Athletics Control Act
Loi sur le contrôle des sports

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 52

GENERAL

Consolidation Period: From January 1, 2011 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 465/10.

This Regulation is made in English only.

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CONTENTS

   

Sections

 

Definitions

1-2

PART I

PROFESSIONAL CONTESTS OR EXHIBITIONS — GENERAL

2.1

 

Licences — General

3-46

PART I.1

PROFESSIONAL BOXING — GENERAL

47-51

PART II

PROFESSIONAL BOXING — WHERE BLOWS MAY BE STRUCK BY THE FISTS ALONE

52-62

PART III

PROFESSIONAL BOXING — WHERE BLOWS MAY BE STRUCK BY BOTH THE FISTS AND THE FEET

63-79

PART IV

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

80-81

PART V

AMOUNT PAYABLE TO THE MINISTER

82-83.-91

Definitions

1.  (1)  In this Regulation and in the Act,

“professional”, when used in respect of a participant or contestant in a professional contest or exhibition, means a natural person who at any time,

(a) enters and competes in the contest or exhibition for a staked bet, private or public money or gate receipts or receives any consideration for his or her services as an athlete, except merchandise or an order for merchandise not exceeding $35 in value or reasonable travelling and living expenses actually incurred while going to, remaining at and returning from the place of contest or exhibition,

(b) teaches, pursues or assists in the pursuit of the professional sport as a means of livelihood,

(c) sells or pledges any prize that he or she receives from the contest or exhibition, or

(d) promotes or manages the contest or exhibition for personal gain;

“professional contest or exhibition”, when used in respect of a professional contest or exhibition of boxing or mixed martial arts, means a professional contest or exhibition in which,

(a) the participants or contestants represent or are members of an athletic association, club, corporation, league, team or unincorporated organization that is composed of professionals or is ordinarily recognized as being composed of professionals, or

(b) the participants or contestants are professionals. O. Reg. 197/06, s. 1; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 1 (1-3).

(2)  Mixed martial arts are designated as a professional sport for the purpose of the definition of “professional contest or exhibition” in section 1 of the Act. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 1 (4).

2.  In this Regulation,

“appearance forfeit” means the amount of money that a participant, under a written contract to appear in a professional contest or exhibition, agrees to pay in accordance with this Regulation upon failure to so appear;

“bout” means a contest or exhibition between two contestants;

“local municipality” means a city, town, village or township;

“mixed martial arts” means fighting where blows are struck, in whole or in part, with the hand, elbows, knees or feet but does not include boxing;

“ringside medical practitioner” means a legally qualified medical practitioner approved by the Commissioner;

“weight forfeit” means the amount of money that a participant, under a written contract to take part in a professional contest or exhibition, agrees to pay an opponent upon failure to comply with the weight requirements under the contract. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 2; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 2.

PART I
PROFESSIONAL CONTESTS OR EXHIBITIONS — GENERAL

2.1  This Part applies to all professional contests or exhibitions. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 3.

Licences — General

3.  (1)  The Commissioner shall not license any professional contest or exhibition where it is intended that male and female opponents are to be in the ring at the same time. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 3 (1); O. Reg. 197/06, s. 2 (1); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 4.

(2)  The Commissioner may in his or her discretion suspend or cancel a licence at any time after the date of issuance where,

(a) the past conduct of a person holding a licence affords reasonable grounds for belief that the person will not conduct himself or herself in the sport in accordance with law, integrity or honesty; or

(b) the person holding the licence is carrying on activities that are or will be detrimental to the integrity of the sport. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 3 (2); O. Reg. 685/92, s. 1.

(3)  Every applicant for a licence to hold a professional contest or exhibition shall at the time of the making of the application fully disclose to the Commissioner the identity of all persons involved in holding, conducting or promoting the contest or exhibition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 3 (3); O. Reg. 197/06, s. 2 (2); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 4.

(4)  Despite the repeal of Regulation 76 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1980, a licence or permit issued under that Regulation is valid until the date of its expiry or until it is suspended or cancelled, whichever occurs first. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 3 (4).

4.  Where a person holding a licence fails to comply with any provision of the Act or this Regulation, the Commissioner may fine the person an amount not exceeding $50 or suspend the licence, or both. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 4.

4.1-6.  Revoked: O. Reg. 465/10, s. 5.

7.  No person who is seventeen years of age or under shall take part in a professional contest or exhibition except with the approval of the Commissioner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 7; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 6.

8.  (1)  No person shall,

(a) hold;

(b) act as a matchmaker at;

(c) act as a second at;

(d) take part in;

(e) referee;

(f) judge;

(g) act as a timekeeper at; or

(h) act as a ringside medical practitioner at,

a professional contest or exhibition except under the authority of a licence or, as the case may be, a permit issued by the Commissioner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (1); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 6.

(2)  No person shall manage a participant in a professional contest or exhibition except under the authority of a licence or permit issued by the Commissioner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (2); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (1).

(3), (4)  Revoked: O. Reg. 194/91, s. 1.

(5)  A person who is not a resident of Ontario and who applies for a permit to take part in a professional contest or exhibition shall at the time of applying provide evidence satisfactory to the Commissioner that the person is the holder of a current valid licence to take part in professional contests or exhibitions in another jurisdiction. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (5); O. Reg. 197/06, s. 4 (1); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (2).

(6)  Where a person intends to hold a professional contest or exhibition, the person shall apply to the Commissioner for a licence or permit, as the case may be, at least thirty days prior to the date on which the contest or exhibition is to take place. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (6); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (2).

(7)  An application for a licence or permit to hold a professional contest or exhibition shall be accompanied by a written acknowledgment from the owner, occupier or manager of the premises intended to be used for the contest or exhibition that the premises will be available for the contest or exhibition on the date stated in the application. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (7); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (2).

(8)  No person shall be granted a licence or permit to hold a professional contest or exhibition unless at the time of applying the person provides evidence satisfactory to the Commissioner that the person has obtained a general liability insurance policy with coverage of $2,000,000 that insures against possible injury sustained by members of the public or officials or property damage occasioned in a professional contest or exhibition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (8); O. Reg. 197/06, s. 4 (2); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (2).

(9)  The Commissioner shall not grant a licence to a person to take part in a professional contest or exhibition unless,

(a) at the time of applying for the licence, the person provides to the Commissioner,

(i) the results of an electroencephalographic examination or other tests that are appropriate in accordance with current medical practice in Canada, dated within 90 days before the date on which the person submits the application to the Commissioner,

(ii) the results of an HIV, Hepatitis B and C test dated within 30 days before the date on which the person submits the application to the Commissioner, and

(iii) the results of an eye examination dated within 90 days before the date on which the person submits the application to the Commissioner; and

(b) the Commissioner, in consultation with a legally qualified medical practitioner, finds that the person is fit to take part in the contest or exhibition, based on the results of the examinations and tests described in clause (a). O. Reg. 197/06, s. 4 (3); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (2, 3).

