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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 120. Department Of Professional And Occupational Regulation
Chapter 40. Virginia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Events Regulations
1/20/2021

18VAC120-40-295. Weight classes and weigh-ins and prefight meeting.

A. Weight classes are as follows:

Weight Class

Weight in Lbs

Max Weight Spread

Glove sizes

Mini-Flyweight

105 & below

3 lbs

8 oz

Light-Flyweight

105.1 - 108

3 lbs

8 oz

Flyweight

108.1 - 112

3 lbs

8 oz

Junior Bantamweight

112.1 - 115

3 lbs

8 oz

Bantamweight

115.1 - 118

3 lbs

8 oz

Junior Featherweight

118.1 - 122

4 lbs

8 oz

Featherweight

122.1 - 126

4 lbs

8 oz

Junior Lightweight

126.1 - 130

4 lbs

8 oz

Lightweight

130.1 - 135

5 lbs

8 oz

Junior Welterweight

135.1 - 140

5 lbs

8 oz

Welterweight

140.1 - 147

7 lbs

8 oz

Super Welterweight

147.1 - 154

7 lbs

10 oz

Middleweight

154.1 - 160

7 lbs

10 oz

Super Middleweight

160.1 - 168

7 lbs

10 oz

Light-Heavyweight

168.1 - 175

7 lbs

10 oz

Cruiserweight

175.1 - 200

12 lbs

10 oz

Heavyweight

200.1 and up

No limit

10 oz

B. No boxer may engage in a contest without the approval of the department or its contractor if the difference in weight between the boxers exceeds the allowance shown in subsection A of this section.

C. If one of the two boxers in a contest is above or below the weights shown in subsection A of this section, both boxers shall wear the gloves of the higher weight.

D. Boxers shall be weighed within 24 hours prior to the scheduled event. Each boxer and second shall appear at a time and place designated by the promoter and approved by the department or its contractor to be weighed on scales approved by the department or its contractor in the presence of each other, the promoter or his representative and a designee of the department or its contractor. Boxers shall have all weight removed from their bodies before the weigh-in but may wear shorts in the case of males, and shorts and shirts in the case of females. Once weigh-ins commence, the scales shall not be moved until weigh-ins are complete.

E. When weigh-ins occur within 24 hours, but not less than 12 hours prior to the event's scheduled start time, the boxer shall not exceed the weight specified in his contract with the promoter. If a boxer exceeds the weight specified in the contract he shall not compete unless he:

1. Loses the weight exceeded in the contract at least 12 hours prior to the event's scheduled start time;

2. Loses all but two pounds of the weight exceeded in the contract at least 12 hours prior to the event's scheduled start time and loses the final two pounds at least six hours prior to the event's scheduled start time; or

3. Renegotiates the contract.

Boxers who weigh-in 24 hours prior to the scheduled event shall be required to re-weigh two hours prior to the event's scheduled start time and will not be permitted to exceed the weight specified in the contract by more than 10 pounds.

F. When weigh-ins occur less than 12 hours prior to an event's scheduled start time, the boxer shall not exceed the weight specified in the contract. No boxer shall be permitted to lose more than two pounds within 12 hours of a contest. If a boxer weighs more than two pounds over the weight specified in the contract, he shall not compete unless he:

1. Loses up to two pounds at least six hours prior to the event's scheduled start time; or

2. Renegotiates his contract.

G. The promoter is responsible for ensuring that all boxers and seconds are present at the prefight meeting. Any second who does not attend the prefight meeting will not be permitted in the corner of their boxer. All boxers will report to the event location and their locker rooms at the specified time on the night of the event. Once the boxer reports to the event facility and to the locker room he will be disqualified if he leaves the locker room before time for the bout or leaves the facility before the end of the bout.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-831 of the Code of Virginia and 15 USC § 6301 et seq.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 23, Issue 24, eff. September 5, 2007.

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