North American Boxing Federation Ring Officials Code of Ethics
I,____________________________, as a Boxing Official and member of the North American Boxing Federation, I hereby agree to abide by the following code of ethics:
- No ring official shall in any manner hint, directly or indirectly solicit any promoter, manager, trainer, fighter or commission to be appointed as a ring official in any NABF or WBC title fight.
- No ring official shall hint, directly or indirectly solicit any NABF or WBC officer or member of the NABF or WBC Board of Governors to be appointed as a ring official in any NABF or WBC title fight.
- No ring official shall accept any gift of significant monetary value from any promoter, manager, trainer, or fighter or solicit from any promoter, manager, trainer or fighter anything of significant monetary value.
- No ring official shall in any manner publicly criticize the performance of any other ring official.
- No ring official shall in any manner publicly criticize the performance of any boxer.
- No ring official shall in any manner publicly criticize the appointment of any other ring official for a NABF or WBC title fight.
- No ring official shall represent or attempt to represent the NABF or WBC in any manner other than as a ring official.
- After receiving an appointment to serve as a ring official in a NABF or WBC title fight, no ring official shall prior to the fight have any contact, social or otherwise, with any promoter, manager, trainer or fighter involved in the title fight other than contacts made with the promoter or promoter’s employees relating to travel and hotel accommodations, except when accompanied by the NABF or WBC supervisor. Also, an official shall not communicate with ANY form of media, including and not limited to social media, (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) prior to, during or after the event, without NABF approval.
- No ring official shall engage in any conduct that will discredit the NABF or WBC or any other ring official.
- Ring officials must never place wagers of any type on any event or sport involving boxing or MMA. Officials should advise the local Commission if they are making bets on “other” sporting events.
- In the event that any ring official is contacted by a representative of the NABF or WBC to serve as a ring official in a NABF or WBC title fight and such ring official has even the slightest reason to feel or believe that he or she cannot be totally fair and impartial to both fighters, the ring official shall decline the appointment.
- At no time should a ring official ask a licensee or applicant for an autograph or photograph, or any other type of memorabilia, or engage in any other instance of “fandom” at or near any Commission event, including weigh-ins and press conferences.
- A ring official, working or not, shall not ask any licensee, applicant, or venue for anything of value, including tickets, programs, meals, drinks, gloves, or banners.
- No ring official that is appointed for a NABF or WBC title can be seen in public places, gambling or drinking after 12:00 AM the night prior to the event.
- 15. ANY RING OFFICIAL VIOLATING THE TERMS AND PROVISIONS OF THIS CODE OF ETHICS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THE LIST OF CERTIFIED NABF RING OFFICIALS AND WILL RECEIVE NO FURTHER ASSIGNMENTS FROM THE NABF TO SERVE AS A RING OFFICIAL. FURTHERMORE, THE NABF WILL CONTACT THE WBC OFFICES AND ADVISE THE WBC THAT SAID OFFICIAL HAS BROKEN THE CODE OF ETHICS AND ASK THAT SAID OFFICIAL NOT BE USED.
Take pride in your work at all times. Remember, respect for an [official] is created off the field as well as on.
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