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Article 1 - The Ring
1.1 The ring space is a square area of
​​side length at least 5.5 meters and a maximum length of 7.3 meters - these distances are calculated between the ropes.
1.2 The floor shall be solid and properly made and should extend beyond the ropes by a minimum of 0.6 meters on all sides. The floor must be laid by a strong and rigid blanket, under which there is laid a felt substrate with a minimum thickness of 1.5 cm and a maximum thickness of 2.5 cm as a protection against falls. Felt should cover all sides of the ring, including the external coat of the ring. Fixing of ropes in the corners and suspension corner posts should be adequately protected by upholstery.
1.3 The inner surface of the ring must be surrounded by four rows of thick rope of a minimum diameter of 3 cm and a maximum diameter of 5 cm, which are coated with a soft and smooth material that do not hurtfighters. These ropes should have a distance of at least 0.3 meters from the corner posts andshould be spread evenly to a height of 1.3 m from the floor. From each side these four ropes shall be vertically linked with belts in two places at the distance of one third of the total length of the side as measured from the end of the rope.

Article 2 - Gloves
2.1 Gloves and bandages must be of a type recognized by the CUPB and shall be provided by the organizer's expense. 4 pairs of the same gloves must be submitted to the Supervisor in checking the weight.
2.2 Gloves used in the Czech Republic shall be of an approved type of fixing the thumb and should weigh 8 ounces staring from the featherweight category up to the category of super welterweight including, and 10 ounces in all other weight categories. On the back of the wrist strings should be attached.
2.3 The only type of protective bandage is: (1) Adhesive bandage 6 feet long (1,828 m) and 1 inch wide (0.025 m), which may not be rolled, but flat applied around the hand, not pulled over theBoxer's knucklebones; (2) Soft bandage 6 feet long (1,828 m) and 2 inches wide (0.05 m) for each hand in all weight categories except middle and upper weights, which are allowed to have 8 feet (2,438 m) of the adhesive bandage and 8 feet of this bandage for each hand.
2.4 Bandages must be put on in the dressing room under the supervision of a Referee or Supervisor, who shall stamp and sign them.
2.5 It is not allowed to wear anything under the gloves except allowed bandages and bandage. A belt may be put only on bandage and not directly on the Boxer's hands.

Article 3 – Boxer´s dress
3.1 Boxers must be dressed for fighting in compliance with the rules and their overall appearance should be dapper. Beards may be worn only with the consent of the Referee.
3.2 All Boxers must wear a jockstrap under the trunks,
3.3 Boxing boots have to be flexible, with smooth soles without nails or protrusions. Neither the sole nor heel stiffener shall be made of hard material.
3.4 If during a round shoelace or gloves string unties, the Refereeties it again. During that timea sparringpartnermust retire in a neutral corner.
3.5 Gloves should be put on always in the presence of the Referee or Supervisor.
3.6 Only a reasonable amount of white grease(provided by the Referee) is allowed; itis not permitted to apply any oily substance on the face or other body part. In accordance with the Article 22 an application of any other substance on any part of the Boxer's body is absolutely prohibited.
3.7 In accordance with provisions of the Article 22.1.4 a Boxer must weara mouth guard during the boxing time.


Article 4 - Scales and weight checking

4.1 Weight category and its checking
• Flyweight (Mouche) up to 50,802 kg = 112 lbs.
• Bantamweight (Coq) up  to 53,425 kg = 118 lbs.
• Super Bantamweight (Super Coq) up to 55,338 kg = 122 lbs.
• Featherweight (Plume) up to 57,152 kg = 126 lbs.
• Super Featherweight (Super Plume) up to 58,967 kg = 130 lbs.
• Lightweight (Léger) up to 61,237 kg = 135 lbs.
• Super Lightweight (Super Léger) up to 63,503 kg = 140 lbs.
• Welterweight (Welter) up to 66,678 kg = 147 lbs.
• Super Welterweight (Super Welter) up to 69,853 kg = 154 lbs.
• Middleweight (Moyen) up to 72,574 kg = 160 lbs.
• Super Middleweight (Super Moyen) up to 76,205 kg = 168 lbs.
• Light Heavyweight (Mi-Lourd) up to 79,378 kg = 175 lbs.
• Cruiserweight (Lourds Légers) up to 90,719 kg = 200 lbs.
• Heavyweight (Lourd) through more than 90,719 kg = over 200 lbs..

