IMC - Muaythai-RULES
Revised April 2005
RULES AND REGULATIONS
FOR MUAY THAI COMPETITIONS
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Muay Thai is one of Thai national fighting arts. It has been inherited from one generation to another until becoming Thai national culture of an individual's fighting techniques. At present, foreigners like to watch and love to train Muav Thai. It is safe to say that Muay Thai boxing skills are trained by many worldwide. The evidence is observed as there are quite many Muay Thai training camps in foreign countries. Domestically. there are so many Muay Thai training camps that they are hard to control and manage by concerned authority. As a result, many problems have arisen. The International boxing is also widely organized for competitions in Thailand.
From the above significant issues. Sports Authority of Thailand, responsible for the nation's sport events, has to initiate a program in accordance with Developing Plans for Professional Sports. Since the boxing sport has been developed to compete for professional sport. It is essential to have the same and standard regulations to lead for objective and systemic management and implementations. Therefore, Board of Boxing Sport as a legal organization for Boxing Policies has issued rules and regulations for boxing sport competitions. Other rules and regulations have also been issued for implementations for boxing activities in accordance with the intentions of Boxing Sport Laws upon the boxer's ages, sexes, safety, end customs when competing as major concerns. It is expected that the individuals in boxing Sport circle, as referees, boxers, and trainers / coaches, can correctly implement rules and regulations. The spectators and concerned individuals are included and expected to have the same understanding and direction. It is expected that these practices will lead boxing sport development to higher standards.
Sports Authority of Thailand authorized by Boxing Sport Act B.E. 2542 highly hopes that this Rules and Regulations book will be useful for all individuals in boxing sport circle. Rules and regulations are required for the same standard of implementation and to develop boxing sport up to higher standards accordingly.
Sports Authority of Thailand
Board of Boxing Sport Regulations
Dealing with Rules and Regulations for Boxing Sport Competitions B.E. 2545.
For the Competition of boxing sport and similar sports to run smoothly and accordingly to custom and with the same standards, by power authorized by Article 9(5) and Article 16 of Boxing Sport Act B.E. 2542. Board of Boxing Sport has issued Regulations dealing with rules for boxing Sport competitions as follows:
Article 1. The Regulations are called “Board of Boxing Snort
Regulations dealing with Rules and Regulations for Boxing Sport
Competitions BE 2545."
Article 2. The Regulations are implemented in effect from the 30 of May
Article 3. As found in the regulations, the following terms are defined:
"Chairman": means Chairman of the ring officials for the competition.
"Referee": means the person who referees in the ring.
"Judge": means the person who judges and scores the boxers to
determine the winner.
"Announcer": means the ring official who announces.
"Timekeeper": means the ring official who keeps the competition time.
"Ring doctor": means the doctor who is in charge of the competition.
"Second": means the person who assists the boxers during the rest
interval of rounds.
Article 4. The regulations consist as follows
Part 1 Muay Thai.
Section 1 Rules and Regulations for Muay Thai competitions.
Section 2 Rules and Regulations for Women's Muay Thai
Section 3 Rules and Regulations for Under 15-full year-old
Boxer's Muay Thai Competitions.
Published on the 30th of May B.E. 2545
(Thammarak Isarangkur na Ayudhaya)
Minister, Office of the Prime Minister
Chairman, Committee of Boxing Sport
Rule 1 The Ring and Stage
In general competitions, the ring and stage are as follows:
1.1 The ring is a place constructed for boxing sport competitions. It must
be constructed strongly, safely at a level without any obstructions and
the ring floor must stretch out beyond ring ropes at least 90 centimeters.
1.2 The ring floor must be high up from the ground at least 1.20 meters, but
not higher than 1.50 meters. In each of the four ring corners, one ring post
10 - 12.5 centimeters in diameters is erected high up from the ground not
higher than 2.70 meters. The ring floor must be covered with soft materials,
such as rubber, soft cloth pieces, sponge, or similar materials for the thickness
of 2.50 centimeters to 3.75 centimeters, with a top up of canvas cover tightly and
smoothly secured all over to the whole ring area.
