1. WIBA Title fights will be fought under ABC rules 

2. WIBA World Title fights are ten (10) rounds. 
WIBA International, Intercontinental, Americas titles 
are eight (8) or ten (10) rounds. 
WIBA Youth Titles can be 6 or 8 rounds.
Rounds are 2 minutes in length, with a one minute rest 
period between rounds. (3 minute rounds are ok if both camps agree to it)

3. a WIBA Supervisor must be present, at the weigh-in and the fight. 

4. Official weigh-ins are to be no more then 28 hours before start 
of the event. 

5. if a fighter cannot make weight, after given 3 hours from the initial 
the title fight may still procede at scheduled. 
But if the overweight fighter wins, the title remains vacent, 
whereas if the fighter who makes weight wins, then she is recognised as 

6. Gloves are 8 oz for bouts at 147 pounds and under. 
10 oz gloves are used for fights at 148 pounds and heavier. 

7. Coagulants may consist of adrenaline 1/1000, avitene, and thrombin. 
Any others are subject to approval by the local commission. 
Monsel, or any other "iron base" 
or "iron type" solution is absolutely prohibited. 

8. Any drinking liquids in the corner, other then water, are prohibited,
unless certain sports drinks are apprived by the local commission. 

9. The score cards will be picked up after each round and the tally made, 
by the 
local Commsion and the WIBA supervisor. 

10. A boxer can only be declared a WIBA Champion by winning a 
contest under Championship conditions. 

WIBA by Laws 

All rules are subject to approval by the local Athletic Commission and 
The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC). 

We comply with the Muhammad Ali Act. 

All rules consider the highest standards for safety and protection of the 


1.0 There will be a non-scoring referee and three (3) judges officiating a 

1.1 Bouts, including championship bouts, shall have rounds of two (2) 
in length, with an interval [rest period] between each round of one (1) 

1.1a Fighters are permited to fight three (3) minute rounds if 
it is agreed to by both camps and by the local commission.

1.2 The number of rounds in all contests shall be specified. 

1.3 All WIBA World Championship bouts shall be of ten (10) round duration. 
All WIBA Intercontinental, International, Americas, Iberian-American 
titles shall be of six or eight round duration. 
ALL WIBA Youth title bouts shall be of 6 or 8 rounds.

1.4 A boxer can only be declared a WIBA Champion by winning a 
contest under Championship conditions. 

1.5 Champions Responsibilities: 
All WIBA Champions must defend their title a minimum of once 
every SIX (6) months against the highest ranked opponant 
available, given a legitimate offer from a promoter. 
Failure to comply with this paragraph is grounds for actions to 
require a mandatory title defense within 60 days or to have 
the Champion removed and a title elimination tournament 
being called for to declare a new champion.
If a WIBA champion does not defend her title within TWELVE (12)
months, it is within the WIBA's sole discression to vacate a title. 

1.6 WIBA encourages title unification. 
the WIBA will consider making concessions in WIBA sanction fees for 
title fights involving the WIBA with any other major womens sanctioning 

1.7 In the event the WIBA Champion wishes to fight for, or defend, 
a championship other then the WIBA, and not put their WIBA title 
on the line, the Approval of the WIBA must be obtained. 

1.8 It is in the WIBA's sole discretion to strip a WIBA Champion 
of her title if she loses a non-title fight, or if she loses a 
title fight sanctioned by an organization other then the WIBA. 
It is also in the WIBA's sole discretion to strip a WIBA Champion
or to not recognize a WIBA champion if the sanction fee is not paid.

1.8B It is in the WIBA's sole discretion to strip a WIBA Champion
of her title if she or her team: 
-fails to comply with the rules of the applicable local commission,
-fails to honor a contractual obligation (any boxer withdrawing from a contest 
for reasons not acceptable to the WIBA)
-engages in any illegal or morally offensive conduct
-does anything to damage the reputation of the WIBA.
-does anything to disrespect the WIBA or any of it's members
-violates any WIBA by-law
1.9 It is in the WIBA's sole discretion to strip a WIBA Champion 
of her title if she refuses to fight the #1 mandatory challenger in her 
weight class, or the highest rated available contender, 
given a legitimate offer from a promoter. 

