§ 41-5-12. Duration of matches Gloves Maximum participation by contestant.
Boxing or sparring matches or exhibitions shall not exceed twelve (12) rounds in length, and no round shall exceed three (3) minutes. The contestants shall wear during the contest gloves weighing ten (10) ounces for contestants one hundred fifty-four (154) pounds or greater and eight-ounce (8) gloves for contestants less than one hundred fifty-four (154) pounds. The gloves shall be of the webbed thumb variety. No contestant shall participate in more than twelve (12) such rounds during any period of twenty-four (24) hours. A rest period of at least sixty (60) seconds shall separate each round. In the event that a boxer's mouthpiece or other protective gear is damaged, there may be an interruption of the round when there is a lull in the action as determined by the referee. Protective headgear shall not be required, provided, however, that upon written application filed by both participating boxers not less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to a match or exhibition, the division of gaming and athletics licensing may review the match or exhibition to be performed and may waive such provisions of this section as the division deems appropriate for the particular event to be performed. The application shall be subscribed to before a notary public or two (2) witnesses who shall affix their respective signatures and addresses thereto under the pain and penalty of perjury.
(P.L. 1926, ch. 772, § 9; G.L. 1938, ch. 16, § 10; P.L. 1939, ch. 711, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 41-5-12; P.L. 1984, ch. 399, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 4, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 94, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 37, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 150, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 388, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 439, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 528, § 5.)