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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
9/16/2021

18VAC120-40-411.7. Weight classes, weigh-ins and prefight meeting.

A. Weight classes are as follows:

Weight Class

Weight in Lbs

Weight in KG

Max Weight Spread

Glove sizes

Atomweight

112 & below

50.9 & below

3 lbs - 1.36kg

8-10 oz

Flyweight

112.1 - 117

50.95 - 53.18

3 lbs - 1.36 kg

8-10 oz

Bantamweight

117.1 - 122

53.22 - 55.45

4 lbs - 1.8 kg

8-10 oz

Featherweight

122.1 - 127

55.50 - 57.72

4 lbs - 1.8 kg

8-10 oz

Lightweight

127.1 - 132

57.77 - 60

4 lbs - 1.8 kg

8-10 oz

Super Lightweight

132.1 - 137

60.04 - 62.27

5 lbs - 2.3 kg

8-10 oz

Light Welterweight

137.1 - 142

62.31 - 64.51

5 lbs - 2.3 kg

8-10 oz

Welterweight

142.1 - 147

64.59 - 66.8

7 lbs - 3.2 kg

8-10 oz

Super Welterweight

147.1 - 153

66.9 - 69.5

7 lbs - 3.2 kg

10 oz

Light Middleweight

153.1 - 159

69.6 - 72.3

7 lbs - 3.2 kg

10 oz

Middleweight

159.1 - 165

72.4 - 75

7 lbs - 3.2 kg

10 oz

Super Middleweight

165.1 - 172

75.1 - 78.2

7 lbs - 3.2 kg

10 oz

Light Heavyweight

172.1 - 179

78.3 - 81.4

7 lbs - 3.2 kg

10 oz

Light Cruiserweight

179.1 - 186

81.5 - 84.5

7 lbs - 3.2 kg

10 oz

Cruiserweight

186.1 - 195

84.6 - 88.6

12 lbs - 5.5 kg

10 oz

Heavyweight

195.1 - 215

88.7 - 97.7

20 lbs - 9.1 kg

10 oz

Super Heavyweight

215.1 and up

97.8 and up

No limit

10 oz

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

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

D. When weigh-ins occur within 24 hours, but not less than 12 hours prior to the event's scheduled start time, the contestant shall not exceed the weight specified in his contract with the promoter. If a contestant 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.

Contestants 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.

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

F. All contestants and their seconds must be present at the official weigh-in. The time, date, and location of the weigh-in will be approved by the department. Contestants will be allowed to witness their opponent's weigh-in. All contestants and their seconds must be present at the prefight meeting. Any second who does not attend the prefight meeting will not be permitted in the corner of their contestant.

G. All contestants will report to the event location and their locker rooms at the specified time on the night of the event. Once the contestant 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.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 24, eff. September 5, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 25, eff. September 7, 2016.

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