No promoter shall conduct a boxing, mixed martial arts, kick boxing, karate, tough man contest or tough person contest, or any other form of boxing or martial arts unless a minimum of three licensed judges assigned by the commission and paid by the promoter are present. Each judge shall render a decision at the end of each round of each bout, the scorecard(s) shall be given to the referee at the end of each round, and at the end of the final round of an amateur mixed martial arts event, who shall turn them into the inspector assigned to the event. The judges shall determine the outcome of the bout, and their decision shall be final. All judges are independent contractors and possessing a current Ohio license does not guarantee that a judge will be assigned to any event.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/18/2012 and 03/14/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3773.34
Rule Amplifies: 3773.45
Prior Effective Dates: 8/19/84, 1/19/06, 4/18/09