The Sanctioning Committee has noted with great concern non-compliance in the submission of applications for title challenges, both for Provincial and South African titles covered under regulation 17 of Boxing Regulations. We have also received several complaints from Promoters about the enforcement of this regulation.
Upon thorough scrutiny of the regulation as well as legal advice received, it is evident that BSA's powers to condone title fights that do not comply with this provision are not clearly defined nor provided for in the regulations and it appears BSA does not have discretion on this. This conclusion is supported by the fact that nowhere in the regulations is it stated that or BSA has the discretion to approve or not approve a title fight challenge that is not compliant.
The regulations state that;
We thus urge you to please ensure that all title challenges are in line with this regulation as submitted bills that do not comply with the regulations burden the system unnecessarily and create an undue expectation on boxers who sign contracts only for the application to be rejected by the Sanctioning Committee.
We trust that you will find this in order.
An accompanying and updated Challenge Form is provided for your convenience on the links below: