12th April 2017
EUROPEAN BOXING COUNCIL
Article 1 – Introduction
The EBC Ranking Committee has been appointed and works according to Article 18.3 of the European Boxing Council Constitution.
Article 2 – Function of the E.B.C. Ratings Committee
The Ranking Committee works and decides independently from the Board of Directors. Appeals from EBC members or Affiliated National Associations against decisions made by the Ranking Committee have to be heard and determined by the Disputes Settlement Committee.
The Ranking Committee will compile each month a table of up to 20 boxers in each of the weight categories recognized by the Board of Directors, such table to be based upon boxing merit as well as results of the most recent contests up to the last day of the previous month.
Besides the EBC Ranking the Committee will compile rankings for boxers of the European Union and boxers of the Extended European Union. The ratings Committee will as well compile ratings for women boxers in weight categories recognized by Board of Directors.
Such rankings will be circulated to all members and Affiliated National Associations by the General Secretary before the 1st day of the following month. Rankings will also be published on the EBC website.
Article 3 – Eligibility
To be eligible to be ranked in the EBC rankings a boxer must be :
(a) at least 18 years of age;
(b) domiciled in and a citizen of a European country
(c) licensed at least one year by an EBC Affiliated commission or organization
Article 4 – Weights
The weight categories recognized by the Board of Directors are defined as:
|7st 10 lbs
|8 st 3 lbs
|8 st 6 lbs
|8 st 10 lbs
|9 st 4 lbs
|9 st 9 lbs
|11 st 6 lbs
|14 st 4 lbs
|Unlimited over 14 st 4 lbs
|Unlimited over 90,892 kg
|Unlimited over 200 lbs
Article 5 – Standards of rating
As a general rule the Rankings Committee at its complete discretion shall rank only boxers who are capable of competing for EBC male or female titles respectively.
Male boxers must have fought at least 8 contests, one of them scheduled to be over 8 rounds. Of these contest at least two contests in last 24 months must have taken place in Europe. Totally at least 5 of boxers last 10 fights must have taken place in Europe and been sanctioned by EBC Affiliated Commission.
Female boxers must have accomplished at least four contests to be eligible to be rated.
Boxer has to be active during last 12 months in order to stay on the ratings.
The Rankings Committee at its complete discretion shall take into account the boxer’s general ability, his or her recent performances, his or her record and activity as well as the value of his or her opponents.
Article 6 – Introduction of a boxer to the ratings
A boxer may be recommended to be ranked by a member of the Rankings Committee or by written recommendation of his licensing National Commission. Boxer can be ranked only in one weight division at a time. He or she must have boxed at least one of his last two contest in the division he or she wants to be ranked. When boxer engages in a title fight he or she will be ranked in the category in which the fight took place.
As a general rule no boxer will be newly included in the rankings after having been defeated in his or her last contest; it is to the discretion of the Rankings Committee to decide otherwise.
Article 7 – Removal from the ratings
A boxer shall no longer be ranked:
if the Rankings Committee at its complete discretion no longer regards him/her as worthy contender.
Except for the champion and the mandatory challenger, if he/she has been inactive for more than 12 months (after 8 months inactivity the ranking shall begin to be lowered)
if he/she is no longer licensed by an EBC Affiliated National Association
if he/she is suspended by his/her National Association
If he/she is found having used forbidden drugs (WADA), the suspension from the rankings is 2 years.
If he/she is performing on meetings organized by commissions or organizations not member of the EBC the rating commission will remove her/him from the rankings for nine months and on request of the respective commission he/she can be rated again
A boxer holding a “European title” from another organization may only be ranked after he or she has relinquished this title.
Article 8 – World champions
Current Full world champions will not be ranked as contenders.
Article 9 – Official Challenger
The Official Challenger will be always appointed by the Rankings Committee and such appointment shall be made known by the Secretary General at the moment of the confirmation of the previous championship contest. Unless otherwise decided at the complete discretion of the Rankings Committee the highest ranked and available contender who accepts the nomination shall become next Official Challenger.
No contender marked with an asterisk (see Article 11) can be appointed as Official Challenger.
As a general rule no contender shall be appointed as Official Challenger immediately after having been defeated, unless the Rankings Committee at its complete discretion decides otherwise (e.g. if it is a close defeat in a recognized world title contest).
Article 10 – Loss of the status of Official Challenger
If the Official Challenger loses in a contest after he has been appointed, he will lose his status unless otherwise decided by the Rankings Committee and he will be replaced by the highest ranked and available contender, who accepts the nomination.
Article 11 – Withdrawal from a Championship Contest
The Champion or Official Challenger, who has agreed with the contest either by agreement or purse bids, but withdraws from the contest, shall be fined 2500 Euros and shall not be allowed to fight for the EBC male or female title during the next following 12 months.
Such boxers shall be marked with an asterisk (*). If the fines are not paid boxers will be removed from rankings until they have been paid.
Article 12 – Decisions
All decisions of the Rankings Committee shall be determined by simple majority with casting vote of the President of EBC or if he or she is absent the chairman of the Rankings Committee.
A member of the Rankings Committee shall not vote in respect of any decision in which he or she has any direct or indirect interest.
EBC HEAD OFFICE & CONTACT DETAILS
Mr Stephen Smith
European Boxing Council
Tel: (UK) +44 (0)20 8202 8224