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Rule 5:​ Uniforms

5.1 The boxer’s uniform.

5.1.1 Boxers must wear shorts without shirts and shoes. The boxer shorts must be of a distinctive different color designating a different color for the red and blue corners.

5.1.2 The boxer must wear a protective cup or a protective covering for the genital organs, made of strong material capable to protect them from knee blows or other kinds of blows. The protective cup is strung and tied with a fast knot behind the back and neatly covered ends.

5.1.3 A boxer shall not wear long, uncombed hair and beard. He may wear a moustache, but not too long to be over the lips.

5.1.4 The boxer’s finger nail and toenails must be closely and neatly cut.

5.1.5 Boxers shall wear a sacred headband only when they pay homage before the bout. However, during the bout, the boxers may wear an inscribed cloth, an amulet, or an inscribed charm around the upper arm or strung around the waist, but neatly wrapped and covered with cloth to prevent harms.

5.1.6 Boxers shall put on ankle supporters, one for each ankle, but not to become shin supporters, or to roll half way down. Wrapping the ankles and legs with pieces of cloth is not permitted.

5.1.7 Boxers shall not wear belts or dangerous ornaments.

5.1.8 It is not permitted to apply Vaseline, rubbing oil (balm), fat, or herbal ointment on the boxer’s body or gloves.


5.2 Dressing Violation. In case the boxer’s uniforms are not clean or not in accordance with Rule 5.1, the referee has authority to order the offended boxer to correct all faults before the bout. During the bout, if the boxer’s gloves or dresses are improperly displaced, the referee will stop the action to correct the faults.

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