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South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 20 Department Of Labor, Licensing And Regulation-- State Athletic Commission

Subchapter 1 Definitions, Boxing Weights and Classes

20-1.1. Definitions.

20-1.2. Classes of Boxers.

20-1.3. Weight Difference of Contestants.

20-1.4. Weighing of Boxers.

Subchapter 2 Ring Equipment

20-2.1. Ring Dimensions; Floor Coverings.

20-2.2. Height of Ring.

20-2.3. Ring Posts.

20-2.4. Ring Ropes.

20-2.5. Gong or Bell.

20-2.6. Timekeeper's Chair.

20-2.7. Stopwatch.

20-2.8. Gloves; Additional Articles.

20-2.9. Scales.

20-2.10. Ring to be Clear of Obstructions.

20-2.11. Tape and Bandages.

20-2.12. Adhesive Tape for Protection of Hands.

20-2.13. Adjustment of Bandages and Tape.

20-2.14. Round Cards.

20-2.15. Steps to Boxing Ring.

20-2.16. Mouth Pieces.

Subchapter 3 Ring Safety

20-3.1. Ring Floor Material.

20-3.2. Ring Padding.

20-3.3. Ring Aprons.

20-3.4. Ropes, Tops of Ring Posts.

20-3.5. Emergency Equipment.

20-3.6. Participation of Suspended Boxer.

20-3.7. Compulsory and Discretionary Eight Count; Three Knockdowns in One Round.

20-3.8. Use of Stimulants.

20-3.9. Drugs and Other Substances.

20-3.10. Vision; Head Injury.

20-3.11. Abdominal Guard.

20-3.12. Mouth Pieces.

20-3.13. Submission of Boxer's Record.

20-3.14. Refreshment Containers; Intoxicating Liquors.

20-3.15. Examinations.

20-3.16. Maintaining Order.

20-3.17. Boxer's Record; Suspension.

20-3.18. Determination of Physical Circumstances.

20-3.19. Physician's Recommendations.

20-3.20. Examination and Suspension After Knockout.

Subchapter 4 Licenses and Permits for Boxing

20-4.1. General Requirement.

20-4.2. Application.

20-4.3. Period of Validity.

20-4.4. Documents.

20-4.5. Suspensions.

20-4.6. Sale or Transfer of License.

20-4.7. Promoter Responsibility.

20-4.8. Permit Application and Fee.

20-4.9. Passport (Boxers Fight Record).

20-4.10. License Fees.

20-4.11. Lost License; Duplicate.

20-4.12. Refunds for License and Permit Fees.

Subchapter 5 Boxers

20-5.1. Physical Examination.

20-5.2. Age.

20-5.3. Boxer as Self-Manager.

20-5.4. First Appearance; Proof of Age.

20-5.5. Boxer-Manager Contract Forms.

20-5.6. Release from Contract.

20-5.7. Parties to Contract to be Licensed.

20-5.8. Minors.

20-5.9. Club Contract.

20-5.10. Payment to Boxer as Exclusive Signer of Club Contract.

20-5.11. Failure to Appear for Weigh-In.

20-5.12. Failure to Appear for Bout.

20-5.13. Rest Period; Reinstatement After Knockout.

20-5.14. Failure to Give Satisfactory Performance.

20-5.15. Forfeit Fees.

20-5.16. Boxer with Suspended Manager.

20-5.17. Number of Rounds.

20-5.18. Foul.

20-5.19. Time Between Bouts.

20-5.20. Inability to Perform Contract Due to Injuries or Illness.

20-5.21. Facial Hair.

20-5.22. Boxers from the Same Stable.

20-5.23. Disqualification of Boxer.

20-5.24. Contest Stopped Prematurely.

20-5.25. Resident License.

20-5.26. Examination Prior to Licensing and Boxing.

20-5.27. Grounds for Suspension of License.

Subchapter 6 Managers


20-6.2. Working in Boxer's Corner.

20-6.3. Signatory to Boxer-Manager Contract.

20-6.4. Manager's Percentage of Ring Earnings.

20-6.5. Failure to Sign Club Contract.

20-6.6. Manager Under Suspension.

20-6.7. Number of Boxers in One Show; Limitation on Manager.

20-6.8. Signatories to Club Contract.

20-6.9. Acceptance by Manager.

20-6.10. License for Promoter Deals.

20-6.11. License to Schedule Match.

20-6.12. Manager Representing Manager.

20-6.13. Number of Managers Per Boxer.