1.3 The ring construction is to position the red corner on the left hand side
of Chairman of the ring officials' table, the blue corner opposite to the red corner
and the other two are neutral corners.
1.4 There are 4 surrounding ring ropes of 3 - 5 centimeters in diameter,
padded with smooth and soft materials, attached tightly to the four corner posts.
The ropes are attached high up from the ring floor 45 centimeters, 75 centimeters,
1.05 meters and 1.35 meters, respectively as measured to the rope's top. The ropes
of each side must be held by two strong pieces of cloth 3 - 4 centimeters wide with
an equal space from each other. These pieces of cloth must be tightly tied to hold the
ropes. All four corners must be padded with cushions or other materials in good conditions
to protect the boxers from harms. There must be a ladder at the red corner and another one
at the blue corner for the boxers, the seconds, the referee, and the ring doctor to step up into
the ring for duties.
1.5 Two plastic boxes or of other materials are provided in both neutral corners,
one box each (outside the ring) for the referee to dispose cotton or left materials.
1.6 The stage is a part of the ring. It is a square of 6.10 x 6.10 meters for a small size and
7.30 x 7.30 meters for a large one, measured from the inner edge of the ring ropes.
Rule 2 Ring Equipment for Competition
2.1 Two chairs (stools) for boxers.
2.2 A mop to wipe the ring floor and two foot-towels.
2.3 Two small bottles for drinking water and two water spraying bottles.
2.4 Two towels.
2.5 Two buckets of water.
2.6 Tables and chairs for officials.
2.7 A bell.
2.8 One or two stopwatches.
2.9 Score cards.
2.10 A locked box for score cards.
2.11 A set of round, boxing time, and bout markers.
2.12 Two pairs of boxing gloves
2.13 Two boxer's shorts, red and blue each.
2.14 Two protective cups or protective coverings for the boxers' genital
2.15 Two screens to use in case the protective cup or the genital
covering gets loose or the boxers' shorts are improperly dressed.
2.16 A stretcher.
2.17 A pair of safety scissors.
2.18 Other instruments essential for the competitions, e.g. an amplifier
and a microphone, etc.
Rule 3 Gloves
3.1 The gloves used in the competitions must have the leather portion
not heavier than one-half (1/2) of the glove's total weight and the
glove's inner pads must weigh at least one-half (1/2) of the glove's
total weight. It is not permitted to change the shape of the glove's
inner pads or to rub the glove's inner pads in order for spreading
them from the original shape.
3.2 In competitions the boxers must use only the gloves certified by
Board of Boxing Sport in accordance with the regulations and
provided by the boxing stadium manager or the promoter
3.3 The glove sizes for competitions are as follows:
3.3.1 The boxers between the Mini Flyweight division and the
Featherweight division must use the gloves of six (6)
ounces (132 gr)
3.3.2 The boxers between Surer Featherweight division and the
Welterweight division must use the gloves of eight (8)
ounces (227 grams)
3.3.3 The boxers between the Super Welterweight division and over
division must use the gloves of eight (10)ounces (i284 grams).
3.4 The glove laces must be tied with knots behind the wrists Glove
wearing must be inspected and stamped by the authorized glove
inspector who must observe and control glove wearing to insure that
the boxers do it accordingly to rules until the boxers step Into the ring
Rule 4 Hand Bandages
4.1 In competitions, the boxers must wrap their hands with soft hand
bandages not longer than six (6) meters and not wider than five (5)
centimeters for each hand.
4.2 In competitions, the boxers may use plaster or rubber-glue tapes.
but not longer than two and a half (2 1/2 meters and a half
(2 1/2 centimeters wide for each hand to top-up on the wrist or back
of the hand. It is absolutely forbidden to top-up on the 'Knuckles
4.3 In competitions. the boxers must use only the bandages provided
by the boxing stadium manager or the promoter- it is absolutely
prohibited to use otherwise provided hand bandages.
4.4 Hand wrapping must be Inspected and stamped by an official to
certify its rule accordance before the boxers are allowed to put on gloves.
