organization hereinafter constituted shall be known as the World Athletic
Association, Inc.. The WAA is a for-profit corporation dedicated
to assist and encourage the sport of boxing throughout the world, and shall
strive to improve the safety and public relations of the sport.
ARTICLE III: PHILOSOPHY AND
The World Athletic Association,
Inc. expands the possibilities for those athletes who participate in the
sport of boxing. The WAA believes that more than a select few should
be given a chance to win the coveted title of Champion. From
the young upstart who has demonstrated his skills and ability to the
seasoned veteran who has toiled for years in his craft and never won the
highest honor. Our commitment is to provide that opportunity to all those
ARTICLE IV: OBJECTIVES:
Let it be known that the WAA
will not promote, organize, arrange or produce any boxing contest and is
responsible solely for decisions regarding the WAA rules, it’s
rankings, the designation of a fighter as Champion and his entitlement as
The WAA’s involvement is
limited to sanctioning bouts and Championship Title fights in its World,.
International, and Continental divisions. The
WAA has structured a fee schedule that enables promoters with limited
funds as well as those with sizable promotional budgets to participate on a
level field. The affordable fees
help turn any event into a profitable, exciting endeavor. The
WAA does not collect a fee either whole or in a part from any boxer,
only a yearly membership fee. We
accept all officials assigned by the Local Boxing Commissions and follow all
rules and regulations established by the Association of Boxing Commissioners (ABC)
concerning Championship Contests.
When outside the United States, the WAA will work with the
appropriate boxing commission to find a "compromise" of rules for the
championship bout. The WAA only sends one supervisor to insure
the rules and regulations are indeed enforced, present the Championship belt
to the winner, and report on the events proceedings to the President of the
ARTICLE V: RATINGS CRITERIA: The
waA ranks boxers in the following categories: World, International,
and Continental. The
Ratings Chairman shall rate boxers. The Chairman shall review and take
notice of boxing results reported daily, weekly and monthly. Fight
results reviewed will be taken from all media sources available.
Newspapers of the world, internet compilations of boxing events held, and
reports from Boxing Commissions will be used to rank active boxers.
Records of fight reports from those who represent boxers from
around the world will also be considered, but this information must be
verified by the corresponding commissions and/or Fight Fax. No one who
is under suspension, had his license revoked or is physically impaired will
The WAA will then establish
its rankings in each weight category, naming up to ten (10) boxers
with the information gathered. Champions
from other organizations will be included in these rankings because the
WAA believes their accomplishments merit consideration. These
rankings shall be complied monthly and shall be made available to boxing
authorities, to the public in general, the news media and to all interested
SANCTION FEE SCHEDULE 2009-2010
HEAVYWEIGHT - over 190 lbs.
CRUISERWEIGHT - 190 lbs.
HEAVYWEIGHT 175 lbs.
MIDDLEWEIGHT 168 lbs.
MIDDLEWEIGHT - 160 lbs.
WELTERWEIGHT 154 lbs.
WELTERWEIGHT - 147 lbs.
LIGHTWEIGHT - 140 lbs.
LIGHTWEIGHT - 135 lbs.
FEATHERWEIGHT – 130 lbs.
FEATHERWEIGHT - 126 lbs.
BANTAMWEIGHT – 122 lbs.
BANTAMWEIGHT - 118 lbs.
FLYWEIGHT - 115 lbs.
- 112 lbs.
LIGHT FLYWEIGHT - 108 lbs.
MINI FLYWEIGHT 105
belt shall be provided to Promoter of Record at no cost for promotional
purposes for the period that Promoter is a member in good standing of the
WAA. The belt shall remain both the physical and intellectual property
of the WAA and must be returned on request. The WAA championship belt
shall not be used for "profit" in commercial applications without the
written consent of the WAA.
Additional costs incurred by the
promoter shall be limited to the following:
for travel and per diem for the Championship Supervisor including but not
limited to airfare, deluxe hotel room, and meals.
(judges, referees) fees as mandated by appropriate boxing commission.
1. The persons signing the
Certificate of Incorporation as Incorporator shall be the first members of
the Corporation, unless they shall have resigned as such members or unless
membership shall otherwise have been terminated. There
after, the eligibility and qualifications for membership, and the manner of
and admission into by the Board of Directors of the Corporation or by such
rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors. All
such resolutions or rules and regulations relating to members adopted by the
Board of Directors of the Corporation shall be affixed to the by-laws of the
Corporation, and shall be deemed to be a part thereof. Such
resolutions or rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Directors may
prescribe, with respect to all members, the amount and manner of imposing
and collecting any initiation fees, dues or other fees, assessments, fines
and penalties, the manner of suspension termination of membership, and for
reinstatement of membership, and except as may hereinafter otherwise be
provided, the rights, liabilities and other incidents or membership.
