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444.09

444.09 Conduct of boxing contests regulated.

444.09(1)

(1) No professional boxing contest shall be for more than 12 rounds, and no round shall last more than 3 minutes.

444.09(2)

(2) There shall be one minute intermission between rounds of professional boxing contests.

444.09(3)

(3) Gloves weighing not less than 8 ounces shall be worn by contestants who are in professional boxing contests and who weigh under 140 pounds, and not less than 10 ounces by other contestants in boxing contests.

444.09(4)

(4) No person under the age of 18 years shall participate in any professional boxing contest.

444.09(5)

(5) No betting at any professional boxing contest shall be permitted before, after, or during any such contest, in the building where the contest is held.

444.09(6)

(6) Contestants in professional boxing contests shall break clean, and must not hold and hit. Butting with head or shoulders, wrestling, or illegal use of elbows shall not be allowed by contestants in professional boxing contests. There shall be no unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of the contestants. This includes the use of abusive or insulting language.

444.09(7)

(7) The department may allow or provide for decisions upon professional boxing contests held under this chapter to be made by the referee or by the referee and 2 judges appointed by the department under regulations prescribed by the department.

444.09(9)

(9) Except as otherwise specified in this chapter, boxing contests shall be conducted under the Association of Boxing Commissions' uniform boxing rules.

444.09 - ANNOT.

NOTE: This section is shown as affected eff. 9-1-10 by 2009 Wis. Act 111. Prior to 9-1-10 it reads:

444.09 - ANNOT.

444.09 Conduct of contests regulated. (1) No professional boxing contest shall be for more than 10 rounds except that where a championship is to be determined, the contest shall not be for more than 15 rounds, and no round shall last more than 3 minutes.

444.09 - ANNOT.

(2) There shall be one minute intermission between rounds of professional boxing contests.

444.09 - ANNOT.

(3) Gloves weighing not less than 5 ounces shall be worn by contestants who are in professional boxing contests and who weigh under 140 pounds, and not less than 6 ounces by other contestants.

444.09 - ANNOT.

(4) No person under the age of 18 years shall participate in any professional boxing contest.

444.09 - ANNOT.

(5) No betting at any professional boxing contest shall be permitted before, after, or during any such contest, in the building where the contest is held.

444.09 - ANNOT.

(6) Contestants in professional boxing contests shall break clean, and must not hold and hit. Butting with head or shoulders, wrestling, or illegal use of elbows shall not be allowed. There shall be no unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of the contestants. This includes the use of abusive or insulting language.

444.09 - ANNOT.

(7) The department may allow or provide for decisions upon professional boxing contests held under this chapter to be made by the referee or by the referee and 2 judges appointed by the department under regulations prescribed by the department.

444.09 - ANNOT.

(8) The department may permit a total of 40 rounds of professional boxing or sparring at one time when requested by any licensed club.

444.09 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 162 s. 38 (1); 1979 c. 221 s. 2200 (45); 1987 a. 399; 2003 a. 285; 2009 a. 111.

444.09 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also chs. RL 102, 103, 104, 111, 112, 113, and 114, Wis. adm. code.