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Rule 9: Seconds

In general competition, a boxer may have two (2) seconds. The referee must be informed about the chief second and his assistant before the bout. However, for the championship bout, boxer may have three (3), seconds, but only two (2) seconds are allowed into the ring during a round interval.

The Second’s Duties:


9.1 The seconds shall not give any advice or encourage their boxers during the bout. If they violate the rule, the referee will warn, caution, or discharge them their duties.

9.2 During the bout, the seconds must stay on their seats. Before each round, they must clear towels, water bottles and other materials from the ring edge.


9.3 During a round interval, the second must check the boxer’s dresses in readiness for the bout. If there is any problem, the second must notify the referee immediately to solve it.


9.4 When applying water for boxers, the seconds shall not wet towel ring floor. They must also towel the boxers.


9.5 The seconds shall not use rude words and they shall not hurt the boxers during the bout or after.


9.6 The seconds must wear uniform shirt or their boxing champ symbols which are nice in nature.


9.7 The seconds may arrange their own material, equipment, and medical supplies at their corners as follows:


9.7.1 Water

9.7.2 Ice

9.7.3 Towels

9.7.4 Adrenaline of 1/1000 solution or other substances as approved ring doctor

9.7.5 Gauze

9.7.6 Cotton buds

9.7.7 A pair of safety scissors

9.7.8 Wound bandages

9.7.9 Absorbent cotton bandages or wound soft bandages.


9.8 The boxer’s chief second may give up for his boxer by stepping into the ring. He is not allowed to throw a sponge or a towel into the ring.

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