PUBLIC NOTICE: 

LICENSING PROCEDURE FOR THE 2024 PERIOD

The Zimbabwe Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (ZNBWCB) reminds all boxing and wrestling stakeholders and registered persons in all the categories that licenses for 2023 expired on 31st December 2023 and payments for renewals and new licenses for 2024 are due on or before the 31st of March 2024.  

REGISTRATION AND LICENSING PROCEDURES  

New applicants and license renewals are urged to take note of the following issues:  

  • Licensing Forms.
  • Licensing application and Renewal Requirements.
  • Licensing Timeline.
  • 2024 Tariffs (S.I. 116 of 2023 – Boxing Control {Amendment} Regulations, 2023 No.2).

LICENSING FORMS

All forms are available and can be downloaded from our website under the documents section ( https://combatsports.co.zw/index.php/documents/). Our Provincial Coordinators are available in all the Provinces for those who may require assistance in completion of the requisite forms. Reach us through any of our media platforms for the contact details of our Provincial Coordinators.

LICENSING APPLICATION AND RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. All Categories (except Promoters)

The following are the requirements for the registration or renewal across all categories, except Promoters, and for boxers who qualified from the ZNBWCB sparring events:  

  • Registration / Renewal Form (downloaded from our website)
  • 2 x certified copies of national Identity Document
  • 2 x passport size colour photo
  • Boxers must be older than 18 years but younger than 35 years in the case of first registration. 
  • A boxing profile/record indicating amateur fights (new applications only).
  • Medical examination Form (Boxers only), for female boxers additionally a breast & pelvic examination.
  • Medical Reports (HIV & Hepatitis B).
  • Bank Confirmation letter and current Bank Statement (as requested in specific instances).
  1. Promoters

The following are the requirements for the registration or renewal of all Promoters:

  • Registration / Renewal Form (downloaded from our website).
  • 2 x certified copies of National Identity Document.
  • 2 x passport size colour photo.
  • Certified Company Registration Certificate.
  • Certified ZIMRA Tax Clearance. 
  • Bank Confirmation letter and current Bank Statement.

Licensing of Non-Zimbabwean Citizen

Non-Zimbabwean Citizens who are holders of valid requisite permits issued by the Department of Immigration, which allow the holder to work in Zimbabwe will be licensed by the ZNBWCB. However boxers who fall under this category are not eligible to contest for a Zimbabwean Provincial or National title. Licensing for the other categories such as Managers, Trainers, and Promoters will also be considered by ZNBWCB with specific minimum requirements.

The licensing of all non-Zimbabwean citizens will be processed strictly by the ZNBWCB Head Office in Harare on Wednesdays and Fridays from 0900hrs to 1500hrs. Over and above the standard requirements, the following additional documentation is required for the registration/renewal of non-Zimbabwean citizens across all categories:

  • Certified copy of permit issued by the Department of Immigration and must be valid for a minimum period of six (6) months from the start of the new licensing year.
  • Certified copy of passport.
  • Bank Account Confirmation letter.

2024 TARIFFS

LicenseCategoryFee US$/RTGS Equivalent (Till 31 Dec 2022)Fee US$/RTGS Equivalent (From  01 Jan 2023)
Boxer/WrestlerNon-Champions1015
Champions1020
Managers3030
Trainers2030
Seconds1015
PromotersDevelopment5075
Local/National50100
International200200
OfficialsDevelopment1015
National1025
International2030
Matchmaker/Agent2025
Ringmaster/MC2025
Temporary License510
Sanctioning FeesLocal Tournament75100
International250275
ContractsBetween athlete & manager2020
Other2020
RefereeNational2020
International3030
Timekeeper1010
Announcer2020

Challengers Fees (Boxing)

CategoryWeightFee US$/RTGS Equivalent (Till 31 Dec 2023)Fee US$/RTGS Equivalent (From  01 Jan 2024)
Heavyweight(minimum) 101 kilograms5050
Bridger Weight(Up to) 101 kilograms4545
Cruiserweight(Up to) 90.892 kilograms4040
Light Heavyweight(Up to) 79.378 kilograms3535
Super Middleweight(Up to) 76.203 kilograms3535
Middleweight(Up to) 72.574 kilograms3535
Super welter(Up to) 69.853 kilograms3030
Welterweight(Up to) 66.678 kilograms3030
Super Lightweight (Up to) 63.503 kilograms3030
Lightweight(Up to) 61.235 kilograms3030
Super Feather(Up to) 58.967 kilograms2525
Featherweight(Up to) 57.153 kilograms2525
Super Bantamweight/Junior Featherweight(Up to) 55.225 kilograms2525
Bantamweight(Up to) 53.525 kilograms2525
Super Flyweight(Up to) 52. 163 kilograms2525
Fly Weight(Up to) 50.802 kilograms 2020
Light Fly Weight(Up to) 48.988 kilograms2020
Straw Weight(Up to) 47.627 kilograms2020

Please note:

  1. In 2024 going forward we will ensure that each licensee receives a licensee identity card. All licensees are therefore required to submit, as a once-off 2x passport size colour photos.
  2. All documentation copies must be certified at a police station or by a Commissioner of Oaths.
  3. Boxers aged 35 years and above, who have not previously submitted a copy of a brain scan (CT/MRI), will still be required to do so before participating in any fight. These will be kept on file for a minimum period of at least one (1) year.
  4. No application will be considered if an application form is not submitted to a ZNBWCB Provincial Manager. Payments without an application form will not be considered for approval.

“More than Just Combat”

Public Notice No. RL/01/01/2024, issued on 03/01/2024. 

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