matters necessary to supervise and administer any fight for which it has licensed the use of the UBO name are always arranged by the Promoters under the supervision and control and in accordance with the Rules of the Local Boxing Commission. It is the obligation of the Promoters and/or the Local Boxing Commission to meet all governmental safety standards and to pay for the entire boxing promotion.
It is explicitly and unequivocally ascertained that the successful Contestant of the Championship agrees to and adheres to the UBO Rule that they must defend the said title within the said weight class within a six month period of winning or last defending the title or the UBO reserves the right to declare the title vacant. If no plans for a title defense has been communicated to the UBO within a four month period of winning or last defending the title, the UBO reserves the right to make the title available for another fight.
It is explicitly and unequivocally ascertained that the successful Contestant of the Championship agrees to and adheres to the UBO Rule that should the Contestant fight for another title without agreement of the UBO, lose a bout for another title, or lose a non-title bout, the UBO reserves the right to declare the title vacant.
The parties undersigned hereby agree to participate in the bout and hereby release, discharge and indemnify, and keep indemnified, the UBO, its officers, agents and employees, from all claims, actions, demands, judgements, and executions which the undersigned , its heirs, executors, administrators, or assignees may have, or claim to have, against the UBO, its officers, agents, and employees from all personal injuries, known or unknown, and injuries to property, real or personal, caused by either directly or indirectly, or arising out of the above sporting activities.
We the undersigned explicitly and unequivocally agree that we have read and understood the UBO Rules & Regulations contained herein and shall adhere to these Rules & Regulations. We understand fully the inherent risks involved with the above sporting activity and fully waive all our rights and claims towards the UBO, cause of actions and assume all responsibilities and risks.
Chairman or responsible representative
Boxer 1 (or representative) Boxer 2 (or representative)