(10)  The Commissioner shall not grant a permit to a person to take part in a professional contest or exhibition unless,

(a) at the time of applying for the permit, the person provides to the Commissioner,

(i) the results of an electroencephalographic examination, a computerized axial tomography examination known as a Catscan or other tests that are appropriate in accordance with current medical practice in Canada, dated within 60 days before the event for which the permit is issued,

(ii) the results of an HIV, Hepatitis B and C test dated within 30 days before the event for which the permit is issued, and

(iii) the results of an eye examination dated within 90 days before the event for which the permit is issued; and

(b) the Commissioner, in consultation with a legally qualified medical practitioner, finds that the person is fit to take part in the contest or exhibition, based on the results of the examinations and tests described in clause (a). O. Reg. 197/06, s. 4 (3); O. Reg. 78/10, s. 2; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (4, 5).

(10.1)  If the Commissioner, at any time, is of the opinion that a person who intends to take part in a professional contest or exhibition is unfit to so take part because of an injury that the person has received, the Commissioner may suspend the person’s licence or permit to take part in the contest or exhibition until,

(a) the person undergoes a medical examination that includes an electroencephalographic examination or other tests that are appropriate in accordance with current medical practice in Canada;

(b) the person provides the results of the medical examination to the Commissioner; and

(c) the Commissioner, in consultation with a legally qualified medical practitioner, finds that the person is fit to take part in the contest or exhibition, based on the results of the medical examination. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (6).

(11)  A licence to hold a professional contest or exhibition is valid only for the specific event for which it is issued. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (11); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (7).

(12)  A licence to engage in any of the acts referred to in clauses (1) (b) to (h) or subsection (2) expires with the 31st day of December next following the date of its issue. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (12).

(13)  A permit to engage in any of the acts referred to in clauses (1) (a) to (g) or subsection (2) is valid only for the specific event for which it is issued. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (13).

(14)  The seating capacity at a professional contest or exhibition shall not exceed the seating capacity shown on the licence or permit. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (14); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (7).

(15)  Despite the fact that a person is required to hold a licence or permit under this Part to act as a matchmaker, a person who is the holder of a licence or permit to hold a professional contest or exhibition may act as a matchmaker without being the holder of a matchmaker’s licence. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (15); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (7).

(16)  Despite the fact that a person is required to hold a licence or permit under this Part to act as a second, a person who is the holder of a licence or permit to manage a participant in a professional contest or exhibition may act as a second at any professional contest or exhibition in which a participant managed by him or her takes part without being the holder of a second’s licence. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (8).

(17)  No person who is the holder of a licence or permit to hold a professional contest or exhibition shall be issued a licence or permit to manage a participant in such a contest or exhibition. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (8).

(18)  No person shall be issued a licence or permit to referee a professional contest or exhibition without first undergoing a medical examination conducted by a legally qualified medical practitioner approved by the Commissioner and being found to be fit to engage in duties as a referee. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (18); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (9).

(19)  Despite the fact that a person is required to hold a licence or permit under this Part to act as a timekeeper, a person who is the holder of a licence or permit to act as a judge or referee at a professional contest or exhibition may act as a timekeeper without being the holder of a timekeeper’s licence. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (19); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (9).

(20)  Despite the fact that a person is required to hold a licence or permit under this Part to act as a judge, a person who is the holder of a licence or permit to act as a referee at a professional contest or exhibition may act as a judge without being the holder of a judge’s licence. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 8 (20); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (9).

9.  (1)  The following fees are payable:

1.

For a licence or permit to hold a professional contest or exhibit,

 

    i. in a place that has a seating capacity of less than 2,500 and that is located in a municipality having a population of less than 100,000

$75

 

    ii. other than as set out in subparagraph i

300

2.

For a licence or permit to act, with respect to professional contests or exhibitions, as a,

 

    i. manager

$75

 

    ii. participant

50

 

    iii. second

50

 

    iv. matchmaker

50

O.Reg. 343/93, s. 1; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 7 (9).

(2)  Revoked: O. Reg. 78/10, s. 3.

10.  (1)  A contract between a participant in a professional contest or exhibition and his or her manager shall be in a form provided by the Commissioner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 10 (1); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 8 (1).

(2)  A contract between a participant in a professional contest or exhibition and a person holding a professional contest or exhibition shall be in a form provided by the Commissioner. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 8 (2).

11.  (1)  Every person who intends to hold a professional contest or exhibition shall,

(a) at least 14 days before the date of the contest or exhibition, submit to the Commissioner a money order or a certified cheque payable to each participant as the purse for participating in the contest or exhibition;

(a.1) at least 21 days before the date of the contest or exhibition, deposit with the Commissioner as security,

(i) cash or a certified cheque payable to the Commissioner in the amount equal to the total of the fees payable to officials appointed for the contest or exhibition,

(ii) payment, in the form described in subsection (3) and in favour of the Commissioner, of the amount of the cost estimated by the Commissioner of the examination and tests described in section 20,

(iii) if the ring is provided by the Commissioner, cash or a certified cheque payable to the Commissioner in the amount equal to the costs estimated by the Commissioner of providing the ring, and

(iv) a deposit of $2,000, in the form described in subsection (3) and in favour of the Commissioner, towards the amount payable to the Minister under subsection 5 (1) of the Act;

(b) at least twenty-one days before the date of the contest or exhibition, deliver to the Commissioner contracts of the participants in the main bout; and

(c) at least three days before the date of the contest or exhibition, deliver to the Commissioner contracts of the participants in the bouts other than the main bout. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 11 (1); O. Reg. 78/10, s. 4 (1); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 9 (1-3).

(2)  A person who is not a resident of Ontario who intends to hold a professional contest or exhibition shall, in addition to the security required under subsection (1), post a performance bond in an amount considered to be appropriate by the Commissioner having regard to any refund that may be due to the public in the event of non-performance of the contest or exhibition or non-payment of the amount payable under subsection 5 (1) of the Act. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 11 (2); O. Reg. 78/10, s. 4 (2); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 9 (4).

(3)  The payment or deposit described in subclause (1) (a.1) (ii) or (iv) shall be in the form of,

(a) cash or a certified cheque;

(b) a bond issued or guaranteed by the Government of Canada or Ontario, payable to bearer; or

(c) if the person is unable to provide the payment or deposit in a form described in clause (a) or (b), an irrevocable letter of credit from a bank listed in Schedule I or II to the Bank Act (Canada). O. Reg. 78/10, s. 4 (3).

(4)  Where a professional contest or exhibition has been held and all of the requirements of the Act and this Regulation have not been complied with, the security described in clauses (1) (a.1) that relates to the contest or exhibition is forfeited. O. Reg. 78/10, s. 4 (3); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 9 (4).

