The Official 'I have something to say about Boxing that doesn't warrant its own thread' Thread

Jul 18, 2012
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Im just watching Foreman Lyle and commentator said its being scored on 5 point must system

just googled it and it just came up with loads of stuff about 10 point must, was the commentator wrong or did it used to be 5?

and then started wondering have there ever been any other totally different ways of scoring fights?
 
Jun 1, 2013
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Im just watching Foreman Lyle and commentator said its being scored on 5 point must system

just googled it and it just came up with loads of stuff about 10 point must, was the commentator wrong or did it used to be 5?

and then started wondering have there ever been any other totally different ways of scoring fights?
5 point must was quite common in the 60's and 70's but got faded out in favor of the 10 point must in the early 80's and the unification of rules, 5 point must originated from the British armatures and was adopted and adapted over the years, eventually coming back as the 10 point must, which was adopted by Britain in the early 70's. Apart from the basic round scoring their has also been fights with 1/2 a point scoring or 1/4 point scoring based on the 5 point must allowed so you could get a rounds scored 5 - 4 1/2 for example. Plus the 20 point must system (Most famously used in the armatures but Johnson vs Branco was on the 20 point must) and I'm sure their was at one point fights scored where a judge would allot 10 point between the 2 fighters per round, so you could score the round 5-5 if it was a draw or 7-3 to the better worker for example. As you can imagine, adding these variations up seems a nightmare, especially if your scoring at home and have had a drink.
 
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Jun 1, 2013
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Gassiev's done his shoulder again and is back on the shelf. He's just come back from surgery on his left shoulder, dunno if it's the same one.
 
Jul 14, 2015
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Jason Quigley beaten last night not a suprise as he looked wank when he stepped up to gatekeeper status against Glenn Tapia.
 
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