Statutes and Regulations

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 4. BUSINESS REGULATIONS
DIVISION 2. STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION

CHAPTER 1. PROFESSIONAL BOXING RULES

ARTICLE 6. PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS AND SAFETY

§ 280. Examination Of Boxer Applicants.

(a) Any boxer applying for a license or renewal thereof shall be examined by a physician currently licensed by this state to establish both physical and mental fitness for competition. Such examination shall be taken at such time as directed by the commission. Any boxer licensed by the commission who participates in a boxing match or contest outside the State of California may be required, upon his return to California, to again take this examination before being allowed to box in California. The results of such contests shall be reported to the nearest commission office by the licensee within 72 hours of his return to California.

(b) An examination of an applicant or licensee may be accepted by the commission if it is performed by a physician authorized to perform such examinations by the state or nation in which the examination is conducted and if it is conducted in accordance with commission instructions, including the use of applicable forms prescribed by the commission.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18642, 18661 and 18711, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

§ 281. Physical Condition Of Boxer.

(a) With respect to Section 18642.5 of the code, the commission shall evaluate an applicant's or licensee's fitness for licensure as a boxer based on the totality of the person's physical condition, taking into account the following indicators:

(1) Under the age of 18

(2) Actual age

(3) Number of bouts

(4) Number of rounds fought

(5) Number of hard fights

(6) Number of identified injuries

(7) Number of knockouts suffered within the last 12 months, including particularly those where the contestant lost consciousness

(8) Periods of inactivity in excess of 12 calendar months

(9) Ring record for the past twenty-four months

(10) Weight, including fluctuations in weight

(11) Whether the person is missing all or part of a limb

(b) No license shall be issued to any applicant for a boxer's license who does not meet the vision requirements of Rule 282.

(c) No license shall be issued to any boxer who has suffered cerebral hemorrhage or any other serious head injury.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18642, 18642.5 and 18710, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Amendment filed 12-17-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 51).

2. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

3. Amendment of section heading, repealer of subsection (a) and subsection relettering filed 1-19-99; operative 1-19-99 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (d) (Register 99, No. 4).

4. New subsections (a)–(a)(11), subsection relettering and amendment of NOTE filed 4-6-2009; operative 4-6-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 15).

§ 282. Vision Requirements.

The commission shall deny, suspend, revoke, or place restrictions on the license of a professional or amateur boxer if it determines that the applicant or licensee cannot safely engage in boxing activities because of a visual condition, including but not limited to one of the following:

(a) Uncorrected visual acuity of less than 20/200 in either eye or 20/60 with both eyes;

(b) Corrected visual acuity of less than 20/60 in either eye, regardless of its cause;

(c) A visual field of 60 degrees or less extending over one or more quadrants of the visual field;

(d) Presence or history of retinal detachment or retinal tear unless treated by an ophthalmologist and then approved by an ophthalmologist specified by the commission who then assesses that the boxer is at no significant risk of further injury to the retina if boxing is resumed. Such assessment shall occur both within five days before and five days after the contest;

(e) Presence of primary or secondary glaucoma, whether or not such condition has been treated;

(f) Presence of aphakia, pseudophakia or dislocated lens in either eye;

(g) Any other visual condition which the commission determines would prevent the applicant or licensee from safely engaging in boxing activities.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18642, 18643, 18661 and 18714, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. Amendment filed 10-28-91; operative 11-27-91 (Register 93, No. 4).

3. Amendment filed 10-30-95; operative 10-30-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 44).

§ 283. Ability To Perform.

Before a license is issued to any boxer, the boxer shall satisfy the commission that the boxer has the ability to compete. If at any time a boxer's ability to perform is questionable, whether from reasons of health, mental condition or no longer possessing the ability to compete or for any other reason, the commission may, upon being satisfied of the boxer's lack of ability to perform, retire the boxer from further competition. Any applicant for a boxer's license or a renewal thereof shall furnish a verified record of the applicant's last six boxing contests.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18642, 18643, 18661, 18714 and 18840, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

§ 285. Examination Ordered By Commission.

Any boxer who has been signed to a contract to box at any club may be ordered by the commission to appear at any time to be weighed by a commission representative.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640 and 18641, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

§ 286. Report Of Illness.

