§ 21.15. State championships.
(a) The Commission will establish State boxing championships in the recognized weight classes.
(b) Contenders for championships shall have been bona fide residents of this Commonwealth for at least 6 months prior to engaging in competition for State championships.
(c) The Commission may fill a vacancy in the championships by designating the best available match between leading contenders in the weight class, as determined by the Commissions ranking of boxers, and recognizing the winner as champion.
(d) A boxer who is recognized as a State champion shall defend his title against a Commission-approved challenger at least once each year or the Commission may declare the title to be vacated.
(e) If a boxer, having contracted to engage in a championship contest, fails or refuses the Commissions drug test or violates a section of the Athletic Code in the course of the championship event, as determined by the Commission, the opponent in the contest will be declared the winner by default.
(f) A contest may not be advertised as a State championship without the written approval of the Commission, and a boxer may not be advertised as State champion unless so designated by the Commission.
(g) State championship contests shall be of 12 rounds scheduled duration unless otherwise determined by the Commission.
(h) Subject to § 21.4(b) (relating to conduct of contests), if the champion makes weight and the challenger does not, the fight may go on, subject to the approval of a commissioner or the Executive Director. The champion will retain the belt, regardless of the outcome of the contest. If the champion is overweight and the challenger makes weight, the contest may go on, subject to the approval of a commissioner or the Executive Director. The champion shall vacate the title regardless of the outcome, and the challenger will win the title only if he wins the contest. If both boxers are overweight the contest may go on as a nontitle contest, subject to the approval of a commissioner or the Executive Director, unless approval is given by both boxers and a commissioner or the Executive Director to box for the title.
The provisions of this § 21.15 amended under the Athletic Code, 5 Pa.C.S. § 103(b)(1).
The provisions of this § 21.15 adopted March 11, 1946; amended through November 1, 1966; 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 (242862) to (242863).
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