The International Boxing Association (AIBA) yesterday (August 31st) announced its new amended rules.
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Key amendments are:
• Change of Age for Elite Men and Women Boxers from 18 to 40 years old from January 1, 2017; however, Men Boxers aged 18 following their date of birth will be allowed to participate in Elite Men Competitions (AOB, APB and WSB) immediately
• Referees’ and Judges’ Evaluators Positions do no longer exist • Protest is no longer allowed
• AIBA is also responsible for the certification of National Level R&Js
• Cavilon Film should mandatorily be used by all Boxers in all Elite Men Competitions to prevent possible cuts
• Rules on Seconds were relaxed with regard to communication with their Boxers during Bouts
• All Multi-Sports Continental Games are included in AIBA Ranking Point Competitions – new AIBA Ranking System