17. Ring Doctor

17.1. The ring doctor must be present at a designated seat throughout the competition until the end of the last bout. The following are the ring doctor’s duties:

17.1.1. To check the boxer’s physical fitness before the weigh-in to certify that the boxers are physically fit and healthy, without any prohibited disease or sickness as specified in the Boxer’s Book.

17.1.2. To give advice and suggestions to the referee on request.

17.1.3. To assist an unconscious boxer during a fight. Only the ring doctor is permitted to enter the ring. Other individuals may enter the ring if the ring doctor needs special help.

17.1.4. To lend medical assistance for a knocked-out or technically knocked-out boxer by thoroughly checking immediate treatment.

17.1.5. To check and diagnose the boxers after their bouts to notify them their recovery periods before the next bout as the following regulations:

  • After a five-round bout, the boxers must rest at least twenty-one (21) days before the next bout.
  • The winner in one round must rest at least seven (7) days.
  • The winner in a three-round bout must rest at least fourteen (14) days.
  • The loser by knockout or technical knockout must rest at least thirty (30) days. In case losing by knockout or technical knockout because of two (2) consecutive head blows, the boxer must rest at least ninety (90) day and he must then be certified by the doctor to be able to compete.

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