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58 Pa. Code § 21.10. Seconds or trainers.

§ 21.10. Seconds or trainers.

 (a)  The Commission will license professional boxing seconds after being satisfied of their good character, reputation and qualifications.

 (b)  Unless he is licensed also as a manager of professional boxers, a second may not act or attempt to act in a managerial capacity.

 (c)  The number of seconds attending a professional boxer in his ring corner shall be limited to a maximum of four.

 (d)  Seconds attending a professional boxer shall be neatly and cleanly attired in a manner subject to the approval of the Commission.

 (e)  First aid and other ring equipment of a second shall before, during and after use be subject to inspection by the attending physician and Commission personnel whose decision as to the propriety of its use is final.

 (f)  Seconds may not enter the ring during a round, and they shall leave the ring promptly, with stools, buckets and other obstructive equipment upon the sounding of the 10-second warning signal of the timekeeper for the start of the next round.

 (g)  Seconds shall remain seated at ringside and may not rise or lean upon the ring platform during rounds nor may they heckle the participants or the officials during the event.

 (h)  Seconds may not attempt to render aid to a fallen or otherwise injured boxer in the ring until the attending physician has examined the boxer and indicated that his seconds may minister to him. However, a second may remove the protective mouthpiece of the boxer without awaiting direction.

 (i)  The designated chief second shall be the only spokesman of a boxer to the referee and other officials while the boxer is in the ring.

 (j)  A second who is under suspension by the Commission or whose suspension in another jurisdiction is recognized in this Commonwealth will be prohibited from acting as a second within the jurisdiction of the Commission.

 (k)  A second will not be permitted to act as such during an event unless the second is wearing disposable latex hygienic gloves. Gloves shall be paid for and provided by the promoter.


   The provisions of this §  21.10 amended under the Athletic Code, 5 Pa.C.S. §  103(b)(1).


   The provisions of this §  21.10 adopted March 11, 1946; amended through November 1, 1966; amended November 10, 1978, effective November 11, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 3094; amended April 10, 1992, effective April 11, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 1760; amended May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2443. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (242856) to (242857).

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