CREED FOR BOXING
By Abe Greene
To the preservation and development of boxing as a universal sport and its potential as a developer of young manhood and the expansion of greater amity and accord among nations of the world, the WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION dedicates these rules and regulations.
WBA was conceived and functions as truly altruistic body designed for the protection of its millions of matched contestants in a duel of skill and gladiatorial mastery, under proper and orderly supervision.
Boxing is a nat ural expression of man’s innate competitive spirit and therefore truly the only sport which is practiced in every corner of the globe. From the early days of worldly existence, men have competed one-to-one to establish superiority.
It is herein suggested that the proof of boxing’s established place in the universe is the hope that mankind may substitute its spirit and essence for the fateful and deplorable resort to deadly wars. Better that competitive fans may sit in arenas to cheer their respective opponent on to a sporting decision by its peers that to threaten world destruction in unreasoned wars of nuclear annihilation.
World Boxing Association represents the respective boxing Commissions of countries, territories, states and provinces whose proper governing authorities have been admitted to membership.
These rules and regulations strive for uniformity of conduct of the sports within and outside the ring; for uniformity of scoring; for systematic rating of boxers in all divisions, leading to an orderly opportunity for title aspirants and challengers as providing for systematic title defenses by champions; for orderly conduct of managers and seconds in the ring and out and, in general, to provide a high standard of administration and behavior.
To this end, the WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION counsels its members to become aware of the provisions of these rules and regulations and thus sustain boxing’s good name.