(b). The right or interest of a
member shall not terminate except upon the happening or any of the following
events: death, resignation,
expulsion, dissolution or liquidation of the Corporation.
2. (a). The
annual meeting of members of the Corporation shall be held on such date or
dates as shall be fixed from time to time by the Board of Directors of the
Corporation. The first Annual
Meeting shall be held on a date within twelve months after the formation of
the Corporation. Each successive
Annual Meeting shall be held on a date not more than twelve months following
the preceding Annual Meeting. Special Meetings of members may be held
on such date or dates as may be fixed by the Board of Directors of the
Corporation from time to time and by the members on such date or dates as
shall be permitted by law.
Annual or Special Meeting or Members may be held at such place within or
without the State as the Board of Directors of the Corporation may from time
to time fix. In the event the
Board of Directors shall fail to fix such place or time, or in the event
members are entitled to fall or convene a Special Meeting in accordance with
the law, then, in such event, such meeting shall be held at the principal
office of the Corporation.
or Special Meetings of Members may be called by the Board of Directors or by
any officer of the Corporation instructed to do so by the Board of
Directors, except to the extent that directors may be required by law to
call a meeting, and shall be called by the Secretary on behalf of the
members, when required to do so by law.
notice stating the place, day and hour of the meeting shall be given for all
meetings. Such notice shall state
the person or persons calling the meeting. Notice
for an Annual Meeting shall state that the meeting is being called for the
election of directors and for the transaction of such other business as may
properly come before the meeting. Notices
of Special Meeting shall state the purpose or purposes for which the meeting
is called. At any Special
Meetings, only the business stated in the Meeting shall be transacted
thereat. Notice of Meeting shall
be given either personally or by first call mail not less than ten (10) days
nor more than fifty (50) days before the date of the meeting, to each member
at his address recorded on the records of the Corporation, or at such other
address which the member may have furnished in writing to the Secretary of
the corporation. Notice shall be
deemed to have been given when deposited with postage prepaid in a post
office or other official depository under the exclusive jurisdiction of the
United States Post Office. Any
meeting or members may be adjourned from time to time. In
such event, it shall not be necessary to provide further notice of time and
place of the adjourned meeting if announcement of the time and place of the
adjourned meeting is given at the meeting so adjourned. In
the event the Board of Directors fixed a new record date for an adjourned
meeting, a new notice shall be given, in the same manner as herein provided. No
notice need be given to any member who execrates and delivers a Waiver of
Notice before or after the meeting. The
attendance of a member in person or by proxy at the meeting without
protesting the lack of notice of a meeting shall constitute a waiver or
notice by such member. Any notice
of meeting to members relating to the election of directors, shall set forth
any amendments to the by-laws of the Corporation adopted by the Board of
Directors, together with a concise statement of the changes made.
(e) At every meeting of members,
there shall be presented a list or record of members as of the record date.
Certified by the officer responsible for its preparation, and upon request
therefore, any member who has given written notice to the Corporation, which
request shall be made at least ten (10) days prior to such meeting, shall
have the right to inspect such list or record at the meeting. Such
list shall be evidence of the right of the persons to vote as such meeting
and all persons who appear on such list or record to be members may vote at
3. At each Annual Meeting of
Members, the Board of Directors shall present an Annual Report. Such
report shall be filed with the records of the Corporation and entered in the
minutes of the proceedings of such Annual Meeting of Members.
4. (a). Meetings
of the members shall be presided over by the following officers, in order of
seniority – the Chairman of the Board, Vice Chairman of the Board,
President, Executive Vice-President, Vice-President or, if none of the
foregoing is in office or present at the meeting, by a Chairman to be chosen
by a majority of the members in attendance. The
Secretary or and Assistant Secretary of the Corporation shall act as
Secretary of every meeting. When
neither the Secretary nor an Assistant Secretary is available, the Chairman
may appoint a Secretary of the meeting.
order of business at all meetings of members shall be as follows:
reading of the minutes of the preceding
report of standing committees
5. (a). Every member may authorize
another person to act for him by proxy in all matters in which a member may
participate, including waving notice of any meeting, voting or participating
in a meeting, or expressing consent or dissent without a meeting. Every
proxy shall be signed by the member or his attorney in fact, and shall be
revocable at the pleasure of the member executing it, except as otherwise
provided by law. Except as
otherwise provided by law, no proxy shall be valid after the expiration of
eleven (11) months from its date.
directors may, but need not, appoint one or more inspectors to act at any
meeting or any adjournment thereof. If inspectors are not appointed, the
presiding officer of the meeting may, but need not, appoint inspectors. Each
appointed inspector shall take and sign an oath faithfully to execute the
duties of inspector with strict impartiality and according to the best of
his ability. The inspector shall
determine the number of memberships outstanding, the voting power of each,
the number of memberships represented at the meeting, the existence of a
quorum, and the validity and effect of proxies. The
inspectors shall receive votes, ballots or consents, hear and determine all
challenges and questions arising in connection with the right to vote, count
and tabulate all votes, ballots or consents, determine the result and do
such acts as are proper to conduct the elections or vote of all members. The
inspectors shall make a report in writing of all matters determined by them
with respect to such meeting.
