TITLE 41
Sports, Racing, and Athletics

CHAPTER 41-5
Boxing and Wrestling

SECTION 41-5-7.1


§ 41-5-7.1 Required information on boxer's application for license – Medical examination.

(a) After a license is granted under § 41-5-1 for a boxing or sparring match or exhibition, no person shall perform as a boxer in the match or exhibition unless he or she shall have been licensed by the division of gaming and athletics licensing at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the starting time for the first event in the match or exhibition. In addition to such other information and references as the division may require, an application to be licensed as a boxer shall be sworn to by the applicant under oath, upon the pains and penalties of perjury, and shall include:

(1) A detailed summary of the contractual agreement between the applicant and the licensee for the boxing or sparring match or exhibition for which the applicant seeks to be licensed as a boxer, including, among other things, the pecuniary gain or other consideration to be paid to, or on behalf of, the applicant by reason of his or her performance in the match or exhibition;

(2) A detailed description of every illness, injury, or other incapacity suffered by the licensee within six (6) months of the boxing or sparring match or exhibition for which the applicant seeks to be licensed as a boxer, including the dates of each illness, injury, or other incapacity, the name and address of all persons who treated or examined the applicant, the nature of the treatment prescribed (including the generic name for any medications or medicines prescribed), and whether the applicant has recovered;

(3) The complete fight record of the applicant for the twelve (12) months prior to the boxing or sparring match or exhibition for which the applicant seeks to be licensed as a boxer, including the full, legal name of his or her opponent, any professional or stage name used by his or her opponent at the time of the match or exhibition, and the date, place, and results of the match or exhibition;

(4) The date and circumstances of any disqualification, sanction, or denial of permission to box imposed against the applicant by any state authority governing boxing within nine (9) months of the boxing or sparring match for which the applicant seeks to be licensed as a boxer;

(5) The full, legal name of the applicant, every professional or stage name used by him or her, and his or her date of birth and social security number; and

(6) A current passport-type photograph of the applicant.

(b) Notwithstanding the issuance of a license to an applicant, the license shall not be valid unless the holder thereof shall file with the division a sworn, supplementary application updating his or her original application. The supplementary application shall be filed not more than forty-eight (48) nor less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the starting time for the first event in the match or exhibition for which the holder has been licensed; provided, however, that no supplementary application shall be required when an original application has been filed within such time; provided further, however, that in no event shall an original or supplementary application be filed with the division less than six (6) hours of the closing of business on the last ordinary business day of the division next occurring before the day on which the match or exhibition is scheduled to be conducted.

(c) Every application for a license under § 41-5-7 by a person seeking to be licensed as a boxer shall be accompanied by the report of a physician duly licensed by the division. The report shall certify whether the applicant is fit to perform as a boxer and shall be based on a recently conducted complete examination of the applicant. The report shall contain a complete medical history of the applicant and the results of such tests conducted by or on behalf of the examining physician as the medical history of the applicant warrants or as are material to the physician's certification.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 399, § 2; P.L. 2016, ch. 528, § 5.)