|(a) Each contestant must have two seconds unless the
Department permits otherwise. Each contestant shall have one chief
(b) The seconds shall dress neatly.
(c) Seconds shall keep their corners clean, dry, and
free from objects.
(d) Seconds may surrender for their contestants by
standing on the apron and signaling to the referee.
(e) A second may not:
(1) excessively coach a contestant during a round and
shall remain silent when instructed to do so by a Department representative
or the referee;
(2) throw excessive amounts of water on his contestant;
(3) toss a towel or any other object into the ring
in token surrender of his contestant;
(4) use any unapproved substance during the contest.
(f) Seconds shall remain seated in the chairs provided
during the rounds.
(g) If a second deliberately worsens a cut by spreading
or tearing it, the referee may disqualify the contestant.
(h) Only one second shall be allowed in the ring between
rounds, and he shall leave the ring enclosure at the timekeeper's
warning. Two seconds will be allowed on the ring apron. All seconds
and all obstructions including stools, buckets and equipment shall
be off the ring platform when the bell sounds for the beginning of
the next round.
(i) The following rules apply to corner supplies:
(1) Approved supplies are ice, which must be in an
ice bag or Department approved container, water, cotton swabs, gauze
pads, clean towels, Adrenalin 1:10,000, Avitene, Thromblin, petroleum
jelly or other surgical lubricant, medical diachylon tape, Enswel,
and electrolytes. Electrolytes must be brought to the ring in the
manufacturer's sealed container. Electrolytes must be opened for the
first time in the presence of a representative of the Department.
All coagulants shall be in a container with the proper manufacturer's
label and not contaminated by any foreign substance.
(2) All containers shall be properly labeled with the
manufacturer's label and not contaminated by any foreign substance.
(3) The use of an unapproved substance may result in
(4) Only water and electrolytes shall be permitted
for hydration of a contestant between rounds. Honey, glucose, or sugar,
or any other substance may not be mixed with the water.
(5) Excessive use of any lubricant on the contestant's
body, arms or face is prohibited.
(j) When the ringside physician enters a contestant's
corner, the second in the ring shall yield immediately to the physician's
examination without interference. The referee will call time out until
the physician completes the examination. This will permit the corner
the full rest period to administer to their contestant. The Department
may disqualify a contestant, manager and/or second for unprofessional
conduct in failing to cooperate with the ringside physician.
(k) A second must attend the referee's rules meeting
conducted prior to the first contest of an event.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §61.43 adopted to be effective October 1, 2000, 25 TexReg 9941; amended to be effective December 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 10445; amended to be effective February 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 481; amended to be effective December 1, 2007, 32 TexReg 8470; amended to be effective March 1, 2022, 47 TexReg 910