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DEPARTMENT OF OREGON STATE POLICE, STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION

 

DIVISION 30

CONDUCT OF PROMOTIONS

230-030-0000

Providing a Physician; Emergency Equipment; Emergency Room

(1) The physician member shall certify each year a list of ringside and examining physicians and a physician not on such list shall not be employed as a ringside or examining physician unless special permission is first obtained from the physician member. The list of certified physicians shall be available at the Director's office.

(2) It shall be the responsibility of the promoter to compensate the ringside physician or physicians appointed by the Director. The physician must have all necessary emergency equipment in satisfactory condition at ringside before any contest shall commence, including:

(a) Small oxygen tank with mask;

(b) Sterile gauze pads for the use of the ringside physician;

(c) Oral airway;

(d) Stretcher;

(e) Telephone.

(3) The club shall be responsible for the furnishing of the above equipment and its continued maintenance.

(4) All promoters shall set aside a room or area at the card venue for the emergency evaluation of injuries. The room or area shall be kept comfortably warm, and shall contain, among other things, the following articles:

(a) One set of blankets;

(b) One cot;

(c) Bandages;

(d) Surgeon's tape;

(e) Splints;

(f) Pair of scissors.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.135
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; Section (2)(a) - (c) renumbered from 230-060-0310(2)(a) - (c); BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

230-030-0020

Dressing Rooms

The only people allowed in a boxer's dressing room are the boxer, manager, seconds, promoter, and Oregon State Boxing and Wrestling Commission Section representatives. The boxer may allow working press or other media representatives if the boxer so desires.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

230-030-0030

Matchmaking

(1) Matches, including those matches arranged by a matchmaker operating outside the State of Oregon, shall be made only by a promoter or matchmaker licensed by the Superintendent. Promoters shall file with the Director the following information relating to any individuals servicing the promoter or the promoter's organization in the capacity of matchmaker:

(a) Name of matchmaker;

(b) Notification to the Director if the promoter's arrangement with the matchmaker changes.

(2) In the case of a match made by a matchmaker, the promoter shall be responsible to the Superintendent for matches made and for the submission of the contracts, if applicable, complete applications for licensure, and license fees to the Director's office within the time prescribed by OAR 230-030-0050.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; BWC 1-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-02 thru 8-13-02; BWC 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-02

230-030-0040

Number of Rounds Scheduled

(1) Clubs shall not schedule less than 26 rounds of boxing, nor more than 40 rounds, except with the written approval of the Director for any one program. A standby bout shall be provided in the event an arranged card breaks down, and if it is necessary to put on another bout.

(2) Standby Boxers. If standby boxers who are requested to appear at any club for any show are not used, the boxers shall be reimbursed by the club for training expenses, transportation, and any other out of pocket expenses connected with their attendance. Contracts, if applicable, for such standby boxers shall reflect compliance with this rule.

(3) All contests or exhibitions in boxing will be required to have 3 minute rounds with 1 minute rest periods between rounds. No exceptions will be made to this rule without the written permission of the Director.

(4) No boxing contest shall be permitted for more than 10 rounds duration, except in a championship match, which shall not exceed 12 rounds. A boxing exhibition is limited to 3 rounds.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; BWC 1-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-02 thru 8-13-02; BWC 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-02

230-030-0050

Approval of Contests

(1) All boxing contests shall be approved by the Director. Main event contracts, if applicable, shall be placed on file with the Director for approval at least 5 days prior to the event unless an exception is made by the Director. Contracts, if applicable, for all other boxers contending on the card shall be filed no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled weigh-in time for the event unless an exception is made by the Director. No promoter may announce or publicize a contest unless both contestants have executed a contract, if applicable, with the promoter for the contest, each contestant has been licensed, and the Director has approved the contest.

