3773-2-23 Ring occupants.

(A) No person other than the contestants and referee shall enter the ring during a bout.

(B) For non title bouts there may not be more than three seconds. Between rounds, one second may be inside the ring and the other two on the ring apron.

(C) For championship bouts there may not be more than four seconds. Between rounds, one second may be inside the ring, and two seconds on the ring apron, with the fourth second remaining off the apron on the floor.

(D) No second shall:

(1) Shout loudly, beat on the ring floor with his fists, or pull on the ropes distracting the boxers in the ring;

(2) Throw water on any contestant between rounds that will endanger the footing of any contestant while in the ring;

(3) Throw anything into the ring as a token of defeat. They may stop the bout by standing on the apron of the ring and signifying to the referee to stop the bout; or

(4) Apply excessive amounts of petroleum jelly, Monsel's solution or any of its derivatives on the contestant's body.

(E) The physician may enter the ring if asked by the referee, executive director or the inspector(s) assigned to the event to examine an injury to a contestant.

(F) No contestant shall leave the ring during the one- minute rest period between rounds.

(G) The referee may, in their discretion, stop a contest if an unauthorized person enters the ring during a round.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/21/2010 and 05/21/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3773.34
Rule Amplifies: 3773.34
Prior Effective Dates: 8/19/84, 4/28/06