Whenever a licensed boxer is unable because of injuries or illness to take part in a contest for which he is under contract, he (or his manager) shall immediately report that fact to the commission, and the boxer shall be required to submit to an examination by a physician designated by the commission. The examination fee of the physician shall be paid by the boxer, except if the club has requested an examination, it shall pay the cost thereof.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18642 and 18710, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

§ 287. Physicians; Certification Of Physicians.

The commission shall certify each year a list of commission-approved physicians who will be appointed by the commission as ringside physicians at each boxing match. The list of certified physicians shall be available in the headquarters and district offices of the commission.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18705 and 18706, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. Amendment filed 10-30-95; operative 10-30-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 44).

§ 288. Ringside Physicians.

Ringside physicians shall meet all of the following criteria:

(a) The physician shall possess a current and unrestricted license issued by the Medical Board of California or the Board of Osteopathic Examiners.

(b) A physician who has not previously been a ringside physician shall hold staff privileges in medicine, surgery, or emergency medicine in a general acute care facility accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations.

(c) A physician who has not previously been approved as a ringside physician shall attend at least two ringside physician training clinics which are sponsored by the commission.

(d) A physician who has not previously been approved as a ringside physician shall be precepted at six (6) contests by a ringside physician, and receive a satisfactory evaluation on at least five (5) of the precepted contests. The preceptee may act as the second physician in attendance at a contest.

(e) "Ringside physician," as used in this section, means a physician who is approved by the commission to attend boxing and martial arts contests as required by Section 18705 of the code.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 18611 and 18705.5, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18705 and 18705.5, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. New section filed 10-28-91; operative 11-27-91 (Register 93, No. 4).

2. Amendment filed 6-15-2011; operative 7-15-2011 (Register 2011, No. 24).

§ 289. Medical Insurance.

HISTORY:

1. Repealer filed 4-12-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 15).

2. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

§ 290. Medical Insurance For Professional Boxers.

(a) A promoter shall maintain a short-term medical assistance insurance program, approved by the commission, for professional boxers with whom it contracts for bouts to be conducted in California or shall qualify such boxers for a program which has been approved by the commission. The cost of such insurance program or coverage shall be set forth in the contract between the boxer/manager and the promoter. The promoter shall be responsible for paying any deductible amounts.

(b) "Short term medical assistance insurance," as used in this section, refers to direct expenses of medical treatment, including emergency aid, medical treatment, drugs, operations and physical therapy, arising directly from injuries incurred during a boxing contest in California which has been approved by the commission.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18641, 18642 and 18643, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Amendment filed 4-12-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 15).

2. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

§ 292. Sanitation.

All clubs are held responsible for and shall correct any violation of commission rules or applicable local health department requirements regarding sanitary conditions of dressing rooms, showers, water bottles, towels or other equipment.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18700 and 18714, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

§ 293. Examination Facilities.

Ringside physicians shall have dressing rooms and facilities which meet the requirements of Rule 292 in which to make their examinations.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18714 and 18776, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 12-16-94 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 94, No. 50).

3. Amendment filed 8-30-2010; operative 9-29-2010 (Register 2010, No. 36)

§ 294. Emergency Equipment Required.

The club shall ensure that an ambulance staffed by at least one paramedic is available at the site during a show and after a show until released by a ringside physician. The club shall also ensure that there is adequate access, as determined by a commission representative and a ringside physician on a case-by-case basis, for a medical evacuation should that become necessary.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18705 and 18706, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. Amendment of section heading and section filed 10-30-95; operative 10-30-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 44).

3. Amendment of section hearing and section filed 6-12-2002; operative 7-12-2002 (Register 2002, No. 24).

§ 295. Only Authorized Persons in Dressing Rooms.

No one shall be allowed in the boxers' dressing rooms except their manager, seconds, news media, and commission or club representatives. The club management shall furnish a doorman in dressing rooms to enforce this rule.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 18640, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

§ 297. Weighing Time.

Contestants shall be weighed within 24 hours of the scheduled match, at a time and place designated by the commission, in the presence of a commission representative on scales approved by the commission. A club may obtain advance written permission of the commission to allow preliminary boxers to weigh in and be examined not later than one hour before the scheduled time of the first match on the card. All weights shall be taken with the contestants stripped.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640 and 18728, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

§ 298. Weights and Classes.