Rule 5 Uniforms
5.1 The boxer's dresses.
5.1.1 Boxers must wear shorts neatly at half-thigh length, without
shirts and shoes. The red corner boxer may wear shorts in red,
pink, maroon, or white. The blue corner boxer may wear shorts in blue,
navy blue, or black.
5.1.2 The boxer must wear a protective cup or a protective covering
for the genital organs, made of strong material capable to protect them
from knee blows or other kinds of blows. The protective cup is strung and
tied with a fast knot behind the back and neatly covered ends. A boxer
shall not wear long,
5.1.3 A boxer shall not wear long, uncombed hair and beard.
He may wear a moustache, but not too long to be over the lips.
5.1.4 The boxer's finger nails and toenails must be closely and
5.1.5 Boxers shall wear a sacred headband only when they pay
homage before the bout. However, during the bout, the boxers
may wear an inscribed cloth, an bout, the boxers may wear an
inscribed cloth, an amulet, or an inscribed charm around the upper
arm or strung around the waist, but neatly wrapped and covered with
cloth to prevent harms.
5.1.6 Boxers may put on ankle supporters, one for each ankle, but
not to become the shin supporters, or to roll half way down.
Wrapping the ankles and legs with pieces of cloth is not permitted.
5.1.7 Boxers shall not wear belts or dangerous ornaments.
5.1.8 It is not permitted to apply Vaseline, rubbing oil (balm), fat,
or herbal ointment on the boxer's body or gloves.
5.2 Dressing Violations.
In case the boxer's uniforms are not clean or not in accordance with
Rule 5.1, the referee has authority to order the offended boxer to
correct all faults before the bout. During the bout, if the boxer's
gloves or dresses are improperly displaced, the referee will stop
the action to correct the faults.
Rulele 6 Weight Divisions and Weigh-in
6.1 Divisions and weight limits for competitions.
From 100 pounds (45.359kg), but not
over105 pounds (47.627kg)
Must be over 105 pounds (47.627 kg),
but not over108 pounds (48.988 kg)
Must be over 108 pounds (48.988 kg),
but not over112 pounds (50.802 kg)
Must be over 112 pounds (50.802 kg),
but not over115 pounds (52.163 kg)
Must be over 115 pounds (52,163 kg),
but not over118 pounds (53.524 kg)
Must be over 118 pounds (53.524 kg),
but not over 122 pounds (55.338kg)
Must be over 122 pounds (55.338 kg),
but not over 126 pounds (57.153 kg)
Must be over 126 pounds (57.153 kg),
but not over 130 pounds (58,967 kg)
Must be over 130 pounds (58.967 kg),
but not over 135 pounds (61.235 kg)
Must be over 135 pounds (61,235 kg),
but not over 140 pounds (63.503kg)
Must be over 140 pounds (63.503 kg),
but not over 147 pounds (66.678 kg)
Must be over 147 pounds (66.678 kg),
but not over 154 pounds (69.85 kg)
Must be over 154 pounds( 69.853 kg),
but not over 160 pounds (72.575 kg)
Must be over 160 pounds (72.575 kg),
but not over 168 pounds (76.203 kg)
Must be over 168 pounds (76.203 kg),
but not over 175 pounds (79.379 kg)
Must be over 175 pounds (79.379 kg),
but not over 190 pounds (86.182 kg)
Must be over 190 pounds (86.182 kg),
but not over 210 pounds ((95,294 kg)
Must be over 210 pounds (95,294 kg)
6.2.1 The boxers must weigh-in without clothes on the contest da
between 08:00-10:00 o'clock. The boxing contest day between
08:00-10:00 o'clock. The boxing stadium manager may change the above
time table if reasonable.
6.2.2 Before weigh-in, the boxers must have their physical
examination checked by the doctor to certify that they are physically fit and
healthy that they are physically fit and healthy.
6.2.3 The boxer's boxing camp chief, the manager, or his
may witness the weigh-in.
6.3 Weight Regulations.
6.3.1 A boxer must weigh at least 100 pounds and over.
6.3.2 The matched boxers for general competitions or for
must compete within five (5) pounds different weights.
