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58 Pa. Code § 21.1. Contracts.

§ 21.1. Contracts.

 (a)  Contracts under the Commission’s jurisdiction between managers and professional boxers; promoters and professional boxers; and foreign copromoters and professional boxers shall be signed on Commission-approved forms. Contracts shall contain a provision stating their subjection to the laws of the Commonwealth and this part. Contracts shall contain the provisions required by sections 1102 and 1103 of the Athletic Code (relating to notice clause; and provisions in contracts between managers and professional boxers). The contracts shall be signed by the parties under their true legal names. Contracts shall be void unless signed by the parties to the contracts.

 (b)  Parties to the contracts shall be currently licensed by the Commission.

 (c)  Parties to the contracts shall completely fulfill their contractual obligations or be subject to disciplinary action by the Commission. Parties to the contracts shall be subject to, but not limited to, the disciplinary provisions in Chapter 13 of the Athletic Code (relating to enforcement).

 (d)  Each contract between a manager and boxer shall be subject to Commission approval, sworn to and affirmed by both parties, and signed in the presence of a commissioner or the Executive Director. A fully conformed and executed copy of the contract shall be filed with the Commission.

 (e)  It shall be the duty of the manager to assure the satisfactory performance of boxers with whom the manager has contractual agreements.

 (f)  A contract exceeding 3 years between a manager and a boxer will not be approved by the Commission except by unanimous vote of the commissioners.

 (g)  A manager may not enter into a contract purporting to bind a boxer under his management to perform services after the termination of the manager-boxer relationship between them. A boxer, while under contract to a manager, may not enter into a commitment, written or oral, to perform services without written consent of both parties involved and approval of the Executive Director.

 (h)  No assignment of an interest in a boxer’s or manager’s contract, filed and approved by the Commission, will be permitted without the approval of the Commission, and the consent to assign will not be granted unless a copy of the proposed assignment is submitted to the Commission for its approval.

 (i)  A manager may not enter into a contract that does not guarantee the boxer a minimum annual income for completion of contractual agreements of $1,000.

 (j)  Contracts to which a minor is a party, shall be executed on behalf of the minor by the proper legal guardian of the minor.

 (k)  If a manager or boxer is to be prevented from acting or performing professionally within this Commonwealth due to the revocation of his license, the contract between the manager and boxer shall be terminated as provided by section 1103(b) of the Athletic Code. If the license of either party is suspended, the contract will not be binding upon the other party during the period of the suspension.

 (l)  A copy of a fully conformed and executed contract between a promoter and a manager or boxer, or both, shall be filed with the Commission by the promoter immediately after its execution

 (m)  A promoter licensed by the Commission may not attempt to contract, for a contest, with a manager or boxer under suspension or disqualification by the Commission, except with the written consent of the Executive Director or a commissioner.

 (n)  A promoter or other licensee of the Commission may not publicly advertise or announce that a contest or exhibition will take place until the contest or exhibition has been approved by the Executive Director under §  3.1(h) (relating to Executive Director) and binding agreements have been entered into by all parties.


   The provisions of this §  21.1 amended under the Athletic Code, 5 Pa.C.S. §  103(b)(1).


   The provisions of this §  21.1 adopted March 14, 1946; amended through November 1, 1966; amended November 10, 1978, effective November 11, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 3094; amended May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2443. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (242841) to (242843).

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