1.10 Boxers can not fight within fourteen (14) days before a scheduled WIBA 
title fight. 

1.11 Weigh-In: 
Boxers must weigh-in within no more then twenty-eight (28) 
before the start of the event, unless other weigh-in arrangements are agreed to 
by the WIBA, both boxers' camps and the local commission. 

1.12 When a boxer is overweight at the weigh-in, conducted 
within twenty-four hours before the fight, she will have 
3 hours pre-fight, if feasible, after the time of the weigh-in, 
to "make weight". 
Any boxer who is still overweight after such time might still 
be allowed to fight, but if they win the bout, they would 
not be recognized as champion, whereas if the fighter who 
makes weight wins, then she is recognized as champion.
If a WIBA champion fails to make weight, her title is vacated.

1.13 Equipment: 
The WIBA requires all boxers to wear a breast protector approved by the 
local Commission. 

1.14 Boxing gloves shall be new for all WIBA title fights, 
provided by the Promoter of that event. 

1.15 Boxing gloves shall weigh eight (8) ounces for up to 
the 147 lbs weight Class. Boxing gloves shall weigh ten 
(10) ounces for over the 147 lbs weight Class. 

1.16 All gloves used under WIBA jurisdiction shall be 
thumb-attached or thumbless. 

1.17 All boxers must have two pairs of boxing trunks of 
different colors, available for each bout, in cases of 
dispute regarding two similar colors between boxers. 

1.18 A Boxer's hair shall be worn in such a way and/or may 
not be secured with such foreign objects that may cause 
interference with either Boxer. 

1.19 All Boxers must use a mouthpiece during the bouts. 
The fight cannot begin without both fighters having a mouthpiece. 
Having 2 mouthpieces is recommended. 

1.20 The boxing ring used for WIBA title fights must be 
a mimimum of 20 feet X 20 feet platform. 


[Note: These rules are LAW the standardized ABC unified 
rules for women but can be superceded by State Athletic 
Commission rules.] 

2.0 Bouts are scored on a Ten (10) Point Must System. 

2.1 Points will be awarded on the offensive for direct, 
clean punches with the knuckle area 
of the glove to the front or side of the head or body 
of the opponent above the belt. 
("Above the belt" is the part of the body above the 
top of the hip bones) 

2.2 Points may also be awarded on the defensive for 
slipping, guarding, ducking an attack, and ring generalship. 

2.3 No Standing Eight (8) Count rule shall be in effect in all bouts. 
After each knockdown, the referee, will however, 
issue a Mandatory Eight (8) Count to the fallen boxer. 

2.4 Only the ref can stop the fight. 

2.5 A boxer knocked down cannot be "saved by the bell" in 
any round. 

2.6 There is also No "3 Knockdown Rule" in effect 

2.7 If a boxers is knocked out of the ring 
(off of the ring apron, onto the floor) 
they have twenty (20) seconds to "beat the count" 
by getting back into the ring unassisted by their seconds. 
If a boxer is assisted by their seconds, 
they shall be disqualified by the referee. 

2.8 The following acts are illegal during a Bout, and will 
result in Warnings, point deductions and/or disqualification: 

(a) There shall be no "hitting below the belt"; 
Upon the Third warning from the Referee, there shall be a deduction 
of at least one point from each judge's round total for 
that round. 

(b) There shall be no hitting or rubbing with the "laces" of a boxers glove 
(the "laces" referring to the palm side of a glove and forearm). 

(c) There shall be no use of the feet, knees or legs 
in any contact during the bout; 
intentional fouls involving feet, knees, or legs 
can result in immediate point deductions, or disqualification. 