4.2 Matches for the title of Champion and International Champion of the CR must be of 10 rounds with three minutes for each round and the weight checking must be performed 30 to 24 hours before the match onboxing weights, precisely tuned no more than an hour before weighing, or as required by the Supervisor. The time when there is a weight checking shall be determined by the organizer. The challenger shall be weighed first. Boxers shall be weighed without trunks. The weigh-checking must be conducted by the Supervisor.
4.3 Boxer, whose weight does not comply with the established weight category for the match, has two hours to achieve an adequate weight. Within an hour a Boxer should be weighted at any time, wheneverhe shows an interest. In such a situation a Boxerremains under the supervision of the Supervisor and must not use the sauna. If a Boxer during the determined hourdoes not achieve the appropriate weight, the following shall occur:
(A) if it is a Champion, who is overweight and loses the match, then the challenger will be declared the Champion;
(B) if it is a master, who is overweight, and wins the match, then the title will be declared vacant;
(C) if it is a challenger, who is overweight, a master shall retain the title regardless of who wins or loses.
4.4 The exact weight ofBoxers in the ring shall be announced immediately before the match.
4.5 During the checking of weight there must also be conducted a medical examination, during which the doctor conducting the examination, who is approved by the affiliated national association, must ensure that Boxers are medically fit to box.

Article 5 - Seconds
5.1 Number of Seconds must not be higher than four. For purposes of this Article Seconds are to be understood all persons assistinga Boxer during a match.
5.2 Before each match, the Chief Second, who will assist in the Boxer's corner, must introduce himself to the Referee. Seconds must obey the orders of the Referee. During individual rounds Seconds must keep quiet, they must not advise or help the Boxer, whom they are assisting to, and must not enter the ring. Any violation of this Article or any of 16 other rules of the boxing Seconds may cause disqualification of a Boxer.
5.3 A Chief Second, who decide to withdraw a Boxerfrom the matchduring the match time, must throw the towel in the ring. He must not do that, however, when the Boxeris on the ground and the Referee counts down.

Article 6 - The Supervisor
6.1 Supervisor shall be appointed by the CUPB Council to oversee each match. The Supervisor should be either a member of the CUPB Council or should be placed on the list of Supervisors, which the Council will set up for this purpose. For the appointment of Supervisors the CUPB Council shall use a rota system.


6.2 The Supervisor shall:
6.2.1 to regulate the match according to thewritten rules of the Supervisordelivered by the Council of the CUPB, which are published and amended from time to time;
6.2.2 listen and coordinate all the relevant officials beforethe match;
6.2.3 collect and keep scoregiven byReferees after each matchor after each round of the matchas to the matches for title;
6.2.4 report the final scoreof the Referees to the official ring announcer after the match;
6.2.5 elaborate report on the match after its end and deliver a copy of the report to the GeneralSecretary within 7 days after match;
6.2.6 be responsible for the conduct of the match and secure as it can that the Boxers observe and meet all the rules and the CUPB regulations

Article 7 - Inspectors of title matches the CUPB)
7.1 The CUPB shall appoint 2 inspectors, who will sit in each corner of the ring and will be responsible for ensuring that everything will proceed according to the rules and principles of the CUPB. If necessary, they cooperate with the Supervisor.



Article 8 - RingReferee
8.1 The Referee shall be appointed for each match by the CUPB and is charged with conducting the match.

8.2 Before starting the match the Refereeshall visit with the Supervisor both Boxers in their dressing rooms and instruct them according to his discretion on what is necessary for the proper conduct of the match.

8.3 Immediately before the match, the Referee will call both Boxers to the centre of the ring for final instructions, ask them to shake hands, and invite them to start boxing when the bell sounds. Boxers will also shake hands before starting the final round.


8.4 The Referee may disqualify one of the Boxers or both without a prior notice for any violation of these rules by the Boxers and their Seconds, or for any act which he in his sole discretion considers inappropriate.

8.5 The Referee may end the match if it seems to him that abilities of one of the Boxers exceedtoo much overly those of the sparring partner, or if he is unable to continue in thematch under any circumstances.

8.6 In the case of “knockout” the Refereeshall immediately countdown aloud from one to ten at a rate of one number per second and in such a manner so thata lying Boxer can hear it. The countdown may be carried out also bytimekeeperin such a manner so that the Referee can hear and see it. Once the “one” is pronounced during the countdown, one second should be elapsed since the Boxer was considered to be “down”.

8.7 The sound of the bell announcing the end of the round, except the last round, must not interrupt the countdown of the fallen Boxer. If the Boxer remains down in the course of the countdown, he is declared “counted out”. If he is ready to continue to box and the bell already rang, he has to return to his corner, and one minute relaxation is reduced by the same number of seconds, which the round was extended for.

