Accomplishments that have Changed the World of Boxing
 
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Rules that have changed the History of Boxing




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10-Point Must System, since 1963

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Basic guidelines for Judges; booklet and video for training and uniformity

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4-Rope ring for elimination of the former dangerous lower third rope

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Non-scoring referees, for their absolute dedication and concentration on safety and boxing rules

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3 Judges in all WBC fights, to improve concentration and fairness

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Mandatory warning and points deduction on major fouls for safety and sportsmanship

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Specific list of fouls, for boxers specific attention and respect

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Mandatory signal and vocal boxing language, for equality, as boxers can not do what they do not understand

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Mandatory 8-Second Count, since 1963, for safety

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Mandatory use of the mouthpice, for safety

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Size of the ring, 4 ropes, safe matt and corners

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Mouthpiece immediate replacement, to save boxers from serious injuries in the mouth and probable concussions

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Referees taking off mouthpiece on apparent concussions, to free boxers from breathing obstructions and tongue 'eating'

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The Red Card for referees, clear communication from doctors to referees to recommend stopping a fight

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Mandatory 8/10 ounce gloves, to reduce impact of blows for safety

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The thumb-attached glove, to eliminate or reduce retina detachments

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The bell does not save a knocked down boxer, since 1970

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Modification of the bandaging rule, to allow boxers a more protective bandaging

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Score cards by rounds, for more fair and accurate scoring

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Neutrality of judges, to avoid hometown decisions

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Options and exclusive promotional agreements; only one option is allowed and the WBC does not consider exclusive promotional agreements as valid

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Purse Offer Rule, to avoid the procedures of the past in boxing when champions would 'duck' the most meritable challenger

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Boxers Travelling License, to certify that travelling boxers are medically approved by their residence commission

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Mandatory ID Card, to avoid illegal substitutions

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WBC Ratings Committee, formed by experts and historians from all the continents

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Annual mandatory defenses

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Constitution, Rules and Regulations

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WBC benevolent friendly hand foundation, with over 1 million dollar donated to indigent ex boxers with pensions for food, medicine, hospitals

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