(d) Any intentional head butting shall bring about immediate deduction of 
one point 
from each judge's card for that fighter for that round. 

(e) There shall be no striking with elbows or forearms. 
Intentional elbow or forearm strikes bring about an 
immediate deduction of one point from each judge's card 
for that round. 

(f) There shall be no hitting on the back of the head or 
neck; no hitting to the kidney or the back of any fighter. 
Any intentional contact of such kind shall bring about 
immediate deduction of one point from each judge's card 
For that fighter for that round; and may result in disqualification. 

(g) A boxer must obay the referee and break from her opponent 
when so ordered to do so. 
failing to do so (striking or attempting to strike the 
opponent on the break) will result in either a warning from the referee, or 
a points deduction. 

(h) There shall be no deliberate striking of an opponent 
who has fallen to the floor or who is knocked down. 
When a fighter falls to the ground, the opponant must immediately 
retreat to a neutral corner. 

(i) There shall be no hitting of an opponent after the 
end of a round. 

(j) Any "intentional foul" causing injury serious enough 
to terminate a bout immediately will result in the 
boxer causing the injury to be disqualified. 

(k) Any "intentional foul" causing an injury, 
if the bout is allowed to continue, 
will result in an immediate deduction of TWO (2) points 
from the boxer who caused the foul. 

(l) Boxers who repeatedly spit out their mouthpiece intentionally, 
for whatever reason, are subject to warnings, points deductions, 
and even disqualifications in certain situations, by the referee. 

(m) There shall be no other unsporting acts or conduct. 

2.9 It is in the Referee's sole discretion to determine 
which boxer is at fault in any of the cases listed above. 

2.10 It is in the Referee's sole discretion to caution the boxers, 
to direct judges to deduct points or to disqualify a boxer for any such 

2.11 If any Boxer shall indicate an unwillingness to 
continue boxing in a bout because of a claim of any foul, 
it will be at the Referee's Discretion according to 
applicable State Athletic Commission or local Boxing 
Board standards whether the bout shall continue. 


3.0 All boxers, as a condition to licensure or renewal of 
licenses from the State or Local Athletic Commissions 
shall undergo a thorough medical examination 
by a Physician appointed by the State, or the boxer's personal physician, 
according to the local commission rules for testing and examination. 

3.1 All boxers, in all bouts must be given a physical 
examination by a Physician appointed by the State 
Commissioner on the day of or before the bout, 
according to the State's rules for examination. 

3.2 The use of any drug, narcotic, stimulant, depressant, 
of any Description, or alcoholic substance by a boxer 
either before or during a Bout, is strictly prohibited. 
This includes Smelling Salts, Ammonia Capsules, or similar irritants. 
Any of the contestants violating this rule are subject to disqualification. 

3.3 The discretional use of vasoline is allowed around the eyes. 
However, Vasoline, grease or any other substance on the arms, legs, 
or body of either contestant is prohibited. 

3.4 All boxers shall be physically examined immediately 
prior to the Commencement of the bout. 

3.5 The State or Local Boxing Commissions have the discretion to order drug 
whenever considered necessary, before or after a bout. 

3.6 Uninalysis tests are mandatory for boxers after title fights. 
Said specimen must be taken with a Ringside Physician and Commission 
Inspector on hand. 
The specimens should be taken in a plastic container and properly marked by 
physician and boxer. 
It should be divided into two parts for each boxer, with bottles #1 sent to 
the lab. 
Should either boxer's specimen test positive for drugs, all parties will be 
and another test made at the lab, as selected by the boxer and local 
Should thtspecimen prove positive, disciplinary action will follow. 

Specimens will be tested for the following drugs: 

Marijuana as Tetrahydrocannabinol 
Anabilic Steroids 
Pain Killers 

3.7 WIBA requires that boxers submit to a pregnancy test 
before any bout For the protection of the boxer. 
No boxer who is pregnant will be permitted to fight. 

