(b) The commission shall promulgate such rules as it determines to be necessary to regulate professional and semiprofessional boxers, and professional and semiprofessional boxing matches and exhibitions. For full contact boxing and other boxing events that follow nontraditional rules, rules guaranteeing the safety of the participants and the fair and honest conducting of the matches or exhibitions are authorized.
(c) The commission shall promulgate separate rules for amateur boxers and amateur boxing, sparring matches and exhibitions as follows:
(1) Rules which comply with the requirements of the rules of the current United States amateur boxing authority to the extent that any boxer complying with them will be eligible to participate in any state, national or international boxing match sanctioned by the current United States amateur boxing authority or the international amateur boxing association.
(2) Rules which may differ from the rules of the current United States amateur boxing authority but which adequately guarantee the safety of the participants and the fair and honest conducting of the matches or exhibitions. As a part of these rules, the commission shall include a requirement that all boxers participating in matches or exhibitions conducted under these rules be informed prior to such participation that such participation will disqualify them from participating in state, national or international matches and exhibitions sanctioned by the current United States amateur boxing authority or the international amateur boxing association.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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