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Bout Protest & Review

BOUT PROTEST FORMALITIES

The decision by the IBC Ringside Judges are final and a bout review cannot change the decision of a bout.

However, in case of a blatantly wrong decision or violation of a technical rule by the IBC nominated ring officials that effects the outcome of a bout, a specially constituted jury may recommend categorizing the bout as a “No-Contest” (NC).

Procedure to Lodge a Protest against a Boxing Decision by IBC Ring Officials

  • The Boxer and his/her seconds shall leave the Field of Play by the normal route in an orderly fashion without creating a commotion.
  • Upon leaving the Field of Play, and within 24 hours of the bout decision, the boxer or his representative shall submit this online form with the intent to protest the result of the bout.
  • A Fee of Rs 2,500 shall be paid towards administrative handling of the protest. This fee shall be payable online at the time of submission of Protest.
  • Once all protest formalities are completed, the bout in question will be reviewed by a specially constituted jury who shall be nominated by the President, IBC for such a review.
  • The analysis will be conducted by the Jury independently once the video evidence of the bout is made available by the Promoters of the event.

Protest Acceptance Criteria

In the case of a protest relating to the result of a bout, the following criteria will apply :

Reviewable Decisions

Majority Draw, Split Decision, Split Draw

Non Reviewable Decisions

Unanimous Decision, Majority Decision, Draw, Technical Decision, Technical Draw, KO, TKO, DQ, No Decision, Referee Technical Decision

In the case of a protest claiming that an IBC Technical Rule was violated by the Referee, the protest should clearly indicate which Technical rule(s) has/have been breached, in which round(s) the breach is alleged to have taken place, and how the breach(es) affected the final result, on the Bout Review form, as follows:

Procedures not followed by the Referee,

  • Foul ruled as a legal action by the Referee.
  • Legal action ruled as a foul by the Referee.
BOUT PROTEST FORM

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If details do not match with IBC records, the application will be rejected.
In case an IBC Technical Rule was violated by the Referee, the protest should clearly indicate which Technical rule(s) has/have been breached, in which round(s) the breach is alleged to have taken place, and how the breach(es) affected the final result
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