S.D. Admin. R. 20:81:03:09 - Terms and conditions of registration - Seconds

All seconds are subject to the following terms and conditions:

(1) All persons acting as a second for a contestant must be registered with the Commission;
(2) A contestant may not have more than three seconds, unless the bout is a title bout, one of whom must be designated as the chief second. During a title bout, there may be up to four seconds;
(3) The chief second is responsible for the conduct of assistant seconds during the contest;
(4) A second is restricted to the corner and must not be touching the apron. A second may not enter the ring until the timekeeper has indicated the end of the round and shall leave the ring at the timekeeper's gong, at which time the platform should be cleared of all obstructions;
(5) During the rest period, one second must be allowed in the ring and the other seconds must be allowed on the apron. A cut man is considered a second when in the ring for a contestant;
(6) A chief second may indicate to the referee that the contestant cannot continue and the contest should be stopped. Verbal notification, hand signals, throwing the towel, or mounting of the ring by the chief second may be used to signal the contest should be stopped;
(7) A second may not administer alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or stimulants to a contestant, pour or spray excessive water on the body of the contestant, or place ice in the trunks or cup of a contestant during the contests;
(8) No second for a mixed martial arts competition may enter the ring with shoes; and
(9) A second shall stay off the ring floor or canvas while the bout is in progress, may not lean on the ring or cage, and may not engage in excessive banging or verbal outbursts.


S.D. Admin. R. 20:81:03:09
41 SDR 7, effective July 28, 2014; 44 SDR 102, effective 12/18/2017

General Authority: 42-12-10.

Law Implemented: 42-12-10.

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