Thaiboxing Rules 19. Knock Down

  • Definition
  • Any part of the body touching the floor except the feet.
  • Leaning against the ropes in a state of unconsciousness.
  • Knocked out of the ring.
  • Inability to defend himself.
  • During a count, the referee will direct the opposing boxer to stand in the opposite corner. If he does not, the referee shall stop the count until he does so and then continue. The match will not continue until directed by the referee.
  • The count interval will be at I second intevals, from 1 to 10. During the count, the referee will signal, with his hand, to ensure that the boxer receiving the count understands.
  • A boxer on receiving a count, cannot continue the match prior to a count of 8 and loses immediately on receiving a count of 10.
  • If both boxers fall down, the referee will direct the count to the last one that fell. If both boxers receive a 10 count, a draw will be declared. Should the boxers lean against each other whilst sitting up, the referee will stop counting at that time.
  • If one of the boxers subsequently falls down again, the referee will continue the count.
  • A boxer not ready to fight again after a break when the bell rings, will receive a count, unless caused by a problem with his attire.