20-6.14. Manager Attempting to Take Another Manager's Boxer.

20-6.15. Transfer of Manager-Boxer Contract.

20-6.16. Aid for Injured Boxer.

20-6.17. Grounds for Suspension of License.

20-6.18. Giving Incorrect Information on Application.

20-6.19. Application for Boxing Manager's License.

Subchapter 7 Seconds


20-7.2. Number Limitation.

20-7.3. Attire.

20-7.4. Second Under Suspension.

20-7.5. Second Acting as Manager.

20-7.6. Coaching and/or Assisting During Round Prohibited.

20-7.7. Grounds for Suspension of License.

20-7.8. Giving Incorrect Information on Application.

20-7.9. Aid to Injured Boxer.

20-7.10. Termination of Boxer's Performance.

Subchapter 8 Boxing Referees and Judges

20-8.0. Requirements for License as Referee or Judge: Expiration and Renewal of License.

20-8.1. Selection and Assignment.

20-8.2. Chief Ring Official.

20-8.3. Reporting for Duty; Number Per Show; Restrictions.

20-8.4. Physical Examination.

20-8.5. Apparel.

20-8.6. Chief Second's Responsibility.

20-8.7. Mid-Ring Instructions.

20-8.8. Persons in Ring During Round.

20-8.9. Knockdown of Participant; Count.

20-8.10. Knockout of Participant; Count.

20-8.11. End of Round Knockout.

20-8.12. Touching Boxers; "Break".

20-8.13. Stopping a Bout.

20-8.14. Failure to Answer Bell.

20-8.15. Inspection of Gloves.

20-8.16. Knocked Down Construed.

20-8.17. Failure to Compete or Foul.

20-8.18. Ten Point Must Scoring System.

20-8.19. Boxer Fallen or Knocked Through Ropes; Return Unassisted.

20-8.20. No Foul Rule.

20-8.22. Verbal or Physical Abuse of Referee.

20-8.23. Low Blow; Referee's Notice.

20-8.24. Knocked Out Boxer; Treatment by Physician.

20-8.25. Persistent Fouling.

20-8.26. Change of Decision by Commission.

20-8.27. Judges; Majority Vote.

20-8.28. Substitution of Referee or Judge.

Subchapter 9 Commission Representative

20-9.1. General Supervisory Duties.

20-9.2. Attendance at Weigh-In.

20-9.3. Receipt Book.

20-9.4. Forwarding of Scorecards.

20-9.5. Check of Substitute Boxers.

20-9.6. Special Reports on Performances.

20-9.7. Check of Seconds' Compliance With Rules.

20-9.8. Assure Enforcement of Regulations.

20-9.9. Report of Injuries.

20-9.10. Forwarding of Receipts.

Subchapter 10 Announcers

20-10.1. Designation; Approval; License.

20-10.2. Authorization to Announce.

20-10.3. Announcement of Contestants' Names and Weights.

20-10.4. Announcement of Contest Results.

20-10.5. Neutrality.

20-10.6. Introducing Suspended Person.

Subchapter 11 Timekeepers

20-11.1. Approval and License.

20-11.2. Stop-Watch.

20-11.3. Time of Round; Rest Period.

20-11.4. Warning Signal.

20-11.5. Termination Before Scheduled Limit.

20-11.6. Location Near Bell.

20-11.7. Signals During Rounds.

20-11.8. Termination Between Rounds.

20-11.9. Count for Knockdowns.

Subchapter 12 Physicians

20-12.1. Approval and Assignment.

20-12.2. Examination of Boxers.

20-12.3. Position at Ringside.

20-12.4. Completion of Injury Form.

20-12.5. Report to Commission.

20-12.6. Unfit Participant.

Subchapter 13 Television, Moving Picture, Radio

20-13.1. Commission Fee.

20-13.2. Forms.

20-13.3. Copy of Agreement Furnished to Commission.

20-13.4. Time for Payment.

20-13.5. Closed Circuit Television.

Subchapter 14 Insurance for Boxers

20-14.1. Proof of Insurance.

20-14.2. Coverage.

20-14.3. Cost of Insurance.

Subchapter 17 Promoters

20-17.1. General Responsibility.

20-17.2. Intermissions.

20-17.4. Dealings with Persons Under Suspension.

20-17.5. Grounds for Suspension of License.

20-17.6. Maintenance of Order; Responsibility.

20-17.7. Minimum/Maximum Schedule of Rounds per Program.