(5)  Where a security is forfeited and is not in the form of money, the Commissioner shall sell the security within ten days of the forfeiture. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 11 (5).

(6)  Where a security is forfeited, the Commissioner shall,

(a) use all or part of it to pay the amount owing under subsection 5 (1) of the Act, if the amount owing under that subsection of the Act has not been paid, and to make the payments described in subclauses (1) (a.1) (i), (ii) and (iii); and

(b) refund any balance to the holder of the licence. O. Reg. 78/10, s. 4 (4).

(7)  Where there is insufficient security to pay the amount payable under subsection 5 (1) of the Act and the amounts described in subclauses (1) (a.1) (i), (ii) and (iii), the Commissioner shall apply the money obtained from the forfeiture of the security to make the following payments in the following order:

1. The amount owing as fees to officials on a proportionate basis.

2. The costs of the examination and tests described in section 20 on a proportionate basis.

3. If applicable, the cost of providing the ring on a proportionate basis.

4. The amount payable under subsection 5 (1) of the Act. O. Reg. 78/10, s. 4 (4).

(8)  Upon request, the Commissioner may return the security deposited under clause (1) (a.1) to the person who deposited it if,

(a) the professional contest or exhibition to which the security relates has been held and all of the requirements of the Act and this Regulation have been complied with; or

(b) the person indicates to the Commissioner that the professional contest or exhibition to which the security relates will not be held. O. Reg. 78/10, s. 4 (4); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 9 (4).

(9)  Every person who intends to participate in a professional contest or exhibition shall, before participating in a bout, pay to the Minister of Finance a fee of $25 to cover the costs of processing the examination and tests required under section 20. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 11 (9); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 9 (4).

12.  (1)  Every person who holds a professional contest or exhibition shall,

(a) furnish each participant with a stool, bucket and a pair of gloves;

(b) provide facilities for making announcements that can be heard or seen clearly by the spectators;

(c) provide a separate room for use only by the Commissioner, referees and judges;

(d) furnish a stool for each of the seconds, sufficient tables and chairs for the presiding officials and provide at ringside a stretcher, a small oxygen tank and mask;

(e) ensure that the contest or exhibition is begun at the time advertised and conducted throughout in an orderly manner and without unnecessary delay; and

(f) make a report to the Commissioner in the form provided by the Commissioner, not later than three days, not including Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays after the contest or exhibition is held, that shall include,

(i) a tally of the number of tickets sold and given away as complimentary and the amount of revenue received from the sale of tickets,

(ii) where there is no ticket agency and the person holding the professional contest or exhibition sells the person’s own tickets, a tally of the number of unsold tickets, and

(iii) where the tickets are sold by a ticket agency, a report by the ticket agency regarding the number of tickets sold by the agency. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 12 (1); O. Reg. 465/10, ss. 9 (4), 10 (1).

(2)  A person who sells the person’s own tickets shall return the unused tickets to the Commissioner at the time of making the report referred to in clause (1) (f). R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 12 (2).

(3)  A person holding a professional contest or exhibition may pay a participant his or her expenses before the commencement of the contest or exhibition but shall not pay the participant for his or her services until after the completion of the contest or exhibition and unless the Commissioner is present. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 10 (2).

13.  Every person who holds a professional contest or exhibition shall ensure that there is a telephone available for emergencies only and that the telephone number for the local emergency ambulance service is prominently displayed where the telephone is located. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 13; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 11.

14.  (1)  If the Commissioner fines a participant, the person holding the contest or exhibition shall,

(a) retain the amount of the fine out of the purse or other remuneration of the participant; and

(b) be deemed to be a person who has received money for the Crown and for which the person is accountable within the meaning of the Financial Administration Act. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 14 (1); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 12 (1, 2).

(2)  A participant who has been fined has no claim for the amount retained under subsection (1). R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 14 (2); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 12 (2).

(3)  The amount retained under subsection (1) shall be paid to the Minister of Finance within three days of the holding of the contest or exhibition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 14 (3).

15.  No person shall advertise a professional contest or exhibition without first receiving the approval of the Commissioner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 15; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 13.

16.  (1)  A participant who is under contract to take part in a professional contest or exhibition shall weigh in,

(a) on the day of the contest or exhibition, if the contest or exhibition is not one of mixed martial arts; or

(b) on the day before the day of the contest or exhibition, if the contest or exhibition is one of mixed martial arts. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 14 (1).

(1.1)  The Commissioner shall designate the time and place of the weighing in. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 14 (1).

(2)  Where, after the weighing in, the contest or exhibition is postponed more than twenty-four hours, each participant shall again weigh in on the day of the contest or exhibition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 16 (2); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 14 (2).

(3)  A participant who is overweight shall be allowed an hour to make the weight required by his or her contract but is prohibited from taking part in the professional contest or exhibition for which he or she is under contract if, during that hour, he or she loses more than two per cent of his or her weight as shown on the weigh-in. O. Reg. 197/06, s. 5; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 14 (2).

(4)  Where a participant remains overweight, the Commissioner shall direct the contest or exhibition to be held unless he or she considers the difference in weight between the participants to be too great for a fair contest or proper exhibition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 16 (4); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 14 (2).

17.  (1)  A participant under contract to take part in a professional contest or exhibition shall undergo a medical examination on the day of the weighing in. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 15 (1).

(2)  Where the contest or exhibition is postponed more than twenty-four hours, each participant shall undergo a medical examination on the day of the contest or exhibition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 17 (2); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 15 (2).

(3)  A participant who is found by the medical examination to be unfit to participate or who is under the influence of drugs or of liquor, as defined in the Liquor Licence Act, shall not take part in the contest or exhibition. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 15 (3).

(4)  A medical examination required by this section shall be conducted by a legally qualified medical practitioner appointed by the Commissioner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 17 (4).

(5)  The medical practitioner conducting an examination under this section or a substitute appointed by the Commissioner shall be in attendance at the contest or exhibition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 17 (5).

(6)  The medical practitioner may enter the ring at any time when in his or her opinion a boxer is injured. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 17 (6).

(7)  The medical practitioner shall sit next to the timekeeper who shall on the advice of the medical practitioner sound the bell twice to stop a fight in order for the medical practitioner to enter the ring. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 17 (7).

17.1  If a contract between a participant in a professional contest or exhibition and the person holding the contest or exhibition requires the participant to undergo a drug test on the day of the contest or exhibition, the Commissioner shall, on request, oversee the administering of the test and the person holding the contest or exhibition shall pay for the costs of administering the test. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 16.

17.2  (1)  If a participant is under contract to take part in a professional contest or exhibition, the participant or promoter of the contest or exhibition shall, by the time specified in clause 11 (1) (b) or (c) as applicable, submit to the Commissioner evidence satisfactory to the Commissioner that there are no existing suspensions, prohibitions or other limits restricting or limiting the participant from taking part in a professional contest or exhibition under any other jurisdiction. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 16.

