Boxers' Bill of Rights

  1. You have the right to be treated in a professional manner and to be informed about all aspects of your sport.
  2. You have the right to have all terms of any contract with a promoter or manager in writing.
  3. You have the right to have all contracts read and explained to you, either by the local commission representative or anyone of your choosing (including your attorney).
  4. Before any bout you have the right to know your opponents name, their record, the weight class of the bout, and the amount of your purse, including any travel or training expenses. To check on a boxer's record, including your own, contact Fight Fax at 856-396-0533.
  5. You have the right to review, obtain, and keep copies of any of your contracts.
  6. You have the right to directly receive any and all payments for a bout as set forth in your bout agreement.
  7. You have the right to directly receive a written post-bout accounting from the promoter, your manager, or both which show how the total amount of your purse was distributed. If you have any deductions taken from your purse, you have the right to ask for a written accounting of what these deductions were, and why they were deducted from your purse.
  8. You have a right to have a doctor at ringside at all times as well as emergency medical personnel and an ambulance present at the bout location at all times.
  9. You have a right to have medical insurance to cover any injuries resulting from a bout and to know the name of the insurance company and the amount of coverage that is provided.
  10. You have the right to hire individuals of your choice to serve as your managers, trainers, or seconds. You are not required to hire any individuals in order to obtain a bout.
  11. You have the right to know why your ranking with any sanctioning body has changed and the reason for this change. This may be done in writing to the organization. The organization must respond to you, in writing, within 7 days.
  12. You have the right to appeal any and all suspensions and to be informed as to why you were suspended and the length of your suspension.
  13. You have the right to contact your local commission or the Association of Boxing Commissions to report any Professional Boxing Safety Act violations, ask any questions or seek any advice.