20-17.8. Time of Main Event.

20-17.9. Filing of Boxing Contracts; Secret Agreements.

20-17.10. Nonprofit and Charitable Events.

20-17.11. Posting of Surety Bond or Certified Check.

20-17.12. Promoter Participating as a Contestant.

Subchapter 18 Matchmakers

20-18.1. Observance of Rules.

20-18.2. Uneven Matches.

20-18.3. Dealings with Unlicensed Manager.

20-18.4. Dealings with Unlicensed Persons.

20-18.5. Dealings with Persons Under Suspension.

20-18.6. Grounds for Suspension of License.

20-18.7. Submission of Names and Addresses of Contestants.

20-18.8. Matches for One Club Only.

20-18.9. Matchmaker Participating as a Contestant.

Subchapter 19 Sparring and Charity Events

20-19.1. Fee.

Subchapter 20 Female Boxers

20-20.1. Female Boxers.

Subchapter 21 Hearings and Subpoena of Witnesses

20-21.1. Investigations and Hearings Held by Commission.

20-21.2. Disciplinary Action.

Subchapter 22 County Athletic Commissions

20-22.1. Designation as Commission Representative.

Subchapter 23 Kick Boxing (Full Contact Karate)

20-23.1. Conduct of Kick Boxing (Full Contact Karate) Events.

20-23.2. Licenses and Permits--General Requirements.

20-23.3. Application.

20-23.4. Period of Validity.

20-23.5. Documents.

20-23.6. Suspensions.

20-23.7. Sale or Transfer of License.

20-23.8. Promoter Responsibility.

20-23.9. Permit Application and Fee.

20-23.10. Passport.

20-23.11. License Fees.

20-23.12. Lost License; Duplicate.

20-23.13. Refunds for License and Permit Fees.

20-23.14. Amateur Kick Boxing (Full Contact Karate).

20-23.15. Amateur Kick Boxing in Conjunction with Professional Contests.

20-23.16. Non-Profit and Charitable Events.

Subchapter 24 Wrestling

20-24.1. Professional Wrestling Exhibitions and Entertainment.

20-24.2. Licenses and Permits--General Requirements.

20-24.3. Application.

20-24.4. Period of Validity.

20-24.5. Documents.

20-24.6. Suspensions.

20-24.7. Sale or Transfer of License.

20-24.8. Promoter Responsibility.

20-24.9. Permit Applications and Fees.

20-24.10. License Fees.

20-24.11. Lost License; Duplicate.

20-24.12. Refunds for License and Permit Fees.

20-24.13. Additional Rules and Regulations.

20-24.14. Amateur Wrestling.

20-24.15. Amateur Wrestling in Connection with Professional Events.

20-24.16. Nonprofit and Charitable Events.

Subchapter 25 Waiver of Rules

20-25.1. Waiver of Rules.

20-25.2. Denial of License or Permit.

20-25.3. Athletic Contests with Animals.

20-25.5. When No Regulations Exist.

20-25.6. Verbal or Physical Abuse of Commission Representatives or Officials is Forbidden [see R-20-9.1].

20-25.7. Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.

Subchapter 26 Off the Street Boxing (I.E. Toughman, Badman [SIC])

20-26.1. Off The Street Boxing (e.g. Toughman, Badman, Mad of the Maddest or Bad of the Baddest [sic]).

Subchapter 27 Mixed Martial Arts

20-27.01. Definitions.

20-27.02. Conducting mixed martial arts events.

20-27.03. Requirements for mixed martial arts contestants.

20-27.04. Weigh in procedures.

20-27.05. Judging and Scoring.

20-27.06. Fouls - intentional, unintentional, procedures and types of fouls.

20-27.07. Mouthpiece Rule.

20-27.08. Restarting fighters.

20-27.09. Appearance and attire.

20-27.10. Glove specifications.

20-27.11. Specifications for bandages on hands for mixed martial art contestants.

20-27.12. Requirements for a ring or caged area.

20-27.13. Rubber gloves.

20-27.14. Types of bout results.

20-27.15. Number of rounds required for mixed martial arts bouts and events.

20-27.16. Promoter's responsibilities.

20-27.17. Licensing.

20-27.18. Seconds duties when working in a corner.

20-27.19. Disciplinary action.

20-27.20. Suspensions and mandatory rest period.

20-27.21. Medical requirements for mixed martial arts contestants.

20-27.22. Conduct when contestants enter the ring or caged area.

20-27.23. Fees.




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