License types for combative sports
What are combative sports?
Combative sports contests include professional boxing, professional or amateur tough person, professional or amateur martial art contest and professional or amateur mixed martial arts contest.
License for amateur boxing?
Any person who wants to compete in amateur boxing does not need to be licensed by OCS and should contact their local amateur boxing association (i.e. Golden Gloves, USA Boxing).
Amateur combatant ($50)
An amateur combatant is someone who competes in combative sports contests as a pastime rather than a profession and who is not receiving or competing for, and has never received or competed for, any purse or other item that exceeds $50 in value for competing in a contest. View application here.
Professional combatant ($70)
A professional combatant is someone who competes in combative sports contests for any money prize or a prize that exceeds the value of $50. View application here.
A referee is a neutral official in charge of ensuring fair play occurs, the fight remains active, assessing fouls and has the authority to stop a contest. The referee is the sole arbiter, umpire, judge or adjudicator of a combative sports contest. View application here.
A judge is a neutral official responsible for scoring the performances of the participants in a contest. View application here.
A promoter is any person or business entity that holds or sponsors a combative sports contest. The promoter has a number of responsibilities relative to a combative sports contest that are regulated by OCS (link to http://www.dli.mn.gov/ocs/DOC/BoxingEventChecklist.docx). View application here.
Trainer or Second (Corner) ($80)
A trainer or second (also known as a corner) is the person who is present during a contest to provide assistance and coaching to a combatant. View application here.
Ring announcers ($80)
A ring announcer is any person who enters the fighting area to introduce combatants to the audience, state the rules of the contest, announce the winner, time of finish, method by which the contest was won and conduct post-contest interviews. View application here.
A timekeeper is a neutral official responsible for keeping and documenting time during combative sports contests. View application here.
Ringside physician ($80)
A ringside physician is an individual licensed by the State of Minnesota to practice medicine and provides ringside medical care at combative sports events, physical examinations pre- or post-contest, checks mouthpieces and may stop a contest for medical necessity. View application here.