as provided by law, the members entitled to cast a majority of the total
number of votes entitled to be cast at the meeting, shall constitute a
quorum at a meeting of members for the transaction of any business. The
members present may adjourn the meeting despite the absence of a quorum. Each
membership shall entitle the holder thereof to one vote. In
the election of directors, a plurality of the votes cast shall elect. Except
to the extend provided by law, all other action shall be by a majority of
the votes cast, provided that the majority of the affirmative votes cast
shall be at least equal to a quorum. Whenever
the vote of members is required or permitted, such action may be taken
without a meeting on the written consent setting forth the action taken
signed by all the members entitled to vote.
Board of Directors of the Corporation shall fix a record date for the
purpose of determining members entitled to notice of, to vote, to express
consent or dissent from any proposal without meeting, to determine members
entitled to receive distributions or allotment of rights, or for any other
proper purpose. Such record date
shall not be more the fifty (50) days nor less than ten (10) days prior to
the date of such meeting or consent or the date on which any distribution or
allotment of rights, as the case may be, is to be made. In
the event no record date is fixed, the record date for the determination of
members entitled to vote at a meeting of members shall be the close of
business on the day next preceding the day on which notice is given, or, if
no notice is given, the day on which the meeting is held. The
record date for determining members for any purpose other than that
specified in the preceding sentences shall be the close of business on the
day on which the resolution of directors relating thereto is adopted. Establishment
of a record date shall apply to any adjournment of any meeting, unless a new
record date is fixed by the Board of Directors for such adjournment meeting.
Board of Directors may cause to be issued certificates, cards or other
instruments permitted by law evidencing membership in the Corporation. Such
membership certificate, card or other instrument shall be noted on the
certificate, card or other instrument. Membership
certificates cards or other instruments, if issued, shall bear the
signatures or facsimile signatures of an officer or officers designated by
the Board of Directors and may bear the seal of the Corporation or a
10. In the event any capital
contribution shall be made or accepted pursuant to authorization conferred
by the Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation, each certificate
evidencing such capital contribution shall conform to the law of the State
Corporation shall be managed by a Board of Directors. Each
director shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age, and shall be a member
of the Corporation during his directorship the initial Board of Directors
shall consist of five (5) persons. Thereafter, the number of directors
constituting the entire Board shall be no less than three (3) . Subject to
the foregoing, the number of the Board of Directors may be fixed from time
to time by action of the members or of the Directors. The
number of Directors may be increased or decreased by action of the members
or the Board of Directors, provided that any action by the Board of
Directors to effect such increase or decrease shall require the vote of a
majority of the entire Board of Directors. No
decrease shall shorten the term of any director then in office.
first Board of Directors shall consist of those persons elected by the
Incorporators or named as the initial Board of Directors in the Certificate
of Incorporation of the Corporation, and they shall hold office until the
first Annual Meeting of Members, and until their successors have been duly
elected and qualify. Thereafter, at each Annual Meeting of Members,
the membership shall elect directors to hold office until the next Annual
director shall hold office until the expiration of the term for which he/she
was elected, and until his/her successor has been duly elected and
qualified, or until his/her prior resignation or removal as hereinafter
3. (a). Any
or all of the members of the Board of Directors may be removed with or
without cause by vote of the members of the Corporation. The
Board of Directors may remove any director thereof for cause only.
director may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board of
Directors or to an officer of the Corporation. Unless
otherwise specified in the notice, the resignation shall take effect upon
receipt thereof by the Board of Directors or such officer. Acceptance
of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.
directorships or vacancies in the Board of Directors may be filled by a vote
or majority of the Board of Directors then in office, although less than a
quorum, unless otherwise provided in the Certificate of Incorporation of the
Corporation. Vacancies occurring
by reason of the removal of directors without cause shall be filled by a
vote of the members. A director
elected to fill a vacancy cause by resignation, death, or removal shall be
elected to hold office for the unexpired term of his predecessor.
