Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 85-3-.02 - Fighting Area

1. The fighting area, made of canvas, hybrid canvas or 14-ounce vinyl shall be no smaller than 18 feet by 18 feet and no larger than 32 feet by 32 feet. The fighting area shall be padded in a manner as approved by the Commissioner, with at least one inch layer of foam padding. Padding shall extend beyond the fighting area and over the edge of the platform. No other vinyl or other plastic rubberized covering shall be permitted.
2. The promoter shall ensure that fighting area is wiped clean of all liquids and bodily fluids between each round and at the conclusion of each bout.
3. The fighting area shall not be more than four feet above the floor of the building and shall have suitable steps or ramp for use by the participants. Posts shall be made of metal not more than six inches in diameter, extending from the floor of the building to a minimum height of 58 inches above the fighting area canvas and shall be properly padded in a manner approved by the Commissioner.
4. The fighting area shall be enclosed by a fence made of such material as will not allow a fighter to fall out or break through it onto the floor or spectators, including, but not limited to, vinyl coated chain link fencing. All metal parts shall be covered and padded in a manner approved by the Commissioner and shall not be abrasive to the contestants.
5. The fence shall provide two separate entries onto the fighting area.
6. Instead of a fenced in area, the Commissioner may approve the use of a ring with five ring ropes and an adequate apron area outside of the fighting area.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 85-3-.02
O.C.G.A. ยง 43-4bet. seq.
Original Rule entitled "Fighting Area" adopted. F. June 11, 2007; eff. July 1, 2007. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Mar. 28, 2018; eff. Apr. 17, 2018.

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