  • (a) Strawweight/Mini Flyweight: 105 pounds and under
  • Light Flyweight/Junior Flyweight: over 105 pounds to 108 pounds
  • Flyweight: over 108 to 112 pounds
  • Super Flyweight/Junior Bantamweight: over 112 to 115 pounds
  • Bantamweight: over 115 to 118 pounds
  • Super Bantamweight/Junior Featherweight: over 118 to 122 pounds
  • Featherweight: over 122 to 126 pounds
  • Super Featherweight/Junior Lightweight: over 126 to 130 pounds
  • Lightweight: over 130 to 135 pounds
  • Super Lightweight/Junior Welterweight: over 135 to 140 pounds
  • Welterweight: over 140 to 147 pounds
  • Super Welterweight/Junior Middleweight: over 147 to 154 pounds
  • Middleweight: over 154 to 160 pounds
  • Super Middleweight: over 160 to 168 pounds
  • Light Heavyweight: over 168 to 175 pounds
  • Cruiserweight: over 175 to 195 pounds
  • Heavyweight: over 195 pounds

(b) No contest shall be scheduled, and no contestants shall engage in a boxing contest where the weight difference exceeds the allowance as shown in the following schedule, without the written approval of the commission. In the event contestants are in different weight classes the weight difference allowance shall be that for the lower class.

  • 118 lbs. and under: not more than 3 pounds
  • 119 lbs.-126 lbs.: not more than 5 pounds
  • 127 lbs.-135 lbs.: not more than 7 pounds
  • 136 lbs.-147 lbs.: not more than 9 pounds
  • 148 lbs.-160 lbs.: not more than 11 pounds
  • 161 lbs.-175 lbs.: not more than 12 pounds
  • 176 lbs. and over: no limit

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18728 and 18733, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Amendment filed 12-17-96; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 51)

2. Amendment filed 10-30-95; operative 10-30-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 44).

§ 300. Time For Examinations.

A thorough physical and eye examination shall be given each contestant by the club physician at least one hour before the contestant enters the ring to compete. Referees also shall be given physical examinations immediately before officiating at any match.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18705 and 18706, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Amendment filed 10-17-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 43).

2. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5)

§ 301. Rejection and Reports.

Should any contestant examined prove unfit for competition or any referee unfit for officiating, the contestant or referee shall be rejected and immediate report of that fact made to the club and the commission representative.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18641, 18705, 18706 and 18841, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5)

§ 302. Continuous Presence Of Physician.

A minimum of two (2) commission-appointed physicians shall have seats at the immediate ringside at all boxing matches. No bout shall be allowed to proceed unless one (1) of the physicians is seated at ringside. The physicians shall not leave until after the decision in the final bout. They shall be prepared to assist if any serious emergency shall arise, and shall render temporary or emergency treatments for cuts and minor injuries sustained by the contestants.

No manager or second shall attempt to render aid to a boxer during the course of a round before the ringside physician has had an opportunity to examine the boxer who may have been injured. Time out shall be called for such examination.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18641 and 18705, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. Amendment of section and Note filed 10-30-95; operative 10-30-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 44).

§ 303. Administration Or Use Of Drugs.

(a) The administration or use of any drugs, alcohol or stimulants, or injections in any part of the body, either before or during a match, to or by any boxer is prohibited.

(b) A person who applies for or holds a license as a professional boxer and who has at any time had a positive drug test confirmed by any commission for any substance described in subsection (c) shall be required as a condition of licensure or renewal to provide a urine specimen. In addition, a licensed boxer shall provide a urine specimen for drug testing either before or after the bout, as directed by the commission representative.

(c) A positive test (which has been confirmed by a laboratory utilized by the commission) for any of the following substances shall be conclusive evidence of a violation of subsection (a):

(1) Stimulants

(2) Narcotics

(3) Cannabinoids (marijuana)

(4) Anabolic agents (exogenous and endogenous)

(5) Peptide hormones

(6) Masking agents

(7) Diuretics

(8) Glucocorticosteroids

(9) Beta-2 agonists (asthma medications)

(10) Anti-estrogenic agents

(11) Alcohol

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5)

2. Amendment filed 4-6-2009; operative 4-6-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 15).

§ 304. Monsel's Solution.