8.8 During the match the Referees have a complete discretion to interpret these rules and resolve any other matter.

8.9 Arbitration is final and there is no appeal against it.

Article 9 - The Timekeeper
9.1 The timekeeper's obligation is to record number of seconds during which the Boxeris on the ground, and show the countdown of seconds in such a way that theReferees can see and hear it. In the case of a knockout about one second has to pass from the time when a Boxer is considered “down”until the timekeeper says the word “one”.

Article 10 - The Official Doctor
10.1 An affiliated national association appoints two doctors for championship matches, who are qualified to carry out resuscitation and respiration from the lungs into the lungs to be constantly on alert next to the ring. The elder of the two doctors shall be appointed a Chief Medical Officer and shall advise his position to theReferee. He may be called by the Referee if needed some medical advice, or for any other reason relating to medicine.

10.2 Either of the doctors may on his own will intervene during the minute rest between rounds to examine a Boxer in the corner and report the Referee any medical condition that would pose a Boxer to a serious risk and / or recommendReferee that the match should be interrupted.

Article 11 - Decision Making
11.1 The result of a boxing match can be:
11.1.1 victory on points (by the decision of a majority of Referees);
11.1.2 K.O. victory;
11.1.3 victory by withdrawing a Boxer from the match, T.K.O.
11.1.4 victory by T.K.O. (Refereestops match)
11.1.5 victory by the resignation for the injury;
11.1.6 victory by disqualification;
11.1.7 draw (based on the decision of a majority of Referees in case of 3 different appraisals);
11.1.8 no-result.

11.2 The Referee may also give a special arbitrament of “no match”, but only in case of an interruption ofmatch due to the absolute necessity (e.g. serious damage to the ring, storm during the match in the open air, invasion of the people in the ring, etc.). In this case, the status of both Boxers remains unchanged.

Article 12 –Match Point Referee

12.1 TheCUPBappoints three Match PointReferees for each match.
12.2 These three Referees shall record scores after each round in accordance with the principles contained in the Article 11, complete them in a score card and pass their score cards to theReferee, who shall then pass them to the Supervisor after the end of each round.

Article 13 - Evaluation of matches
13.1 Marks for “attack” shall be awarded - direct clean blows to the sparring partner´s front part of the glove by either hand to any front or side of the head or body above the waist (waist is an imaginary line across the body at the top of the pelvic bones). Furthermore, marks for “defence” - avoiding blows, guarding, slipping sideways and escaping. In a situation where bothfighters are otherwise equal, the most of the marks will be awarded to the Boxer, who has a better “style”, “skill” and “efficiency” - successful attack and defence movements.
13.2 Boxing matches should be scored as follows:
13.2.1 These three Referees shall award the better of the two Boxers a maximum of 10 marks at the end of each round and shall score the second Boxer accordingly. If at the end of the round Boxers get the same number of marks, both of them shall be recorded 10 points. If at all possible, the Boxers should not be awarded the same number of marks in the round in question.
13.2.2 Scoring by marks for each round should be made immediately and enterwith ink or indelible pencil in the respective score card. These scores shall not be changedor complemented in any way.
13.3 The winner is the Boxer, who gets in his favour most of the Referees’arbitraments. In the event that amatch for a vacant title ends in a draw, a re-match shall be agreed, whichwill take place in a shorter time.
13.4 All the score cards filled as described above shall be appended to the report for the CUPB carried out by the Supervisor.

Article 14 - International Boxing language
14.1 In the Czech Republic, where the boxes are conducted by the CUPB rules, the Referee may use only the following five statements during a match: (1) “Stop” (2) “Box” (3) “Break” (get apart), (4) “Time”, and (5) “Name of the Boxer” (saying the name of a Boxer means that he committed a fault such as illegal blow, holding ... etc.).
14.2 The Referee shall countdown in English

Article 15 - The “Break” command (= apart)

15.1 This order may be issued whenever:
15.1.1 The two Boxers are holding each other;
15.1.2 One of the Boxers holds the other one and prevents him from boxing;
15.1.3 If the bodies of the Boxers are close to each other and they are not boxing or boxing, but not doing.
15.2 Upon the command “Break” (= get apart), the Boxers must stand back from each other immediately and clearly take a step back.
15.3 If possible, there should be no separation of Boxers by force.

