(A) The commission shall promulgate rules and regulations establishing classes of boxers, which classes shall be based upon weights. All contests or exhibitions shall take place only between boxers who are within the same weight class as defined by the commission, unless otherwise approved by the commission.
The allowable weight differences shall be between weight classes. Example a contestant one hundred fourteen pounds, super flyweight may compete against an opponent one hundred seventeen pounds, bantamweight. There is no more than a three pound difference between weight classes.
The weight classes for professional boxing:
(B) The contestant shall not exceed the weight specified on the contestant/promoter contract. If a contestant exceeds the weight specified in the contestant/promoter contract, the commission shall cancel the contest unless the contestant:
(1) Loses the weight exceeded in the contestant/promoter contract. A contestant weighing one hundred forty-seven pounds or less may not lose more than two pounds and a contestant over one hundred forty-seven pounds may not lose more than three pounds of their weight and this weight loss must occur within a one hour period. There are no restrictions to the number of times a contestant may attempt to re-weigh within the prescribed time period.
(2) Renegotiates the contestant/promoter contract, provided both contestants are within the same weight class or within the permitted weight differences between weight classes.
(C) Contestants who weigh-in the day prior to the scheduled event may be required to re-weigh within eight hours prior to the scheduled event start time. Contestants weighing one hundred forty-seven pounds and lower shall not exceed the weight of the previous day weigh-in by more than sixpounds. A contestant weighing more than one hundred forty-seven pounds shall not exceed the weight of the previous day weigh-in by more than ten pounds. A contestant weighing one hundred forty-seven pounds or less may not lose more than two pounds and a contestant over one hundred forty-seven pounds may not lose more than three pounds. This weight loss must occur within a one hour period. There are no restrictions to the number of times a contestant may attempt to re-weigh within the prescribed time period.
(D) The scale used for the weigh-ins shall be provided by the athletic commission. When authorized by the executive director or the commission the scale may be provided by the promoter.. If more than one scale is used, each contestant shall be weighed on the same scale as their opponent.
(E) Penalties for a fighter being overweight:
(1) Up to a sixty day suspension and/or a fine.
(2) Overweight by one ounce to two pounds shall be fined by paying opponent one hundred dollars or ten per cent of purse whichever is higher.
(3) Overweight by more than two pounds but not over four pounds shall pay a fine and pay opponent two hundred dollars or twenty per
cent of purse whichever is higher.
(4) Overweight by greater than four pounds and if within the regulations for the bout to continue, shall be fined and pay opponent four hundred dollars or twenty-five per
cent of purse whichever is higher.
(5) If the purse exceeds ten thousand dollars the opponent will receive fifty per
cent and the state of Ohio will receive fifty per
(6) If bout goes on no suspension will be issued for not making weight
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/07/2010 and 07/11/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3773.34
Rule Amplifies: 3773.34
Prior Effective Dates: 8/19/84; 2/8/91; 9/20/05; 4/18/09