(2) The grounds for denial of a promoter's request to hold a boxing contest are as follows:

(a) The failure of the promoter or any person connected with the promotion and under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent to comply with any statute or rule regulating boxing in Oregon;

(b) The contest would be a mismatch based on the record, experience, skill and condition of the contestants and would expose one or both contestants to serious injury;

(c) The Director does not have adequate staff to enforce the statutes and rules regulating boxing enacted and adopted to protect the health, safety and welfare of the participants and consumers and guarantee the collection of revenue due to the state from the contest and all ancillary rights incidental thereto.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; BWC 1-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-02 thru 8-13-02; BWC 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-02

230-030-0055

Report of Illness

Whenever a licensed boxer is under contract, if applicable, to participate in a contest and is unable because of injuries or illness to take part in such contest, the boxer (or the boxer's manager) shall immediately report that fact to the Director, and the boxer shall be required to submit to an examination by a physician designated by the Commission physician member. 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.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; Renumbered from 230-020-0430; BWC 1-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-02 thru 8-13-02; BWC 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-02

230-030-0060

Postponement

If through inclement weather (in case of any outdoor show) or other happening not within the control of the club, a postponement becomes necessary, the Director may grant an extension of the contracts, if applicable, and set a new date, and the action of the Director if a show is called off shall be binding upon all parties to the contracts, if applicable. A small advance sale shall not be regarded as legitimate reason for a postponement. Indoor boxing and wrestling shows shall not be canceled for any reason except with the written approval of the Director.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113 & ORS 463.135
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; BWC 1-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-02 thru 8-13-02; BWC 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-02

230-030-0070

Notice of Change in Program

Notice of any change in announced or advertised programs for any main event boxing or wrestling contest shall be filed with the Director, wire services and/or local press at least 24 hours before the contest. Notice of such change or substitution shall also be conspicuously posted at the box office, and announced from the ring before the opening contest. If any of the patrons desire to have the price of their tickets refunded, such refund shall be made immediately if the tickets or the ticket stubs are presented at the box office. The box office shall remain open a reasonable length of time to redeem such tickets.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

230-030-0080

Substitutions

Substitution shall not be permitted in a boxing or wrestling main event except in cases of emergency where the Director finds such action is justified and then only where the substitute has been approved by the Director in accordance with these rules.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

230-030-0090

Solicitation in Arena

No soliciting of any kind by any individual or organization shall be allowed in any boxing or wrestling arena without the written permission of the Director.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

230-030-0100

Drinks

Clubs shall be responsible to see that all drinks are dispensed in paper cups and no drinks shall be dispensed or sold which do not comply with this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

230-030-0110

Introduction from Ring

No person other than the boxer, wrestler, or person officially identified with the sport shall be introduced from the ring, except with specific authority from the Director.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

230-030-0120

Championship Matches

(1) A promoter may not advertise a boxing match as a championship match without specific approval to do so from the Superintendent.

(2) The Superintendent may recognize State of Oregon championship title fights and interstate title fights. Championship qualifications will be determined by the performance records of the contestants.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

230-030-0130

Medical Insurance for Boxers

(1) A promoter shall provide a short-term medical assistance insurance program, approved by the Superintendent, for boxers with whom it contracts for bouts to be conducted in Oregon and shall provide proof of such coverage to the Director on a form approved by the Superintendent no later than 72 hours prior to the commencement of the boxing card. The insurance program shall provide a minimum limit of $20,000 for injuries sustained while participating in a boxing contest and for a $100,000 minimum death benefit payable to the estate of any boxer should death occur from injuries received while participating in a boxing contest.

(2) The obligation of the promoter to pay the premium cost of such insurance program or coverage shall be set forth in the contract, if applicable, and the promoter shall be responsible for paying any deductible amounts.

(3) "Short term medical assistance insurance", as used in this section, refers to direct expense of medical treatment, including, but not limited to, emergency aid, drugs, operations and physical therapy, arising directly from injuries incurred during the boxing contest.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113 & ORS 463.018
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; Renumbered from 230-060-0220; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; BWC 1-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-02 thru 8-13-02; BWC 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-02

230-030-0140

Sanitation

(1) All clubs shall provide and make available to all contestants clean and sanitary facilities including but not limited to dressing rooms and showering facilities. All clubs are held responsible for and shall correct any violation of applicable local health department requirements regarding sanitary conditions of dressing rooms, showers, water bottles, towels or other equipment.

