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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 109 : Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts

Subchapter 001 : Boxing

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 6008)
  • § 6008. Matches; special provisions

    (a) The Director shall designate one or more individuals who shall act as boxing inspectors for professional boxing matches and, at the discretion of the Director, at amateur boxing matches to ensure that boxing laws and rules are strictly observed. Boxing inspectors shall have all the powers of the Director with regard to regulation of a match. Inspectors shall have free access to the dressing rooms of the boxers and shall be present at the weigh-in.

    (b) Before a professional match, the promoter shall ensure that each boxer is examined by a health care provider for the purpose of certifying that the boxer is physically fit to compete safely. Copies of the health care provider’s certificate shall be filed with the Director prior to the match. In addition, at any time prior to a professional match, the Director may require that a boxer undergo a physical examination, which may include neurological tests and procedures.

    (c) A health care provider approved by the Director must be continuously present at ringside during every professional boxing match to observe the physical condition of the boxers. The health care provider shall advise the referee on the condition of the boxers.

    (d) The promoter shall ensure that an ambulance and medical personnel, with appropriate resuscitation equipment, are continuously present at the site during a professional boxing match.

    (e) A person under the age of 18 shall not participate in any professional match, as that term is described in subdivision 6001(2) of this subchapter. (Added 1999, No. 133 (Adj. Sess.), § 37, eff. Jan. 1, 2001; amended 2011, No. 116 (Adj. Sess.), § 68; 2021, No. 69, § 16(b) (redesignated from 31 V.S.A. § 1108).)