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Version of section 83 from 2003-01-01 to 2013-06-18:

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 or hands between two persons who have met for that purpose by previous arrangement made by or for them, but a boxing contest between amateur sportsmen, where the contestants wear boxing gloves of not less than one hundred and forty grams each in mass, or any boxing contest held with the permission or under the authority of an athletic board or commission or similar body established by or under the authority of the legislature of a province for the control of sport within the province, shall be deemed not to be a prize fight.

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

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