1. The Ring

In general competitions, the ring will be as follows:

1.1. The ring is a place constructed for competitions. The ring will be 6.10 x 6.10 meters for small size and 7.30 x 7.30 meters for larger size. Measurements shall be taken from the inner edge of the ring rope. It must be constructed sturdily and safely at a level without any obstructions. The ring floor must stretch out beyond the ring ropes at least 50 centimeters, but not more than 90 centimeters.

1.2. The ring floor must be placed at least 1.20 meters from the ground, but not more than 1.50 meters. In each of the four ring corners, one ring post of 10 to 12.5 centimeters in diameter is erected no more than 2.70 meters from the ground. The ring floor must be covered with soft material, such as rubber, soft cloth pieces, sponge, or similar material, in order to reach a thickness of at least 2.50 centimeters and not more than 3.75 centimeters. A top-up of canvas must cover the entire ring area, being tightly and smoothly secured.

1.3. The ring installation is to position the red corner on the left hand side of the Chairman of the ring official’s table, the blue corner opposite to the red corner and the other two shall be neutral corners.

1.4. There shall be 4 surrounding ring ropes of 3 to 5 centimeters in diameter, padded with smooth and soft material, attached tightly to the four corner posts. The ropes shall be attached at 45 centimeters, 75 centimeters, 1.05 meters and 1.35 meters from the ring floor, respectively as measured to the top of the ropes. The ropes of each side must be held by two strong pieces of cloth, 3 to 4 centimeters wide, equally spaced from each other. Such pieces of cloth must be tightly tied to hold the ropes. All four corners must be padded with cushioning or other material in good condition to protect the boxers from any harm. There must be a set of steps at the red corner and another one at the blue corner for the boxers and their seconds. A third set of steps shall be located near the neutral corner for the referee, doctor, etc.

1.5. Two boxes made of plastic or of other material shall be provided in both neutral corners: one box each (outside the ring) for the referee to dispose cotton or fallen material.

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