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Promoters may use the ring brand of their choice however the ring must meet the following regulations.


  1. RING STAFF
    • IT IS MANDATORY for the event promoter to assure there is a RING Maintenance Person AT RINGSIDE During the ENTIRE EVENT in the case of a needed ring repair.



  2. RING FLOOR SIZES
    • Not less than 17' square within the ropes. 18" outside the ropes to the edge of the ring.
    • In some cases, smaller rings will be allowed, "UPON PRIOR EVENT APPROVAL BY IKF".



  3. RING HEIGHT
    • The Ring Floor must be a minimum of 30" Above the Arena Floor and no more than 48" Above the Arena Floor.
    • In some cases, smaller rings will be allowed, "UPON PRIOR EVENT APPROVAL BY IKF".
    • Ringside tables must be no higher than ring floor level and no ringside tables will be permitted next to floor mounted rings.



  4. RING TABLES
    • Promoter must have a minimum of 2 tables placed on each side of the ring with a minimum of two chairs per table.
    • Ringside tables must be no higher than ring floor level and no ringside tables will be permitted next to floor mounted rings.



  5. RING ACCESS
    • The Ring must have a minimum of THREE ACCESSIBLY SIDES where a Ambulance Stretcher, can be placed beside the ring.
      • If only three sides are accessibly to am Ambulance Stretcher, the 4th side must be accessibly by a walking path.
    • The ring shall have suitable steps for use of the fighters.
    • Promoter must have a MINIMUM of TWO Staircases up into the ring.
    • One in the Red Corner and one in the Blue Corner.
    • A Third Staircase works best for access of ring announcer, ring girls and medical staff.



  6. RING LIGHTING
    • Ring must be well lighted with NO SHADOWS cast from any lighting.
      • The ring shall have BRIGHT LIGHTS that light up all 4 corners and the middle of the ring EQUALLY.
    • IKF Representative and IKF Referee(s) shall check the ring lighting prior to the event.
    • NO LIGHTS shall shine into the eyes of ANY Fighter or Judge.
    • All lights must ONLY shine DOWNWARD.
    • Lights may not shine at any angle directly into the fighting ring area that may blind the fighters vision.



  7. RING CORNER SUPPORT POSTS
    • Ring post shall be of metal.
    • May not be more than 4" in diameter.
    • Shall extend from the floor of the arena area to a maximum height of 58" above the ring floor.
    • Shall have the top turnbuckles padded with turnbuckle covers that meet IKF approval.
    • FOR PHOTO CLICK HERE.



  8. RING FLOOR PADDING & MAT SURFACE
    • The Ring cover must be CANVAS or VINAL
    • Ring mat must be TIGHT.
    • There must not be ANY holes, dips or gaps in the ring padding under the mat.
    • Floor of ring from outside edge of platform to outside edge of platform on all 4 sides shall have padding meeting the approval of the IKF and meet the requirements of the local State Athletic Commission or of a thickness of not less than 1 inch. Material: Ethafoam.



  9. RING CORNER CUSHIONS


  10. RING TURNBUCKLE COVERS


  11. RING ROPES
    • No less than 4 (FOUR) ropes.
    • Not less than 1" in diameter.
    • Bottom rope: 18" above the ring floor MAX.
    • Top rope: 52" above the ring floor MAX.
    • The bottom rope must be padded with a padding of a thickness not less than 1/2".
    • All ropes shall be tight.
    • Shall be approved by the IKF Event Representative and IKF Referee prior to the event.
      • RING ROPE SPACERS
        • Soft rope ties shall connect all ropes approximately every 4' TO 6' apart.
        • Ring Rope Spacers are Soft rope ties.
        • They shall connect all ropes approximately every 4' TO 6' apart.
        • FOR PHOTO CLICK HERE.



  12. RING ADVERTISING SPACE - ANY AND ALL
    • Due to some past events that have had "RUDE" Advertisments on the corner cushions, "ALL" Advertising displayed on the ring must have WRITTEN approval of the IKF.
    • Promoters are required to inform the IKF of any and all RING Advertising a minimum of 7 days PRIOR to their event.



  13. IN EACH COLORED CORNER OF THE RING
    • Promoter must have THREE Chairs for two cornermen & 1 IKF Inspector.
    • Although usually supplied by the Ring Owner, it is the responsibility of the Event Promoter to assure that 2 ring stools are in place - One for each corner.
    • FOR PHOTO CLICK HERE.



  14. OUTDOOR RING SET-UP
    • ALL events done outside before sunset require a full TENT that covers the boxing ring + 10 Out to include all event officials at ringside.



  15. RING STOOLS & BUCKETS
    • Promoter shall provide 2 stools for each corner.
    • Due to past THEFT, ALL CORNERMEN are required to provide their own Spit Bucket, NOT the Promoter.



  16. FIRST CROWD ROW TO BACK OF OFFICIALS CHAIR
    • There must be a minimum of "5 Feet" from the edge of each ringside table to the edge of the first spectator chair at ringside so event officials can move freely around the ring during an event.
    • It is BEST if the promoter places a restrictive barrier between the first row of ringside seats and the event officials area.
    • This prevents the crowd from confronting any event official and also keeps the crowd away from the ring to avoid any incidents or safety issues with the officials as well as the fighters and trainers.



  17. Prior to the initiation of any match, the IKF Event Referee & Representative shall inspect the Ring for safety and the IKF Promoter shall be required to make whatever changes to such area as are necessary in the judgment of the IKF Event Referee & Representative.



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