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Rule 15 Scoring Procedure: It must be done as the following criteria:
1. When the boxer uses his fists, feet, knees, and elbows as Thai boxing weapons to
attack his opponent powerfully, accurately, unprotected, and accordingly to the rules
a. The boxer with more attacks on his opponent by Thai Boxing weapons wins the round.
b. The boxer with more heavy, powerful, and clear attacks on his opponent by Thai Boxing
weapons wins the round.
c. The boxer who can do more damage to his opponent by Thai Boxing weapons wins the round.
d. The boxer who shows more offensive and aggressive attacks wins the round.
e. The boxer who shows better offensive skills, defensive skills, elusive skills, or counter
attacking skills by Thai Boxing arts and techniques wins the round.
f. The boxer who violates the rules less wins the round.
Scoreless criteria are as follows:
a. The boxer violates any rule when using his Thai Boxing weapons.
b. Those Thai Boxing weapons attack the opponent's arm(s) or leg(s) as his self defense
c. The attack is light, without power from body weight behind it.
d. The boxer kicks his opponent on target, but his kicking leg is caught by his opponent to
throw him down on the ring floor; the kicker scores a point. However, if the kicker with his
kicking leg caught by opponent pretends to fall down on the ring floor, he is considered
guilty of violating the rules. In this case, no boxer scores a point.
e. Throwing the opponent down on the ring floor without using any Thai Boxing weapons.
2. Scoring Systems for the Contest:
1. Full ten (10) points are given to the winner of the round and his opponent may be given
9 - 8 - 7 points in proportion. However, the point is not given in fraction.
2. For an even round, both boxers score full ten (10) points
3. The winner scores ten (10) points and the loser scores nine (9) points.
4. The clear winner of a round scores ten (10) points and the loser scores eight (8) points.
5. The winner of a round with his opponent having been counted once in that round scores
ten (10) points and the loser scores eight (8) points.
6. The clear winner of a round with his opponent having been counted twice in that round
scores ten (10) points and the loser scores seven (7) points.
7. The boxer who has been cautioned must not get full ten points in that round. The referee's
caution can cost one (1) point each.
Rule 16 Violation of Rules:
The boxer who intentionally behaves in the following manners is considered violating the rules.
1. Biting, eye poking, spitting on the opponent, sticking out tongue to make faces, or head butting.
2. Throwing, back or arm locks, using judo and wrestling techniques
3. Deliberately falling on his opponent.
4. Rope grabbing to fight or for other purposes.
5. Using provocative manners and words during contest.
6. Disobeying the referee's orders.
7. Knee striking at the opponent's protective cup, e.g., neck holding for knee striking at the
protective cup, straight knee striking at the protective cup or jumping knee striking at the
protective cup. For these violations, the referee has the right to allow a resting time-out not
more than five (5) minutes for the boxer whose protective cup is struck by knee.
8. Catching the opponent's leg and pushing forwards more than two (2) steps without using any
weapons. The referee shall order him to stop and gives him a warning. After two warnings, the
referee shall caution him.
9. After kicking with his kicking leg being caught, the boxer pretends to throw himself down on ring
floor. It is considered taking advantage over his opponent. The referee shall give him a warning.
If the boxer repeats the action and the referee has given him two warnings, the referee shall
10. When both boxers fall out of the ring and either boxer tries to delay the action.
11. Using forbidden substances.
12. Violating one of the rules.
Rule 17 Knockdown or Fall.
A "Knockdown (fall)" means a situation when a boxer is attacked by his opponent's fist, foot, or knee
and it knocks him down as the following criteria:
1. Any part of his body, except feet, touches the ring floor.
2. He stands helplessly over the ring ropes, or he leans on the ring ropes, or he sits on the ring
3. Any part of his body or his whole body is out of the ring.
4. After serious blows, he manages to withstand them without a fall, but in condition that he cannot
Procedure for a Knockdown:
1. In case a boxer is attacked and he is knocked down, the referee shall count and at the same time
he orders the opponent to go to the furthest neutral corner immediately. If the opponent
disobeys his order, the referee must stop counting until that boxer goes to the furthest neutral
corner. By then, he will continue to count the number next to the last counted one. When the
knocked down boxer stands up and ready to continue, the referee then orders "fight".