Article 16 - Decision-making in case of injury

16.1 In the event of injury, and if necessary, even in the case of a foul, the Referee may consult with the doctor whether or not to stop a match. All the Referee´s decisions are taken on the basis of hisvested right; whichever situation occurs, the only authorized person who can stop the match is the Referee.
16.2 If an injury is caused by permitted blows and an injured Boxer is unable to continue in the match, heshall be declared the loser and the Refereeshall stop the match due to the injury.
16.3 Where an injury is caused by an intentional foul and the injured Boxer is unable to continue in the match, the offending Boxershall loose by disqualification. If an injured Boxer is able to continue, two points shall be deducted from the offending Boxer´s score.
16.4 If a Boxer is injured due to an unintentional foul, the Referee has the full right to order the deduction of points from the uninjured Boxer´s score.
16.5 If an injury is caused by an unintentional foul before the bell signalling the end of the fourth round and the injured Boxer is unable to continue in the match, the Referee shall stop the match and notify a draw for technical reasons.
16.6 If an injury caused by an unintentional foul occurs or injuriesfrom the first four rounds are worsened bypermitted blows after the end of the fourth round and the Referee stops the match, then the Boxer, who is on the score cards of Referees in leadership, including the round, in which thematch was interrupted, shall be declared the winner by technical reasons. A round, in which the match was stopped,shall be scored including any deductions, even though it was anincomplete round.
16.7 In the event that an injury occurred due to foul , which was worsened by a further, albeit unintentional foul, and the injured Boxer is unable to continue, the matchshall bestopped and decided in the manner described in the Article 16.6
16.8 Except as provided below, no disqualification is possibleowing to unintentional fouls to the body. The Referee may at his discretion order the deduction of points for the foul (s) and provide the fouled Boxera sufficient time for recovery, but no more than 5 minutes. If theReferee, however, comes to theconclusion that it was an intentional foul and a fouled Boxer cannot continue, the offending Boxer will be disqualified. If the Referee after consultation with the doctor determines that the fouled Boxer can continue in the match, but he does not continue, a fouled Boxer shall lose the matchowing toa deliberate withdrawal
16.9 In unpredictable situations when a Boxer is injured by his own fault or action during the match, and if the Referee after consultation with the doctor determines that the Boxer cannot continue in the match, he shall be declared the loser and the Referee shall stop the match due to an injury. Or, if the Boxer refuses to continue in the match, he shall lose owing toa deliberate withdrawal. If the Referee, however, concludes that it is impossible to continue the match for reasons unrelated to the match itself, such as an interruption of the power supply, damage to the ring, natural disaster or other unforeseen events, he shall stop the match on the grounds referred to in the Article 16.6

Article 17 - The Boxer is “down”

17.1 Boxer is to be qualified “down” by the Refereeif:
17.1.1 he touches the ground with any part of his body other than his feet;
17.1.2 any part of his body touches the ropes of the ring, and thus helps him to get back on his feet;
17.1.3 a fighter finds himself out of the ring or accidentally hits the ground outside the ring. If his position does not allow him to resume boxing within ten seconds as counted out by the Referee, he shall be declared “counted out”;
17.1.4 a Boxer is out of the ring by the permitted blow, the countdown takes twenty seconds before the Boxer is counted out.

17.2 In the event of a knockdown theReferee shall banish a standing Boxer to a neutral corner and a Boxer must remain there until the Refereeallows him to resume boxing. If thisBoxer, however, leaves the neutral corner before he is allowed to continue in boxing, the Referee interrupts the countdown until the Boxer returns to the neutral corner. If the Referee stops the countdown and then it resumes according to the above principles, he shall continue in the same second, in which he interrupted the countdown.

17.3 In the event that a fighter withdraws from the match during a break between two rounds, he shall be declared the loser in the next round for the reason of the withdrawal from the match.

17.4 If one of the Boxers is clearly on top of the other one, the Referee shalldeclare the “technical K.O.”.

17.5 In the event that a Boxer is knocked out, or when the ropes prevent him to fall to the ground, the Refereeshall always start a countdown to 8, along with the timekeeper – see the Article 8.7 - even if aBoxergets up on his feet before the end of this countdown. If the Referee concludes that aBoxer, who has to stand up on his feet during the counting down, is in a “risky condition”, he shall stop the match unless the countdown to 8 is properly completed. In this case, the conclusionshall be “Match stopped by the Referee,” “technical K.O.”An interruption of the match declared by theRefereeowing to injury is not a “technical K.O.”

17.6 In the case of knock out the Referee counts the seconds aloud by the rate given by the timekeeper while his fingers will show the ongoing countdown until the tenth second, inclusive. The “KO” conclusionshall take place by saying “ten out” (ten passed) so that the word “out” immediately follows by the word “ten”.

