HIGHLIGHTS OF THE I.B.A. RULES
UNIFORMED CHAMPIONSHIP RULES
as approved June 6, 1998
championship contest will be scheduled for twelve (12) rounds, of three
(3) minutes duration, and one (1) minute rest period for men. Each
championship contest will be scheduled for ten (10) rounds, of two (2)
minute duration, and one (1) minute rest period for women.
Referee is the sole arbiter of a bout and is the only
individual authorized to stop a contest.
3. All bouts will be evaluated
and scored by three (3) judges.
4. The 10-point Must System will be standard system of scoring a bout.
5. Mandatory Eight (8) Count
after knockdowns will be standard procedure in all bouts.
All professional boxers are required to wear a mouthpiece during
competition. The round can not begin without the mouthpiece.
If the mouthpiece is dislodged during competition, the referee will
call time and have the mouthpiece replaced at the first opportune
moment, without interfering with the immediate action. Points may
be deducted by the referee if he feels the mouthpiece is being purposely
7. There is NO
Standing Eight (8) Counts.
8. There is NO Three (3) Knockdown Rule.
9. A boxer shall receive
a twenty (20) second count if he is knocked out of
the ring and onto the floor. The Boxer is to be
unassisted by his seconds. If assisted by his seconds,
he shall be disqualified by the referee.
10. A boxer who has been knocked down can not be
saved by the bell in any round.
11. If a boxer sustains an injury from a fair blow and
the injury is severe enough to terminate the bout, the
injured boxer will lose by TKO.
12. Injuries sustained by Fouls: A. Intentional fouls:
1: If an intentioinal foul causes an injury, and
the injury is severe enough to terminate a
bout immediately, the boxer causing the injury shall lose by
2: If an intentional foul causes
injury and the bout is allowed to continue, the referee will
notify the authorities and deduct (2) points from the boxer
who caused the foul. Point deductions for
intentional fouls will be mandatory.
an intentional foul causes an injury and the injury results
in the bout being stopped in a later round, the injured
boxer will win by TECHNICAL DECISION if
he is ahead on the score cards or the bout will result in a
TECHNICAL DRAW if the injured boxer is behind or even on
the score cards.
a boxer injures himself while attempting to intentionally
foul his opponent, the referee will not take any action in
his favor, and this injury will be the same as one produced
by a fair blow.
the Referee feels that a Boxer has conducted himself in an
unsportsmanlike manner he may stop the bout and disqualify
b. Accidental fouls:
1: If an accidental foul
causes an injury severe enough for the referee to stop the
bout immediately, the bout will result in a No Contest if
stopped before four (4) completed rounds.
2: If an
accidental foul causes an injury severe enough for the
referee to stop the bout immediately, after four (4)
rounds have occurred the bout will result in a
TECHNICAL DECISION, awarded to the boxer who is ahead on
the score cards at the time the bout is stopped.
a. Partial or incomplete rounds
will be scored. If no action has occurred, the
round should be scored as an even round.
13. A fighter who is hit
with an accidental low blow must continue after a reasonable
amount of time but no more than five (5) minutes or he will
lose the fight.
There will be
an I.B.A. rules meeting with the boxers and managers prior
to the fight.