5. (a). A
regular Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held immediately
following the Annual Meeting of Members. All
other meetings shall be held at such time and place as shall be fixed by the
Board of Directors from time to time.
notice shall be required for regular meeting of the Board of Directors for
which the time and place have been fixed. Special
meetings may be called by or at the direction of the Chairman of the Board,
the President or by a majority or the directors then in office.
oral, or any other method of notice of the time and place shall be given for
special meetings of the Board of Directors in sufficient time for the
convenient assembly of the Board of Directors. The
notice of any meeting need not specify the purpose of such meeting. The
requirement for furnishing notice of a meeting may be waived by any director
who signs a Waiver of Notice before or after the meeting or who attends the
meeting without protesting the lack of notice to him/’her.
to the extent herein or in the Certificate of Incorporation provided, a
majority of the entire members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a
quorum. At any meeting held to
remove one or more directors a quorum shall consist of a majority of the
directors present at such meeting. Whenever a vacancy on the Board of
Directors shall prevent a quorum from being present, then, in such event,
the quorum shall consist of a majority of the members of the Board of
Directors excluding the vacancy. A
majority of the directors present, whether or not a quorum is present, may
adjourn a meeting to another time and place. Except
to the extent provided by law and these by-laws, the act of the Board of
Directors shall be by a majority of the directors present at the time of
vote, a quorum being present at such time. Any
action authorized by resolution, in writing, by all of the directors
entitled to vote thereon and filed with the minutes of the corporation shall
be the act of the Board of Directors with the same force and effect as if
the same had been passed by unanimous vote at a duly called meeting of the
7. The Chairman or the Board, if
any, shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors. If
there be no Chairman or in his absence, the President shall preside and, if
there be no President or in his absence, any other director chosen by the
Board, shall preside.
the Board of Directors shall consist of more than three persons, the Board
of Directors may designate from their number, an executive committee and
other standing committees. Such
committees shall have such authority as the Board of Director may delegate,
except to the extent prohibited by law. In
addition, the Board of Directors may establish special committees for any
lawful purpose which may have such powers as the Board of Directors may
Board of Directors may elect or appoint a Chairman of the Board of
Directors, a President, one or more Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, one or
more Assistant Secretaries, a Treasurer, one or more Assistant Treasurers,
and such other officers as they may determine. The
President may but need not be a director. Any
two or more offices may be held by the same person except the office of
President and Secretary.
officer shall hold office until the Annual Meeting of the Board of
Directors, and until his successor has been duly elected and qualifies. The
Board of Directors may remove any officer with or without cause at any time.
3. (a), The
President shall be chief executive officer or the Corporation, shall have
the responsibility for the general management of the affairs of the
Corporation, and shall carry out the resolutions of the Board of Directors.
the absence or disability of the President of the Corporation, the
Vice-President, or, if there be more than one, the Executive Vice-President
shall have all the powers and functions of the President. The
Vice-President shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Board
of Directors from time to time.
Treasurer shall have the care and custody of all of the funds and securities
of the Corporation, and shall deposit said funds in the name of the
Corporation in such bank accounts as the Board of Directors may from time to
time determine. The Treasurer
shall, when duly authorized by the Board of Directors, sign and execute all
contracts in the name of the Corporation when counter-signed by the
President: he may also sign checks, drafts, notes and orders for the payment
of money, which shall have been duly authorized by the Board of Directors
and counter-signed by the President.
Secretary shall keep the minutes of the Board of Directors and the minutes
of the members. He/she shall have custody of the seal of the Corporation,
and shall affix and attest the same to documents duly authorized by the
Board of Directors. He shall
serve all notices for the Corporation which shall have been authorized by
the Board of Directors, and shall have charge of all books and records of
ARTICLE X: GRIEVANCES/APPEALS
will accept any grievance from those who feel that being dropped from the
rankings was unjust. Only those
that are in a written form with a detailed explanation of their grievance
will be accepted along with a non-refundable fee of
to cover administrative costs. All
consideration will be given and the decision of the Ratings Chairman and the
President of the
will become final.
2. Whenever there is a complaint
or report about the conduct, procedure or disposition of any
official assigned to a Championship Contest; it should be referred to the
President. A copy will be sent to the person involved and appropriate time
given from response. After such period, regardless of receiving any
explanation, it is the President’s decision to make any recommendations.
Corporation shall keep at the principal office of the Corporation, complete
and correct records and books of accounts, and shall keep minutes of the
proceedings of the members, the Board of Directors, as well as a list or
record containing the names and address of all members.
corporate seal shall be in such form as the Board of Directors from time to
fiscal year of the Corporation shall be fixed by the Board of Directors from
time to time, subject to applicable law.
4. (a) All
by-laws of the Corporation shall be subject to alteration or repeal, and new
by-laws may be made, by a majority vote of the members entitled to vote in
the election of directors, at a special meeting of the members called for
(b). The Board of Directors shall
have the power to make, alter or repeal, for time to time, by-laws of the
Corporation, except that the Board may not amend or repeal any by-law in
which control thereof is vested exclusively in the members. If
any by-law regulating an impending election of directors is adopted, amended
or repealed by the Board, there shall be set forth in the notice of the next
meeting of members for the election of directors, the by-law so made,
amended or repealed, together with a concise statement of the changes made.
