Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2017-04-12 and last amended on 2016-06-17. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Engaging in prize fight
  •  (1) Every one who

    • (a) engages as a principal in a prize fight,

    • (b) advises, encourages or promotes a prize fight, or

    • (c) is present at a prize fight as an aid, second, surgeon, umpire, backer or reporter,

    is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Definition of prize fight

    (2) In this section, prize fight means an encounter or fight with fists, hands or feet between two persons who have met for that purpose by previous arrangement made by or for them, but does not include

    • (a) a contest between amateur athletes in a combative sport with fists, hands or feet held in a province if the sport is on the programme of the International Olympic Committee or the International Paralympic Committee and, in the case where the province’s lieutenant governor in council or any other person or body specified by him or her requires it, the contest is held with their permission;

    • (b) a contest between amateur athletes in a combative sport with fists, hands or feet held in a province if the sport has been designated by the province’s lieutenant governor in council or by any other person or body specified by him or her and, in the case where the lieutenant governor in council or other specified person or body requires it, the contest is held with their permission;

    • (c) a contest between amateur athletes in a combative sport with fists, hands or feet held in a province with the permission of the province’s lieutenant governor in council or any other person or body specified by him or her; and

    • (d) a boxing contest or mixed martial arts contest held in a province with the permission or under the authority of an athletic board, commission or similar body established by or under the authority of the province’s legislature for the control of sport within the province.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 83;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 186;
  • 2013, c. 19, s. 1.
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