(2)  A participant mentioned in subsection (1) who does not submit the evidence described in that subsection shall not take part in the contest or exhibition. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 16.

18.  If a participant under contract to take part in a professional contest or exhibition does not make the weight required under the contract, the opponent is entitled to the weight forfeit set out in the contract. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 16.

19.  A participant under contract to take part in a professional contest or exhibition is not entitled to any purse or other remuneration or expenses not already paid to him or her if the participant,

(a) is found by a medical examination to be unfit to participate;

(b) does not appear for a bout; or

(c) appears for the bout but, in the opinion of the ringside medical practitioner, is not in a proper physical or mental condition to take part. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 16.

20.  (1)  If a participant loses a bout by knock-out or by a technical knock-out or, in the opinion of the referee, ringside medical practitioner or Commissioner, may have suffered an injury during a bout in either a winning or losing cause, the ringside medical practitioner or Commissioner shall inform the participant that the participant shall,

(a) attend at an examination by a legally qualified medical practitioner satisfactory to the Commissioner and undergo any tests that the practitioner orders; and

(b) provide copies or reports of the results of the tests to the ringside medical practitioner or Commissioner. O. Reg. 197/06, s. 7; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 17 (1).

(2)  If the ringside medical practitioner or Commissioner, as the case may be, considers that the participant may have suffered a blow to the head, the examination shall include, subject to an order made by the medical practitioner who performs the examination,

(a) an electroencephalogram examination;

(b) a computerized axial tomography examination, known as a Catscan;

(c) magnetic resonance imaging, known as an MRI; or

(d) other tests that are appropriate in accordance with current medical practice in Canada. O. Reg. 197/06, s. 7; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 17 (1).

(3)  If the Commissioner is of the opinion that the results of the testing described in subsections (1) and (2) are inconclusive, the Commissioner may order the participant to undergo a pyschometric evaluation by a legally qualified practitioner. O. Reg. 197/06, s. 7; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 17 (1).

(4)  If a participant loses a bout by knock-out or by a technical knock-out or, in the opinion of the referee, ringside medical practitioner or Commissioner, may have suffered an injury during a bout in either a winning or losing cause, the Commissioner shall suspend the licence of the participant until the later of,

(a) the expiry of 60 days; and

(b) the time at which the participant provides, to the ringside medical practitioner or Commissioner who required the participant to undergo the examination under subsection (1), a certificate of medical fitness to participate in a professional contest or exhibition signed by the legally qualified medical practitioner who conducted the examination. O. Reg. 197/06, s. 7; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 17 (1, 2).

21.  A participant in a professional contest or exhibition who is required to undergo a medical examination in order to get a licence under this Part or who is required to undergo a medical examination under clause 20 (1) (b) shall provide the legally qualified medical practitioner conducting the examination with a complete history of the participant’s fight record and any injuries sustained during a fight. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 18.

22.  (1)  If a person is unable or refuses to take part in a professional contest or exhibition in accordance with the terms of his or her contract, the person holding the contest or exhibition shall notify the Commissioner forthwith. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 19 (1).

(2)  If the person holding the professional contest or exhibition so requests the Commissioner, the Commissioner may permit another person to substitute for the person unable or refusing to take part. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 19 (1).

(3)  If a person is unable or refuses to take part in a professional contest or exhibition and the Commissioner permits a substitute, the opponent shall take part in the contest or exhibition. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 19 (1).

(4)  Any medical examination required to be taken by a substitute participant shall be at the time and place determined by the Commissioner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 22 (4); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 19 (2).

23.  (1)  If a person under contract to take part in a professional contest or exhibition fails to so take part and no substitute is obtained, the opponent is entitled to,

(a) the appearance forfeit; and

(b) the opponent’s expenses for travelling to and from the place of the proposed contest or exhibition and for training for the contest or exhibition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 23 (1); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 20 (1).

(2)  The expenses referred to in clause (1) (b) shall be paid for by the person holding the contest or exhibition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 23 (2); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 20 (2).

(3)  Where there is a dispute as to the expenses, the parties shall refer the matter to the Commissioner for settlement and his or her decision is final. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 23 (3).

(4)  If a person under contract to take part in a professional contest or exhibition fails to so take part and a substitute is obtained,

(a) the opponent is entitled to the purse or other remuneration specified in the contract that he or she would have received had the contest or exhibition taken place;

(b) the person holding the contest or exhibition is entitled to the appearance forfeit of the person who failed to take part; and

(c) the substitute is entitled to a fee agreed upon before the commencement of the bout between the substitute and the person holding the contest or exhibition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 23 (4); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 20 (3-5).

24.  If a person is under contract to take part in a professional contest or exhibition and before the contest or exhibition is held the person takes part in another contest or exhibition, the Commissioner may render the contract void by endorsing on it “This contract is void” if the Commissioner, after an investigation, is of the opinion that the person has, because of the previous fight, lessened his or her ability to participate in the contest or exhibition specified in the contract. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 21.

25.  (1)  A participant in a professional contest or exhibition may have not more than three seconds. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 22.

(2)  A participant who has two or more seconds shall designate one of them as chief second. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 22.

(3)  The chief second is responsible for the conduct of any other second. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 25 (3).

(4)  A participant is responsible for the conduct of his or her seconds. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 22.

(5)  Only one second shall be permitted in the ring between rounds. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 25 (5).

26.  A second shall,

(a) wear a clean jersey, sweater or shirt; and

(b) during a round remain seated and silent outside the ropes and the apron but near the corner of his or her charge. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 26.

27.  (1)  A second shall not enter the ring until the bell or gong indicates the end of a round. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 27 (1).

(2)  When the chief timekeeper’s whistle sounds, the second shall leave the ring and take his or her bucket, stool and equipment. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 27 (2).

28.  (1)  Between rounds the chief second may request the referee to,

(a) visit his or her corner to discuss any point relevant to the bout;

(b) comment on any injury to his or her charge;

(c) have the ringside medical practitioner in attendance examine his or her charge; or

(d) stop the bout. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 28 (1).

(2)  Between rounds a second not permitted in the ring may attend his or her charge but in doing so the second shall remain outside the ropes on the apron of the ring. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 28 (2).

29.  During a round a second shall not,

(a) interfere in any way with the progress of the bout;

(b) give any advice, assistance or encouragement to his or her charge; or

(c) throw anything into the ring,

and where a second does anything referred to in clause (a), (b) or (c) his or her charge may be warned or disqualified by the referee. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 29.

30.  Where a second violates any provision of this Part, the referee or the Commissioner may order his or her removal from the ring or from the premises on which the bout is being held and may direct that the second cease to act as a second during that bout. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 30.

31.  (1)  A participant shall be on the premises at which the contest or exhibition is to be held at least one hour before the time scheduled for the commencement of the bout in which he or she is taking part. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 31 (1); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 23.

