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143.15 PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS; WITHHOLDING PURSE; LIMITATIONS ON ROUNDS; GLOVES.
(a) Physical Examinations. Each contestant in a boxing match or exhibition shall be examined by a licensed physician not more than twelve hours before entering the ring. Each contestant who has had a previous match or exhibition on or after the effective date of this section and was knocked out at that match or exhibition shall present to the examining physician a record of the physical examination performed at the conclusion of that match or exhibition. If, after reviewing such record and performing a physical examination of the contestant a physician determines that the contestant is physically fit to compete, he shall certify that fact on the contestant's physical examination form. No physician shall certify a contestant as physically fit to compete if he determines that the contestant was knocked out in a contest that took place within the preceding thirty days. No contestant shall compete in a boxing match or exhibition unless he has been certified as physically fit in accordance with this section.
Immediately after the end of a match or exhibition the physician shall examine each contestant who was knocked out in the match or exhibition, and record the outcome of the match or exhibition and any physical injuries sustained by the contestant on the contestant's physical examination form.
Within twenty-four hours after the match or exhibition the physician shall mail one copy of the examination report to the Boxing Commission and one copy to the contestant. The Commission shall furnish blank copies of the examination report to the physician. The physician shall answer all questions on the form. The person conducting the match or exhibition shall compensate the physician. No persons shall conduct such a match or exhibition unless a physician appointed by the Commission is in attendance.
(b) Rounds. No holder of a promoter's license shall conduct a boxing match or exhibition that exceeds fifteen rounds. Each round shall be not more than three minutes in length. A period of at least one minute, during which no boxing or sparring takes place, shall occur between rounds.
No holder of a promoter's license or a permit issued under Section 143.08 shall allow a professional boxer to participate in more than fifteen rounds of boxing within a period of seventy-two consecutive hours. The Commission may, for any match or exhibition or for a class of contestants, limit the number of rounds within the maximum of fifteen rounds.
(c) Referees; Withholding Purse. No person shall conduct a boxing match or exhibition unless a licensed referee appointed by the Commission and paid by the person is present. The referee shall direct and control the match or exhibition. Before each match or exhibition the referee shall obtain from each contestant the name of his chief second and shall hold the chief second responsible for the conduct of any assistant seconds during the match or exhibition. The referee may declare a prize, remuneration or purse, or any part thereof to which a contestant is otherwise entitled withheld, if, in his judgment, the contestant is not competing or did not compete honestly. A contestant may appeal the referee's decision in a hearing before the Commission conducted in accordance with Section 143.22.
(d) Judges. No person shall hold or conduct a boxing match or exhibition unless three licensed judges appointed by the Commission and paid by the person are present. Each judge shall render a decision at the end of each match or exhibition. The judges shall determine the outcome of the match or exhibition and their decision shall be final.
(e) Gloves. Each contestant shall wear gloves weighing not less than six ounces during a boxing match or exhibition. (Ord. 44-1982. Passed 6-17-82.)