Item 1: THE RING.
shall be constructed as follows:
1.1. Size: A square with each side the following dimension: Large
size-24-feet (7.30 meters).
1.2. Ring Floor: The floor must be padded by either cushioning,
rubber, soft cloth, rubber mat, or similar material with a minimum
thickness of 1 inch (2.50 cm) and a maximum of 1.5 inch (3.7 cm).
1.3. Ring Steps: At least three (3) sets are required. The width of
each step should be at least 3.50 feet (1.07 meters). One set is
located at each corner and a third shall be positioned centrally for
the doctor and other officials.
1.4. Plastic Bin: To be located at the fighter's corner for the
disposal of tissues, bandages or any other garbage.
Item 2: RING ACCESSORIES.
The following equipment is required at ringside.
1. Break area at both corners.
2. Two drinking water bottles and two spray bottles. No other type
of bottle is allowed ringside.
3. Two towels.
4. Two bowls of water.
5. Tables and chairs for the officials.
6. Alarm bell.
7. One or two stop clocks.
8. Score sheets.
9. Locking box for keeping the score sheets.
10. One set of round indicators, signs or boards.
11. Two pairs of spare boxing gloves.
12. One spare set each of red and blue boxing shorts.
13. Groin protector with one or two ties.
14. Two cloth squares to facilitate a groin protector change or
16. Blunt edged scissors.
Item 3: GLOVES
3 1 Only gloves certified by the
Council are allowed to be used in any match.
3.2. Glove requirements:
Glove usage should correspond to the following weight divisions:
3.3. To ensure compliance with the regulations, all gloves will be
inspected by a member of the match committee prior to the fight.
Item 4: BANDAGES
Only a soft material type is allowed, size 2 inches x 6.5 yards
(5 cm x 6 meters). Plastic or plaster types are strictly prohibited.
The use of adhesive tape, size 2.50 cm. x 2.50 meters is only
allowed for covering the back of the wrist and must not be used to
cover the knuckles.
Item 5: DRESS CODE
A. FIGHTER’S ATTIRE
5.2. To ensure the fighter's safety, a groin protector must be worn
and tied only at the back.
5.3. Long hair and/or beards and moustaches are allowed but the hair
must not be tied back.
5.4. No metalized material, decoration or jewelry are allowed to be
5.7. The use of Vaseline, fat or any similar substance by the
fighter to gain unfair advantage is not allowed.
5.8. Fighter may wear elastic ankle bandages to protect his feet.
B. Any infringement to the dress code may result in the fighter's
disqualification. In the case of any problem with the boxing gloves
themselves, the referee may temporarily halt the match until they
Item 6: CLASSIFICATION OF WEIGHT DIVISIONS
A. Weight Divisions
No. Weight Division
1. Mini Flyweight
105 lbs (47.727 kg.)
2. Junior Flyweight
108 lbs (48.988 kg.)
112 lbs (50.802 kg.)
4. Junior Bantamweight
115 lbs (52.163 kg.)
118 lbs (53.524 kg.)
6. Junior Featherweight
122 lbs (55.338 kg.)
126 lbs (57.153 kg.)
8. Junior Lightweight
130 lbs (58.967 kg.)
135 lbs (61.235 kg.)
10. Junior Welterweight
140 lbs (63.503 kg.)
147 lbs (66.638 kg.)
12. Junior Middleweight
154 lbs (69.853 kg.)
160 lbs (71.575 kg.)
14. Super Middleweight
168 lbs (76.363 kg.)
15. Light Heavyweight
175 lbs (79.379 kg.)
190 lbs (86.183 kg.)
190 lbs+ (86.183 kg.+)
18. Super Heavyweight
209 lbs+ (95 kg.+)
I. The fighter shall be weighed without clothes, no later than 3
hours prior to the match.
2. If the fighter is over weight at the time of the weigh-in, he may
3. Prior to the weigh-in, all fighters must be examined and
certified fit by a licensed doctor.
Item 7: FIGHTERS
7.1. No physical disability and at least 15 years old.
7.2. Minimum weight: l00 pounds (45.36 kg).
7.3. Not classified as a prohibited person, as described in the
medical manual of the Council.
Item 8: SECONDS
Two seconds are allowed to attend the
fighter as per the following stipulations:
8.1. During the match, the seconds are not allowed to advise, help
or instruct their fighter. Any violation of the rules by the seconds
or the fighter may result in the fighter's disqualification.
8.2. The seconds are not allowed to signal to interested parties,
the condition of his fighter.
8.3. During the match, the seconds must stay in the designated area.
Prior to the start of each round they will remove all towels, water
bottles, etc out of the ring area.
