IBC RATINGS CRITERIA in each division, fighters are rated according to thier abilities and thier accomplishments. these ratings reflect how the best fighters in the world rate against one another in thier respective weight class.

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IBC Championship Fight Rules

The promoter agrees to provide the following documents within 30 days prior to the fight:
1- name of the pugilists as well as their professional file.
2-letter from the athletic commission or governing board sanctioning the event.
3-Copy of proof of liability and medical insurance.y
4-Name of the anti-doping organization
5-Updated copy of boxers and trainers permits.
6-Pay the sanction fees according to the IBC charter.
7-Follow all the rules and statutes of the IBC.

After the IBC Championship The promoter must send the following information to the authorities of the IBC. Within 15 days of the date of the event.

1-The results of the IBC championship matches

2- the names of three officiating judges

3- copy of the judges' scorecard

4- name of the referee officiating the fight.

5- name of officiating doctor

6- photo of the fight and photo of the winner proudly displaying the IBC belt.

7- press review, photos, advertisements, copy of the poster etc.

8- the number of spectators present.

This policy registers for the archives of the IBC and to update our rankings. Please note the photos may be used by the IBC for promotional purposes and social

These are the Unified Rules for the IBC World & Intercontinental Champions Bouts 

1. All World Championship bouts shall be of twelve (12) rounds duration. Each round shall consist of a three (3) minutes durations with a one (1) minute rest between round.

2. The referee is the only person authorized to stop the fight.

3. Three judges will score all the rounds.

4. The score system to be used is the system know as "Ten Point Must System".

5. The standing eight count after every knockdown shall be mandatory.

6. Three (3) Knockdown Rule will not be in effect.

7. All boxers must use the mouthpiece during the bouts. The fight cannot begin without the mouthpiece. When for whatever reason, the boxer loses his mouthpice, the referee will proceded to place it back at the most convenient moment, according to his judgement. The Referee will exercise full authority to prevent a boxer from ejecting his mouthpice intentionally, and may discount points on account of his behavior.

8. There will be no standing eight (8) count.

9. Is a boxer is thrown the ropes, out the platform of the ring, as a result of a fair blow, he cannot be halped to return to the ring by any person and, in the cases, the count shall be of TWENTY (20) SECONDS INSTEAD OF TEN (10).

10. The bell will not save the boxer in any round.

11. A fighter who is hit with a low blow must continue after a rest period of FIVE (5) minutes or less as determined by the referee of he will lose the fight by Technical Knock Out (TKO).

i) If the injured fighter cannot continue, the offender will lose the fight by DISQUALIFICATION.

ii) If an intentional foul causes an injury and the bout is allowed to continue, the referee will notify the authorities and deduct point (s) from the boxer who caused the foul. Point deductions for intentional fouls will be mandatory.

iii) If an intentional foul causes an injury and the injury results in bout being stopped in a later round, the injuried boxer will win by TECHNICAL DECISION if he is ahead on the score cards or the bout will result in a TECHNICAL DRAW if the injured boxers is behind or even on the score cards.

iv) If a boxer is injures himself while attempoting to intentionally foul is opponent, the referee will not take any action in his favor and this injury will be the same one produced by a fair blow.

B.-Accidental Fouls

i) If an accidental foul causes an injury severe enough for the referee to stop the bout immediately, the bout will result in a TECHNICAL DRAW if stopped before four (4)-completed rounds.

ii) If an accidental foul causes an injury severe enough for the referee to stop the bout immediately, after four (4) rounds have occurred, the bout will result in TECHNICAL DECISION, awarded to the boxer who is ahead on the score card at the time the bout is stopped. a) Partial or incomplete rounds will no be scored. b) However, any point deduction (s) occurring during this partial round will be deducted from the final score.  


1. Each championship bout is to be for twelve (12) rounds, of three (3) minutes duration and one (1) minute rest in between.

2. There will be no standing (8) counts.

3. There will be a non-scoring referee and three judges who shall score the contest and determine the winner through the use of the ten point must system. In this system the winner of each round receives ten points and the opponent a proportionately less number. When the round even, each boxer will receive ten points.

4. The score cards will be picked up after each round and the tally made by the Commissioner and the Representative of the IBC.



1. The weight-in must take place not more than 24 hours, nor less than 12 hours before the fight at a time and place to be selected by the local Commission.

2. If the contestants (champion or challenger) fail to make the prescribed weight at the official weigh-in time either or each shall have two hours within which to make the prescribed weight, if the champion fails to make the weight, the title will be declared vacant, but the fight may still continue, but not as a championship bout, if the challenger fails to make the weight and the bout goes on, whether the champion wins of loses, he cannot lose his title. If both fail to make the the weight, then the fight will go on as non-title bout.