6.3.3 The boxers must have at least three (3) hours to rest after the
weigh-in to be able to compete.
Rule 7 Paying Homage and Rounds
7.1 Paying Homage: Before the bout every boxer must pay homage in
accordance with arts and custom, accompanying by musical
instruments of a Javanese oboe, a Javanese tom-tom (drum), and a pair of
small cup-shaped cymbals for rhythms. The bout will start pair of small
cup-shaped cymbals for rhythms. The bout will start after paying homage.
7.2 Rounds for competitions: A bout consists of five (5) rounds of three
(3) minutes each with two (2) minutes resting interval of rounds. The
time stopped for the bout interruptions in warning, cautioning, correcting
the boxer's dresses, or other causes, is excluded from the fighting time
of that round.
Rule 8 The Boxers Qualifications and Prohibitions
8.1 The minimum full age is 15 years old.
8.2 The minimum weight is 100 pounds.
8.3 Having no forbidden sickness as specified in the doctor's handbook.
Rule 9 Seconds
In general competitions, a boxer may have two (2) seconds. The referee
must be informed about the chief second and his assistant before the bout. However,
for the championship bout, a boxer may have three (3) seconds, but only two (2) seconds
are allowed into the ring during a round interval.
The Second's Duties:
9.1 The seconds shall not give any advice or encourage their boxers
during the bout. If they violate the rule, the referee will warn, caution,
or discharge them from their duties.
9.2 During the bout, the seconds must stay on their seats. Before each round,
9.3 During a round interval, the seconds must check the boxer's dresses in
readiness for the bout. If there is any problem, the second must notify t
he referee immediately to solve it.
9.4 When applying water for boxers, the seconds shall not wet the ring floor.
They must also towel the boxers.
9.5 The seconds shall not use rude words and they shall not hurt the boxers
during the bout or after.
9.6 The seconds must wear uniform shirts or their boxing camp symbols
which are nice in nature.
9.7 The seconds may arrange their own materials, equipment, and
medical supplies at their corners as follows:
9.7.4 Adrenaline of 1/1000 solution or other substances as
approved by ring doctor.
9.7.6 Cotton buds
9.7.7 A pair of safety scissors
9.7.8 Wound bandages
9.7.9 Absorbent cotton bandages or wound soft bandages.
9.8 The boxer's chief second may give up for his boxer by stepping into the
ring. He is not allowed to throw a sponge or a towel into the ring.
Rule 10 Referees
The referees must wear blue or black trousers, blue or soft color shirts or
pullovers with Board of Boxing Sport's emblem or own stadium's emblems on the left
chest pocket high and light boots. They shall not wear eyeglasses or metal ornaments.
Their fingernails must be closely and neatly cut.
10.1 The Referee's duties:
10.1.1 The referee's priority of duties is to safeguard and
protect the weaker boxer from undue injuries.
10.1.2 The referee must always uphold rules and justice.
10.1.3 The referee must closely control the bout at all times.
10.1.4 The referee must inspect the boxer's gloves, dresses,
and gum shields.
10.1.5 The referee must use three commands as follows;
(YUD): To order the boxers to stop. "Min" (YAK): To
order the boxers to separate from each other. After
the command, both boxers must step back at least
one step before engaging the fight again. 'In" (CHOK):
To order the boxers to fight.
10.1.6 The referee shall show a correct signal to tell the
offended boxer's fault.
10.1.7 When the referee disqualifies a boxer because of a
serious rule violation or he stops the bout, he must
notify the Chairman of the ring officials for his
reasons after the announcement to spectators.
10.1.8 The referee shall not allow a boxer who intentionally
violates rules to gain advantage, e.g., grabbing ropes
to kick or knee his opponent, etc.
10.1.9 The referee shall not engage in any action which may
jeopardize the boxers who may gain or
lose advantages, e.g. a fast- slow counting,
warning or not warning, etc.
10.1.10 When the bout is over, the referee must collect the
score cards from the three judges. The referee will
point to the winner's corner according to majority
decision. He, then, will raise the winner's hand. After
that he will hand all score cards to Chairman of the
ring officials for inspection.