8.4. During the interval, the seconds will ensure that their fighter
is properly attired. In case of any problem they shall inform the
8.5. The seconds shall ensure that the ring floor is kept dry to
prevent any slipping.
8.6. The seconds must wear a proper shirt that bears his
camp's/gym's logo or emblem.
8.7. The seconds are forbidden to direct bad or insulting language
at the fighter or injure him either during or after the fight.
8.8. In a championship match, 3 seconds are allowed but only 2 are
allowed in the ring at any one time during the round break.
8.9. Prior to a championship match, a meeting will be held between
the referee, judges, fighter's managers and the seconds to confirm
the rules and procedures of the match and to confirm the penalties
for any improper conduct or violations by an involved person.
Item 9: MATCH COMMITTEE
A. Committee Member's Qualification.
1. No physical disability and at least 25 years old.
2. Hold a medical certificate endorsed by the Council.
3. Hold proper certification as to their work experience, health,
age and occupation.
4. Certified by the Council as properly qualified.
B. Referee's Qualification
1. All referees must be trained and tested by the appropriate
committee of the Council and be certified and registered as a
2. Not over 60 years of age unless an extension is approved by the
3. Must resign immediately on the order of the committee or when
unable to perform his duties.
C. Number of Judges and Referees
The match committee will comprise of 3 judges and one referee for
the ring with the match chairman responsible for match supervision.
Item 10: THE REFEREE
The prime duty of the referee is to ensure the safety of the boxers
to the maximum degree.
B. The Referee 's Responsibilities.
The referee's uniform will consist of blue trousers and shirt,
bearing the logo of the _________Council and flat canvas shoes. No
glasses or jewelry are allowed.
The referee shall ensure the following:
1. Fairness in the application of the rules and regulations to all
2. No impoliteness in manner or speech either to the fighters or the
3. Close supervision of the match.
4. Protection of a weaker fighter against serious injury.
5. Inspection of the gloves and anklets.
6. Ensure both fighters shake hands prior to the first and final
7. For a championship or title defense fight, the referee must
inform the fighters and their seconds of the rules and regulations
governing the fight and this are to be done in the dressing room,
prior to the fight itself.
8. Three verbal orders are recognized:
"STOP" when ordering the fighters to stop fighting.
"BREAK" when ordering the fighters to separate.
"FIGHT" when ordering the fighters to continue the match.
When the fighters are ordered to "BREAK", both must step back one
step before continuing to fight.
9. The referee shall use the correct signal to ensure a fighter's
understanding of any rule infringement.
10. At the match end, he will collect the score sheets from each of
the three judges and indicate the winner to the audience, by raising
that fighter's hand. The score sheets will then be handed to the
chairman for verification.
11. For a championship match, the referee will collect the score
sheets from the judges at the end of each round, inspect and submit
them to the chairman in addition to raising the winner's hand after
the result announcement.
12. Should it be necessary to stop the match or penalize a fighter,
he will immediately advise the reason to the committee chairman
after making the announcement.
13. In case of an accident to the referee which prevents him from
continuing, the senior judge will act on his behalf.
14. The referee is forbidden to give a verbal count or warning that
gives either an unfair advantage or disadvantage to any fighter.
15. He is forbidden to comment or speculate on any match unless
receiving prior approval from the committee chairman.
16. All referees are subjected to a yearly medical inspection and
certification by the doctor of the Council and must be physically
fit at the start of any match.
C. Referee's Duties.
1. To stop the match immediately if he considers that one fighter is
significantly more skilled or stronger than the other.
2. To stop the match immediately when a fighter is in difficulties
or is injured.
3. To stop the match immediately if he considers that one or both
fighters are faking or not trying their best.
4. To stop the match or warn the fighter for committing a foul or
breaking the rules.
5. To immediately disqualify a fighter who defiantly breaks the
rules, injures or shows any aggression to the referee.
6. To disqualify both the fighter and his seconds if his seconds
deliberately break the rules or do not follow his directions.
7. To disqualify any fighter who intentionally or accidentally
causes a foul.
8. To stop the match if he considers that a fighter having received
a count, is unable to effectively continue the match.
9. To disallow any advantage to a fighter who intentionally fouls in
D. Rule Infringement Warnings
Prior to giving a warning for rule infringement, the referee shall
stop the fight, use the correct warning signal to ensure the
fighter's understanding and then indicate the offending fighter to
the judges. Any fighter, who is so indicated or warned 3 times or
more, may be disqualified. In the event of a serious rule
infringement, the referee's decision is final.
E. The Purpose of Warning
The purpose of warning is to advise or warn any fighter not to break
the rules during the fight.
F. Count Procedure For A fighter Falling Out of The Ring
1. If a fighter falls off the mat, the referee shall order his
opponent to stand in the other corner and if the fighter remains
outside the mat, the referee shall start to count. (A count to 10).
