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People are saying that if a fighter sees he is far ahead on scorecards, he will just run!


And its true, they have no reason not to run. But what about the other? Now knowing he has no hope at winning on the cards, ud think he'd try to go for the knockout right? that would lead for some great rounds down the stretch. The winning fighter would HAVE to fight back to prevent getting KOed or from getting any 10-8 rounds


Another Argument AGAINST open-scoring is that the losing fighter may just stop fighting knowing he doesnt have the power for the KO.

But the oppenent, winning on the cards and seeing the discouragement, wouldnt he (6 times out of 10) go for the KO when he would have the best chance of doing so?


I do think that the announcing of the cards at the end of a fight is one of the most dramatic and exciting moments in all of sports, but if it cuts down on bad decisions then i'm all for it.

But it does take away the sayings, "Dont let it get to the cards." or "Let your fists be the judges." Cause the fighters will know the scores.

Im really looking forward to seeing how it works out. The WBC should have the FANS take an official poll
 

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I know they used it already a few weeks back but I think the 1st televised usage of this will be in 2 weeks on HBO Taylor vs Ouma.

I am interested in seeing how it works out.
 

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"Open scoring ruins fights,"Lederman said. "What happens is if a guy sees he is losing big, he might stop fighting. Or some judge is going to hear what the other two judges have scored and might feel he must get more in line with them. It's a horrible situation." Harold Lederman

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Im really not in favor of open scoring. Last week in Marquez/Jaca the ref told Marquez he was beating Jaca when he got a cut and he could have ended the fight then and there, which would have ruined what was a pretty entertaining fight. Thankfully, Marquez went for the knockout and got it, neglecting to end the fight,but some boxers, such as Mayweather would just use open scoring as an excuse to take it easy in the last rounds and win by decision. It really isnt a very good idea.
 

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sliznut said:
"Open scoring ruins fights,"Lederman said. "What happens is if a guy sees he is losing big, he might stop fighting. Or some judge is going to hear what the other two judges have scored and might feel he must get more in line with them. It's a horrible situation." Harold Lederman

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Thank you for posting the link ... I read the article.

I would have to agree with what Harold Lederman had over all said in the article.

It would appear boxing is in such an over all mess ... that it seems to be just going from bad to worst as a sport of interest to fans in my veiw.

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I do think that the announcing of the cards at the end of a fight is one of the most dramatic and exciting moments in all of sports,

I agree with this 100%.

i'm against open scoring.I feel it will be more negitive then positive for the sport of boxing.
 

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Very bad idea, I think it could open doors that should not be open.

I do not think it will last too long, I think the voice of the people is against it, and boxing wants to loose anymore fans.
 

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Yeah, I'm definitely not fer it. What would the corner people have to lie about? "You're losing man! Just giving the fight away!" To make them keep working and keep their lead?

In all seriousness, I can only see this as a determent to the sport. It surprises me that they've kept moving forward on the idea in the first place.

Sliznut - thanks for the article link. :thumbsup:

And Liebo - I agree and I thought it illustrated the integrity of Marquez. I wonder if they showed a copy of that refs job description after the fight to him. :mad:
 

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Nothing positive will come of this, only negative. Scoring has been the way it has been for decades because it works. It doesnt always come out the way we think it should, but open scoring will be TERRIBLE. How hard will it be for a boxer to stay focused on his game plan when he hears he's losing rounds when everyone else including him thinks hes winning them? This is going to stir up all kinds of problems. Open scoring should just go away and never resurface again.
 

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I agree with Niko you could be ready to celibrate a win then get you heart broken when the score is read. Open scoring will hurt boxing.
 

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I'm trying to imagine a discussion about this among other boxing fans on other forums going much differently. What are the supposed "pros" of this open scoring system anyway? :confused:
 

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What are the supposed "pros" of this open scoring system anyway? :confused:
Maybe there aren't any, just something somebody dreamed up to kill the interest of fans in the sport more than it already is now, by somebody who don't know any thing.

JC
 
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