3773.31 Athletic commission definitions.

As used in sections 3773.31 to 3773.57 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Professional boxer" means a boxer who competes for a prize, in cash or otherwise, that has a value of more than twenty-five dollars.

(B) "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.

(C) "Contestant" means a contestant in a public boxing match or exhibition.

(D) "Public boxing match or exhibition" means any public or private competition that involves the sports of boxing, kick boxing, karate, tough man contests or tough guy contests, or any other form of boxing or martial arts, but does not include professional wrestling.

(E) "Tough man contests or tough guy contests" 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, or choking techniques or martial arts tactics or any combination of such techniques and tactics.

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

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

Sections 3773.31 to 3773.57 of the Revised Code do not apply to elementary or secondary school, college, or university boxing, karate, or wrestling coaches who receive compensation for teaching or coaching boxing, karate, or wrestling only from the school, college, or university; to amateur boxers; or to boxing, karate, or wrestling matches and exhibitions in which all of the contestants are amateur boxers, amateur participants in a karate match or exhibition, or amateur wrestlers from an elementary or secondary school, a college, or a university.

Cite as R.C. § 3773.31

History. Effective Date: 09-03-1996