ARTICLE XII: CHAMPIONSHIP
Championship contests have been established for generations as great,
ultimate professional objective of boxing, but no World Championship has
ever been or can ever be the personal property of a boxer. A
Champion as recognized by the
stands supreme in his class and is ready at all times to contend with any
qualified challenger. When the
recognizes a boxer as World Champion, it enjoins him to set a champion’s
example in high ideals, sportsmanship in the belief that while a World
Champion is not greater than the sport in which he has reached the pinnacle
of success, the sport itself cannot rise above the level of those who take
part in it. It is to such boxers
and boxing followers of good will that these regulations, herewith directed
enforcement, are sincerely dedicated. In a Championship Contest, promoters,
managers and boxers are forbidden, whether directly or indirectly, to
promote or be a party to any differences between the contenders based on
religion, political creed, race, nationality or any other difference other
than the natural ability of the contenders.
The following regulations shall
govern all Championship contest of professional boxing as determined and
recognized by the
1. SUPERVISOR: The
supervisor of the
appointed to Championship fights is empowered to solve, with the information
and advice that may be given to him by the local commission, any problem,
matter or occurrence that may require solution regarding the celebration and
development of the fight and that could arise as an unforeseen case
requiring an immediate solution, for which there would be no time to consult
or request of a solution from the President of the
supervisor’s decision is supreme in this exceptional case.
COMMITTEE: This committee shall
members which shall include the President and two other appointed members.
Following their respective appointments, members of the committee shall
serve until their successors have been appointed.
3. MEETINGS OF THE COMMITTEE: The
committee shall meet at the places and at such time as the Chairman of the
Committee shall designate, two members shall constitute a quorum for the
transaction of business, and for the solution of same it shall be sufficient
for a majority vote to be passed by the members of the Committee present at
the meeting. In the event that an
important decision must be reached and a meeting of the Committee cannot be
held, the Chairman is empowered to request a vote from members of the
committee by telephone or fax. In these cases, the Chairman of the Committee
will recommend. The adoption or refusal of any measure, and the votes not
expressed by the Committee will be taken as approbatory of the Chairman’s
recommendation. When a vote of
the entire committee shall be required, and in the cases of telephone vote,
it shall be confirmed in writing to the Chairman of the Committee.
4. Championship contest shall be
recognized in the following weight classes:
Heavyweight -- any
over 190 lbs. 86.18 kgs.
Cruiserweight -- not
over 190 lbs 86.18 kgs.
Lt heavyweight -- not
over 175 lbs. 76.38 kgs.
Middleweight -- not
over 160 lbs. 72.58 kgs.
Jr. middleweight -- not
over 154 lbs. 69.85 kgs.
Welterweight -- not
over 147 lbs. 66.68 kgs.
Jr. welterweight -- not
over 140 lbs. 63.40 kgs.
Lightweight -- not
over 135 lbs. 61.24 kgs.
Jr. Lightweight -- not
over 130 lbs. 58.97 kgs.
Featherweight -- not
over 126 lbs. 57.15 kgs.
Jr. Featherweight -- not
over 122 lbs. 53.34 kgs.
Bantamweight -- not
over 118 lbs. 53.52 kgs.
Jr. Bantamweight -- not
over 115 lbs. 52.16 kgs.
Flyweight -- not
over 112 lbs. 50.80 kgs.
Jr. Flyweight -- not
over 108 lbs. 48.99 kgs.
5. WEIGHT: Weight determines
Championship and if a Champion shall fail to make the prescribed weight for
his class at the official time of the weight-in as hereinafter prescribed
his Title shall be forfeited on the scales. The
contest, however, may be staged as scheduled and if the Challenger, having
made the prescribed weight, wins, he shall succeed to the Championship: but
if the erstwhile Champion wins, the Championship shall be declared vacant. If
the champion makes the weight and the Challenger fails to do so, the
Champion, whether he wins or loses the bout retains his title. If
either Champion or Challenger fails to make prescribed weight at the
official weigh-in time, either or each have two (2) hours thereafter to make
the prescribed weight within the two (2) hours additional time, this
regulations shall remain in full force and effect and the bout shall proceed
as a non-title match. The
will request from any or all regulatory Boxing Commission that the scales to
be used in the official weigh-in must be made available to both Champion and
Challenger at least two (2) hours prior to the official weigh-in time. The
official time of the weigh-in shall not be less the eight (8) hours nor more
than twelve (12) hours prior to the time of commencement of the program of
which the Championship Contest, however, such hours shall not include the
eight am before the day of the Championship Contest and eight am of the
of the date of the Championship Contest.
case of “force majeure” or of fortuitous events that cannot be foreseen by
any of the parties, in a program including a Championship Contest that must
be postponed for a period of no more than
hours, a new weigh-in will not be necessary.
the cause of the postponement is any atmospheric phenomenon any circumstance
that can be solved in a period of less than two (2) hours, no decision will
be taken before that period expires. Any
decision in this respect must be taken by the Supervisor, in agreement with
the local commission.