10.1.11 The referee shall neither criticize nor give an interview
about the future fight results or the past fight results
unless he gets permission from Chairman of the ring officials.
10.2 The Referee's Power:
The referee has power:
10.2.1 To stop the contest when seeing that one boxer out
classes the other or he out-points one-sidedly.
10.2.2 To stop the contest when seeing that the boxer is to seriously
injured to continue the bout. He may consul the ring doctor and the
referee must follow the doctor's suggestion after their consultation.
10.2.3 To stop the contest when seeing that the boxers intentionally
hold the fight. In this case, either boxer or both may be disqualified.
10.2.4 To stop counting when seeing that if he continues the
count, the boxer may be in danger.
10.2.5 To stop the count when the opponent does not go to the
furthest neutral corner or he comes out from the neutral corner before
the count is finished.
10.2.6 To stop the action to warn or caution the boxer who violates
rules or for other reasons in order to restore justice or to enforce rules.
10.2.7 To disqualify the boxer who ignores the referee's commands
or who harms the referee or who aggressively offends the referee.
10.2.8 To discharge from duty the second who disobeys rules. The
referee may disqualify the boxer whose second disobeys the referee's orders.
10.2.9 For the boxer who severely violates rules, the referee has
power to disqualify him or he may declare the bout of " no decision" after
warning or cautioning, or even without any previous warning or cautioning.
10.2.10 To caution the boxer who violates the rules, the referee must
stop the action before he clearly cautions the offended boxer in order that
the boxer understands the cause and objective of the caution. The referee
must show a hand signal, pointing to the boxer to inform all judges that
there is a caution. The referee must disqualify the boxer who has been
given three cautions or declare "no decision." If it is a serious offense,
the referee may disqualify him even though there is no previous caution.
10.2.11 Warning: The referee may warn a boxer. Warning is a
procedure to inform the boxer that he must be careful. It may prevent
the boxer from making a mistake which is against the rules.
10.2.12 Counting procedure for boxers outside the stage:
10.2.12.1 When a boxer has been attacked by his
opponent's legal referee must order his opponent to go to
the furthest neutral corner. If the boxer out side the stage is too
slow to get into the stage, the referee shall count immediately.
10.2.12.2 For the boxer falling outside the ring, the referee
shall count to YISIP or twenty (20).
10.2.12.2.1 When a boxer or both falls off
outside the ring, the referee shall count to (20)
If the boxer manages to get into the ring before
the count of twenty, the bout will continue and the
boxer loses no point.
10.2.12.2.2 When a boxer falls off outside the
ring, the referee shall stop counting if the boxer is
obstructed or delayed to go up into the ring by any
person. The referee shall clearly warn the offender
and continues the count. If the offender disobeys, t
he referee shall stop the bout and informs the Chairman of
the ring officials.
10.2.12.2.3 When both boxers fall of outside
the ring the referee shall count. If either boxer tries to
delay the action, the referee shall stop counting and
clearly warns the offender. After that, the referee will
continue the count. If the offender disobeys, the referee
shall disqualify that boxer to lose the fight or of "no decision".
10 2 12.2.4 If both boxers fall off outside the
ring, the referee shall count. When a boxer is able to get
back into the ring before the count of twenty, the referee
shall declare that boxer the winner However, if both boxers
cannot get back into the ring before the count of twenty,
the referee shall declare a draw.
10.2.13 To interpret rules on implementing them by fact or to decide or
to act upon any situations not provided in the ruts.
Rule 11 Judges
Judges must dress as same as the referees. They may wear eyeglasses
when performing their duties, The judge's duties are as follows:
11.1 Each judge must sit on each side of the ring with a distance from
spectators. During the bout, the judges shall not speak with the
boxers or other people. If necessary, they may speak with the
referee during the resting interval of rounds to inform the referee that
there have been some incidents, e.g. the second's misconduct and
loose ropes, etc.