2. In case the knocked down boxer manages to stand up before the referee counts to ten (10) and
ready to continue, but his count is not eight (8) yet, the referee must continue counting until
eight (8) before he orders "fight" to continue the bout.
3. If the knocked down boxer is ready to continue before the count of ten (10), but he falls down
again without any additional attacks, the referee shall continue to count the number next to the
last counted one.
4. In case the referee has counted to ten (10), it shall be considered that the contest is over and the
referee shall declare that the knocked down boxer loses the bout by "knockout".
5. In case both boxers fall down simultaneously, the referee shall keep on counting as long as there
is still one boxer down on the ring floor. If both boxers cannot manage to stand up until they are
counted to ten (10), the referee shall declare a "draw". In case both down boxers have their
arms or legs tangled or one boxer is on top of the other, but trying to stand up, the referee must
stop the count and separate them. After that he continues his count if there is still one boxer
down on the ring floor.
6. In case of a knockdown, the referee must wait for one (1) second to pass by before he begin
counting loudly from one to ten with one-second interval. Along with his counting action, the
referee must show a hand signal for each second in order for that boxer to recognize the count.
7. In case there is one boxer not ready to continue the bout immediately after the break when the
bell rings, will receive a count, unless caused by a problem with his attire.
Rule 18 Handshakes.
The boxers shall shake hands before beginning of the first round contest and before beginning
of the final round contest symbolizing that they will compete in the spirit of sportsmanship and
accordance with rules.
Rule 19 Ring Doctor.
The ring doctor's duties: The ring doctor must be present at a designated seat throughout the
competition until the last bout ends. The following are also the ring doctor's duties:
1. To check the boxer's physical examination before the weigh-in to certify that the boxers are
physically fit and healthy, without any prohibited disease or sickness as specified in the doctor's
handbook by State Athletic Commission.
2. To give advice and suggestion to the referee on request.
3. To assist an unconscious boxer caused by fighting. Only the ring doctor is permitted to enter the
ring. Other individuals may enter the ring if the ring doctor needs special help.
4. To lend medical assistance for a knocked-out or technical knocked-out boxer by thoroughly
checking and give immediate treatment.
5. To check and diagnose the boxers after their bouts to notify them their recovery periods before
the next bout as the following regulations:
a. The winner in one round must rest at least seven (7) days.
b. The winner in three rounds must rest at least fourteen (14) days.
c. The loser by knockout or technical knockout must rest at least thirty (30) days. In case losing
by knockout or technical knockout because of two (2) consecutive head blows, the boxer
must rest at least ninety (90) days and he must be certified by the doctor to be able to
Rule 20 Drugs or Prohibited Substances.
1. It is prohibited to let the boxer use any drugs or chemical substances which are not the boxer's
usual consuming food.
2. It is possible to use substance for local anesthesia, but only by the ring doctor's approval.
3. The prohibited substances for boxers are categorized in accordance with State Athletic
4. The boxer who uses a prohibited substance or the person who gives the boxer a prohibited
substance to take or use must be penalized by laws.
5. A boxer or an official who violates regulations of drugs or prohibited substances must be
penalized and prohibited from any bout or participation in any boxing activities.
6. Any boxer who refuses to have medical checkup after the bout, violates this rule. That boxer will
be prohibited from any bout. Besides, the official who encourages the boxer to commit that guilt
will be prohibited from any boxing competitions, as well.
Rule 21 Interpretation.
In case there are any problems in competitions or because of the competitions not covered
under these rules and regulations, the referee or the Chairman of the ring officials shall decide as
7. No Decision: When the referee considers that either boxer or both "fight
dishonorably", he declares that "There is no decision for this bout as the
red corner / blue corner / or both boxers fight dishonorably"
8. Decision of No Contest: In case the boxers intentionally hold the fight
and they have been warned and cautioned by the referee, but they still
keep on holding the fight, the referee shall stop the contest and he shall
declare "No contest for this bout".
9. Cancellation of Contest: In case of the ring damage, a riot from
spectators, or an unexpected situation causing it impossible to continue
the contest, the referee shall cancel the contest and declares
"Cancellation of contest".