The Ohio athletic commission shall employ inspectors to attend each public boxing match or exhibition held under a permit issued under section 3773.38 of the Revised Code. Only one inspector shall be assigned to any one facility for any one match or exhibition. Any member of the commission may act as an inspector, and when acting as an inspector shall be paid as provided in this section.
The inspector shall monitor the sale of tickets from the premises box office on the day of the match or exhibition and, immediately following the counting of the gross proceeds, obtain a box office statement from the person conducting the match or exhibition and mail it to the commission. The inspector shall have complete access to any books, records, and papers pertaining to the match or exhibition.
The inspector shall give bond in the sum of five thousand dollars with sufficient sureties to be approved by and made payable to the treasurer of state. The bond shall be filed with the secretary of state. The compensation of such inspector for attending a match or exhibition, and the inspector's actual and necessary travel expenses, shall be charged to the holder of the permit at whose facility the inspector serves. The inspector shall be paid a salary fixed in accordance with Chapter 124. of the Revised Code.
The inspector may order a prize, remuneration, purse, or any part thereof withheld from a contestant if the inspector believes the contestant did not compete to the best of the contestant's ability. The inspector shall file any charges with the commission which shall hold an adjudication under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and issue a final order within thirty days after the inspector files charges.
If the commission finds that the contestant did not compete to the best of the contestant's ability, it may revoke the contestant's license. When a license is so revoked, any prize, remuneration, purse, or part thereof that the contestant otherwise would have received shall be paid to the commission and shall become the property of the state.
Effective Date: 09-03-1996 .