1. A boxer shall be deemed to be down when any part of his body except his feet are on the floor, or if he is hanging helplessly over the ropes as a result of a legal blow as ruled by the referee, who is the only person authorized to determine this.

2. There will be a mandatory eight (8) count when one of the contestans is knocked off the soles of his feet or draped helplessly across the ropes. If this occurs, the knockdown time-keeper's count will commence and be picked up by the referee. At this point, the referee is in control and the knockdown timer will cease counting.

3. When a contestant is knocked down, the referee shall audibly announce the count as he motions with his right arm downward, indicating the end of each second of the count. If the contestant taking the count is still down when the referee calls the count of (10), the referee will wave both arms indicating that the contestant has been knocked out.

4. When a contestant has been knocked down, the referee will order the standing contestant to the farthest neutral corner, and begin the count, If the contestant standing leaves the corner before the count has been completed, he shall discontinue the count and order the standing contestant back into the corner, The count will not resume until the standing contestant has returned to the neutral corner.

5. Three (3) knockdowns in any one round does not automatically terminate the fight. If in the referee's judgement, which must be keen and incisive, the knockdowns have been indecisive and clearly with no injurious effect upon the boxer, the contest may be continued but with good sense and judgement and the boxer's welfare always paramount.

6. The bell will not save a boxer in any round of the bout. If a boxer is "downed" just before the 3-minute bell in any round, the referee's count shall continue and the bell will not ring until the boxer rises and his-hands clear the floor.


1. It is expressly understood that the Championship contest will not be terminated by a low-blow. The protector that must be used by both contestants is sufficient protection to with stand any so called low-blow.

2. If one of the contestants shall fall to the ring floor or otherwise indicate an unwillingness to continue because of a low-blow foul, the contest will be terminated and the referee will award the contest to the opponent.

3. In the case of an accidental foul as determined by the referee, he shall determine if the boxer who has been fouled can continue or not. If his chances have not been seriously jeopardized as a result of a foul, the referee may order the bout to continue after an interval of not more than five (5) minutes.

4. Any contestant who deliberately fouls his opponent during a contest will be penalized with loss of points or disqualification, depending upon the severity of the foul and the effect uppon the opponent.


1. Fair Blows-When an injury (cut) is produced by a fair blow and because of the severity of the same the contest cannot continue the injured boxer will be declared the loser by a TKO.

2. Unfair Blows (Fouls)-may be the result of;

A. Intentional fouls-that causes a severe cut and the contest has to be terminated the contestant that committed the foul will be declared the loser by disqualification.  

B. If under the same circumstances an intentional foul, and the contest can continue, the referee will deduct points, depending on the severity of the offense. The referee will notify the judges, the Commissioner and the IBC representative that the injury (cut) was produced by an intentional foul. If in the subsequent rounds the injury becomes so severe that the contest has to be suspended, the decision will be awarded as follows:  

1. Technical Draw - if injured the boxer is behind in points or even on the score cards of the judges when the bout is stopped.  

2. Technical Decision - if the injured boxer is ahead in points on the score cards of the judges when the bout is stopped.    

C. If the contestant injures himself trying to foul his opponent, the referee will not take any action in his favor, and the injury will be the same as one produced by a fair blow.

ACCIDENTAL FOULS: If the referee determines that a boxer has been accidentaly injured, and the bout cannot continue, the referee shall immediately call a TECHNICAL DECISION, to be awarded to the contestant who is ahead on the score cards. If the fight can continue, the referee will notify the Commissioner and the representative of the IBC of the accidental foul, and if the fight has to be terminated because of the injury in a later round as a result of the injury, the fight will be awarded in accordance with the majority vote of the judges as disclosed on the score cards. No decision will be awarded to any of the contestants if the situation occurs before the six rounds have been completed.

REFEREE: The referee shall exercise immediate authority, direction and control over the contest to which he has been appointed.

1. He shall be the only one to determine if injuries have been produced by a foul.

2. He shall be the only one to determine an intentional foul, and cause points to be deducted.

3. He shall have the power to stop a contest and render a decision at any state if he considers it to be too one-sided, or if either contestant is in such condition that to continue might subject him to serious injury.

4. The referee may stopthe contest to consult with the ringside physician on the advisability of allowing the bout to continue.

RINGSIDE PHYSICIAN: The ringside physician may enter the ring between rounds on his own judgement and he shall inform the referee of his opinion at that time. He may enter the ring during the round at the request of the referee.


