Weight Classes & Weigh-In Procedures

Weigh-In Information


  • Strawweight: Up to 115 lb (52 kg)
  • Bantamweight: 126 to 135 lb (58 – 61 kg)
  • Featherweight: 136 to 145 lb (62 – 66 kg)
  • Lightweight: 146 – 155 lb (66 – 70 kg)
  • Welterweight: 156 – 170 lb (70 – 77 kg)
  • Middleweight: 171 – 185 lb (77 – 84 kg)
  • Light Heavyweight: 186 – 205 lb (84 – 93 kg)
  • Heavyweight: 206 – 265 lb (93 – 120 kg)
  • Super Heavyweight: Over 265 lb (120 kg)


 (A) The weigh-ins must be conducted by an inspector or a representative of the Ohio athletic commission at a place and time designated by the promoter in accordance with the rules bearing agency 3773 of the Administrative Code. 


(B) All contestants must weigh in. With the exception of super heavyweight contestants are limited to shorts, shirt and socks. 


(C) The scale used for the official weigh-in shall be provided by the Ohio athletic commission. If authorized by the executive director or the commission the scale may be provided by the promoter. If more than one scale is used, each contestant shall weigh in on the same scale as their opponent. 


(D) Allowance in weight class is the weight difference permitted between contestants in two different weight classes. (1) There may not be a difference of more than three pounds between weight classes from strawweight up to and including the bantamweight class. (2) There may not be a difference of more than five pounds between weight classes from lightweight up to and including the welterweight class. (3) There may not be a difference of more than seven pounds between weight classes from middleweight up to and including the heavyweight class. 


(E) When a weigh-in is conducted the day prior to the event, with the exception of the heavyweight and super heavyweight class, all other contestants may be required to weigh-in at a second weigh-in the next day scheduled by the commission within eight hours of the starting time of the event. Contestants weighing one hundred fifty-five pounds and lower will not be permitted to exceed the weight of the previous weigh-in by more than ten pounds. A contestant weighing more than one hundred fifty-five pounds will not be permitted to gain. more than thirteen pounds, from their recorded weight from the day prior. The random second day weigh-in will be at the discretion of the executive director. 


(F) Amateur contestants may not weigh in earlier than ten a.m. the day of the event. 


(G) A contestant one hundred fifty-five pounds and lower may not lose more than two pounds within one hour. A contestant above one hundred fifty-five pounds may not lose more than three pounds within one hour. There are no restrictions to the number of times a contestant may attempt to re-weigh within the prescribed time. 


(H) Penalties for a fighter being overweight: (1) Up to a sixty-day suspension and/or a fine. (2) Overweight by one ounce to two pounds shall be fined by paying opponent one hundred dollars or ten per cent of purse whichever is higher. (3) Overweight by more than two pounds but not over four pounds shall pay a fine and pay opponent two hundred dollars or twenty per cent of purse whichever is higher. (4) Overweight by greater than four pounds and if within the regulations for the bout to continue, shall be fined and pay opponent four hundred dollars or twenty-five per cent of purse whichever is higher. (5) If purse exceeds ten thousand dollars the opponent will receive fifty per cent and the state of Ohio will receive fifty per cent that will be deposited into the general fund. (6) If the bout goes on no suspensions will be issued for not making weight. 

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