Boxing Commission of Fiji (Amendment) Act 2015

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TO AMEND THE BOXING COMMISSION OF FIJI PROMULGATION 2008
ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji—
Short title and commencement 1.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Boxing Commission of Fiji (Amendment) Act 2015 and shall come into force on a date appointed by the Minister by notice in the Gazette.
(2) The Boxing Commission of Fiji Promulgation 2008 shall be referred to as the “Promulgation”.
Long title amended 2. The long title to the Promulgation is amended by—
(a) deleting “AMATEUR AND”; and
(b) inserting “REGULATING THE PROMOTION AND CONDUCT OF BOXING CONTESTS IN FIJI AND” after “AND FOR”.
ACT NO. 1 OF 2015
I assent.
E. NAILATIKAU President
[13 February 2015]
AN ACT
Section 2 amended 3. Section 2 of the Promulgation is amended—
(a) by deleting the definition of “boxing” and substituting the following—
““boxing” means professional boxing and includes women’s professional boxing but specifically does not include—
(a) all forms of amateur boxing including but not limited to, AIBA Open Boxing (“AOB”) and World Series of Boxing (“WSB”), (or such other names as AIBA may call AOB and WSB, from time to time); or
(b) AIBA Pro Boxing (“APB”), (or such other name as AIBA may call APB, from time to time),
as governed by the International Boxing Association (“AIBA”); and
(b) in the definition of “professional boxing association” by inserting “but does not include any body or association formed to govern and regulate AIBA Pro Boxing in Fiji” after “10”.
Section 4 amended 4. Section 4(2) of the Promulgation is amended by deleting “and the body that has the interest of the stakeholders of amateur boxing in Fiji” after “associations”.
Section 9 amended 5. Section 9 of the Promulgation is amended by deleting paragraph (d) and substituting the following—
“(d) to monitor and assess the management and safety of professional and amateur boxing contests and operations and management of professional boxing associations”.
Section 10 amended 6. Section 10(1) of the Promulgation is amended—
(a) in paragraph (e) by inserting “professional” before “boxers” and “boxing”;
(b) by deleting paragraphs (g) and (j); and
(c) in paragraph (k) by inserting “where necessary,” before “to order”.
Part 3 heading amended 7. The heading for Part 3 of the Promulgation is amended by inserting “PROFESSIONAL” after “OF”.
Sections 10, 14 and 15 amended 8. Sections 10, 14(3) and 15(1) of the Promulgation are amended by deleting references to “amateur and”, “amateur or” and “or amateur” wherever they appear.
Sections 17, 18, 19, 27, 30 and 32 amended 9. Sections 17, 18, 19(4), 27(2)(b), 30 and 32 of the Promulgation are amended by inserting “professional” before “boxing” wherever it appears.
Section 32 amended 10. Section 32 of the Promulgation is amended by deleting “(professional or amateur or both)”.
Section 35 amended 11. Section 35 of the Promulgation is amended by inserting “during a professional boxing match” after “If”.
Section 36 amended 12. Section 36(1) of the Promulgation is amended—
(a) by inserting “professional or amateur” after “any”; and
(b) in paragraph (c) by inserting “in the conduct of a professional boxing match,” before “the promoter”.
Section 40 amended 13. Section 40 of the Promulgation is amended by inserting “professional” after “weigh-ins of”.
Section 43 amended 14. Section 43 of the Promulgation is amended by—
(a) inserting “ —(1)” after “43”; and
(b) inserting the following new subsection after subsection (1)—
“(2) The Boxing Commission of Fiji (Amateur Boxing Association of Fiji) Regulations 2013 are repealed.”
Deletion of sections 15. The Promulgation is amended by deleting sections 20, 21, 28, 33(1) and 42(2).
Passed by the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji this 11th day of February 2015.
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