11.2 Judges shall decide to score independently and accordingly to the
rules. They must record scores in the score cards immediately after
each round. They must add up the scores of both boxers for each
round. They must identify the winner and sign the score cards
before handing them to the referee.
11.3 Judges shall not leave their seats until the referee declares the contest
11.4 Judges shall neither criticize nor give an interview about the future fight
results or the past fight results unless they get permission from
the Chairman of the ring officials.
Rule 12 Chairman of the Ring Officials
12.1 Chairman of the ring officials has duties as follows
12.1.1 To assign referees and judges for duties in the
12.1.2 To control the performance of referees and judges as
12.1.3 To examine performance of referees and judges. If
any referee or judge performs his duty incorrectly or
ineffectively, Chairman of the ring officials shall report
his examination to the boxing stadium manager.
12.1.4 To solve competition problems and he shall report the
incidents to the boxing stadium manager.
12.1.5 To give advice to the referee and judges on any
12.1.6 To check all score cards for the correction of score
summation, boxer's names, identification of the winner
and the judge's signatures in the score cards. After his inspection,
he notifies the ring announcer about the fight result to announce
it for spectators.
12.1.7 To notify the boxing stadium manager that he shall report
Board of Boxing Sport for punishment considerations
in case the boxer intentionally and severely violates the rules which
is contradictory with ethics and sportsmanship.
12.1.8 In case there is an unusual incident from which the referee
and judges are unable to work, Chairman of the ring officials
shall act immediately, by all means, to continue the contest.
12.2 Chairman of the ring officials has the following power:
Chairman of the ring officials may overrule the referee and judges by
reversing the decision of the referee and judges only for the following cases:
12.2.1 When the referee's performance and decision are
contradictory with rules.
12.2.2 When the judges have incorrectly added up scores
resulting in a different decision from factual evidence.
Rule 13 Timekeeper and Announcer
The timekeeper and the announcer must sit beside the ring at designated
seats. Their duties are as follows:
13.1 The timekeeper's duties: To keep the number of rounds and fighting
time for each round, resting interval time between rounds,
and time of time outs.
13.1.1 To signal for the beginning and the ending of round by
striking the bell.
13.1.2 To signal for five (5) seconds before beginning each
round to clear the stage.
13.1.3 To deduct the time of interruptions or the time stopped
by the referee's order.
13.1.4 To keep correct time at all times by a stopwatch or clock.
13.1.5 The timekeeper shall not give the bell signal while the
referee is counting even though the fighting time of
that round expires. The timekeeper will strike the bell
when the referee orders -in".
13.2 The announcer's duties are as
13.2.1 To announce names, boxing camps, corners and
weights of both boxers for spectators when the boxers
show up in the ring
13.2.2 To announce that the seconds have to leave the ring
when they hear the warning signal from the timekeeper
13.2.3 To announce the beginning and ending of each
13.2.4 To announce the scores of both boxers and identify
the winner following the decision.
Rule 14 Decisions
14.1 Winning by Points
When the bout ends, the boxer who gets the judge's majority
Decision wins the contest.
14.2 Winning by Knockout (KO)
If the boxer is knocked down as a "fall" and he cannot continue the
fight for ten (10i seconds, his opponent will win by knockout.
14.3 Winning by Technical Knockout (TKO)
A boxer wins the contest by technical knockout on conditions as
14.3.1 When a boxer outclasses his opponent very clearly or
he one-sidedly out-points his opponent in such
Conditions that his opponent may be seriously injured.
14.3.2 When his opponent cannot continue the contest
immediately after the resting interval of a round.
14.3.3 When his opponent is so seriously injured that he
cannot continue the contest.
14.3 4 When his opponent has been counted for more than
two (2) times (= 3 times) in one round or more than
four (4) times (= 5 times) all through the span of
contest since the first round.
14 3.5 When his opponent has fallen out off the ring and he
cannot get back into the ring after the referee has
counted (YISIP) or twenty (20).
14.3.6 When his opponent willfully withdraws from the contest
because of injury or other causes.
