Several show traditions occur each year which adds to our show history.
With between 11 and 15 bouts a show, there is a full night of action.
Each show is opened with a memorial for fallen fire fighters and police officers around the state.
There are many reasons to climb in ring. For some, it is simply checking off the bucket list. For some, they are passionate about a cause. For some, they want to prove something to themselves or take a challenge. For others, it is for a more personal reason. No matter the reason, TAKE THE CHALLENGE.
The 911 SLUGFEST Police and Fire Charity Event was started after the City of Indianapolis hosted the 2001 World Police and Fire Games. The following year, it was created as a fund-raiser for Indianapolis Police Officers and Fire Fighters to attend the 2003 WPFG's in Barcelona Spain.
As word went out that fighters were needed for this new event, Indianapolis Fire Fighter Paul Jolliff was the registered fighter. Tragically, Paul Jolliff never competed in the event after dying in the line of duty before the event occurred.
Every year, the event starts with retiring Jolliff's memorial fight-robe.
The SLUGFEST as it is more commonly referred to, has been an anticipated yearly event in the police and fire communities, every since. The show skipped 2009 as the State Boxing Commission switched over to the Indiana Athletic Commission. In 2021, the show was cancelled due to the COVID Pandemic.
Over the years the show has included kick-boxing, pugil stick fights, and a competitive eating contest. The show has been filled with a military-reunion surprise, special awards, and other presentations and introductions. For the past several years, the SLUGFEST has included a Golden Hero Award presented to a retired career long police officer or fire fighter.
Each year, the staff works hard to produce a memorable show, full of exciting entertainment.
The 911 SLUGFEST Police and Fire Charity Boxing Event has a great team of officials who work each and every bout.
Each bout is under the supervision of experienced and certified boxing referees who have years of experience in amateur boxing and professional boxing. Officials utilize the Charity Boxing Council (CBC) rules.
Each bout is also scored using the 10-Point Must System, by judges with the same level of professional boxing experience and certifications.
All of our referees and judges are currently certified with or have previously been trained by the Association of Boxing Commissions, the Indiana Gaming Commission, The Charity Boxing Council, The Professional Karate Commission / Kickboxing and other organizations.
Great officials lead to higher levels of fairness and safety.
3 - 1 MINUTE ROUNDS
1 MINUTE REST PERIOD
HEADGEAR MOUTHPIECE AND GROIN PROTECTION (MALES) IS MANDATORY
16OZ GLOVES ARE MANDATORY, UNLESS AUTHROIZED IN ADVANCE
DIRECT-MATCHING IN ADVANCE FOR ALL BOUTS
FIGHTER MUST BE ALCOHOL-FREE AT FIGHT TIME
MUST BE A FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS TO COMPETE
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS, EMT'S, CRIMELAB, RESERVES AND VOLUNTEERS MUST BE PRE-APPROVED.
RETIRED FULL TIME POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS MAY COMPETE
EACH BOUT MUST HAVE A WINNER. THERE ARE NO DRAWS
The Standing 8 Count is in effect
The 3-Knockdown Rule has been modified:
2 knockdowns in 1 round or 3 knockdowns in a fight
A fighter cannot be saved by the bell in any round
Only the referee can stop the fight
A Mandatory 8 Count must be completed for any knockdown
10 Seconds to get back in the ring from the apron
20 Seconds to get back in the ring from the floor
The mouthpiece goes back in during a lull in the action
Unsportsman-like conduct or unsafe acts may result in disqualification
Fouls may result in warnings or point deductions. Fouls include:
Head Butts-pushing with the head
Striking with anything other than the front of the glove
Hitting below the belt