a. Each Championship Contest
recognized by the
in his respective class from Junior Flyweight to Heavyweight, both
inclusive, shall defend his Championship within
months after acquisition in a contest scheduled for
twelve (12) rounds
to a decision against the Leading Challenger who is available in his class
in accordance with the current rating list of the
the end of the
month period for the defense by the Champion of his Title, the Leading
Available by the Contender in each division shall be selected and determined
by the Championship Committee in accordance with the current list of the
ranked Boxers as promulgated by the Ratings Committee.
of circumstances inherent and peculiar to the promotion of major Heavyweight
Championship Contest, the heavyweight champion shall defend his Championship
months after its acquisition in the Contest schedule for
twelve (12) rounds,
against the available contender approved by the Championship Committee.
the purpose of complying with this Regulation, the current list of the
ratings is the one which corresponds to the month in which the Champion is
obliged to defend his title against the available contender at the intervals
of no less that
The mere entry by a champion into a contract for a Championship defense,
even against a challenger approved and designated by the
as above provided, shall in no case constitute compliance with this
Regulation unless such Championship defense shall actually take place within
the above required period.
f. Within the period for mandatory
defense of his Title against an available contender each
months, the Champion may defend his Championship Title against any opponent
so selected from the ten (10) ranked boxers in his class in accordance with
the current ratings list of
provided that the selected opponent has been rated at least thirty (30) days
prior to the date of the signing of the contracts for such Championship
shall give each Champion so recognized by the association in his respective
days notice in writing of his obligations for a mandatory defense.
h. The champion shall have a
period of no more than
days calculated from the date on which written notice was given of his
obligation for a mandatory title defense to defend such title against any
opponent so selected from the ten (10) highest ranked boxers in his weight
class in accordance with the current ratings list.
i. Champions recognized by the
shall not accept any contract to defend his title on any land either foreign
or domestic unless it is against a contender approved by the
In the event this occurs the Champion will be stripped of his title,
recommended for immediate suspension and fined the amount of purse collected
by the Champion engaged in the bout.
in these regulations shall be construed to prohibit Champions from engaging
in a non-Championship or non-title contest provided such contest is not more
that ten (10) rounds, even though such contest be in a different class to
which the Champion is a title holder, provided Champion remits to the
an amount equal to fifty per cent (50%)
of the appropriate sanction fee if the Champion were the defending the
title. The Champion shall in no
circumstance participate in such fight at more than ten (10) rounds and any
Commission or authority who breaches this regulation, or is party to such
breach, will automatically be reported to the Association of Boxing
Commissions (ABC). Should such act occur on foreign soil, these actions will
be reported to any and all interested international boxing regulatory
k. The result of any non-title
fight or not more than ten (10) rounds shall not affect the recognition of
the Champion by the
l. A contract for a Championship
contest shall not contain any clause, or any provision whatsoever,
guaranteeing, or in any way assuring, or promising either contestant a
return Championship contest, however, a return Championship contest between
a Champion and Challenger, if performance by both contestants in a
Championship contest warrants a return bout may be considered or approved by
Championship contest that ends in a draw decision, or if such contest is
extremely close and one (1) contestant is awarded a close controversial
decision over the other, the WAA in its discretion, may direct the two (2)
contestants to meet again for the Championship within a prescribed time.
9. FAILURE OF CHAMPION TO FULFILL
a recognized Champion shall fail without reasons sufficient and satisfactory
to fulfill on schedule his contractual obligation to engage in a
Championship contest, the WAA shall recommend to the President and the
Executive Committee that recognition of his Title be withdrawn and the Title
be declared vacant, provided however, that if a Champion is justifiably
disabled and such disability has been proven to and accepted by the WAA
after the period of time stipulated under Title Defense section, has
expired, he shall be granted an additional period of grace of not more that
ninety (90) days which will be valid for all categories. If the Champion’s
disability extends beyond the maximum time period, the title will be
declared vacant and a qualifying fight will be staged for the title in
accordance with Championship rules.
b. A Championship can be lost due
to non-fulfillment of contract, for inability to fight or to make the
required weight: or, for any reason established in the Regulation that
governs Championship Contests, but can only be obtained as a result of a
bout duly authorized by the
10. DRAW DECISION:
If a Championship contest shall be
declared a draw, or if for any reason both contestants in a Championship
Contest shall become simultaneously unable to continue, or for any reason
beyond the control of the contestants, the contest shall be prematurely
terminated shall both contestants remain able to continue as so adjudged by
the Referee of the contest, or if for any reason the official or officials
duly appointed for such purpose shall fail to render or shall be prevented
from rendering a decision after the contest, the Championship shall be
retained by the defending Champion.
will accept all U.S. and foreign territory ring requirement guidelines
provided by their local rules and regulations of the hosting Boxing
Committee. The attending
supervisor will inspect and review the Commissions ring requirements
pertaining to safety concerns for the participants, referee and those in
attendance at ringside. If the supervisor in attendance feels that a breach
of safety is imminent, he will notify the Boxing Commission in attendance
for corrective action.