17.7 A Referee is authorized to stop a match at any time.

17.8 A Boxer or a qualified Second can declare a withdrawal from the match if he considersReferee one-sided.

Article 18 - Double Countdown
18.1 In the case of concurrent countdown an arbitrament shall be “draw”.

Article 19 - Blows
19.1 A permitted blow is headed by a clenched fist and made by that part of the glove that covers the joints of the fingers. Such a blow would fall at any point in the front or side of the head or body above the waist (the waist is to be understood an imaginary line between the upper and lower parts of the body and lower part below the ribs).

Article 20 - Illegal (foul) blows
Boxeris not allowed to:
20.1.1 Hit below the belt;
20.1.2 pretend that he was hit below the belt;
20.1.3 hustle thesparring partner to push him back;
20.1.4 push the opponent's head back byoutstretched glove and hit him by a second glove;
20.1.5 keep the glove with a rope;
20.1.6 hide behind his gloves and avoid boxing;
20.1.7 blow his knocked sparring partner, who was on the ground and gets up;
20.1.8 keep the sparring partner or deliberately prolong a clinch;
20.1.9 hold the sparring partnerwith one hand and blow him with a second hand;
20.1.10 hit by means of shoulder, head or knees;
20.1.11 hit by means of inner or lower part of the hand, wrist or elbow;
20.1.12 hit or slap with the outstretched glove;
20.1.13 deliver a back-handed blow;
20.1.14 push the sparring partner into the ropes;
01/20/15 intentionally landing low blows;
1/20/16 use pivot blows, such as throwing out the arm and fist during turning;
01/20/17 insult the sparring partner, use vile, vulgar or otherwise improper language;
20.1.18 lean below the waist of the sparring partner.

Article 21 - Warning - Disqualification
21.1 Boxers must always obey the orders of the Referee.
21.2 During the round the Referee is allowed to address the Boxers with his comments and remarks without implying that theyhave committed a faultthat required a public warning. It depends on the Referee when he makes a public warning or disqualifiesa Boxer.
21.3 A Boxer disqualified for any cause whatsoever may lose a part of or all of his reward at the discretion of the Supervisor. In this case, the Supervisor is authorized to cash ina full amount of the abolished reward and hand it to the General Secretary´s competence. After consideration of reports from the Referee, Supervisor and any present member of the CUPBthe CUPB Council shall decide on the use of bonuses abolished in such a manner as it deems appropriate.

Article 22 - Medical provisions
22.1 It is strictly forbidden to use any drug or other substance prohibited by the CUPB. A list of prohibited substances shall always correspond to the list of banned substances made by the International Olympic Committee. The only permitted stimulant is cold water. The ChiefMedical Officer appointed for the match or for the National Federation may dope epinephrine and if any substance other than white soft paraffin is doped, the Boxershall be disqualified.
22.1.1 After the match mandatory anti-doping testmust be made.
22.1.2 Mandatory rest. Each Boxer defeated by the fact that he was counted out after a blow to the head shall not be allowed to box for a period of one month and then will have to undergo a medical examination. In the case of injury, the medical authorities of the boxing association shall decide on any other period of suspension.
22.1.3 The drug stopping bleeding. The only recognized cure to stop the bleeding is adrenaline 1 / 1000. It must be supplied by the Chief Medical Officer appointed for the match.
22.1.4 Teeth protector. It is recommended that the teeth protector (the wearing of which is mandatory) is made by a qualified dentist and that both Boxers have it in their corners a substitutive teeth protector during the match. If a Boxer´s teeth protector falls out of the mouth during a round, it will be substituted at a moment determined by the Referee. But if a Boxer spits out the teeth protector intentionally, he shall be warned by the Referee and if it happens again, he will be deducteda point.
22.2 Regulations for Referees
22.2.1 The Referee shall at all times prevent blowing a Boxer at the moment when he cannot defend himself.
22.2.2 The Referee must undergo an annual medical examination. A visual standard required by the Referees is 24/20 in each eye without glasses.
22.2.3 The Referee shall comply with all medical regulations of the CUPB Medical Committee
22.3 Withdrawal of the license. If in the opinion of the Medical Officer or responsible officials a Boxeris showing acute symptoms of concussion during the match, his license shall be revoked, even if the medical examination shows no signs of a traumatic brain disease.
22.4 The lowest permissible visual standards are 5 / 10 ° in the first eye and 1 / 10 ° in the eye under normal visual field and myopia worse than 4 dioptres.

Article 23 - Complaints
23.1 If a Boxer has any complaints about the match, he must be deliver them to the General Secretary within 7 days after the match