2. If a fighter falls out of the ring, the referee shall count to 20
2.1. When a fall-out takes place, the referee will start counting,
however if the fighter returns to the ring before the count ends, he
will not be penalized.
2.2. If anyone prevents the fallen fighter from returning to the
ring, the referee shall warn such person or stop the fight if he
continues his action.
2.3. If both fighters fall out of the ring, the referee shall start
counting. If one fighter tries to prevent his opponent from
returning to the ring before the count ends, he will be warned or
2.4. If both fighters fall out of the ring, the referee shall start
counting, the one that returns to the ring before the count ends,
will be considered the winner. If neither fighter can, the result
will be considered a draw.
Item 11: SCORING
One point for a clear strike or kick
2 points for a knockdown, throw, sweep
or controlled takedown.
2 points for a kick to the head
Item 12: THE JUDGES
1. The judges are independent and free to score as per the rules and
2. Each judge shall sit on a different side and should be separate
from the audience.
3. The judges shall remain neutral during the match, except when a
rule violation is noticed, when he should notify the referee
exclusively. This should be done during the round interval.
4. At the end of each round, the judges shall complete the score
sheet for that round.
5. The judges are not allowed to leave their seat until the match
ends and result has been announced.
The judges shall wear the uniform as specified by the W.M.T.C.
Item 13: FINAL AUTHORITY DECISIONS
The chairman of the match committee may authorize a correction
to the final result as follows:
13.1. If the referee makes a decision significantly contrary to the
normal rules and practice.
12.2. If it is discovered that the judges have made a conspicuous
score sheet error.
Item 13: CHAIRMAN'S DUTIES.
13.1. To appoint the referee and judges for each match and
13.2. To monitor and improve the standards of the referee and judges
and ensuring conformity to the rules and standard practice.
13.3. To verify that the referee and judges perform their duty and
responsibilities and to advise the Council if any irregularity takes
13.4. To solve any prior problem regarding the promotion, reporting
the result to the Council committee.
13.5. Make the decision to the referee and the judges.
13.6. To verify the score sheet to ensure that:
a. The score has been tallied correctly.
b. The name of the fighters are correct.
c. The correct winner has been named.
d. To authenticate the score sheet and inspect the score.
e. To announce the result of the match to the audience.
13.7. To make any decision in case that the referee or judges could
13.8. To report to the Council Committee, the name of any fighter
who violates the rules or shows poor performance.
Item 14: TIME KEEPER AND ANNOUNCER
A. Seating for the timekeeper and
announcer will be located next to the ring.
B. Duties And Responsibilities
The timekeeper must keep precisely, the timing of each round and the
breaks, following the referee's instructions to start or stop. The
following procedures are to be used:
1. A five seconds warning is to be given prior to the start of each
round, to enable the seconds to clear the ring.
2. A bell is used to signal the start and end of each round.
3. To deduct the break time as per the referee s instructions.
4. Ensure all timings are correct by using both a watch and stop
5. In the case of a fighter receiving the count during rounds 1-4
and the round time ends (3 minutes), the bell should be rung
immediately after the referee finishes the count and orders the
fighters to continue.
6. In the final round, the bell should be rung immediately when the
round timing passes 3 minutes, even if the referee is still
C. Announcer's Duties
1. To announce the fighter's names, corner and weight prior to the
fight and again as the fighters arrive in the ring.
2. To order the seconds to leave the ring when the bell rings.
3. To announce the round number at the start and finish of each
4. To announce the winner's name and corner, when the referee raises
the fighter's hand.
Item 15: THE DECISION
This should conform to the following rules and regulations:
15.1. A Knock-Out (K.O.) is awarded when the opponent is knocked
down and unable to continue within the 10 second count.
15.2. A Technical Knock-Out (T.K.O.) is awarded:
15.2.1. When a fighter is seriously hurt or weakened.
15.2.2. When a fighter cannot continue the match after the break.
15.2.3. On the doctor's recommendation, when the referee is unsure
whether a fighter can continue the match due to injury or being
15.2.4. Both fighters are seriously injured and cannot continue the
match; If less than three rounds: a draw is declared; If three
rounds have been reached, individual score decides.
15.2.5. Receiving a count twice in the same round and unable to
continue the match.
15.3. Winning due to the opponent's retirement because of injury.
15.4. Winning due to the opponent's violation of the rules.
15.5. Winning on points.
15.6. "No decision" as a result of both parties colluding together
to cheat or not fighting properly.
15.7. "No contest" as a result of the ring being damaged and the
match not being able to continue, or if an external event occurs
during the fight, causing it to be stopped.