(2)  The Commissioner may disqualify a participant who does not comply with subsection (1). R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 31 (2); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 23.

32.  (1)  Subject to subsection (2), no participant in a professional contest or exhibition shall use grease or vaseline or any slippery substance that might handicap or injure the opponent. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 32 (1); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 24 (1).

(2)  A participant may use a light application of grease or vaseline on the eyebrows and the bridge of the nose and behind the ears. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 32 (2); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 24 (2).

33.  (1)  No boxer shall,

(a) take part in more than one contest or exhibition on the same day; or

(b) take part in a contest of ten or more three-minute rounds within four days of his or her last contest. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 33 (1).

(2)  A boxer who takes part in a contest or exhibition of fewer than ten three-minute rounds shall not take part in any other contest or exhibition for three days. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 33 (2).

(3)  In addition to the requirements of section 20, where a participant,

(a) loses a contest or exhibition by a knock-out or by a technical knock-out; or

(b) in the opinion of either the referee or the ringside medical practitioner, suffers a serious beating in either a winning or losing cause,

the participant shall forthwith be suspended from participating for sixty days and the Commissioner shall notify the participant forthwith in writing of the suspension. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 33 (3); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 25 (1).

(4)  Where a participant is declared the loser in four consecutive bouts, the Commissioner shall suspend his or her licence to participate in contests or exhibitions. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 33 (4); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 25 (2).

(5)  Where the Commissioner suspends a licence under subsection (4), he or she may reinstate the licence where the participant satisfies the Commissioner that,

(a) the participant is medically fit to participate in a further contest or exhibition; and

(b) the participant has sufficient skills to participate in future contests or exhibitions without being exposed to undue risk or injury. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 33 (5); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 25 (3).

34.-37.  Revoked: O. Reg. 465/10, s. 26.

38.  (1)  There shall be a chief timekeeper and a knock-down timekeeper, each equipped with a stopwatch. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 38 (1).

(2)  The chief timekeeper shall,

(a) sit outside the ring close to a bell or gong;

(b) have a whistle that can be heard clearly by the participants;

(c) ten seconds before the end of each interval between rounds, blow the whistle;

(d) at the end of ten seconds, indicate the beginning of the round by ringing the bell or striking the gong but only where the seconds have left the ring and taken with them their buckets, stools and equipment; and

(e) at the end of each round, ring the bell or strike the gong. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 38 (2); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 27 (1).

(3)  Revoked: O. Reg. 465/10, s. 27 (2).

(4)  Where a participant is knocked out, the timekeeper shall advise the master of ceremonies of the round in which the knock-out took place and the part of the round that has elapsed. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 38 (4); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 27 (3).

39.  There shall be a master of ceremonies who shall,

(a) ensure that equipment necessary for communicating with the spectators and the contestants in a contest or exhibition is available;

(b) take such action as is necessary to have the participants ready for the contest or exhibition in which they are to take part;

(c) at the beginning of the contest or exhibition, introduce the participants to the spectators, announce their names and weights and the length and other particulars of the contest or exhibition;

(d) before a round begins, announce or otherwise indicate to the spectators the number of that round;

(e) at the end of the bout,

(i) obtain first the slip of the referee and then the slip of the judges, and

(ii) announce the result of the bout;

(f) make no other announcements except those authorized or directed by the Commissioner; and

(g) transmit the slips referred to in clause (e) to the Commissioner forthwith. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 39; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 28.

40.  There shall be three judges seated outside the ring, one on each of three sides of the ring and at least six feet from the spectators. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 40.

41.  Before a bout begins, all officials shall be present and seated at ringside and the referee shall,

(a) ascertain the names of the chief seconds; and

(b) call the participants and seconds to the centre of the ring and give instructions for the conduct of the contest or exhibition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 41; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 28.

42.  (1)  Except as provided in subsection 17 (6), the referee and participants shall be the only persons in the ring during a round. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 42 (1); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 28.

(2)  Where a person who is connected with a participant enters the ring during the conduct of a round, the referee may disqualify the participant or order the person to leave the ring and allow the round to continue. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 42 (2); O. Reg. 465/10, s. 29.

43.  The referee shall,

(a) stop a contest or exhibition if he or she considers the participants so unevenly matched that the contest or exhibition is not a fair one and award the decision to the participant who is leading; and

(b) stop a contest or exhibition if he or she considers it advisable because of the condition of a participant. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 43; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 30 (1, 2).

44.  The referee may consult the judges as to whether a participant has struck the other participant below the belt. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 44; O. Reg. 465/10, s. 30 (2).

45.  Revoked: O. Reg. 465/10, s. 31.

46.  (1)  The referee may stop a contest or exhibition if the referee considers that one of the participants is not trying to win, in which case the referee shall award the decision to the other participant. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

(2)  The referee may stop a contest or exhibition if the referee considers that neither participant is trying to win, in which case the referee shall declare the bout no contest. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

PART I.1
PROFESSIONAL BOXING — GENERAL

47.  This Part applies to professional contests or exhibitions of boxing in which blows may be struck by the fists alone or to professional contests or exhibitions of boxing in which blows may be struck by both the fists and the feet. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

47.1  The following are established as weight classes in professional contests or exhibitions of boxing:

1. Up to and including 118 pounds, with no more than three pounds difference in weight between opponents.

2. From 119 pounds up to and including 130 pounds, with no more than four pounds difference in weight between opponents.

3. From 131 pounds up to and including 183 pounds, with no more than five pounds difference in weight between opponents.

4. From 184 pounds up to and including 200 pounds, with no more than 12 pounds difference in weight between opponents.

5. Over 201 pounds. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

47.2  (1)  A boxer shall be deemed to be down when the boxer,

(a) touches the floor of the ring with any part of the body other than the feet;

(b) is hanging over the ropes in a helpless manner, and when the referee so indicates and begins the count; or

(c) is rising from a down position. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

(2)  When a boxer is down,

(a) the opponent shall at once go to a neutral corner;

(b) the referee shall call aloud at one-second intervals “one”, “two”, “three”, “four”, “five”, “six”, “seven”, “eight”, “nine”, “out”;

(c) the knock-down timekeeper shall immediately stand up and upon the referee calling “one” indicate aloud and by waving one arm the additional seconds as they elapse according to his or her stopwatch. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

(3)  A boxer who is down through accident shall rise immediately but a boxer who is knocked down shall take a mandatory eight count. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

(4)  When calling “out”, the referee shall raise his or her hands over his or her head and declare the boxer in the neutral corner to be the winner by a knock-out. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

(5)  If a boxer is down and the opponent leaves the neutral corner while the referee is counting, the referee shall stop counting and resume where he or she left off only when the opponent is again in the neutral corner. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

(6)  If a boxer who has been knocked down or through the ropes rises before the referee calls “out”, but falls again before being hit by the opponent, the referee shall resume counting where he or she left off. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