14.4 Winning by Disqualification of Opponent.
A boxer wins the contest because his opponent severely violates
the rules for which the referee disqualifies him whether or not there
has been any warning or cautioning beforehand.
14.5 Winning by Walkover.
In case a boxer does not pass the ring doctor's physical
examination, or he does not make the division weight-in, or he does
not show up to compete as scheduled, his opponent will win by walkover.
14.6 A Draw Decision.
A contest will be decided as a draw on the following conditions:
14.6.1 The majority decision is even as a draw.
14.6.2 When both boxers are knocked down as a fall and
they have been counted out of (SIP) or ten (10).
14.6.3 When both boxers have fallen out off the ring and they
have been counted out of or twenty (20).
14.6.4 When both boxers are so seriously injured that they
14.7 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."
14.8 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."
14.9 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
Rule 15 Scoring Procedure
It must be done as the following criteria:
15.1 When the boxer uses his fists, feet, knees, and elbows as Muay Thai
fighting weapons to attack his opponent powerfully, accurately,
unprotected, and accordingly to the rules.
15.1.1 Scoring Procedure
18.104.22.168 The boxer with more attacks on his opponent
by Muay Thai fighting weapons wins the round
22.214.171.124 The boxer with more heavy , powerful and clear
attacks on his opponent by Muay Thai fighting
weapons wins the round.
15.1 1 3 The boxer who can do more damage
to his opponent by Muay Thai fighting weapons
wins the round.
126.96.36.199 The boxer who shows more offensive
and aggressive attacks wins the round.
188.8.131.52 The boxer who shows better offensive
skills, defensive skills, elusive skills, or counterattacking
skills by Muay Thai arts and techniques wins the round.
184.108.40.206 The boxer who violates the rules less wins the round.
15.1.2 The scoreless criteria are as follows:
220.127.116.11 The boxer violates any rule when using his Muay Thai
18.104.22.168 Those Muay Thai fighting weapons attack the opponent's
arm(s) or leg(s) as his self defense techniques.
22.214.171.124 The attack is light, without power from body weight behind it.
126.96.36.199 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.
188.8.131.52 Throwing the opponent down on the
ring floor without using any Muaythai fighting weapons.
15.2 Scoring systems for the contest:
15.2.1 Full ten (10) point 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 (10:9-8-7).
15.2.2 For an even round, both boxers score full ten (10) points (10 : 10).
15.2.3 The winner scores ten (10) points and the loser scores nine (9)
points (10 : 9).
15.2.4 The clear winner of a round scores ten (10) points and the loser
scores eight (8) points (10 : 8).
15.2.5 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 (10 : 8).
15.2.6 The clear winner of a round with his opponent having
been counted once in that round scores ten (10)
points and the loser scores seven (7) points (10 : 7).
15.2.7 The 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 (10 : 7).
15.2.8 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.
16.1 Biting, eye poking spitting on the opponent, sticking out tongue to
make faces head butting or striking
16.2 Throwing, breaking opponent's arms, using Judo
and wrestling techniques
16 3 Falling over or going up opponent.
16.4 Rope grabbing to fight or for
16.5 Using provocative manners and words during
16.6 Disobeying the referee's orders.
16.7 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. If the knee-struck boxer refuses to continue, the
referee shall declare him '' as the loser or 'no decision
16.8 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
16.9 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 a g .e him a warning.
If the boxer repeats the action and the referee has given him two
warnings, the referee shall caution him.
16.10 When both boxers fall out off the ring and either boxer tries to delay
16.11 Using forbidden substances as specified by Board of Boxing Sport.
16.12 Violating one of the rules.
Rule 17 Knockdown or Fall
17.1 A "knockdown (fall)" means a situation when a boxer is attacked by
his opponent's fist, foot, knee, or elbow and it knocks him down as
the following criteria:
17.1.1 Any part of his body, except feet, touches the ring floor.
17.1.2 He stands helplessly over the ring ropes, or he leans
on the ring ropes, or he sits on the ring ropes.
17.1.3 Any part of his body or his whole body is out-off the stage.
17.1.4 After serious blows, he manages to withstand them
without a fall, but in condition that he cannot defend himself.