will accept all decisions by U.S. and foreign territory Boxing Commissions
on the assignment for Championship contests. Championship
official will consist of one (1) non-scoring referee and three (3) judges.
will request but not demand that the referee and judges be paid an
additional $300.00 US dollars over the normal pay structure for officiating
any contest or event that the host commission would normally pay its
officials for the assigned duties.
c. The referee shall be the chief
official in every Championship contest and he shall maintain supervision and
control over the contest while it is in progress. The
referee shall inspect the bandages and gloves of each contestant prior to
the beginning of the contest and of each contestant prior to the beginning
of the contest and ensure that the gloves are free of other foreign
substances. that could be detrimental to an opponent, and that the bandages
or each contestant conform to rules and regulations of the host Boxing
a. When a contestant is knocked
down, the Referee shall order his opponent to retire to the farthest neutral
corner and immediately begin the count over the fallen contestant. He
shall audibly announce the count as he motions with his arm in a downward
motion indicating the end of each count. Should
the opponent fail to remain in the neural corner farthest from the boxer who
is down, the referee shall cease counting until he has returned to it, and
then continue the count from the point at which it was interrupted. A
contestant who is knocked down must take a MANDATORY EIGHT (8) COUNT. If
when the count of EIGHT (8) is reached the contestant is on his feet, the
referee, if he deems is advisable, may examine said contestant long enough
to assure himself that the contestant is in fit condition to continue. If
so assured, the referee shall, without loss of time, order the contestant to
continue. If the contestant
taking the count is still down when the referee calls the count of TEN (10),
the referee shall wave both hands indicating that the contestant has been
knocked out. If the round ends
during the count, the referee shall continue to count the contestant who is
down out, unless said contestant rises and is on his feet before the count
of TEN (10) is reached. A
contestant is considered to be down when any part of his body except his
feet, are on the floor.
b. When a boxer is knocked out,
the referee shall perform a full ten (10) count. Including the final
round of a bout, when a round in any boxing contest shall terminate before a
contestant who has been knocked down shall have risen from the floor of the
ring, the timekeeper’s count shall be continued. If
the fallen contestant shall fail to rise before the count of ten (10), he
shall be considered to have lost the bout by a knockout in the round lately
c. When a boxer has been knocked
out, none of his handlers is to touch him until the attending physician
enters the ring and personally attends the fallen boxer, then issues such
instructions as he sees fit to the boxer’s handlers.
d. In every Championship contest
the no three (3) knockdown rule as established by the Association of Boxing
Commissions (ABC). This means
that when a participant is knocked down three (3) times in the same round,
the said participant may not lose the bout by TKO as in this case with most
preliminary bouts of up to ten (10) rounds which may be a criteria for
decision in most if not all active boxing countries. The
stresses that the assigned referee, to a Championship Contest use the utmost
caution in a bout in which a participant has indeed received three (3)
knockdowns in the same round. The
believes it is in the best interest for the health and well being of the
downed participant to have the referee err on the side of caution and save
the participant from any further injury that can result from a fourth and
possible life threatening knockdown.
Each contestant in a Championship
Contest shall be allowed no more than four (4) seconds, one of whom shall be
the Chief Second, who shall be responsible for the conduct of the corner
during the course of the contest.
15. DRUGS OR STIMULANTS:
The use of drugs or other
stimulants before or during a Champion Contest, by either contestant, will
be sufficient cause for disqualification of the contestant guilty of such
usage. Any substance other than
plain water given a contestant during the course of the contest is
absolutely prohibited. The
discretional use of Vaseline may be allowed around the eyes; however, the
use of Vaseline, grease or any other substance on the arm, legs and body is
prohibited in the Championship Contests. The discretional use of approved
coagulants may be allowed between rounds to stop the bleeding of minor cuts
and lacerations sustained by a contestant,
16. BANDAGES: The
will approve the restrictions on bandages applied to the bare hands of all
participants in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the
Boxing Commission in which the Championship bout will be held.
However, should no precise rules on the application of hand wraps or
bandages be in place, the
will require the following:
In all weight classes up to and
including Jr. Middleweight (154lbs.) hand bandages shall be restricted to
TEN (10) yards (9.144m) of soft gauze bandage not more than TWO (2) inches
(50.8mm) in width held in place by not more than SIX (6) feet (1.829m) of
surgeon’s tape ONE (1) inch (25.4mm) in width for each hand.
In the Light Heavyweight,
Cruiserweight and Heavyweight bandages may be TWELVE (12) yards (10.973m) in
length and no more than TWO (2) inches (50.8mm) in width held in place by
not more than EIGHT (8) feet (2.438mm) of surgeon’s tape ONE (1) inch
(25.4mm) in width for each hand. No
tape will be allowed across the knuckles.