(7)  If both boxers go down at the same time, the referee shall continue to count until both of them get up or until he or she calls “out”, whichever happens sooner. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

(8)  When the boxers are both counted out, the referee shall stop the bout and the decision shall be given in accordance with the points awarded before the count began. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

(9)  If a boxer fails to resume boxing immediately after the interval between rounds, the referee shall count as if the boxer were down. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

(10)  If a boxer is knocked down and while the referee is counting the bell or gong indicates the end of the round, the referee shall,

(a) stop counting where the round is the last round of the bout; or

(b) continue to count, where the round is not the last round of the bout, until the referee calls “out” or the boxer rises, whichever happens sooner. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

(11)  A boxer who is knocked through the ropes and out of the ring shall be given 18 seconds to re-enter the ring. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

47.3  A boxer shall be deemed to be knocked out if the boxer,

(a) touches the floor of the ring for ten seconds or more with any part of the body other than the feet;

(b) hangs unconscious on the ropes; or

(c) in the opinion of the referee, is at any time incapable of continuing or is outclassed. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

47.4  If, in the opinion of the referee, a boxer is incapable of continuing the bout because of a cut near the eye, the referee shall,

(a) stop the bout; and

(b) if the cut was,

(i) caused by a blow, award the decision to the boxer delivering the blow,

(ii) caused by an intentional butt, award the decision to the injured boxer after disqualifying the opponent, or

(iii) accidental, declare the bout a draw. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

47.5  Subject to subsection 59 (1) or 75 (1), as the case may be, the referee shall warn a boxer who commits a foul. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 32.

48.  (1)  The ring shall be at least eighteen feet square but not more than twenty-two feet square measured within the ropes and the ring platform shall extend beyond the ropes at least two feet three inches. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (1).

(2)  The ring posts shall be at least eighteen inches from the ropes. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (2).

(3)  The entire floor of the ring shall be padded with a one-inch layer of impact absorbing material placed over a one-inch base of building board mounted on a stressed frame. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (3).

(4)  The padding shall be covered with canvas, duck or similar material tightly stretched and held securely in place by lacing under the ring apron floor. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (4).

(5)  The ring floor shall be at least three feet but not more than four feet above the floor of the building and there shall be steps mounted diagonally at the opposite corners for use by contestants, officials and seconds, and in one neutral corner, adjacent to the timekeeper, for the use of the ringside medical practitioner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (5).

(6)  Ring posts shall be made to extend from the floor of the building to a height of fifty-eight inches above the ring floor and shall be wrapped in soft material sufficient to prevent injuries to the contestants. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (6).

(7)  The colouring on the two opposite corners shall be red and blue and the colouring on the other two posts shall be white. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (7).

(8)  The ring ropes shall be four in number and at least one inch in diameter. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (8).

(9)  All ropes shall be wrapped securely in soft material. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (9).

(10)  The lower rope shall be eighteen inches from the ring floor, the second rope thirty inches from the ring floor, the third rope forty-two inches from the ring floor and the fourth rope fifty-four inches from the ring floor. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (10).

(11)  The rope shall be secured on all sides and in the middle by a cord of soft material so that the ropes cannot be separated farther apart at the middle than they are at the corner posts. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (11).

(12)  Lighting shall be mounted not less than twenty feet above the ring floor and shall provide an intensity of at least 540 LUX over the total ring area. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (12).

(13)  The area immediately surrounding the outside of the ring shall be secured in such a manner as to prevent spectators from having access to the ring. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (13).

(14)  The area immediately surrounding the outside of the ring shall be sufficient to provide adequate space for the seating of licensed officials and their equipment. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 48 (14).

49.  There shall be a bell or gong of sufficient volume that when rung or sounded it can be heard distinctly by the boxers and officials. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 49.

50.  (1)  A boxer may wrap on each hand not more than thirty feet of soft gauze, not more than two inches wide. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 50 (1).

(2)  The gauze referred to in subsection (1) may be held in place by surgeon’s adhesive tape not more than one inch wide and not more than fifteen feet in length. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 50 (2).

(3)  The binding of surgeon’s adhesive tape referred to in subsection (2) shall not be applied over the knuckles of a boxer’s hand or directly to the hand prior to the bandaging but small pieces of adhesive tape not exceeding four inches long and one-half inch wide may be placed between the fingers of each hand after the bandaging is complete. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 50 (3).

51.  The trunks of opposing boxers shall be of contrasting colours. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 51.

PART II
PROFESSIONAL BOXING — WHERE BLOWS MAY BE STRUCK BY THE FISTS ALONE

52.  This Part applies to professional contests or exhibitions of boxing in which blows may be struck by the fists alone. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 52.

52.1  (1)  The Uniform Championship Rules published by the Association of Boxing Commissions and dated July 3, 2008, a copy of which is published on the website of the Ministry of the Minister, apply to a professional contest or exhibition of boxing in which blows may be struck by the fists alone if the contest or exhibition is scheduled to last for at least 10 rounds, and no more than 12 rounds, and the winner of it is scheduled to receive a title within a weight division. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 33.

(2)  If the Uniform Championship Rules mentioned in subsection (1) apply to a professional contest or exhibition, subsections 34 (10) and (11), section 37 and subsection 53 (4) do not apply to it. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 33.

53.  (1)  A person who is eighteen years of age shall not take part in a professional contest or exhibition of boxing under this Part of more than eight three-minute rounds. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 53 (1).

(2)  Except with the approval of the Commissioner, a person who is nineteen years of age or over shall not take part in a professional contest or exhibition of boxing under this Part of more than ten three-minute rounds. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 53 (2).

(3)  There shall be a one-minute interval between rounds. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 53 (3).

(4)  A professional contest of boxing under this Part shall consist of a minimum of four scheduled three-minute rounds and a maximum of 10 scheduled three-minute rounds. O. Reg. 78/10, s. 6.

54.  (1)  The following are major fouls:

1. Hitting below the belt.

2. Hitting an opponent who is down or rising from a down or striking an opponent after the gong has signaled the end of the round.

3. Butting with the head or shoulder.

4. Kicking, tripping, hacking or gouging.

5. Striking on or over the kidneys or on the back of the neck.

6. Striking a pivot blow or half-pivot blow.

7. Any physical action, other than fair boxing, that might injure an opponent.

8. Disobeying the referee. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 54 (1).

(2)  The following are minor fouls:

1. Holding or maintaining a clinch.

2. Hitting while only one arm is free.

3. Hitting or scraping with the inside of the glove, wrist or elbow.

4. Hitting or flicking with an open glove.

5. Purposely going down without being hit.

6. Using abusive language. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 54 (2).

55.  One of the officials shall be designated by the Commissioner to be an examiner who shall,

(a) superintend the putting on of bandages and stamp and sign each hand signifying approval before the putting on of gloves;

(b) superintend the putting on and lacing up of gloves in the dressing room;

(c) examine the protection cup of each boxer to ensure it is of the proper type; and

(d) ensure that the applicable equipment specified in section 62 is worn by each boxer. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 55.