(2) Any licensee who has a contagious or communicable disease or active infestation, including but not limited to scabies, crabs, poison ivy or oak, shall not be permitted to participate in any match or exhibition and must notify the promoter of such condition. A promoter who, after notification from any source that a licensee has such contagious disease or active infestation, allows such licensee to participate in a match or exhibition, violates this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113. ORS 463.135 & ORS 463.185
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91, Renumbered from 230-060-0230

230-030-0150

Weigh-In

(1) Boxing contestants shall undergo a pre-fight physical examination and shall be officially weighed within 24 hours of the commencement of the card, at a time and place designated by the Director, in the presence of a representative of the Superintendent. Scales approved by the Director shall be utilized for the official weigh-in.

(2) A physical and eye examination shall be given each contestant by an Oregon State Boxing and Wrestling Commission Section physician. Referees may be required to have a physical examination prior to officiating at any match, such physical to be administered by a Section physician.

(3) Only the manager or the manager's authorized agent shall accompany the boxer to the scales. No boxer shall be weighed-in or be administered a pre-fight physical examination unless the boxer is properly licensed by the Superintendent.

(4) Any boxer who has been signed to a contract to box at any club may be ordered by the Director to appear at any time to be weighed by a representative of the Director.

(5) The boxer's manager or agent shall be at any rules meeting preceding the physicals.

(6) The medical and boxing history on the physical exam form shall be completed before a boxer is examined. Such information shall be attested to by both boxer and manager. Falsification of entries on the physical exam form may result in disqualification, suspension or fine of both boxer and manager.

(7) If a boxer is late to weigh-in or physical exam, disciplinary action may result to both the boxer and manager.

(8) The promoter shall provide the Commission physician with a suitable room in which to conduct these examinations.

(9) If a boxer appears at the weigh-in, and the boxer's body weight is 5% or more over the contracted weight, if applicable, the boxer will be disqualified for the bout, and the boxer and the boxer's manager may receive disciplinary action by the superintendent.

(10) Only the boxer and a representative of the Superintendent will be allowed in the examination room while the physical is given unless the examining physician agrees otherwise.

(11) If in an attempt to make weight, the boxer shows evidence of dehydration, of having taken diuretics or other drugs, or of having used any other harsh modality, the examining physician may disqualify the boxer and recommend disciplinary action by the Superintendent.

(12) If a boxer has engaged in a contest in Oregon previously, a post-bout injury form must be presented to the Director. If the boxer has fought out of the State of Oregon, and the jurisdiction in which the boxer fought has pass books, they shall be presented to the Director.

(13) During the course of the administration of the physical examination and the weigh-in the boxer and manager will make full disclosure of all information required by the Section physician and the representative of the Superintendent. The boxer and manager shall also conduct themselves in an appropriate manner and shall desist from unruly, boisterous, or disruptive behavior at all times.

(14) Should any contestant examined prove unfit for competition or any referee unfit for officiating, the contestant or referee shall be rejected and an immediate report of that fact shall be made to the promoter by the physician member.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; Renumbered from 230-060-0250; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; BWC 1-1996, f. & cert. ef. 4-8-96; BWC 1-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-02 thru 8-13-02; BWC 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-02

230-030-0160

Weights and Classes

(1) Weights and Classes:

(a) Flyweight -- 112 pounds or under;

(b) Bantamweight -- over 112 to 118 pounds;

(c) Featherweight -- over 118 to 126 pounds;

(d) Lightweight -- over 126 to 135 pounds;

(e) Welterweight -- over 135 to 147 pounds;

(f) Middleweight -- over 147 to 160 pounds;

(g) Light-Heavy weight -- over 160 to 175 pounds;

(h) Cruiseweight -- over 175 to 195 pounds;

(i) Heavyweight -- all over 195 pounds.

(2) 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 Director. In the event contestants are in different weight classes, the weight difference allowance shall be that of the lower class:

(a) 112 lbs. and under -- not more than 3 pounds;

(b) 112 lbs. to 118 lbs -- not more than 4 pounds;

(c) 119 lbs. to 126 lbs -- not more than 5 pounds;

(d) 127 lbs. to 135 lbs -- not more than 6 pounds;

(e) 136 lbs. to 147 lbs. -- not more than 8 pounds;

(f) 148 lbs. to 160 lbs -- not more than 10 pounds;

(g) 161 lbs. to 175 lbs -- not more than 12 pounds;

(h) 175 lbs. to 195 lbs -- not more than 15 pounds;