The use during a boxing match of Monsel's Solution, or any similar drug or compound for the stopping of hemorrhage in the ring, is prohibited. Only preparations approved by the commission may be used to stop hemorrhage in the ring.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5)

§ 305. Contestants' Appearance.

All contestants shall be clean and present a tidy appearance. It shall be at the sole discretion of the commission or its representative to determine whether facial adornments (mustaches, goatees, excessive sideburns) and length of hair presents any potential hazard to the safety of the contestant or his or her opponent, or will interfere with the supervision and conduct of the contest. The excessive use of petroleum jelly or other similar substances shall not be permitted and such substances shall be applied to the face only. Referees or the commission representative in charge shall cause any such excessive substance to be removed.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 18640, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5)

2. Amendment filed 10-30-95; operative 10-30-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 44).

§ 306. Boxers' Equipment.

(a) The ring costume for each boxer on a program shall be approved by the commission, and shall include two pairs of trunks, shoes, and a custom-made individually fitted mouthpiece. The commission staff shall not approve ring costumes that are so similar as to possibly cause confusion as to the identity of the contenders.

(b) In addition to the items described in subsection (a), the costume for each male boxer shall include an abdominal guard that does not extend above the boxer's hipline.

(c) In addition to the items described in subsection (a), the costume for each female boxer shall also include a breast protector and body shirt.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640 and 18725, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Amendment filed 4-12-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 15).

2. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

3. Amendment filed 2-29-2000; operative 3-30-2000 (Register 2000, No.9).

§ 307. Report Of Injury.

All club physicians shall report on the physician's report all cases where boxers or wrestlers have been injured during a bout, or have applied for medical aid after a contest. A boxer who has suffered a knockout or any other serious injury, whether or not arising from boxing, and who has been treated for such injury by his personal physician or has been hospitalized, shall, with his manager, promptly submit to the commission a full report from the physician.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18641, 18705, 18706 and 18710, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5)

§ 308. Suspension For Disability.

Any licensee rejected by an examining physician shall be suspended until it is shown that he is fit for further competition or officiating. Any boxer suspended for 30 days for his medical protection or when he has been suspended for a hard fight, shall take the same examination as required for the annual physical examination except as directed by the commission. The physician may require any other diagnostic procedures including an electroencephalogram or CAT scan if indicated.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18641, 18642, 18705, 18706, 18710, 18714, 18841 and 18842, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5)

§ 309. Time Between Bouts.

Unless written approval is obtained from the commission, a boxer who has competed anywhere in a bout of four rounds or less shall not be allowed to box in this State until two days have elapsed. Four days shall elapse after a six-round bout, five days after an eight-round bout, six days after a 10-round bout, seven days after a 12-round bout and ten days after a 15-round bout.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640 and 18714, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5)

ARTICLE 7. RING AND EQUIPMENT

§ 310. Ring.

The ring shall be not less than 17 feet square within the ropes. The ring floor shall extend beyond the ropes not less than 18 inches. The ring floor shall be padded in a manner as approved by the commission. Padding must extend beyond the ring ropes and over the edge of the platform.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18724 and 18725, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 12-16-94 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 94, No. 50).

§ 311. Height Of Ring.

The ring platform shall not be more than four feet above the floor of the building, and shall be provided with suitable steps for use of contestants. Ring posts shall be of metal, not more than four inches in diameter, extending from the floor of the building to a height of 58 inches above the ring floor, and shall be properly padded.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18724 and 18725, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

§ 312. Ring Ropes.

Ring ropes shall be at least four in number, not less than one inch in diameter; the lower rope 18 inches above the ring floor, the second rope 30 inches above the floor, the third rope 42 inches above the floor, and the fourth rope 54 inches above the ring floor. The lower rope shall have applied around it a padding of a thickness of not less than one-half inch and of a type and construction to be approved by the commission.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18724 and 18725, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. Amendment filed 11-16-92; operative 12-16-92 (Register 92, No. 47).