17. WEIGHT OF GLOVES:
The weight of the gloves to be
used in Champion Contests shall be as follows:
From Jr. Middleweight (154lbs) up
to and including Heavyweight, shall use TEN (10) ounce gloves.
From Jr. Flyweight up to and
including Welterweight, shall use EIGHT (8) ounce gloves
The gloves may be put on the Boxer
in the Ring. Attached thumb
gloves are mandatory. Also, the
gloves may be put on in the Locker Room under the control of the Chief
Inspector and witnessed by a member of the opponent'’ staff.
18. ATTENDANCE OF
OFFICERS AT ALL SANCTIONED CHAMPIONSHIP CONTESTS:
The President of the Association
shall attend, or assign an Officer of the Association to attend, each
Championship Contest sanctioned by the Association. The
duties of such Officer shall be to assist the local Commission in the
conduct of the contest and ensure that all Championship Regulations are
enforced. In making such
assignment, the President shall consider the qualifications of such assignee
with regard to knowledge and experience in Championship matters. The
World Athletic Association
representative shall submit a complete report within TEN (10) days following
the contest to the President, which shall cover the expenses of and other
matters pertinent to the assignment. The
President will submit this written report to the Executive Committee.
Individually fitted protector cups
and mouth guards shall be compulsory for all Boxers taking part in
a. Boxing injuries are far less in
number than in many major sporting activities, but due to the great
following of boxing they are in constant public view.
b. It is the prime responsibility
World Athletic Association
to promote health, welfare and safety of boxers and to minimize boxing
World Athletic Association
is ever aware of this responsibility and of the increasing public concern
for boxing injuries.
In order to obtain a license or a
renewal of a license, all boxers must submit to a thorough examination by a
physician approved by their respective Boxing Commissions. The
examination shall include a complete history of the applicant and any or all
laboratory procedures at the discretion of such physician or by rules and
regulations in accordance with the respective Boxing Commission.
The following minimum physical
requirements and disqualification’s shall apply to professional boxers
(unless contrary to law of a given nation):
2. All boxers in Championship
Contests must be given a physical examination within five (5) days prior to
the date of the contest. Such
examination shall be preformed by a physician approved by the Boxing
Commission and shall include as many of the laboratory procedures the
examining physician deemed necessary
in all bouts shall have the type of examination outlined below on the day of
the weigh-in. It is also
recommended that the boxer be checked by a physician before leaving the
venue of the contest
a. Blood Pressure – Not over
Systolic pressure 150. If the
physician thinks that the blood pressure was raised because of the boxer’s
anxiety, he may ask for several readings. If
a boxer suffers from mild hypertension without evidence of cardiovascular
disease and can be controlled with diuretics or low salt diet, he may be
allowed to fight at the discretion and or approval of the physician approved
by the respective Boxing Commission.
organic heart disease or history of cardiac surgery.
c. No active lung disease, e.g.,
pneumonia, tuberculosis of pneumothorax.
retinopathy or detached retinas (repaired or not).
eyes without the use of lens, not less than 20/100. No
– no hernia or organiomeglia (enlarged liver or spleen); no
temperature not over 37.4° C or 100°F.
recently sutured wounds on face or ear which is less than six (6)
active ear infection
of one kidney or actual renal (kidney) disease.
body deformity that may tend to cause bodily injury.
cranial or brain surgery.
changes in gait, mental status or boxing performance.
hand fractures less than sic (6) weeks old.
history of epilepsy.
history of mental illness,
rapid dehydration. If a boxer is
three per cent (3%)
overweight three (3) days before the fight, he should not be permitted to
fight. If he presents signs of
dehydration or excessive loss of weight on the day of the fight he should
not be permitted to fight.
the event of any serious injury, the ringside physician shall immediately
render any emergency treatment necessary, recommend further treatment or
hospitalization if indicated, and fully report the entire matter to the
Commission within twenty-four (24) hours and subsequently thereafter, if
necessary. Such physician may
require that the injured boxer and his manager remain in the ring or on the
premises after the contest for such period of time as the physician deems
Ringside Physician may stop the bout at any moment for the purpose of
examining the contestant and may terminate a bout if, in his opinion, to
continue same will result in serious injury to one of the contestants. The
Ringside Physician shall be designated by the regulating Boxing Commission.
number of Commission physicians required to be in attendance at each bout
and the type and quality of medical and emergency equipment and instruments
which the licensed promoting corporation shall have available at ringside or
elsewhere in the premises, shall be as the Commission may prescribe from
time to time by bulletin.
boxer who has sustained any severe injury or actual knockout in a bout
shall, within twenty-four (24) hours, be thoroughly examined by a physician
approved by the Boxing Commission. Such
examination shall include any or all procedures specifically directed by the
Commission physician, or the ringside physician, Upon the physician’s
request, the Commission may suspend the boxer until he is fully recovered,
and similarly, may extend any such suspension already imposed.