Officials

Boxing Manitoba welcomes anyone interested in being an official

Want to watch the action from the best seat in the house?  Are you a former athlete or coach that wants to stay involved, the parent of an athlete, a club member who is there for fitness or just have a love of boxing? As with the athletes, officials can progress as far you want to.  Even the Olympics if you are good enough.

To qualify you must be:

  1. At least 16 years of age
  2. Relatively fit (it can be quite taxing running around the ring)
  3. Attend a Level I Officials clinic.
  4. Register as an official with Boxing Manitoba – fee is currently covered by Boxing Manitoba.
  5. Submit an original and current Police Records Check with your application
  6. Pass a provincial Child Abuse Registry check

Clinics are generally done on a demand basis.  Please see the Events page for when the next clinic is scheduled.  Please contact the Boxing Manitoba office to either register for an existing clinic or to be contacted when we schedule the next one.

This organization runs on volunteers and we could not move forward and put on shows without them.

There are 4 levels of officiating:

Level I – Club Official

  • You must attend a 1-day clinic.
  • You must perform probationary judging until the chief official is satisfied with your scoring.  Generally, a couple shows.
  • Once you are registered as an official, you are given a blue passbook. Every bout you judge(probationary judging included), referee or supervise has to be recorded in the passbook as it will be evaluated when you are ready to upgrade.
  • Fee: $0 as it is covered by Boxing Manitoba
Level II – Regional Official
  • Must be recommended by the provincial Cheif Official
  • Must have judged a minimum of 50 bouts and, if applicable, refereed a minimum of 20 bouts at level I
  • Must have spent a minimum of 6 to 12 months at Level I before being allowed to take a Level II Test of approximately 30 questions based upon the rules as published by Boxing Canada and AIBA
  • Testing can be performed anytime.  Evaluations will be performed at any show or tournament by the provincial or national Chief Official
Level III – Provincial Official
  • Must be recommended by the provincial Chief Official.
  • Must have judged a minimum of 50 bouts and refereed 20 bouts at the Level II
  • Spent a minimum period of 6 to 12 months at Level II before allowed to take a written Level III test comprised of 80 questions based upon the rules as published by Boxing Canada and AIBA
  • Correctly answer 2 out of 3 verbal, practical situation questions.
  • Evaluation and testing will be performed at a provincial or national tournament by the provincial or national Chief Official.
Level IV – National Official
  • Must be recommended by the Provincial Chief Official
  • Must have spent at least 1 year at Level III
  • Must have attained a mark of at least 80% on a written examination.  This test will generally be done at a provincial or national tournament by the National Chief Official or their delegate.
  • Refereed and/or judged a minimum of 3 bouts and attained a minimum mark of 80% on the total of his/her practical assessments at testing.
  • Correctly answer 2 out of 3 verbal, practical situation questions
AIBA international judging and refereeing
Progression beyond Level IV is based on Star Ratings and is administered by AIBA.
  • You must be recommended by the national Chief Official
  • You must attend an AIBA Referee and Judge Seminar.  These are given at larger national and international tournaments, not necessarily in Canada.
  • You must pass a written exam and be successfully evaluated on your judging and refereeing by an AIBA evaluator at a national level event or tournament.
  • Please see the AIBA website for more details.
Note:

The requirements are the same for a referee or judge. However, to become a referee, in addition, to the courses, several hours of practice in the ring at a local club is also required.