§ 313. Ring Equipment. [Repealed]

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18724 and 18725, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. Repealer filed 10-30-95; operative 10-30-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 44).

§ 314. Alternate Ring Specifications.

Notwithstanding Rules 310 through 312, the commission may, after inspecting a ring, permit a club to hold professional boxing matches in a ring that it determines meets the specifications prescribed in Rule 523, except that subsection (d)(1) permitting a contest to be held in a ring enclosed by a fence shall not apply to boxing contests and the commission shall not permit a boxing contest to be held in a ring enclosed by a fence. A club shall not hold any professional boxing match in a ring described in Rule 523 until it has received written approval by the commission indicating that the ring has been inspected and meets the criteria set forth in that rule.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18724 and 18725, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. New section filed 4-6-2009; operative 4-6-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 15).

§ 318. Gloves.

(a) Gloves shall be examined by the commission representative and the referee. If padding is found to be misplaced or lumpy, or if gloves are found to be imperfect or clearly ill-fitting, they shall be changed before the contest starts. No breaking, skinning, roughing or twisting of gloves shall be permitted.

(b) Gloves for all main events shall be new, furnished by club management, and so made as to fit the hands of any contestant whose hands may be unusual in size.

(c) If gloves used in preliminary bouts have been used before, they shall be whole, clean, in sanitary condition and subject to inspection by the referee or commission representative as to condition. Any such gloves found to be unfit shall be immediately discarded and replaced with gloves meeting the above requirements.

(d) All clubs shall have on hand an extra set of eight-ounce and an extra set of ten-ounce gloves to be used in case gloves are broken or in any way damaged during the course of a bout. These extra sets of gloves will be placed in the custody of the commission representative at ringside.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18723 and 18725, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. New subsection (a) designator, renumbering of former section 319 to new subsection (b), renumbering of former section 320 to new subsection (c), renumbering and amendment of former section 321 to new subsection (d) filed 10-30-95; operative 10-30-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 44).

§ 319. Gloves-Main Event. [Repealed]

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18723 and 18725, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. Renumbering of former section 319 to section 318(b) filed 10-30-95; operative 10-30-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 44).

§ 320. Gloves-Preliminaries. [Repealed]

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18723 and 18725, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. Renumbering of former section 320 to section 318(c) filed 10-30-95; operative 10-30-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 44).

§ 321. Gloves-Extra Set. [Repealed]

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18723 and 18725, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. Renumbering and amendment of former section 321 to section 318(d) filed 10-30-95; operative 10-30-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 44).

§ 322. Gloves-Weight.

Contestants in all weights up to and including the welterweight class shall wear no less than eight-ounce gloves. In heavier classes, contestants shall wear no less than ten-ounce gloves.

When two contestants differ in weight classes, the contestants shall wear the gloves required for the higher weight classification.

All gloves must be approved by the commission.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640, 18723 and 18725, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. Amendment filed 10-30-95; operative 10-30-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 44).

§ 323. Bandages.

Bandages shall not exceed the following restrictions:

One winding of surgeon's adhesive tape, not over one and one-half inches wide, placed directly on the hand to protect that part of the hand near the wrist. Said tape may cross the back of the hand twice but shall not extend within one inch of the knuckles when hand is clenched to make a fist.

Contestants shall use soft surgical bandage not over two inches wide, held in place by not more than ten yards of surgeon's adhesive tape for each hand. Not more than twenty yards of bandage may be used to complete the wrappings for each hand. Bandages shall be applied in the dressing room in the presence of a commission representative and both contestants. Either contestant may waive his privilege of witnessing the bandaging of his opponent's hands.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640 and 18714, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).

2. Amendment filed 4-6-2009; operative 4-6-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 15).

§ 327. Gong Or Bell.

There shall be a bell or gong at the ring no higher than the floor level of the ring. The bell or gong shall be of a clear tone so that the contestants may easily hear it.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640 and 18725, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5)

§ 328. Equipment.

Timekeepers shall provide themselves with such equipment as prescribed by the commission and shall carry out such duties as directed by the commission representative.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 18611, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 18640 and 18725, Business and Professions Code.

HISTORY:

1. Change without regulatory effect of NOTE (Register 87, No. 5).