3773-7-17 Seconds duties when working in a corner.

(A) There may be two licensed seconds for amateur events and three licensed seconds for professional events positioned in a designated area by a cage or fenced area or positioned in each corner of a ring. For championship bouts there may be three licensed seconds.

(B) No person other than the contestants and referee shall enter the ring, fenced area or cage during a bout.

(C) The referee may, in their discretion, stop a contest if an unauthorized person enters the ring, fenced area or cage during a round.

(D) Only one second may enter the cage or fenced area to tend a fighter between rounds and at the end of the fight. In case of an open cut a medical person or cut person may also enter the cage or fenced area.

(E) There may be no loud yelling or profanity from anyone working the corner.

(F) If a manager or second leaves the designated area the fighter will be disqualified.

(G) A fighter getting knocked out of a ring and onto the floor must get back into the ring within twenty seconds without assistance from anyone working their corner.

(H) Any person violating any rule working the corner will be disqualified for the remainder of the event and suspended for a minimum of sixty days. They may appeal in writing, within thirty days from the date of the event to the athletic commission office.

Effective: 01/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/14/2011 and 01/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3773.34
Rule Amplifies: 3773.32, 3773.34 , 3773.53
Prior Effective Dates: 6/16/06, 11/7/07