DOES FOLLOW The INTERNATIONAL Safety Guidelines of TKO/KO Suspensions.
request all fighters, trainers, managers, promoters and matchmakers to respect
and follow these same suspension rules for the medical safety of all fighters.
- MATCHMAKERS &
- When contacting a fighter, manager or trainer to
fight on an upcoming bout it is required that you ask the fighter and
or the fighters trainer/manager if the fighter in question has been stopped in
any bout (Kickboxing, Boxing or Mixed Martial Arts) by a KNOCKOUT or the
bout stopped before the scheduled end by TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT within 45 days prior
to the event of the bout you are attempting to book him/her for.
- If you confirm the bout you must also
request that the fighter do not fight in any bout 45
days prior to the booking of the bout you are scheduling for him/her.
This is to assure the fighter will have adequate time to recover medically if
the fighter were to suffer a loss by knockout or technical knockout.
- TRAINERS, FIGHTERS
- It is your personal and legal responsibility to follow the below suspension
regulations for any bout you or your fighter under your care and responsibility
is scheduled to participate in.
- LEGAL: No promoter, matchmaker,
trainer, manager, sanctioning body, insurance company or any person, company or
associates related to the event promotion shall be legally responsible in anyway
if a fighter suffers an injury in a bout they fought on, and were not truthful with the fighters fight history and
did not follow the below KO/TKO Suspension Regulations. This shall hold true
whether the injury in question was directly or indirectly related to the fighter
being stopped in a bout within 45 days prior to the scheduled bout the injury
- When one fighter knocks his or her opponent to the ring floor and the
opponent is unable to stand up by the count of 10.
- Any fighter who loses their bout by KO, or
KNOCKOUT will be suspended from Fighting for MINIMUM of 45 days.
It is the responsibility of the fighter and their trainer to respect and
abide by this rule for the personal safety of their own fighter.
- Their are no "Suspension Waivers"
allowed for true KNOCKOUT loses. This is for the protection of the fighters.
- TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT
- A TKO or TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT is when a fighter is stopped from fighting by
the bout referee or the bout medical doctor without being counted out to "*10".
A fighter can be stopped from
fighting for many reasons.
Some of them include he has taking too many
blows, too tired to continue, knocked down 3 times in one round, but can
still stand or is not "Counted" Out.
This is a fighter who is
obviously hurt or unable to continue and the referee, for the safety of the
fighter determines the fighter either could not or should not continue any
- (*) The exception to
this may be a fighter that was knocked out cold and the referee choose not to
count since the fighter was out cold and instead, summoned the medical personal
to the ring.
- Any fighter who loses their bout by TKO,
TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT will be automatically suspended from Fighting and Contact
Training a minimum of 30 days and most likely 45 days from any full contact
Some TKO Suspension could be well over 45 days depending upon
It is the responsibility of the fighter and
their trainer to respect and abide by this rule for the personal safety of their
- SUSPENSION WAIVERS
- If the TKO (TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT) stop was NOT DUE TO A HEAD BLOW
and the Suspension given was more then *30 days,
The Fighter, Trainer and or Manager "MAY" make a request in "WRITING"
to the IKF Headquarters for a "Suspension Waiver".
- (*) REGARDLESS OF THE ISSUE, ALL FIGHTERS
who's bout is stopped prior to the ending time of the scheduled round or bout,
shall receive a MINIMUM of a 30 day medical suspension.
- Examples of bouts that end with a TKO
decision that "Could" be accepted for "Suspension waiver of less than the Suspension given"
- A stop from an injury, except broken bones, and the referee stopped the
bout. (EX: Pulled muscle, twisted ankle etc.)
- Fighter took a hard body blow that did not do any internal damage or break
any bones but he /she was in too much pain (while standing or on one knee)
to continue and the referee stopped the bout.
- Fighter was simply too tired to continue and the referee stopped the bout.
- Fighter was not defending himself and the referee stopped the bout.
- Fighters corner threw in the towel because fighter was winded or just