56.  (1)  A judge shall,

(a) except where a boxer is knocked out or technically knocked out, determine the winner and loser of each round by a system of points scored in accordance with subsections 57 (1) and (2);

(b) record on a scoresheet points awarded boxers in each round;

(c) at the end of the contest, total the number of points awarded each boxer and on a slip of paper write,

(i) the name of the boxer awarded the greater number of points, or

(ii) the word “draw” where each boxer has been awarded the same number of points,

and hand the slip to the master of ceremonies; and

(d) within twenty-four hours after the contest transmit the scoresheet to the Commissioner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 56 (1).

(2)  Where the judges are agreed upon a winner, their decision is final. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 56 (2).

57.  (1)  The winner of a round shall be awarded ten points and the loser the number of points to which he or she is entitled in accordance with subsections (3) and (4). R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 57 (1).

(2)  Where a round is even, each boxer shall be awarded ten points. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 57 (2).

(3)  A boxer shall be given credit for,

(a) clean, forceful blows on any part of the opponent’s head or on the front of the opponent’s body above the belt, according to the damaging effect of the blows;

(b) aggressiveness;

(c) forcing the fight with skillful attack;

(d) cleverness in avoiding or blocking blows;

(e) cleverness in preventing the opponent from landing a blow;

(f) ring generalship, including the ability to take advantage of opportunities to cope with situations as they arise, to foresee and neutralize the opponent’s method of attack and to force the opponent to adopt a style at which he or she is not skillful or which is to his or her disadvantage;

(g) the art of boxing as distinct from mere fighting; and

(h) sportsmanship in the ring and refraining from taking any unfair advantage of the opponent. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 57 (3).

(4)  A boxer shall have points deducted for,

(a) persistently delaying a contest by clinching, holding or lacking in aggressiveness; and

(b) committing an intentional or unintentional foul not sufficiently serious to warrant disqualification. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 57 (4).

58.  The referee shall,

(a) in a title fight or main event, superintend the putting on and lacing up of gloves in the ring in the presence of a delegated representative of each boxer; and

(b) inspect the gloves, faces and bodies of the boxers in the ring and, subject to subsection 32 (2), take precautions to prevent a boxer from using grease or other substance that might handicap the opponent or result in an unfair advantage. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 58.

59.  (1)  Where a boxer commits a major foul, the referee shall stop the bout and disqualify the boxer if the referee is of the opinion that the other boxer, because of the foul, is unable to continue or is unable to resume the contest or exhibition after what the referee considers a reasonable length of time. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 59 (1).

(2)  Where the boxer is disqualified under subsection (1), the referee shall award the decision to the other boxer. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 59 (2).

60.  Each boxer shall wear new gloves in a main bout. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 60.

61.  (1)  Eight-ounce gloves shall be worn by each boxer who is under 147 pounds in weight. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 61 (1).

(2)  Ten-ounce gloves shall be worn by each boxer who is 147 pounds or more in weight. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 61 (2).

(3)  The laces of the gloves shall be tied on the outside of the back of the wrists of the gloves and covered by surgeon’s adhesive tape. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 61 (3).

62.  (1)  Each boxer shall wear,

(a) clean, neat trunks, other than tights, extending from a point not above the navel to a point not higher than half-way between the knees and the crotch;

(b) shoes of a soft material and without heels, cleats, spikes or hard soles;

(c) a properly fitted mouthpiece; and

(d) a protection cup, where applicable. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 62 (1).

(2)  In addition to subsection (1) each female boxer shall,

(a) wear a breast protector approved by the Commissioner;

(b) wear a clean body shirt; and

(c) safely secure her hair in a manner that will not interfere with the vision or safety of either boxer. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 62 (2).

(3)  Except for the clothing required under subsections (1) and (2), no boxer shall wear any other outer clothing while participating in a contest or exhibition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 62 (3).

PART III
PROFESSIONAL BOXING — WHERE BLOWS MAY BE STRUCK BY BOTH THE FISTS AND THE FEET

63.  This Part applies to professional contests or exhibitions of boxing in which blows may be struck by both the fists and the feet. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 63.

64.  (1)  A person who is eighteen years of age or over shall not take part in a professional contest or exhibition of boxing under this Part of more than ten two-minute rounds except with the approval of the Commissioner who may authorize the addition of one or two further rounds. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 64 (1).

(2)  There shall be a one-minute interval between rounds. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 64 (2).

(3)  With the exception of a Canadian championship event that shall consist of twelve scheduled two-minute rounds, a professional contest or exhibition of boxing under this Part shall consist of a minimum of three scheduled two-minute rounds and a maximum of ten scheduled two-minute rounds. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 64 (3).

65.  (1)  No person shall act as a scorekeeper or a minimum kick rule official at a professional contest or exhibition of boxing under this Part unless licensed to do so by the Commissioner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 65 (1).

(2)  Revoked: O. Reg. 194/91, s. 3.

(3)  A licence issued to a person who is a resident of Ontario to act as a scorekeeper or as a minimum kick rule official at a professional contest or exhibition of boxing under this Part expires with the 31st day of December next following the date of its issue. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 65 (3).

(4)  A licence issued to a person who is not a resident of Ontario to act as a scorekeeper or as a minimum kick rule official at a professional contest or exhibition of boxing under this Part is valid only for the specific event for which it is issued. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 65 (4).

66.  (1)  Revoked: O. Reg. 194/91, s. 4.

(2)  The following fees to be determined by the Commissioner are payable by the Commissioner to the officials appointed for a professional contest or exhibition of boxing under this Part:

1.

Minimum kick rule official at least

$50

2.

Scorekeeper at least

50

R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 66 (2).

67.  (1)  Fouls shall be classified as one point, three point or five point fouls. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 67 (1).

(2)  Subject to subsection (3), where a boxer commits a foul, the referee shall penalize the boxer by directing the judges to deduct either one, three or five points from the offending boxer’s score, as may be considered appropriate by the referee. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 67 (2).

(3)  Where a boxer commits a foul, the referee may, where in his or her opinion it is appropriate, warn the boxer in which case no points shall be deducted from the score. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 67 (3).