17.2 Procedure for a knockdown:
17.2.1 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
17.2.2 In case the knocked down boxer manages to stand up
before he referee counts out of (SIP) or ten (10)
and ready to continue, but his count is not yet
(PAD) or eight (8), the referee must continue counting
until (8) before he orders to continue the bout.
17.2.3 If the knocked down boxer is ready to continue before
the count of or 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.
17.2.4 In case the referee has counted out of or 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."
17.2.5 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 boxer
cannot manage to stand up until they are counted out
or ten ( 10) referee shall declare a "draw."
In case both down boxers have their arms or legs
tangled or one boxers 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.
17.2.6 In case of a knockdown, the referee must wait for one
(1) second to pass by before he begins 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.
17.2.7 In case there is one boxer not ready to continue the
bout immediately after the resting interval between
rounds, the referee must count unless due to improper
dressing or the ring floor and stage not in good
condition for the contest.
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 Doktor
The ring doctor's duties: The ring doctor must be present at a designated
seat through out the competition until the last bout ends. The following are also the
ring doctor's duties:
19.1 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 Board of Boxing Sport.
19.2 To give advice and suggestion to the referee on request.
19.3 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.
19.4 To lend medical assistance for a knocked-out or technical knocked
out boxer by thoroughly checking and immediate treatment.
19.5 To check and diagnose the boxers after their bouts to notify them
their recovery periods before the next bout as the following regulations:
19.5.1 After a five-round bout, the boxers must rest before
the next bout at least twenty-one (21) days.
19.5.2 The winner in one round must rest at least seven (7)days.
19.5.3 The winner in three rounds must rest at least fourteen (14) days.
19.5.4 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 compete.
Rule 20 Drugs or Prohibited Substances
20.1 It is prohibited to let the boxer use any drugs or chemical
substances which are not the boxer's usual consuming food.
20.2 It is possible to use substance for local anesthesia, but only by the
ring doctor's approval.
20.3 The prohibited substances for boxers are categorized in
accordance with Board of Boxing Sport regulations.
20.4 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.
20.5 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.
20.6 Any boxer who refuses to have medical check up 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 provided by rules, the referee or the Chairman of
the ring officials shall decide as final.
Rules and Regulations for Women´s Muay Thai Competitions
Rules and regulations for women's Muay Thai competitions follow those for
Muay Thai competitions by adaptation with some supplements as follows:
Rule 1 Ring Equipment for Competition
1.1 Breast (chest) protectors
1.2 Abdomen (hypogastrium) and genital organ protectors.
Rule 2 Dresses
2.1 The boxers wear shorts neatly at half knee length and sleeveless or
short-sleeved shirts, but without shoes. The red corner boxer wears
either shorts or shirt in red, pink, maroon, or white. The blue corner
boxer wears either shorts or shirt in blue, navy blue, or black.
2.2 The boxer must neatly tie her hair without tangling ends to interfere
the contest. Hair accessories may be rubber, an elastic cloth band
of a suitable size, but without metal or hard plastic parts.
2.3 The boxer must wear a breast protector, an abdomen protector, and
a genital organ protector. The boxer may use her personal
protectors or those provided by the boxing stadium manager or
promoter. However, these protectors must be approved by Board of
Rule 3 Weigh-in
3.1 The boxer must weigh-in wearing clothes of no altering effects upon
the boxer's weight.
3.2 The weigh-in officials must be female and the boxing stadium which
organizes the competition shall arrange a completely covered room
or a completely curtained area for the weigh-in.
Rule 4 Rounds
The bout consists of five (5) rounds of two (2) minutes each with a resting
Interval of two (2) minutes between rounds. The time stopped for bout interruptions,
warning, cautioning, correcting the boxer's dresses, or for other causes is excluded
from two minutes boxing time.
Rule 5 The boxers must have following qualifications and they must not
have following forbidden characteristics:
Female boxers must be feminine gender by birth only.
Rule 6 Referees and Judges
For women's Muay Thai and judges must be
female. However, for exception of special cases the referee and judges may be male.