1. the use of drugs, stimulants, or injections in any part of the body before or during a match, to or by any boxer, is prohibited. This includes smelling salts, ammonia capsules or similar irritants. Any of the contestants violating this rule shall be subject to disqualification. 2. Any substance other than plain water given to a contestant during the course of the contest is absolutely prohibited. The discretional use of vaseline may be allowed around the eyes, however, the use of vaseline, grease or any other substance on the arms, legs, and body of either contestant is prohibited. 3. The following coagulants are approved by the Medical Advisory Board for use during a Championship bout: Adrenaline 1.1000; Avitene and Thrombin. Any others must be approved by the Ringside Physician, the local Commission and the UBC representative. The use of Irontype coagulants such as monsel's solution are absolutely prohibited and the use of such coagulants to or by any contestant shall be considered a violation and shall be cause for immediate disqualification.

WEIGHT OF GLOVES: Between 105 and 154-pounds will be use gloves of eight (8) oz. 155 and above ten (10) oz. BANDAGES: The hand bandage shall be restricted to ten (10) yards of soft gauze bandage not more than two (2) inches wide held in place by not more than six (6) feet of surgeon's tape, one inch wide for each hand. In the Heavyweight, Super Cruiserweight, Cruiserweight and Light Heavyweight classes, bandages may be twelve (12) yards in length and not more than two (2) inches in width, held in place by not more than eight (8) feet of surgeon's tape, one inch in width for each hand. The binding of surgeon's tape must not be applied within one inch of the knuckles of the contestant's hand.

ANTI-DOPING: Each boxer is required to take a urinalysis immediately following the bout. 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 the physician and boxer. It should be divided into two parts for each boxer, with bottles #1 being submitted to the laboratory. Should either boxer´s specimen be positive for drugs, etc.., all parties will be notified and another test made at a laboratory selected by the boxer and the local Commission. Should that specimen prove positive, disciplinary action will follow. Specimens will be tested for the following drugs: Methadone Morphine Meperidine Propoxyphene Quinine Barbituates Glutethimide Clorpromazine Codeine Cocaine D-Amphetamine Marijuana as Tetrahydrocannabinol Anabolic Steroids Pain Killers

MOUTHPIECES: The use of a mouthpiece is mandatory for all boxers. hould a boxer lose his mouthpice during a round, he must continue without it. However no round may start without a boxer's mouthpiece being in place.   It shall be the duty of the IBC representative to contact both the promoter and chairman of the local commission as soon as possible after his, or her, arrival at the site of the championship fight. The said representative shall attend all press conferences, pre fight meetings and official commission meetings prior to the fight. He, or she, shall also conduct official weight-ins in conjunction with local commissioners, or duly appointed representative of the local commission. The IBC representative must have a keen knowledge of championship rules, both IBC world championships and insure that such rules are in full force at all championship contest whether the fight in question is for the IBC World or Intercontinental championship. The IBC representative assigned to represent the association at all championship contest shall within seventhy two (72) hours following the contest submit his, or her report of the said contest to both the President and Chairman of the Championship Committee. The representative of the association at all championship contests must acknowledge that in the perfomance of his, or her, duties he, or she will be called on for guidance and counsel on many matters pertaining to boxing and boxing championships. It is therefore mandatory that as a representative of both the UBC each person so assigned by the president to such duty shall set forth an exemplary example of conduct and boxing knowledge which will give credibility to the association.  


1. Each IBC bout is to be twelve (12) rounds duration. Rounds are tho be three minutes in length with a one minute rest period between rounds.

2. Each IBC (world championship) and Intercontinental bout is to be of 12 rounds duration. Rounds are to be three minutes in length with a one minute rest period between rounds.

3. There will be no standing eight count.

4. A boxer sustaining a knockdown will receive a mandatory eight count. It is up to the judgement and discretion of the referee whether, or not, the downed boxer was hit with a punch, or whether he was pushed down, or slipped.

5. Should one boxer sustain a knockdown the referee shall continue his count through the bell in each round.

6. Gloves to be used in each championship bout shall be: 105-154 8oz, 155 and over 10 oz. The gloves shall be name brand with an attached thumb and approved by the local commission.

7. Coagulants may consist of adrenaline 1/1000, avitene and thrombin and others as are approved by competent boxing medical authority as well as the ringside physician assigned by the local commission. Monsel or any other "iron base, or iron type" solution are absolutely prohibited.

8. Official weigh-ins shall be conducted not less than 12 hours, not more than 24 hours prior to the time of the fight. Both the champion and the challenger shall be given an opportunity to check their weight on the officials scales 2 hours prior to official weight-in time. The official scales shall be checked by an official of the local department of weights and measures prior to weigh-in ceremonies. The local Commission is responsible for the security of the official scales.

9. Scoring of all championship bouts will be by the ten point (10-point) must system. Individual tabs for each round will be used by the judges and will be picked up by the referee and deposited with the commission at the conclusion of each round.

10. Officials (judges and referee) will consist of a non-scoring referee and 3 scoring judges.