(4)  The following are fouls:

1. Striking a blow with an elbow or knee.

2. Butting with the head.

3. Striking a blow to the groin area.

4. Chopping to the back of the neck.

5. Striking the face with any part of the arm.

6. Spinning back fist.

7. Administering a kick to the leg.

8. Striking an opponent who is down.

9. Taking down an opponent by means other than a blow.

10. Pushing, shoving or wrestling an opponent out of the ring.

11. Sweeping above the ankle.

12. Striking an opponent on a break.

13. Striking an opponent after the gong has signaled the end of the round.

14. Holding and striking an opponent at the same time.

15. Taking down an opponent after grabbing or holding his or her foot or leg.

16. Administering a kick while holding on to the ropes.

17. Extending the leg for the purpose of preventing an opponent from kicking.

18. Intentionally using the knee as a block.

19. Going down intentionally.

20. Using abusive language.

21. Striking a blow with an open glove.

22. Intentionally evading contact.

23. Disobeying the referee. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 67 (4).

68.  (1)  Where a boxer is knocked out, the knockdown timekeeper shall advise the master of ceremonies of the round in which the knock-out took place and the part of the round that has elapsed. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 68 (1).

(2)  There shall be two minimum kick rule officials. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 68 (2).

(3)  A minimum kick rule official shall,

(a) sit outside the ring;

(b) be assigned to each boxer and sit opposite the boxer’s corner; and

(c) keep track of the kicks executed by the assigned boxer. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 68 (3).

(4)  There shall be two scorekeepers. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 68 (4).

(5)  A scorekeeper shall be assigned to each boxer and shall,

(a) be responsible for keeping track of points awarded by judges;

(b) deduct any points for fouls as determined by the referee;

(c) deduct penalties assessed by the minimum kick rule official;

(d) transmit the resultant scores to the master of ceremonies for announcement at the end of the bout; and

(e) within twenty-four hours after the contest, transmit his or her scoresheet to the Commissioner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 68 (5).

69.  One of the officials shall be designated by the Commissioner to be an examiner who shall,

(a) superintend the putting on of bandages and stamp and sign each hand and foot signifying approval before the putting on of gloves and footpads;

(b) superintend the putting on and lacing up of gloves and the putting on of footpads in the dressing room;

(c) examine the protection cup of each boxer to ensure it is the proper type; and

(d) ensure that equipment specified in section 79 is worn by each boxer. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 69.

70.  A judge shall,

(a) except where a boxer is knocked out or technically knocked out, determine the winner and loser of each round by a system of points scored in accordance with subsection 67 (1) and (2) and section 72; and

(b) record on a separate scoresheet for each boxer points awarded in each round and give one copy to each scorekeeper. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 70.

71.  (1)  Each boxer who takes part in a contest or exhibition of boxing under this Part shall deliver a minimum of eight legal kicks to the opponent in each round. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 71 (1).

(2)  For the purpose of this section, a legal kick shall be considered to include an attempt to land a hard kick on an opponent. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 71 (2).

72.  (1)  The winner of a round shall be awarded ten points and the loser the number of points to which he or she is entitled in accordance with subsections (3) and (4). R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 72 (1).

(2)  Where a round is even, each participant shall be awarded ten points. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 72 (2).

(3)  A boxer who fails to deliver the minimum number of legal kicks as referred to in subsection 71 (1) shall lose the round. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 72 (3).

(4)  Where both boxers fail to deliver the minimum number of legal kicks, the round shall be scored even. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 72 (4).

(5)  A boxer who fails to deliver the minimum number of legal kicks in any three rounds shall be disqualified and the decision shall be awarded to the opponent. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 72 (5).

(6)  Where both fighters fail to deliver the minimum number of legal kicks, the contest shall be considered a technical draw. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 72 (6).

73.  The referee shall,

(a) in a title fight or main event, inspect,

(i) the bandages on the hands of each boxer,

(ii) the putting on and lacing up of gloves of each boxer,

(iii) the footpads of each boxer, and

(iv) the face and body of each boxer,

in the presence of a designated representative of each boxer for the purpose of ensuring compliance with this Regulation; and

(b) inspect the bandages, gloves, footpads, faces and bodies of the boxers in the ring and, subject to section 32 (2), take precautions to prevent a boxer from using grease or other substance that might handicap the opponent or result in an unfair advantage. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 73.

74.  (1)  Where a boxer commits a foul, the referee shall stop the bout and disqualify the boxer if the referee is of the opinion that the other boxer because of the foul is unable to continue or is unable to resume the contest or exhibition after a reasonable length of time has elapsed in the opinion of the referee. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 74 (1).

(2)  Where the boxer is disqualified under subsection (1), the referee shall award the decision to the other boxer. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 74 (2).

75.  (1)  A referee who stops a bout as a result of an accidental foul to a boxer may, where he or she determines that the boxer who has been fouled is not seriously injured, direct that the bout resume. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 75 (1).

(2)  Where in the referee’s opinion a bout should not continue because one of the boxers has been injured as a result of an accidental foul, the referee shall stop the bout and declare it a draw. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 75 (2).

76.  Boxers in a main bout shall wear new gloves and footpads. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 76.

77.  (1)  Eight-ounce gloves shall be worn by each boxer who is under 158 pounds in weight. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 77 (1).

(2)  Ten-ounce gloves shall be worn by each boxer who is 158 pounds or more in weight. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 77 (2).

(3)  Laces of the gloves shall be tied on the outside of the back of the wrists of the gloves and covered by surgeon’s adhesive tape. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 77 (3).

(4)  Footpads shall be worn by boxers taking part in a professional contest or exhibition of boxing under this Part. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 77 (4).

(5)  All gloves and footpads worn by boxers under this Part shall be approved by the Commissioner. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 77 (5).

78.  The feet and ankles of a boxer shall be wrapped with not more than four windings of soft surgeon’s bandages that shall in turn be secured by one wrapping of surgeon’s adhesive tape. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 78.

79.  (1)  Each boxer under this Part shall wear,

(a) clean, neat, ankle-length trousers;

(b) a properly fitted mouthpiece; and

(c) where applicable, a protection cup. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 79 (1).

(2)  In addition to subsection (1), a female boxer under this Part shall,

(a) wear a breast protector to be approved by the Commissioner;

(b) wear a clean body shirt; and

(c) safely secure her hair in a manner that shall not interfere with the vision or safety of either boxer. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 79 (2).

(3)  Except for the clothing required under subsections (1) and (2), no boxer shall wear any other outer clothing while participating in a contest or exhibition. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 52, s. 79 (3).

PART IV
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

80.  This Part applies to professional contests or exhibitions of mixed martial arts. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 34.

81.  The document entitled Mixed Martial Arts Unified Rules of Conduct, subchapter 24A, published by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board and adopted by that Board on February 18, 2003, a copy of which is published on the website of the Ministry of the Minister, applies to a professional contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 34.

PART V
AMOUNT PAYABLE TO THE MINISTER

82.  The amount payable to the Minister under subsection 5 (1) of the Act in respect of a professional contest or exhibition is,

(a) 2 per cent of the gross receipts of the contest or exhibition if it is not one of mixed martial arts; and

(b) 5 per cent of the gross receipts of the contest or exhibition if it is one of mixed martial arts. O. Reg. 465/10, s. 34.

83.-91.  Revoked: O. Reg. 197/06, s. 8.

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