3773-1-01 Definitions.

As used in rules 3773-1-01 to 3773-8-01 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Amateur" means a contestant who does not compete for a prize, in cash or otherwise, that has a value of more than twenty-five dollars.

(B) "Boxing match or exhibition" means a public or private competition pertaining to the sport of boxing.

(C) "Commission" means the Ohio athletic commission.

(D) "Contest" means any public boxing match, wrestling, tough person, kick boxing, karate, mixed martial arts or other unarmed combat sport exhibition.

(E) "Contestant" means a participant in a public boxing match, wrestling, tough person, kick boxing, karate, mixed martial or other unarmed combat sport exhibition.

(F) "Exhibition" means any event having more than one match whether it occurs on a single date or on a series of dates.

(G) "Fight card" means the program of matches listed on a promoter's permit.

(H) "Knockout" means to defeat an opponent by knocking them to the canvas for a count of ten. Knockout also includes, when the referee halts the bout with a contestant on the canvass or mat.

(I) "Main event" means the individual match at any public boxing , wrestling, tough person, kick boxing, karate, mixed martial arts or any other unarmed combat sport's event that is designated by the promoter and usually has the largest purse.

(J) "Manager" means any person who is in charge of the training, performance, and business affairs of a boxer.

(K) "Matchmaker" means any person who schedules pairings for a prize fight, public boxing match, wrestling, tough person, kick boxing, karate, mixed martial arts or other unarmed combat sport exhibition.

(L) "Medical insurance" means coverage for any nursing, medical, or surgical expenses.

(M) "Mixed Martial Arts" means any competition that involves any physical contact bout between two or more individuals who attempt to knock out the opponent by using boxing, kicking, choking techniques, martial art tactics or any combination of such techniques and tactics.

(N) "Participant" means any contestant, manager, or second in a public boxing match, wresting match, kick boxing, karate, mixed martial arts or other unarmed combat sport exhibition.

(O) "Professional boxer" means a boxer who competes for a prize in cash or otherwise, that has a value of more than one hundred dollars.

(P) "Professional mixed martial arts fighter" means a mixed martial arts or other unarmed combat sport contestant other than a professional boxer who competes for a prize in cash or otherwise has a value of more than twenty-five dollars.

(Q) "Promoter" means any person who conducts or sponsors a public boxing match, wrestling, tough person, kick boxing, mixed martial arts or other unarmed combat sport exhibition.

(R) "Public boxing or wrestling match or exhibition" means any public or private competition that involves the sports of boxing, kick boxing, karate, tough person contests, professional wrestling, or any other form of boxing or martial arts.

(S) "Ring official" means any referee, physician, judge, inspector, or timekeeper.

(T) "Second" means any person who is an attendant to a contestant.

(U) "Technical knockout" means a victory, with immediate termination of the match, awarded by the referee when it appears that one contestant is too badly injured to continue.

(V) "Tough person contests" mean any competition that involves any physical contact bout between two or more individuals who attempt to knock out the opponent by using boxing, kicking, or any combination of such techniques and tactics.

(W) "Trainer" means any person who coaches a contestant competing in any sport regulated by the Ohio athletic commission.

Effective: 03/14/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/18/2012 and 03/14/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3773.34
Rule Amplifies: 3773.31
Prior Effective Dates: 8/19/84, 12/31/98, 5/16/05, 4/18/09, 1/1/12