3.8 Should a boxer become pregnant as a titleholder, she 
will be names Champion Emeritis, and a bout
will take place between the top two (2) Contenders in the 
rankings to determine a new champion.
A new active champion shall be named The 
the Champion Emeritis will have 2 years to return to the ring and 
must fight the active champion to regain her old standing. 
If the fighter should return but In a new division or 
weight class she will be entered in the rankings 
of the new division. 
It is this case only that two (2) fighters can 
share the name of Champion while only the active boxer 
will be able to defend her tide. 


4.0 The powers and duties of the Regional Representatives 
of the WIBA at a Promotion shall be to see those 
all-applicable Rules and Regulations are carried out, and 
also include: 

(a) To attend the weigh-in of the Boxers; 

(b) To receive any reports relating to a member boxer from 
Inspectors, Physicians or Commissions; 

(c) To make a report of the boxing contest for the WIBA; 

(d) To instruct the Promoter to make payment for WIBA 
sanctioning fees, to accept Payment; to instruct the 
Promoter to withhold any Payment to any boxer and foreward 
the same to the WIBA representative if the boxers acts fall 
within section 3 of these rules. 

(e) To stand ready to carry out any order or request issued by 
the Referee during the course of a boxing contest. 

NOTE: The WIBA is not responsible for negotiation of 
agreements, Contracts or terms thereof between 
Boxers and Promoters, Managers, Agents or others. 
The WIBA is not responsible for any disputes arising 
out of said agreements or contracts. 


5.0 All Promoters must be licensed according to the 
requirements of the local Commission of which the 
contest is taking place. 

5.1 When a Promoter arranges any Championship bout or 
eliminating bout for a Championship to be fought under 
Championship conditions, he/she must receive written 
permission of the WIBA. 

5.2 Managers and Promoters shall negotiate all purse 

5.3 If more then 1 promoter wishes to promote a fight 
for a vacant WIBA title, 
they must go to bids and the promoter who offers 
the highest purse money will get the fight. 

5.4 If requested by the WIBA, the Promoter will disclose 
in writing, the Amount of Purse paid to any boxer, and/or 
detailed financial accountings for any contest 
they promote under the auspices of the WIBA. 

5.5 The Promoters shall pay the purse to the boxer herself 
or to the boxer's Representative at the boxer's request. 

5.6 Not less than 30 days prior to any proposed contest, 
the Promoter shall submit to. The WIBA in writing the date 
and full details of The venue, for its approval. In 
addition, the Promoter shall supply to the WIBA such other 
information about the proposed contest as the WIBA shall 

5.7 Boxers who have contracted with a Promoter for an upcoming Contest 
may not accept another bout within 30 days prior to that contest, 
unless agreed to by the Promoter. 

5.8 Sanctioning Fees are $1,500 per WIBA World Title Contest, 
plus $700 for WIBA Belt. 

Sanctioning Fees for WIBA International and Intercontinental 
Titles are $1000, plus $700 for WIBA Belt. 

Sanctioning Fees for WIBA Americas, or Youth Titles are $850, 
plus $700 for WIBA Belt.  
Monies are due 21 days prior to the bout. 
The WIBA takes 0% of any fighters purse for sanctioning fees. 

for WIBA World Title fights, judges are to be paid $200 USD.
and the referee is to be paid $250 USD.
supervisors are to be paid $300 USD.

5.9 The Promoter is responsible for the purchase of the 
WIBA Championship Belt. 
When a championship changes hands, 
it is the promoters responsability to purchase a belt 
for the newly crowned champion. 
Only the winner of the contest can obtain the belt. 

5.10 The Promoter is to provide and pay for all hotel accommodations 
and travel arrangements for the representatives of the WIBA. 

5.11 The Promoter is responsible for any and all legal fees in the 
of any monies owed to the WIBA by the promoter. 

5.12 All WIBA sanction fees are non-refundable.
In case of an event being cancelled,
a sanction fee that has been paid by the promoter,
can be carried over to a later event
within 6 months of the original event date.


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