15.8. Equal Score.
15.8.1. When both boxers' scores are equal.
15.8.2. When both boxers receive a count of 10.
Item 16: SCORING PRACTICE.
The standard scoring practice is as follows :
A: A strike either by a punch, kick, knee or elbow.
1. Scoring from a strike:
1.1. Points will be awarded for a correct Kung Fu style, combined
with hard and accurate strikes.
1.2. Points will be awarded for aggressive and dominating Kung Fu
1.3. Points will be awarded for a fighter actively dominating his
1.4. Points will be awarded for the use of a traditional Kung Fu
style of defense and counter-attack.
1.5. Points will be deducted from a fighter who fouls or breaks the
2. Non scoring strikes:
2.1. A strike which is against the rules.
2.2. A strike in defense against the leg or arm of an opponent.
2.3. A weak strike.
1. The judges will deduct points for any foul as directed by the
2. Any foul observed by the judges but not by the referee, will be
C. Method Of Scoring
1. Each Judge will have 2 counters to keep track of the fighter’s
2. Any boxer who commits a foul will have points deducted from his
Item 17: FOULS AND STRIKES VIOLATING THE RULES
17.1. Biting, eye gouging, spitting, or head butting.
17.2. Deliberately falling on his opponent.
17.3. Swearing or the use of abusive language during the match.
17.4. Knocking out or injuring his opponent after the referee has
ordered the match to stop for any reason.
17.5. Deliberately striking the groin area.
To be penalized by the deduction of 1 point
for each time committed.
A fighter who has been hit in the groin, may request a 5 minute
break before continuing the match.
Item 18: KNOCK DOWN.
18.1.1. Any part of the body touching the floor except the feet.
18.1.2. Leaning against the ropes in a state of unconsciousness.
18.1.3. Knocked out of the ring.
18.1.4. Inability to defend himself.
18.2. During a count, the referee will direct the opposing fighter
to stand in the opposite corner. If he does not, the referee shall
stop the count until he does so and then continue. The match will
not continue until directed by the referee.
18.3. The count interval will be at I second intervals, from 1 to
10. During the count, the referee will signal, with his hand, to
ensure that the boxer receiving the count understands.
18.4. A fighter on receiving a count, cannot continue the match
prior to a count of 8 and loses immediately on receiving a count of
18.5. If both fighters fall down, the referee will direct the count
to the last one that fell. If both fighters receive a 10 count, a
draw will be declared. Should the fighters lean against each other
whilst sitting up, the referee will stop counting at that time.
18.6 If one of the fighters subsequently falls down again, the
referee will continue the count.
18.7 A fighter not ready to fight again after a break when the bell
rings, will receive a count, unless caused by a problem with his
Item 19: DOCTOR'S QUALIFICATIONS
The doctor shall be appointed and certified by the appropriate
Item 20: DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DOCTOR.
20.1 Perform a physical check of the boxers prior to the
20.2 Be in attendance during the program until the last fight.
20.3 Perform a physical check of the fighters after each match and
specify the rest period.
Item 21: MEDICAL INSPECTION
21.1 All fighters will be certified by
the doctor prior to the start of any fight and must not be suffering
from any sickness or exhibit any prohibited symptom or disease, as
specified in the medical manual of the Council.
21.2 Any fighter due to fight in a foreign country, will be
physically examined by a doctor appointed by the Council Committee.
He must also conform to the medical regulations of that country.
Item 22: PROCEDURE AFTER A KNOCK-OUT OR
22.1 If a fighter is knocked
unconscious or injured, only the doctor and the referee are allowed
in the ring. Any others may only enter at the doctor's discretion.
22.2 A fighter losing by a K.O. or T.K.O. will be immediately
treated and undergo a physical examination by the doctor.
22.3 Recovery Period - After a match, a fighter is required to rest
for a minimum of 21 days prior to fighting again, with the following
22.3.1. A winner in the first round is required to rest a minimum of
7 days prior to his next fight.
22.3.2. The winner in the third round is required to rest a minimum
of 14 days prior to his next fight.
22.3.3. A fighter losing by T.K.O. or K.O. must rest for a minimum
of 30 days prior to his next fight.
22.3.4. A fighter specified under Items 23.3.1 - 23.3.3, must be
examined by the doctor at the end of each fight, who will then
specify his rest period.
Item 23: DRUG USAGE
23.1 The use of drugs or stimulants, either before or after the
fight is strictly forbidden. Any user will be disqualified.
23.2 The sole drug allowed for the prevention of bleeding is
Adrenalin 1:1000 and must be administered under a doctor's
Item 24: INTERPRETATION
The Chairman or Referee will have the final decision on the
interpretation or on any item not covered under these rules and