(i) 195 lbs. and over no limits.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; Renumbered from 230-060-0260; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

230-030-0190

Pre-Fight Plan

There must be a written pre-fight plan and route to remove an injured fighter from the ringside and arena. The promoter shall provide a copy of the plan to the Director no later than 72 hours of the commencement of the card. The plan must include the location of nearest continuously physician-staffed emergency room and the location of the nearest neurosurgical facility.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.135
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; Renumbered from 230-060-0290; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

230-030-0200

Promoter's Safety Responsibility

It shall be the promoter's responsibility to insure safety for the boxers, wrestlers, officials and spectators. This includes the responsibility to provide adequate licensed, qualified and trained security personnel to maintain order. No later than 72 hours prior to the commencement of the card, the promoter shall submit to the Director a written copy of the security staffing plan for the Director's approval.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; Renumbered from 230-060-0300; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

230-030-0280

Rules Meeting

The Director shall conduct a rules meeting before any boxing promotional event. The Director or the Director's designee shall preside.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

230-030-0310

Failure to Appear

(1) Any contestant absent from a show in which the contestant is contractually bound to appear, without a certificate from a Boxing and Wrestling Commission Section physician, is subject to disciplinary action.

(2) Any boxer who files a certificate from a Boxing and Wrestling Commission Section physician stating that the boxer is unable to fulfill a contract on account of physical disability shall, on being restored to the eligible list, fulfill the contract with the same opponent specified in the contract or suitable substitute within a reasonable time, such period to be set by the Director unless the boxer is released from the contract by mutual agreement.

Stat. Auth.: OAR 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; Renumbered from 230-020-0130; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

230-030-0320

Payment of Contestants

All contestants shall be paid in full according to their contracts, if applicable, and no part or percentage of their remuneration may be withheld except by order of the Director or the Superintendent, nor shall any part thereof be returned through arrangement with the boxer or the boxer's manager to any matchmaker, assistant matchmaker, or club official. The boxer or manager may not assign their respective share of the purse, if applicable, or any portion thereof, without the approval of the Director or the Superintendent. A written request for such assignment must be filed with the Director at least 72 hours before the contest.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113 & ORS 463.185
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113 & ORS 463.185
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; Renumbered from 230-020-0140; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; BWC 1-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-02 thru 8-13-02; BWC 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-02

230-030-0330

Time and Manner of Payment

(1) All purse money, if applicable, and travel money, if applicable, must be furnished by check to the Director at least 72 hours before the commencement of a card. Immediately following a card, the Director shall deliver such checks, if applicable, to the payees thereof and reflect such delivery on the payoff sheet. In the case of a percentage contract, payment of purses shall be made immediately after the percentage is determined by the Director.

(2) In the event the referee fails to render a decision at the termination of any bout, the Director shall retain the payment check, if applicable, for each contestant pending a final determination by the Superintendent.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1988, f. 3-22-88, cert. ef. 3-29-88; BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; Renumbered from 230-020-0150; BWC 1-1995, f. 10-10-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95; BWC 1-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-02 thru 8-13-02; BWC 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-02

230-030-0350

Televised Boxing Events

(1) The directives contained in these rules apply to circumstances where the promoter either televises an event live or videotapes the event, or circumstances where the promoter contracts with another to televise or videotape the event. In the event the promoter contracts with another to televise or videotape an event, the contract which so provides must contain the following directives and the contracting parties must agree to compliance with such directive:

(a) No fighter shall be directed to enter the ring with less than adequate notice as determined by the inspector and the Director;

(b) During a round of boxing, no camera operator may stand on the ring apron;

(c) A camera operator situated on a platform close to the ring apron, during a rest period, must be closer to a neutral corner than to any other part of the ring.

(2) The promoter must provide the Director with prior notice of the time and place of any production meetings which take place in Oregon in reference to a proposed televised event.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91

230-030-0360

Apron Seating

The promoter of a boxing card shall not sell tickets for apron seats. Apron seats are to be reserved for the Superintendent's representatives, Commission representatives, working press including electronic media who possess Commission credentials, assigned officials and the ring announcer.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 463.113
Stats. Implemented: ORS 463.113
Hist.: BWC 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-91; BWC 1-1995, f. 1010-95, cert. ef. 10-13-95

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