Register November 2011 No. 671
Chapter SPS 102
SPS 102.005   Authority.
SPS 102.01   Ring.
SPS 102.02   Emergency equipment.
SPS 102.03   Gloves.
SPS 102.04   Bandage specifications.
SPS 102.05   Dress.
SPS 102.06   Mouthpieces.
SPS 102.07   Headgear.
SPS 102.08   Corner equipment.
Ch. SPS 102 Note Note: Chapter RL 102 was renumbered chapter SPS 102 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
SPS 102.005 SPS 102.005 Authority. The rules in this chapter are adopted pursuant to ss. 227.11 (2), 444.02 and 444.09, Stats.
SPS 102.005 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97.
SPS 102.01 SPS 102.01 Ring. All shows shall be conducted in a ring which meets the following requirements:
SPS 102.01(1) (1) The ring shall be a square of not less than 16 nor more than 20 feet on a side within the ropes. The apron of the ring floor shall extend at least 18 inches beyond the ropes. The ring may not be more than four feet above the floor of the building or grounds of an outdoor arena and shall have 3 sets of suitable steps for the use of boxers, coaches, and officials, one in each boxer's corner and one in a neutral corner or area for use by physicians and referees.
SPS 102.01(2) (2) The ring shall be circumscribed with at least 4 ropes. Ropes may not be less than one inch in diameter. Ropes may not be made of metal. Ropes shall be wrapped securely with soft material. The lowest rope shall be 18 inches above the ring floor, the second rope 30 inches, the third rope 42 inches, and the fourth rope 54 inches above the ring floor. The ropes shall be secured with 2 spacer ties on each side of the ring. The ring floor shall be padded with a one-inch layer of padding of felt, rubber or other similar material, placed on a one-inch base of building board or similar supporting base. Padding shall be covered with canvas duck, or similar material tightly stretched and laced securely in place, preferably under the apron.
SPS 102.01(3) (3) Ring posts shall be at least 3 inches in diameter, extending from the floor to the height of 58 inches above the ring floor. Ropes shall be connected to posts with the extension not shorter than 18 inches. Turn-buckles shall be covered with a protective padding. Full-length vertical corner pads shall be secured in place.
SPS 102.01 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1985, No. 356, eff. 9-1-85; am. (intro.), Register, July, 1993, No. 451, eff. 8-1-93; am. (2), Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97.
SPS 102.02 SPS 102.02 Emergency equipment. The amateur club holding the permit shall have at least one properly charged oxygen tank with a suitable mask and airways of assorted sizes, and it shall have a stretcher available at ringside.
SPS 102.02 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1985, No. 356, eff. 9-1-85; am. Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97.
SPS 102.03 SPS 102.03 Gloves. Gloves approved by the inspector shall be worn by boxers in all bouts. Only thumbless or thumb-attached gloves shall be approved.
SPS 102.03(1) (1) Boxing gloves may be not less than 5 oz. each in weight when worn by a boxer under 140 pounds, and not less than 6 oz. when worn by other boxers.
SPS 102.03(2) (2) Gloves shall be whole, clean and in sanitary condition. Breaking, roughing or twisting of gloves is prohibited. No foreign substances may be applied to gloves except for wrapping around the wrist area to safely secure the laces.
SPS 102.03(3) (3) The inspector shall be responsible for rejecting gloves that may pose a safety or health problem to the amateur boxer.
SPS 102.03 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1985, No. 356, eff. 9-1-85; am. (intro.) and cr. (3), Register, July, 1988, No. 391, eff. 8-1-88; am. (1), Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97.
SPS 102.04 SPS 102.04 Bandage specifications.
SPS 102.04(1) (1) Boxers shall wear one 2-inch by 10 yard roll of cotton gauze on each hand during all bouts and shows except as follows:
SPS 102.04(1)(a) (a) The roll worn by boxers weighing 156 pounds and above may be longer than 10 yards, but may not exceed 12 yards.
SPS 102.04(1)(b) (b) Boxers may use one training wrap type bandage on each hand not to exceed 6 feet 6 inches in length, held in place by a strip of one-inch adhesive tape not more than 8 inches in length around each wrist. Boxers may place 2 strips of one-inch adhesive tape on the back of each hand in the form of an "X" provided the strips do not extend more than one-half inch into the palm area of the hand.
SPS 102.04(2) (2) No substance other than above prescribed may be used between the fingers or over the knuckles.
SPS 102.04 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1985, No. 356, eff. 9-1-85; am. (1) (intro.), Register July, 1993, No. 451, eff. 8-1-93.
SPS 102.05 SPS 102.05 Dress.
SPS 102.05(1)(1) Boxers shall box in proper dress including an approved foul-proof protection cup for a male boxer, a breast protector for a female boxer, trunks with a belt line below or at the waistline, shoes of soft material, without spikes, cleats or heels, and socks which may extend to within one inch below the knee.
SPS 102.05(2) (2) Boxers may not wear metal straps, buckles, necklaces, jewelry or other objects.
SPS 102.05(3) (3) Boxers may not use any type of grease or other substance on the body.
SPS 102.05 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1985, No. 356, eff. 9-1-85; am. (1), Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 9-1-97.
SPS 102.06 SPS 102.06 Mouthpieces. Boxers shall wear an individually form-fitted mouthpiece during each round.
SPS 102.06 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1985, No. 356, eff. 9-1-85.
SPS 102.07 SPS 102.07 Headgear. Boxers shall wear headgear approved by the inspector in all bouts. Headgear shall meet substantially the following specifications:
SPS 102.07(1) (1) Headgear shall be adjustable to different head sizes.
SPS 102.07(2) (2) The total weight may not exceed 12 ounces.
SPS 102.07(3) (3) The outer casing of the headgear shall be constructed of tanned sheepskin of not less than 2, nor more than 3 ounces in weight.
SPS 102.07(4) (4) Padding at back of head, ears, and temple area shall consist of 1/4-inch thickness of closed cell padding.
SPS 102.07(5) (5) Padding for the area above the eyes shall consist of a combination padding of 1/4-inch closed cell padding and 3/8-inch latex foam rubber cemented together.
SPS 102.07(6) (6) Padding for the ears shall consist of 1/2-inch flat foam rubber on the outside, fitted in a semi-circle.
SPS 102.07(7) (7) Lace tips or any exposed metal is prohibited. The buckle under the chin shall be thoroughly protected.
SPS 102.07(8) (8) The inner casing of the headgear shall be lined with 21/2 ounces of tanned unfinished sheepskin.
SPS 102.07(9) (9) All padding shall be cemented to the casing.
SPS 102.07 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1985, No. 356, eff. 9-1-85.
SPS 102.08 SPS 102.08 Corner equipment.
SPS 102.08(1)(1) Every second working in a boxer's corner shall have the following equipment:
SPS 102.08(1)(a) (a) First aid supplies.
SPS 102.08(1)(b) (b) Clean towels.
SPS 102.08(1)(c) (c) Sterile gauze pads, sterile cotton and cotton tipped swabs.
SPS 102.08(1)(d) (d) Ice-filled bag.
SPS 102.08(2) (2) Seconds shall submit first aid kits and corner equipment to the ringside physician for inspection and approval before a show. Kits and equipment may not include stimulants.
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